Debunking myths about hiring a sysadmin consultant

As a consultant, I have a wide range of clients that differ greatly in their appreciation / approach to hiring sysadmins to help them with their infrastructure.

A common situation I find myself in is being approached by a potential client interested in my services, who at the same time, expresses doubts or wariness about whether they want my services or not!

Here are some of the myths/concerns I hear, or am asked to explain/defend my service to nervous new clients:

I think we're too small a company to need/afford sysadmin services.


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