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Transactional System Administration is killing us and must be stopped

Topic: Transactional System Administration is killing us and must be stopped
Thomas Limoncelli
 Thursday, Oct 1st, 2015
Time: 7:00pm (social), 7:30pm (discussion)

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Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, 08648-4132
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Transactional System Administration puts sysadmins in a bad position.
When organizations replace this model with Service-Focused Administration the company benefits and sysadmins gain positive visibility and increase their value.  Tom will explain the types of IT work we do that is “transactional”, why it is bad, and what we, as a profession, should be doing instead.


Tom Limoncelli is a member of LOPSA’s NJ Chapter, best know for books like Time Management for System Administrators (O’Reilly) and The Practice of System and Network Administration (Addison-Wesley). He works in New York City at Stack Exchange, home of and  His new book, The Practice of Cloud Administration is due out in September 2014:


“LOPSA-NJ is an organization for system administrators in New Jersey formed to facilitate information exchange pertaining to the field of system administration. LOPSA-NJ is not affiliated with a particular hardware or software vendor or company. Everyone is invited!”