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Systems Administrators Changing Roles

Jul 29, 2010, 18:06 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Buys)

"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"

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