News of the day

2000-11-22
The article Ode to Risk Management is now up on the site. It first appeared in USENIX ;login: magazine.

2000-06-10
The SAGE booklet "A System Administrator's Guide to Auditing" is now in production. Members of SAGE will be sent a copy of this booklet as a membership benefit. Alternately, it can be purchased from the USENIX office and is also available on Amazon.

2000-01-10
The SysAdmin Web site has been updated to include information on the Systems Administration Body of Knowledge (SA-BOK) project.

Supported by SAGE, this project is a long-term series of cascading sub-projects intended to:

  • Develop a formal understanding of the role of systems administration,
  • Develop a comprehensive framework for education and personal development,
  • Extend the framework to provide a formal set of criteria for the evaluation of organisational capability maturity and industry benchmarking.
  • Capture Industry Best Practices into a dynamic Web environment.

This project is led by Geoff Halprin and includes an international working group of experienced system administators, consultants and educators.

2000-01-04
The booklet "A System Administrator's Guide to Auditing" is now entering the production phase, and is due for publication around April 2000.

1999-07-16
A new addition to the white papers section - "Good Software Management - Guidelines for Developers" has been added. This white paper discusses the principles of highly maintainable code, and presents a series of controls and standards that should be implemented towards this end.

1999-05-02
A new white paper, "A guide to the Art of Troubleshooting" has been added. Enjoy.


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