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system administrator

system administrator

A person who manages the computer systems in an organization. The responsibilities of a system administrator and network administrator often overlap; however, the system administrator is more geared to the computer hardware and less on the network, although in many cases, system and network administrator are one in the same, especially in smaller companies. A system administrator is involved with OS and hardware installations and configurations and may be involved with application installations and upgrades. A system administrator may also perform systems programmer activities. See network administrator, systems programmer, software technician, system development life cycle, job descriptions and salary survey.


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He is a Founding Member of the League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA), volunteers on their Tech Team, and serves as a member of the LOPSA Board of Directors.
"Adequately maintaining a telecommunications system is key to its longevity and functionality, and by having system administrators onsite, Linux Networx will be able to address many problems that arise with little or no outside assistance."
-- Access control lists allow the system administrator to specify on a user-by-user basis those users who may access files and directories.
Rempes is an instructor and distance learning developer at the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management and is the system administrator of the DISAM e-learning site.
Known as the Portable Batch System (PBS), the software enables system administrators to specify the order in which individual programs should be processed.
Meet with the system administrator and determine if the victim computer should be taken off-line and taken into evidence or if the victim computer can be left on-line and used to monitor the hacker's future activity.
To become a Certified Dynix System Administrator, participants must complete a prerequisite workshop and certification workshops in four areas: Dynix software maintenance, hardware maintenance, security systems administration, and UNIX/UniVerse system administration.
I decided to try my hand at describing the kinds of jobs system administrators do.
According to Kaspersky Lab, the solution offers easy deployment, flexible administration and complete control and can be installed from a single point by a single system administrator, regardless of the number of mobile device users.
Mac users who need access to corporate resources such as e-mail or client/server applications simply connect to a standard Internet browser and select the application they need based on a set of Web resources defined by their system administrator. Aventail technology interrogates the Mac device and then appropriately classifies the device into a pre-defined security zone that allows both maximum access and guaranteed protection.

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