Here at OpenDNS, we understand that SysAdmins and IT Pros don’t always get the accolades they deserve. Systems need to be available 24/7, and these network ninjas make it so by battling equipment failure, user error, and any other obstacle that lands in his or her way.

In addition to running the 2013 OpenDNS SysAdmin Awards, and devoting the entire month of July to celebrating their cause, we’re also bringing back one of our most popular services: the Boss Reminder Email!

It’s super easy to have a reminder sent to your boss – and they’ll never know who tipped us off. All you need to do is fill out this form with your information and your boss’ name and email, and we’ll handle it from there. A few days before July 26th, your boss will receive an email that looks like this:

SysAdminEmail

But wait! There’s more. We also ran a caption contest in 2012. You could say it was very…successful. In fact, the response was so outstanding that we knew we had to run it again this year. But how can you top an image like that? We knew we needed something iconic, something bold, something representative of an internet community. We needed a cat.

Introducing SysCatmin, this year’s caption template!

SysCat1

We know you’re chock full of ideas about what’s going through this little guy’s head, so we’ll leave it to you. Visit our Caption Contest page for more info, and a link to the image gallery. The winner receives a $100 Visa gift card, so get typing!