How System Administrators and IT Managers Can Get More Sleep

Those working in IT grow accustomed to pagers or smart phones going off in the middle of the night. That means they must get dressed, grab a quick coffee, and head into the office to resolve the latest security alerts, server outages, or network glitch. It can happen on weekends, too. Instead of a relaxing lie in bed for some much-needed hours of extra slumber, an alert comes in – or it happens during precious leisure hours with family and friends. The IT staffer must pack up the beach towels or turn off the barbeque or the game, kick off the flipflops, and take that long commute the work.

By deploying Syxsense for automated patch management, mobile device management (MDM), vulnerability scanning, IT management, and remediation, IT personnel can greatly increase their number of hours of undisturbed sleep AND feel far less resistance about meeting each new day. Here’s how:

Morning Slumbers

A fascinating study by Best Mattress Brand revealed that the job one does and the industry worked in have a definite influence on the number of minutes people lie in bed after the alarm sounds. Regardless of the time you need to be at work, you’re going to set an alarm depending on how long it takes you to get up, get ready, and get to your workplace. These times are often influenced by factors such as the stress one has to endure, the type of responsibility each person has, and the way each one of us decides to face the day ahead.

Those who stay in bed the least seems to be working in transportation and warehousing (8 minutes), homemaker (8 minutes), construction (7 minutes) and manufacturing (7 minutes). Medical and healthcare, finance and insurance and IT all stand at an average of 11 minutes of lying in bed after the alarm, while government and public administration, education and wholesale and retail workers take in average 10 minutes.

The study found that job satisfaction was somewhat correlated to the length to time people want to linger in bed. Those the least happy at work tended to lie in bed for around 11 minutes – the same as IT.

Certainly, there may be other factors. Nevertheless, all those late night and weekend alerts, and the intense stress of working in a stressful malware-saturated environment seem to be taking their toll on system administrators and IT managers. They either want to remain in bed a few extra minutes to make up for lack of sleep, or they stay under the covers longer as they try to muster the courage to face another hectic day of ransomware threats, phishing alerts, and data breaches.

Syxsense Can Help You Get More Sleep

Experts say sleep is as important for good health as diet and exercise. A good night’s sleep improves brain performance, mood, and health. Not getting enough quality sleep regularly raises the risk of many diseases and disorders.

Syxsense is a sure way for system administrators, IT managers, and cybersecurity personnel to get more sleep, improve their mood, and improve productivity. It automates the entire process of patch management, vulnerability scanning, and mobile device management (MDM). As it protects organizations from breaches by blocking users on untrusted devices, it helps organizations create a security posture that encompasses the various criteria necessary to be granted trusted access. It can also automatically apply fixes and remediate issues in real time to enable proper access. Remediation actions might include deploying an urgently needed security patch, updating the anti-virus signature database, and alerting IT about unauthorized access attempts.

By deploying Syxsense Enterprise, IT personnel gain peace of mind. They get go to bed at night confident that they are extremely unlikely to be distributed by the strident sound of a pager. They can engage in activities with family and friends at the weekend without the specter of yet another interruption due to the latest emergency. By sleeping better, they can wake up refreshed and increase their level of happiness and job satisfaction.

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