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System Administration To The Rescue

Nov 8, 2023 5:00:00 PM

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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, often referred to as sysadmin, is the field of information technology (IT) that focuses on the management, maintenance, and operation of computer systems' hardware, software, and networks.

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What is a system administrator responsible for?

System administrators, also known as sysadmins, are responsible for ensuring that computer systems, servers, and networks are running efficiently, securely, and are available for users.

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:

  1. Installation and Configuration: Installing and configuring operating systems, software applications, and hardware components to set up and maintain a functioning IT environment.

  2. Maintenance and Monitoring: Regularly updating and patching software, monitoring system performance, and troubleshooting issues to prevent downtime and ensure optimal performance.

  3. Security: Implementing and maintaining security measures, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and access controls, to protect systems and data from unauthorized access and cyber threats.

  4. User Support: Providing technical support to end-users and resolving their IT-related problems, which may involve troubleshooting issues, resetting passwords, and offering guidance.

  5. Backup and Recovery: Creating and managing backup systems to protect data against loss, and developing disaster recovery plans to ensure business continuity in case of system failures.

  6. Performance Optimization: Tuning system performance, scaling resources as needed, and conducting capacity planning to ensure that systems meet the demands of the organization.

  7. Documentation: Maintaining accurate documentation of system configurations, procedures, and policies to assist with troubleshooting and future reference.

  8. Automation: Implementing automation tools and scripting to streamline routine administrative tasks and improve efficiency.

  9. Compliance: Ensuring that systems and networks comply with regulatory requirements and security standards.

  10. Upgrades and Migrations: Planning and executing system upgrades, migrations, and hardware replacements to keep technology infrastructure up-to-date.

  11. Collaboration: Working with other IT professionals, such as network administrators, database administrators, and security specialists, to ensure seamless operation of the entire IT environment.

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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.

System administrators play a crucial role in the day-to-day functioning of organizations, as they are responsible for maintaining the IT infrastructure that supports business operations. Their work is essential in ensuring the reliability, security, and performance of computer systems and networks.

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.

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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
  • Technical Support
  • And More!

Don't wait until a system administration problem stalls your operations and eats into your company's profits

Need a System Administrator?

From engineering to fabrication, manufacturing to automation, and even the likes of healthcare, ketamine, and IV therapy, there are no industries that cannot benefits from the services a system administrator offers.

Contact us today to see how we can help keep your systems running as smooth as the services that your business offers.

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About CITE Technology

New Logo - Full Color (2)Cite Technology Solutions strives to provide the very best in IT solutions.  From System Administration to Medical Imaging applications our team of integrators provides solutions.

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.


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