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The changing role of the sysadmin

The systems administrator is a crucial job role in most organizations. A new survey reveals what sysadmin do on the job and how most feel about the job.

SolarWinds, a leading provider of IT management software, surveyed more than 400 U.S.-based systems administrators in an effort to measure the evolving nature f this critical IT role.

The survey results capture systems administrators' attitudes and preferences on both a personal and professional level, from their enjoyment and frustrations of their jobs to their favorite after-work hobbies and pop culture heroes.

Here's a sample of some of the key findings. (To see all the survey results, click here.)

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Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

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