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Linux as an Automation Host

Feb 24, 2012, 07:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

[ Thanks to Ken Hess for this link. ]

"Automation is a perennial technical buzzword among System Administrators (SAs) and in management circles alike. Business owners and managers demand automation with the thought that it will save ?man hours? and possibly decrease the need for a full technical staff. System Administrators realize that this is not the case nor is staff reduction the inevitable result of automation. The bad news is that the purpose of automation isn?t to reduce staff numbers. The good news is that there are several reasons for automation that make it a worthwhile pursuit."

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