Automation and offshoring could spell endgame for many sysadmins.

IT positions previously thought safe are now under threat due to advances that will allow servers to be based in the U.S. and the admin overseas.

Very interesting article. I don’t know if it will come true though, but it certainly does sound possible especially with new technologies coming out that make servers easier to remotely administrate.

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One Reply to “Automation and offshoring could spell endgame for many sysadmins.”

  1. People’ve been predicting that exact gloom and doom in I.T. for some years now. I don’t see it.

    Some places have done this already and switched back. At the end of the day, it just makes too much sense to have your admin where the actual servers are (or at least within reasonable proximity). See, it seems like a good idea at first, but then when the company refuses to invest in the redundancy that’d be required to have off-site administration done, they suddenly get very cold feet on the whole idea. The prospect of having to invest in spare servers always ready to go so they can be swicthed over to remotely… they don’t like that much.

    — Primis.

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