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IT Jungle: Working around a user’s limit capabilities setting

As an old IBM i (AS/400-class) administrator, I like this Patrick Botz article on IT Jungle. about expanding the reach of a user’s Limit Capabilities setting, allowing users to execute just one green-screen command while blocking them from running all other restricted commands.

Cool stuff. You can read Patrick’s article here. Continue reading

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Raz-Lee Gives Away IBM i Anti-Virus Software

Check out this story from IT Jungle.

This month, Raz-Lee announced that it’s making a version of its iSecurity AV software free. Users can download the latest release of the software…and get a permanent authorization code that unlocks the software. That’s right: it’s not only free, but free forever.

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Blogging Declines Across the Inc. 500????

This is one of those articles I wonder about. ReadWrite Enterprises is posting an article saying that a new University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth study has found a huge drop (italics mine) in the number of companies maintaining corporate blogs over the past year.

I’m a little skeptical here.
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Halcyon White Paper available: 101 Things You Can Automate on Your System i

Just ran across Halcyon’s downloadable white paper called 101 Things You Can Automate on Your System i (iSeries) & 10 Top Tips for Peace of Mind. You can download it here. Registration required.

Please let me know if you see any other Power i/System i White Papers for downloading.

Also, if you’re looking for professionally written white papers, case studies, brochures, email campaigns, and other downloadable marketing material, please email me at Hertvik Business Services. We’d love to help you market your product.
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Spirits of 3D Past: New York Public Library Launches ‘Stereogranimator’

From Talking Points Memo. The New York Public library launched the Stereoganimator, a project that draws on the library’s archive of stereographs, a 19th century form where two nearly identical images are viewed side-by-side through a stereoscope to create the illusion of depth. The Stereogranimator allows users to turn images into animated GIFs. Here’s a link to one of the GIFs. Continue reading

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Call for Power i/System i white papers

I’m compiling a Web page for IBM Power i-related white papers, case studies, and brochures.

To include your material, please email me here.

Also, if you’re looking for professionally written white papers, case studies, brochures, email campaigns, and other written or downloadable marketing material, please email Hertvik Business Services. Continue reading

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Collected Posts from live blog detailing two System i moves across the city

In January 2012, I live-blogged two System i moves as an example of the planning and coordination it takes to move System i and Power i machines. You can find the collected posts at my new iSeries Move category page

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Beyond normal Power i administration by iTech Solutions: Accessing Your FSP by Ethernet

In their January 2012 newsletter, Pete Massiello of iTech Solutions shows you how to find the Ethernet addresses for the Flexible Service Processors (FSPs) on Power 5, Power 6, and Power 7 machines.

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Interesting but incomplete poll about iSeries IT News on LinkedIN

Cecilia Z from Symtrax is running a LinkedIN poll right now in the AS/400 Professionals group about where do you get your IT news? It says IT News but it really means Power i/iSeries news? The interesting thing about that is she … Continue reading

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Follow me on Twitter @JoeHertvik

I just opened up our twitter account. Planning on using it as a companion piece to the blog. Like the blog, I’ll be focusing on marketing and technical writing news (including white papers, case studies, email campaigns, etc), computer administration … Continue reading

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Site Improvements: Email updates to joehertvik.com available and RSS activated

We just added links for you to receive email updates whenever there is a new post on joehertvik.com. We also have RSS feeds available on the site to review my content in your favorite RSS reader. Please let me know … Continue reading

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New Tech TIp About Exporting iSeries and Power i Certificates

IT Jungle has just posted my January Tech Tip about exporting digital certificate files from an iSeries or Power i machine. I’m publishing there twice a month in 2012.

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Live blog: Final iSeries Move: CBU to Corporate

This post concludes our live blog detailing dual iSeries Power 6 moves where we are moving a production server to a vendor hosted  data center and moving our backup Capacity Backup Unit iSeries (CBU) back to the corporate data center. At this … Continue reading

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What John F. Kennedy would say if he were an IT Project Manager

All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But … Continue reading

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Interesting Article on IT Salaries & Staff Counts

Dan Burger at IT Jungle offers an interesting article about the latest IT Salary report from Computer Economics. Computer Economics is quoting average salary increases anywhere from 1.8 percent to 3 percent, which sound pretty accurate. In more positive news, … Continue reading

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