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News from HP Software - July 2011

Posted By Susan Russel, Thursday, June 30, 2011

Practitioner Forums for Applications Performance Management,Operations Management, Network Management, Service Manager, Asset Management, & Operations Orchestration

Hewlett Packard Software Enterprise Technical Marketing would like to invite you, the active Vivit community, to join newly established live forums that meet virtually twice a month to share knowledge, challenges, and expertise. These bi-weekly meetings, held as conference calls, are by invite only. An opportunity to sit at a virtual table with other like minded individuals (both HP customers and HP experts [Technical Marketing, Product Managers, R&D, etc]) and share your knowledge and experiences, questions and concerns, and in so doing have the opportunity to learn from the other practitioners doing the same at the table.

Please note that although the forum runs bi-weekly, I do not expect your commitment to be at ALL meetings, although my hope is that you will get so much value from the sessions that you will not want to miss any of them.

HP Software would be honored if you would agree to participate in this WIN-WIN opportunity, to sit at the one, two, or all five of the forums for which you consider yourself a practitioner.

For information on the practitioner's forums, please visit and review the Forum Overview pdf linked to that page.

These forums are not designed as a marketing activity or a replacement for the standard support or consulting services, instead they are an opportunity to build a community whereby through knowledge sharing the community builds strength.

The forums are designed for active practitioners, as such access is restricted. To gain access to the forum details you will need to register:

1) Got to

2) Click on upper right corner – in the black area – click on Sign In

3) Complete your HP Passport credentials

4) Next you will be asked to choose your Community Screen name. Please keep this screen name as close to your real name as possible.

5) You are now registered into the community!

6) VERY IMPORTANT – send an email to Heather Caldwell with your Community Screen name choice. This will allow her to provide you access to the private Practitioners Forum.

For tips on how to get started with the forums, visit the Get Started Guide.

If you have further questions, please contact Lindsay.parker@hp


Lindsay Parker

Technical Marketing Manager (BSM)

HP Software

+1 519 217 8941


HP Cloudcast Series: Five Key Steps To Get Smarter On The Cloud

Learn from experts about specific steps that you can take to manage and secure physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Join the upcoming webcast series that will take you through the entire process on how you can govern, deliver, assure, automate, and secure your hybrid world.

>> Register now for one or more in the series

Part 1: Govern Thursday, June 23, 2011

Build vs. Buy vs. Both – Decision making in the Cloud


Part 2: Deliver Thursday, July 14, 2011

Application Modernization: Business Drivers & Best Practices


Part3: Assure Thursday, July 21

Taming the chaos: why cloud assurance matters


Part 4: Automate Thursday, July 28

Three steps to preparing for the cloud with automation


Part 5: Secure Thursday, August 4

Securing your cloud-enabled business


Webinar: Integrated, Automated & Cloud-Powered Service Desk

See how HP Service Manager 9.30 consolidates service desk processes and helps IT perform better

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

Are you struggling to get more out of your existing help desk to support a growing end user population? Would you like to get a 50% decrease in emergency change rate, 25% service desk savings per month and 60% downtime reduction? Join HP in a live webcast, including demonstration, and you'll see the values and benefits of the new release including how you can improve time-to-value, accelerate change & incident management, increase end user satisfaction and take control of your IT environment.

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Measure Your Cloud Maturity In 5 Minutes.

Take the NEW HP Cloud online assessment now and instantly receive a customized report that shows you how you stack up against your peers and recommends areas for improvement.

By taking the assessment, you'll get answers to questions like: Is the cloud saving or costing me? Are my cloud SLAs in line with my peers?

Simply answer 10 questions against three key performance categories:

  • IT value: how you demonstrate the value IT creates for the business
  • Customer satisfaction: how you meet or surpass service-level agreements
  • Operational excellence: your level of process excellence across the entire IT landscape

We suspect you will want to take advantage of this tool. Why? In May, HP emailed the VIVIT community inviting members to test out the assessment survey--while the tool was in development. We received an impressive 280 responses and nearly 100 completed surveys!

