Not a minute goes by that businesses and end users don’t benefit from the contributions of IT professionals. As part of a legion of dedicated technology experts—not only system administrators, but network engineers, database administrators, information security professionals, developers, IT support technicians and all other professionals serving in IT-related roles—every IT professional plays an immense role in leading the charge for technology innovation and business success. Without IT professionals, work would be, well, much more work.

That’s why the third Tuesday of every September is officially IT Professionals Day! Every year, IT professionals are invited to pause and give themselves and one another a hearty pat on the back; and more importantly, businesses and technology users of the world are invited to unite in bestowing long-overdue accolades on IT professionals, the colossal curators of computer technology who make work a whole lot easier.