A system administrator is a profession and is paid for. Money is usually paid by companies, which means system administrators need it.
So, according to the above classification, there are two important types of employers – profiled and non-profitable.
Let’s start with the nonprofit. A nonprofit employer is a non-IT company. Bright “antipodes” are travel agencies, real estate developers, car dealers and others. For them, the administrator is an “electrician/computer manager”. They do not need complicated infrastructure, they do not know what system administrators are doing, what’s complicated, and what’s simple. They can not control the quality of the system administrator’s work, and the only sign of his success is “running” or “not working.” The exact level of development of the company varies greatly and may range from “computer and printer setup” to the accompaniment of quite exotic programs (this especially affects the medical institutions). In any case, the complexity of their configuration is often minimal and there is no need to talk about a real “housekeeper” of the system administrator.
Separately, it is necessary to mention companies with a high degree of nonprofit business IT. (Brilliant example – chain stores, banks). Most often, such companies still have a person who is able to assess the quality of the work and the complexity of the solutions, talk to the system administrator in a normal language, rather than clarify the bird language “the Internet does not work”, ” processor under the desk screaming “and so on.
However, despite the possible complexity of the configuration, it is quite limited by the budget and the company’s needs and usually does not require to go beyond the minimum of work. The needs of the IT department are perceived as net weight, which must be protected in the same bird language.
The second type of employers is profiling companies. The vast majority of large web sites are such as hosts, data centres (if they are dealing with anything other than renting), companies whose activities are related to computer technologies (cellular companies, processing centres).
We will note that profile companies also have non-profile administrators (who are engaged in back office service). When you find a job you need to know exactly what you have to do. Such companies typically look for “task” employees; need a person who can deal with a certain area of their activity.
An important feature of profile companies in the constructiveness of what the system administrator does. You are no longer a “computer electrician”, you are the person who determines how well the company’s core business tool will work. There is usually no concept of a technological ceiling or bird language.Tags: system administrator