Information technology (IT) administrators manage the day-to-day operations of IT systems to ensure that the systems run effectively. IT administrators work with IT managers to make sure that the computer system provides sufficient computing power to deliver the desired level of business performance.
Duties & Tasks
IT administrators may perform the following tasks:talk with managerial, administrative and technical staff to determine information needs, data flows and systems definitionsestablish and control systems' access and securitycoordinate protocols for operation within multi-user IT networks that provide voice, data and text transmissioncheck systems in order to optimise performance and to initiate recovery action after system failuresimplement regular housekeeping procedures, including data backupmanage the distribution and retention of data on various storage devicescoordinate system updates and replacement of outdated versionsmaintain data dictionariesprovide day-to-day advice to users on data structures and terminologyprovide assistance with testing new equipment and systemsprepare technical reports on the operation of systemsprepare systems' cost estimates and cost-benefit analysescoordinate the work of support staffprovide training in systems use and access.
- aptitude for technical activities good communication skills able to quickly understand complex problems and devise effective solutions willing to maintain and update own knowledge of IT content able to work independently able to direct and oversee the work of others.