Author Archives: Joe Hertvik

About Joe Hertvik

Joe is the owner of Hertvik Business Services, a service company providing written white papers, case studies, and other marketing content to computer industry companies. He is also a contributing editor for IT Jungle and has written the Admin Alert column for the past ten years. Follow Joe Hertvik on Twitter @JoeHertvik. Email Joe for a free quote on white papers, case studies, brochures, or other marketing materials.

IT Purchasing Math: 8 Ways that Confusion = Profit

There’s a simple equation to keep in mind if you’re not sure you’re getting a fair deal when making a major IT purchase:

Confusion = Profit
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IT Change Management: 8 Reasons You Need a Checklist for Implementing IT Projects

feedback checklist(updated 1/5/14) One of the habits I push in my shop is to over-rely on checklists and to game plan any change we put on to our Power boxes or in our Data Center. A good checklist is invaluable in situations where you have to take down a critical piece of equipment, make some significant change, and bring it back up again in a short amount of time (say in three hours on a Sunday morning).

IMHO, a good checklist does the following things when you make changes Continue reading

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Creating a URL for LinkedIn Activity Feeds

Here’s a technique to retrieve the URLs to view your own and people’s LinkedIn activity feeds.
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Editing LinkedIn Headlines to Showcase Your Personal Brand

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You can edit your LinkedIn headline to add statements, mini-ads, SEO keywords, or other content that showcases your personal brand Continue reading

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

RPO, RTO, and RTA are valuable management tools for communicating your goals for a BC/DR/HA solution and how well you are doing in meeting those goals. Continue reading

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Use an @ to Create Profile Links in LinkedIn Shares

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Hiding LinkedIn Job Hunting Activity from Your Connections

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Here’s a quick iip if you’re using LinkedIn for job hunting and you want to hide your LinkedIn job hunting activity from your connections Continue reading

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