FIVE TIPS FOR ADDING EXTRA HANDS
WITHOUT HIRING AN EXTRA BODY
SysAdmins’ Practical Guide to
Doing More With Less
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The Bad News: SMB hiring of IT staff is at a stand-still with only 26%
planning to add head count*
The Good News: SMB IT budgets climbed 7% to $162K
The Result: You won’t get to pawn off your unwanted projects on
the newbie… but you may have some extra cash in the budget to buy
software to take some of the work off your hands.
When you need to do more with less,
follow these 5 easy tips…
* Spiceworks™ The State of SMB IT, November 2012
SMBs Aren’t Hiring, so More is
Expected from YOU
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Tired of getting
“My email is down!”
Proactively monitor your servers
and apps, and make adjustments
before end-users come calling
Work smarter, not harder! Use an
agentless monitoring tool to stay
ahead of the game, so you’re not
stuck on the phone.
Time on the
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Now that you’ve
virtualized, are you
maximizing your space…
or is clutter abound?
VM sprawl can occur in any virtual
environment, so eliminate the
waste! Postpone new hardware
purchases and reduce your costs.
Avoid VM sprawl and reclaim your
space by taking an inventory of
idle, under- and over-sized VMs.
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How many different devices
& platforms do you support
in your data center?
Simplify your workload by
consolidating hardware, OS, and
applications—and pick one to
Streamline your inventory now to
save yourself tons of time later when
troubleshooting, applying upgrades,
and managing patches.
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46% of SysAdmins say it
takes 3+ hours to research,
script, and test 3rd-party
Use your time more wisely! Centralize
your patch management process
without complicated scripting.
Use an automated patch management
tool to boost productivity and save
yourself hours of work.
* SolarWinds survey, SysAdmin Revealed!, November 2012
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You already know AD tasks can be
tedious and time-consuming.
Mechanize the process for removing
inactive users and computer accounts,
adding users in bulk, and researching
The best part? There are FREE tools
that automate boring AD tasks and
save you loads of time.
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SolarWinds software helps you do more with less, saves you
valuable time, and makes your job easier.
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agentless monitoring, alerting, and
reporting capabilities to keep your
servers and applications running at
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