Top tips for time stretched admins

This guide provides time-saving tips that IT admins at small and mid-sized companies can use to stay on top of their workloads, keep systems running and protected, and maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Administering IT in small and mid-sized companies can be a difficult task, as there is often a very small team responsible for ensuring the productivity of hundreds of workers.

In addition to solving urgent day-to-day issues, the IT team must balance delivery of work on strategic long-term projects, and provide advice to keep the business competitive. This juxtaposition often makes workload planning and scheduling difficult.

Changes in the IT landscape - including rising trends of BYOD (bring your own device), ‘-as-a-service’ solutions, and hybrid environments - mean that ‘the IT department’ must be familiar with many more systems, devices, and environments than ever before, and know how to keep all of them running and secure.