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  1. system administrator(noun)

    a person in charge of managing and maintaining a computer system of telecommunication system (as for a business or institution)


  1. System Administrator

    A system administrator is a professional practitioner of IT Administration, which is concerned mainly with the design, construction, and maintenance of computer systems and networks. Similar titles for the same position include IT systems administrator, systems administrator, or sysadmin. The duties of a system administrator are diverse and vary widely from one organization to another. Sysadmins are usually charged with installing, supporting and maintaining servers or other computer systems, and planning for and responding to service outages and other infrastructure problems. Other duties may include scripting or light programming, project management for systems-related projects, supervising or training computer operators, and being the consultant for computer problems beyond the knowledge of technical support staff. To perform his or her job well, a system administrator must demonstrate a blend of technical skills and responsibility.


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