The Hidden Costs and Headaches of Do-it-Yourself Systems Management

Managing an enterprise IT environment seems to become more challenging every day. While lower hardware costs and virtualization are increasing the number of systems in the environment, the time and resources available to manage them is shrinking. In addition, IT complexity is increasing at an exponential rate due to compliance requirements, such as PCI, FISMA, and SOX. In times like these, what options do systems administrators have to bring order out of this chaos? And how can they maximize their efficiency while decreasing costs?

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