Enabling sys-admins to do their work efficiently and safely throws up many challenges, not least because they need to operate with higher levels of privilege than normal users; a fact that also attracts the interest of auditors. Tools that enable the automation of sys-admin tasks are the key to maintaining infrastructure compliance, reducing error rates, providing the confidence to delegate and making the whole sys-admin process more efficient.
Time to tighten up on sys-admins? Ten tips for safer IT management
The nature of systems administrators' jobs puts them in a position of power, which can be deliberately or inadvertently subverted