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How to Care For and Feed Software DevelopersJun 10, 2009, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Frye)
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"Now, I've mellowed a lot with age and experience and interpret the machine room more and more in shades of gray. However, business consolidation and the demand that IT deliver value to the enterprise still rankle my enlightenment. The bean counters treat system administrators as a cost center and, because we don't bring in any revenue, we are forced to overtly demonstrate our value. More often than not, the math doesn't add up for the CFO, and dedicated system staffers are let go or are rolled into engineering organizations. Recently, "Your local sysadmin" has taken on a mind-numbingly literal meaning and we’re often tasked with one thing: developer support.
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