network administrator

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A member of staff or group of staff who have the responsibility for the smooth functioning of a large network. They carry out a number of functions: defining and enforcing security policies, specifying routing policies, accounting for system resources on the network and ensuring that they are efficiently used, responding to hardware and systems errors, and administering any connections to external networks such as the Internet. Sometimes the term system administrator is used to describe a network administrator although this may be someone who administers a small network where many of the network functions tend to be trivial.

Subjects: Computing.

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