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.

Current List of IBM i Community Posts

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Here’s my current set of IBM i community posts containing vendors and content providers who service the platform.

If you know of anyone else who is posting IBM i vendor- and function-specific lists, please let me know at joe@joehertvik.com . Also let me know if you think there’s someone who should be included on any of these lists or you know a good market segment for a future list. Continue reading

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IBM i 7.2 is Ready, But is the Vendor Community Ready?

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Are IBM i 3rd-party vendors ready to run their software on the new i OS 7.2 release? I took an informal survey May 5th at COMMON. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: Where Do I Find these IBM i Licensed Products?

0-IT Jungle LogoIT Jungle just published my latest tip on how to find these three popular IBM i licensed products in your i 6.1 setup.

  • 5722-SS1–OS/400 – Directory Services
  • 5722-JV1–Java Developer Kit 1.5 or higher
  • 5722-AC3–Crypto Access Provider 128-bit for AS/400

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WordPress 3.9 is Now Available

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WordPress 3.9 is now available off the WordPress Web site. Continue reading

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IT Jungle: The Complete IBM i Incident Management Plan, Parts 1 and 2

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How to Create an Incident Management Plan for your IBM i configuration. This series covers the seven critical elements every IBM i incident management plan should include.
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WordPress 3.8.3 and 3.7.3 Security Releases Now Available: Version 3.9 This Week?

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The WordPress 3.8.3 security release is now available. This release fixes a Quick Draft bug in the 3.8.2 release that can accidentally delete draft content.

According to WordPress, the new release contains nine security bugs and three other security hardening issues.
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How to Rearrange LinkedIn Profile Items with the Magic Up-Down Arrow

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Did you know that you can sort and rearrange LinkedIn profile items on your LI profile screen?

All you have to do is use LinkedIn’s magic up-down arrow.

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Shortening a Tweet to Fit into 140 Characters

Here are six tips I use for shortening a tweet to 140 characters or less, while still saying something interesting and encouraging people to open another link. Continue reading

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Viewing LinkedIn Activity Feeds for Individual Users

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In December ’13, LinkedIn removed activity feeds from the LinkedIn profile page. Here are the workarounds for viewing LinkedIn Activity feeds. Continue reading

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IBM i for Power Systems, Power i, IBM i: What Do You Mean by That? A Primer (Rev 2.0)

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Since their introduction, there’s always been some confusion about what people mean when they say Power i and IBM i. The terms are not interchangeable.

Here’s my primer on when and how to use the terms Power i and IBM i.
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IBM i Incident Management Planning, Part 1

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From IT Jungle, the seven critical elements of an IBM i Incident Management Plan and how to implement them. Continue reading

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Never Want for Content: Twelve Ideas for Creating Content for Your Business Blogs

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Writer’s block isn’t a new thing when it comes to business blogging. It’s been around since the first caveman got frustrated trying to figure out which new animal he should paint on the wall.

In that spirit, here’s twelve ways I’ve found to jump-start your blog content creation machinery when it starts to stall. The next time you’re having trouble coming up with something to write, think about these techniques for coming up with a meaningful blog post for your readers. They work for me.

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What’s the Direct URL for the IBM i Digital Certificate Manager?

digital certificate managerHere’s the direct url for the IBM i Digital Certificate Manager. Continue reading

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Adding MS Word Hyperlinks to Your Documents

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Here’s a quick tip to add hyperlinks to a Microsoft Word 2010 document. Continue reading

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Start Ten Posts: Using WordPress Drafts as a Blogging Sketchbook

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Pre-staging WordPress blogs as drafts can help you publish new blog posts, even when you’re stuck for ideas. Continue reading

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