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Today's ITUnity Champ:

Jess Dodson

Jess Dodson

Windows system administrator
Blog: https://girl-germs.com/
Twitter: @girlgerms

Dodson, based in Queensland, Australia, may have one of the best blog names and Twitter handles ever. (Just this community magnate’s opinion.) She is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Cloud and Datacenter Management, with expertise in Active Directory, security and organizational improvements. She blogs about technology and, as she calls them “soft skills” for system administrators.

Here’s one of her recent not-really-so-soft soft skills posts. (Plus a video of her recent Ignite Australia talk on how admins can better explain themselves to “help keep everyone happy.”)

The ethics and morals of operations – how much access is *too* much?

A discussion in 2016 on Twitter & in /r/sysadmin made me pose this question: “How much access do you consider is too much? Is there such a thing as too much access? How much access is actually needed to do our jobs?” Not only that, but a few situations recently have given rise to the fact that a number of admins think that just because they have the ability to do something, it means they can.

This is totally not the case.

The link to the rest of her post is here.

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