Light dawned on marble head this morning while sitting at the opening keynote for day 2 of the annual ACTEM conference. I've had a few people (me included) that have been frustrated by the popups for the system management that sometimes happen. Well... prepare to have your day made! You can turn them off! Go in to your system preferences, click on notifications, and then uncheck all of the boxes under the "Management Actions" and then change the alert style to "None".
Bingo! Day made.