IT Manager ToastTomorrow is St Patrick’s Day and this Irish girl from Boston couldn’t be more excited!  It’s a day that I look forward to every year.  I enjoy dressing head to toe in all green and celebrating my Irish heritage with shenanigans, my closest friends, and yes, the traditional Guinness for breakfast.

The man being honored every year on March 17 has a legendary story.  The story of St Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland is one of tall tales with some small truths IF you dig really deep.  It is true that Ireland doesn’t have any native snakes unless you visit them at a wild animal park.  So, the story of St Patrick must be true, right?  One version of the story is that St Patrick stood on a hilltop, dressed in his green attire and waved his staff at the slithering creatures to drive them all in to the ocean.

As I think about the legend of St Patrick, I can’t help to think that every IT Managers should have a special day celebrated for them.  Maybe they are not waving a stick around and driving snakes out of the country but they are monitoring your companies’ precious data, recommending strategies to keep data flow running smoothly and blocking shenanigans caused by the mischievous data leprechauns.

Let’s talk about how your IT Managers are similar to St Patrick by taking a look at their daily responsibilities versus St Patrick’s mission. 

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Is this a comparison a stretch?  Maybe!  The reality is that IT Managers, just like St Patrick, are legendary in their own right for everything they do in managing, structuring, and keeping data safe.  This St Patrick’s Day as I tip back that green beer I will also be tipping my green hat to IT Managers everywhere!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Jamie Doherty

Consultant Social Media Engagement Manager, Dell EMC
Jamie brings over 20 years of experience in both traditional and digital marketing and has worked for companies like Direct to Retail Advertising, The Robb Report Magazine and Monster.com. She joined Dell EMC over four years ago to manage the Advanced Software Division’s social media strategy, and since then has taken on the challenge of managing the social media strategy for Dell EMC's Core Technologies Division. Her newest role will be managing Digital Campaigns for the Dell EMC Data Protection Division as well as leading strategy for Social Media in both the Data Protection and Storage Divisions. Jamie is also a Beachbody Coach helping to inspire others to live a healthier and more active lifestyle. When she is not Tweeting on behalf of Dell EMC or working out to Beachbody, you can find her at a live music venue watching her favorite artist or planning her next theme party. Follow her on Twitter @MnkyGrl47 or @CoachFab40
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