An application administrator installs, updates, optimizes, debugs and otherwise maintains computer applications for an organization. In most cases, these applications have been licensed from a third party, but they may have been developed internally. Examples of application types include enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer resource management (CRM), and point of sale (POS), legal contract management, time tracking, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, SOX compliance tracking, budgeting, forecasting and training. In many cases, the organization is absolutely dependent that these applications be kept running. The importance of application administrators and the level to which organizations depend upon them is easily overlooked.
Application Administrators Handbook provides an overview of every phase of administering an application, from working with the vendor before installation, the installation process itself, importing data into the application, handling upgrades, working with application users to report problems, scheduling backups, automating tasks that need to be done on a repetitive schedule, and finally retiring an application. It provides detailed, hands-on instructions on how to perform many specific tasks that an application administrator must be able to handle.
- Learn how to install, administer and maintain key software applications throughout the product life cycle
- Get detailed, hands-on instructions on steps that should be taken before installing or upgrading an application to ensure continuous operation
- Identify repetitive tasks and find out how they can be automated, thereby saving valuable time
- Understand the latest on government mandates and regulations, such as privacy, SOX, HIPAA, PCI, and FISMA and how to fully comply
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- What does an Application Administrator do?
- Design of Systems
- Features Common to Many Applications
- Application Specifics
- Configuration Management
- Change Control
- Installing Software
- Software support
- Updates and Patches
- Supporting Existing Applications
- Handling Problems with Applications
- Repetitive Applications
- The Server
- Tuning Applications
- The Network
- The Organization
- The Users Viewpoint
- The Vendors
- The Consultants
- The Government Gets Involved
- Common Systems Tools
- Systems Tools Microsoft
- Systems Tools UNIX/Linux
- Tools you Should Develop
- Third Party Tools
- Troubleshooting Tips
- Things to Advance that Payoff
- Things That Will Happen That You Don't Want to Think About
- The End of Days: Decommissioning an Application
- What Every Application Administrator should know
- Parting Advice: Advice Unsolicited
Kelly C. Bourne is an Applications Administrator with The Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG) where he is responsible for responsible for maintaining, upgrading, and tuning five web based applications used by subsidiaries world-wide. Kelly has been programming with a variety of languages for over 30 years. Most recently his experience is developing client/server applications in Visual Studio .NET, Visual Basic, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. He has written articles for DBMS Magazine, IBM Data Management Magazine and for ZD.NET. He's the author of Testing Client/Server Systems published by McGraw-Hill.