A power user, also called a super user, is someone whose computer skills are better than those of an organization's average end user.
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
The skills and expertise that an organization's power users possess can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, a tech-savvy employee might make a great turnkey trainer or quality assurance tester (QA tester). On the other hand, assigning power users the access rights that are necessary to carry out those tasks can lead to inconsistencies that cause configuration drift and jeopardize security.