"It's a sad truth that advancements in technology often make
jobs obsolete, usually sooner than most people are ready. The more
savvy workers learn to keep up with the times, and adapt their
skills to make the best use of their experience, without becoming
redundant themselves. The role of Systems Administrator may soon be
one of these changing jobs, simultaneously much less, and much
more, than what it is today.
"A few years ago, if you were going to start a web based
business, you needed to think about things like who's going to take
care of your IT infrastructure, who's going to manage your servers,
and where to put your hardware. These days, it is almost
ridiculously easy to outsource what used to be your Windows servers
to Google docs, and bring up a virtual web hosting environment in
Amazon EC2, or host your new Facebook app on Joyent"