You’ve heard the saying, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” Well, we think that wisdom applies nicely to the overall value that system administrators can bring to their customers.
Let's admit it, any and all system-related incidents would be impossible to prevent or work through without the guidance of a system administrator who knows the network like the back of their hand.
Let's dive into the details on how System Administration can be crucial for your company.
What is System Administration?
System administration is the field of work in which someone manages one or more systems, be they software, hardware, servers or workstations.
The goal is ensuring the systems are running efficiently and effectively.
What is a System Administrator Responsible for?
System admins are responsible for the daily management, upkeep and configuration of computer systems of an organization or business.
This includes installing and managing desktop and laptop computers, servers, networks, IT security systems and other critical components of an organization's IT infrastructure.
A systems administrator’s responsibilities include:
- Assuring the company hardware and software are working as intended.
- Installing all the applications required to support the organization.
- Updating systems when new software is released.
- Managing user accounts and access.
SysAdmins are multi-discipline experts
The duties of a system administrator are wide-ranging, and vary widely from one organization to another.
System administrators (also known as Sysadmins) need technical, administrative and socio-psychological skills.
Sysadmins are usually charged with installing, supporting, and maintaining servers or other computer systems, and planning for and responding to service outages and other problems.
Other duties may include scripting or light programming, project management for systems-related projects.
What issues do system administrators solve?
A systems administrator is the first-point-of-contact for an organization’s users when they experience technical problems.
For example, system administrators ensure that the Internet connection in the office is working, and that the mail server is running and processing emails that are sent and received by all staff within the company or organization.
The most most important skill of a system administrator is problem solving. This is a fact.
Every-day problems presented to Sysadmins can lead into all kinds of constraints and stress.
For example: When workstation or server goes down, Sysadmins are called to solve the problem. Sysadmins should able to quickly and correctly diagnose the problem and must figure out what is wrong and how best it can be fixed in short amount of time.
What System Administration Services Does CITE Tech Offer?
At CITE Technology we offer top-of-the-line System Administration services by assisting with:
- Windows Server administration, best practices, security, etc
- Microsoft Active Directory Management.
- Azure AD, Sharepoint setup and configuration
- Azure and AWS cloud services
- Managed Anti Virus Solutions
- Firewall Security Implementation, management and monitoring
- VLAN configuration
- VPN configuration
- Network Design
- Backup Solutions
- And More!
Don't wait until a system administration problem stalls your operations and eats into your company's profits.
Need A system Administrator?
Contact us today to see how we can help keep your systems running as smooth as the services that your business offers.
ABout CITE TEchnology
We provide comprehensive IT solutions for small and mid-sized organizations with complex needs. Offering 24/7 Tech Support, Remote Support and Cloud Storage. We specialize in data management, VOIP, medical imaging, HL7 interfacing, and HIPAA compliance. Whether its remote access or at home, our team of IT Experts can assist.