[unisog] server-to-admin stat?

Christopher E. Cramer chris.cramer at duke.edu
Wed Sep 17 21:36:40 GMT 2003


The general figures that I've heard tossed around as a *reasonable*
number are 30-50 windows machines per admin and 100-150 unix machines. 
of course most departments around here probably have higher ratios.  

The SAGE/SANS/BigAdmin Annual Salary Survey for 2002 has a nice graph on
page 20 which show the ratio of desktops to desktop admins across all
industries.  they got a very nice normal response out of their data
where center of the response was at the 100-249 range (~30% of
respondents).  of course, there's the caveat that different people have
different definitions of what support means, so take the results with a
grain of salt.


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On Wed, 2003-09-17 at 17:19, Jennifer Luisi wrote:
> Hello there,
> I'm embarrassed to ask this here as its not really the purpose of this
> list.  And if I had better ideas as to how to find this information, I
> would definitely do something else.  If anyone _does_ have a better idea
> (Google doesn't count!), please let me know!
> I've recently been asked to generate some stats as to the
> server-to-administrator ratio at higher ed institutions.  I know that this
> can vary widely by department, machine type, etc, but any numbers (or
> educated guesses) you might have would be much appreciated.
> I'm looking for data on Unix/Windows/Desktop, any and all. 
> Thanks!
> Jen
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> Jennifer Luisi				University of Rochester
> Systems Administrator			Rochester, NY 
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