RPO, RTO, RTA: Explaining 3 Common Disaster Recovery Terms

If you work with business continuity (BC), disaster recovery (DR), or high availability (HA), you’re bound to run across the following terms:

  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
  • Recovery Time Actual (RTA)
  • The RTA-RTO Gap

Because these acronyms are so similar, it’s easy to confuse them with each other. Here’s a primer on what each of these terms mean and how they can help your IT shop in BC, DR, and HA planning. Continue reading

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Changing Your Profile Name in LinkedIn (Linkedin Name Changes)

Linkedin logo with magnifying glassThere are many common reasons people change their name, including marriage, divorce, adopting a stage name, or modifying your name to reference or remove a nickname.

And when you change your name in real life, you’ll also want to change it in your virtual life: specifically your LinkedIn profile.

To accomplish that goal, here are the ins and outs of changing your name on LinkedIn. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Automatically Re-Enabling Disabled NetServer Profiles

0-IT Jungle LogoIT Jungle just posted my latest tip on automatically detecting and re-enabling disabled i5/OS NetServer user profiles on an IBM i partition.

In this tip, I put together a quick step-by-step procedure for using IBM’s Netserver APIs alongside third-party messaging software, to re-enable disabled NetServer profiles without having to bring in an IBM i administrator.

You can read the entire tip by clicking here. Continue reading

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When IBM i RGZPFM Doesn’t Want To Rebuild Access Paths

0-IT Jungle LogoIT Jungle just posted my latest article on problems with running the IBM i Reorganize Physical File command (RGZPFM) over an active IBM i file.

Here’s the reader problem I answered with this piece. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: New Tricks for Old IBM i Backups

#preferred IBM i graphicIT Jungle just posted my latest article on making changes to your IBM i backup routines to address the following conditions: Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Reorganizing IBM i Files To Improve Disk Performance, Parts 1 & 2

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IT Jungle finished posting my latest series on reorganizing IBM i files to improve disk performance Continue reading

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The Twitter Retweet to Tweet Ratio for Business is >=3:1

twitter iconIf you’re using Twitter for business, I’d recommend your Twitter ratio of shared tweets/retweets to your own tweets should be at least 3:1.

That is:

You should tweet about, retweet, or promote other people’s content, ideas, and messages at least three times as often as you tweet about your own content, ideas, & messages.

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LinkedIn for Layoffs: WinningImpression

winning-impression-logoKatrina Collier just published my latest guest post at the WinningImpressions Web site on how to change your LinkedIn profile when you think you’re about to lose your job to downsizing, layoffs, etc. Continue reading

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