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.

First Impressions on Posting to LinkedIn Publisher

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I took the plunge last week and posted my first article on LinkedIn Publisher. It called five things to do before going live with enterprise software, if you want to take a look. Here are my first impressions on using LinkedIn’s publishing platform.
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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 Retwet to Tweet should be at least 3:1.

That is:

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

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IT Jungle: Importing IBM i Spooled Files into Excel

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IT Jungle just posted my latest article on importing IBM i spooled files into Excel 2010.
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Finding Your LinkedIn Connections Company Activity

linked in pen picture Use this URL if you only want to view your LinkedIn connections company activity (which connections are now following which companies). 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. Continue reading

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

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

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LinkedIn for Layoffs: WinningImpression

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Katrina Collier just published my guest post at the WinningImpressions Web site on how to change your LinkedIn profile when you’re about to lose your job 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 series on how to reorganize IBM I files to increase disk processing efficiency.

These present a reasonable template for detecting and reorganizing your most active IBM i files to improve disk processing efficiency. Continue reading

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Twitter Retweets: How do I Retweet Other People’s Tweets?

twitter iconThere are at least three ways to rewteet other people’s tweets. Here a quick list of how to send other people’s tweets to your follower’s Twitter streams and how it affects what your followers see. Continue reading

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LinkedIn Activity Feeds Added Back to LinkedIn Profile Pages

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After pulling the activity feed from individual user profile screens in December 2013, LinkedIn is now adding the view activity feed feature back to LinkedIn user profile screens. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: The IBM i Journal Cache Sweeper Knob

IT Jungle just published my latest tip on how to insure “stale” IBM i cached journal entries are written to disk in a timely manner Continue reading

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Twitter Mute: Removing Noisy Tweeters from Your Timeline W/O Unfollowing Them

Twitter is rolling out a new feature called Twitter Mute that lets you silence noisy tweeters in your timeline Continue reading

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IT Jungle: New Tricks for Old IBM i Backups

IT Jungle published my latest article on how to make changes to your IBM i backup routines to configure new partitions, handle new auditing requirements, or shrinking backup windows Continue reading

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IT Jungle: IBM i Remote Journaling Can Slow Down System Performance…and What to Do About it

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IT Jungle just published my most recent article detailing how IBM i remote journaling can slow down system processing and what you can do about it. Continue reading

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