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System Administration and the Economics of Plenty
Over the years IT resources (disk space, CPU, bandwidth) have gone from being scarce to being nearly infinitely plentiful. Why do our IT policies still reflect the days of scarcity? Seeing the world in terms of "the economics of plenty" brings about a paradigm shift that changes the way we treat our users, manage our systems, and take care of ourselves. Tom will discuss how this change in thinking can improve IT policies and practices and will present his thoughts on why the open source movement depends on this paradigm shift.
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