What is a Systems Administrator?

Posted by David The Expert on: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Topic: Jobs     Read 16,887 Times

What does a Systems Administrator do? Lots of companies have them, but we rarely interact with them.

Basically, a Systems Administrator is responsible for all the computer stuff for a business or organization. Any servers, networking, or even managing a company's security card access could fall under the duties of a systems administrator. Basically, if it runs on a computer, the systems administrator is in charge of making sure it runs smoothly.

Aside from basic maintenance, a systems administrator (or 'sys admin' for short) must make sure everything is up to date. Installing new software and upgrading old software and hardware components is a daily struggle. Most sys admins will write automated scripts to manage updating old software. This saves time and effort of searching for every outdated piece of software and upgrading it manually.

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