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The Observer Effect

Finding the balance between zero and maximum

by George Neville-Neil | April 25, 2017

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The Small Batches Principle

Reducing waste, encouraging experimentation, and making everyone happy

by Thomas A. Limoncelli | May 24, 2016

CACM This article appears in print in Communications of the ACM, Volume 59 Issue 7

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How Sysadmins Devalue Themselves

And how to track on-call coverage

by Thomas A. Limoncelli | February 8, 2016

CACM This article appears in print in Communications of the ACM, Volume 59 Issue 4

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Advances and Challenges in Log Analysis

Logs contain a wealth of information for help in managing systems.

by Adam Oliner, Archana Ganapathi, Wei Xu | December 20, 2011

CACM This article appears in print in Communications of the ACM, Volume 55 Issue 2

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Testable System Administration

Models of indeterminism are changing IT management.

by Mark Burgess | January 31, 2011

CACM This article appears in print in Communications of the ACM, Volume 54 Issue 3

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System Administration Soft Skills

How can system administrators reduce stress and conflict in the workplace?

by Christina Lear | January 4, 2011

CACM This article appears in print in Communications of the ACM, Volume 54 Issue 2

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A Plea to Software Vendors from Sysadmins - 10 Do's and Don'ts

What can software vendors do to make the lives of sysadmins a little easier?

by Thomas A. Limoncelli | December 22, 2010

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Collaboration in System Administration

For sysadmins, solving problems usually involves collaborating with others. How can we make it more effective?

by Eben M. Haber, Eser Kandogan, Paul Maglio | December 6, 2010

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Virtualization: Blessing or Curse?

Managing virtualization at a large scale is fraught with hidden challenges.

by Evangelos Kotsovinos | November 22, 2010

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