Don't wait. Get your own customized report by taking the assessment here and see how you compare.

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Case Study: Modernize Your Requirements Management Practice

Building requirements is an essential business function, yet most organizations resort to building them within Word and Excel – providing little in the way of visibility to other groups or traceability to ensure requirements are met and tested.

In this webinar, hear Carrie Page share how the Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics IT ERP team used HP Requirements Management in their SAP environment to:

- Specify and link requirements making it easy to establish and identify relationships between requirements.

- Tie requirements to test cases and code, establishing a traceable link to the corresponding requirement definition.

- Link defects to test runs, to see which requirements are impacted by drilling down to the test run, test case, and to the linked requirements.

- Transition to a paperless requirements documentation environment

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Four Agile Tips to Eliminate Rework in Application Development

Your applications need to meet business needs, overcome complex processes, and provide instant results to customers. And, ideally, they'll require minimal rework on your part. The first step to success is requirements definition. In this article, Filip Szymanski of HP Software offers some tips from agile methods that will improve your requirements—even if you haven't otherwise adopted agile.

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voke Solution Snapshot Report, HP – Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) 11

Read the new voke Solution Snapshot Report, "HP – Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) 11.” voke outlines HP's approach to application lifecycle management, and how HP ALM 11 will challenge enterprise IT organizations to deliver value to the line of business, and how executives of organizations of all sizes will benefit from adopting an ALM solution to some degree and fostering its maturity over time. Learn more about why voke indicates that HP ALM 11 "is a category-defining product for its simplicity in design, yet a full-powered and heterogeneous application lifecycle solution that enables organizations to deliver on a brand promise through software.”


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Webinar: Application Modernization - Business Drivers & Best Practices

The world of applications is transforming and increasingly complex. The demands for new technologies like cloud & mobile, distributed global teams and lean methodologies have made it even more difficult to maintain competitive advantage and contain IT development costs.

Join HP's Matt Morgan and independent analyst Theresa Lanowitz from voke Inc on July 14th as they share the results of a recent study on application modernization.

In this discussion you will hear how other global enterprises are addressing application modernization challenges:

· What is the driving force behind modernization efforts

· What is the business case for modernization

· How other organizations are transforming their business through innovation and technology

· How much is being invested in innovation vs. maintenance (time, % of development effort, budget, etc.)

· How better quality, better performance and better security are addressed in modernization projects

· How companies are determining which applications to keep, change or retire

All registrants who say Yes to HP email via the registration form and attend one of the events in the 5-part series will be entered for a chance to win an HP Touchpad

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Case Study: Business Benefits

British Sky Broadcasting (Sky) Performance Testing Solution Delivers A 5.3 Month Payback

With 16,000 employees and annual revenues of more than £5 billion, UK entertainment and communications provider British Sky Broadcasting (Sky) delivers a wide range of services – including high definition television, home telephony and broadband. To succeed in its highly competitive and fast moving market, Sky constantly strives to deliver excellence to its 10 million plus customers. To ensure this, the company must guarantee that its mission critical systems are working at peak performance.

Using HP Performance Center, HP Diagnostics, HP TransactionVision and HP SiteScope as a centralized test environment, Sky was able to realize a payback in just 5.3 months after implementation, as well as an annual six figure ‘cost avoidance' savings. IT benefits included:

  • Internet used to enable 24x7 performance testing.
  • New root cause analysis and identification.
  • Test scenario coverage increased six fold.
  • Test throughput increased four fold.
  • Projects double with staff increases of 20 per cent.
  • Accelerated application roll-out to the business.

Learn more about Sky's performance testing transformation in the new HP case study.


2011 HP Software Awards of Excellence Winners

HP is pleased to announce the winners of its 6th annual HP Software Awards of Excellence. The awards recognize organizations using HP software to deliver business value through high-performing IT. Award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges.

The 2011 winners are:

  • T-Mobile: People's Choice Winner
  • Bankwest
  • Capital One
  • Kellogg
  • Sprint Nextel

HP applauds the leadership and success of the award recipients, who are transforming business by optimizing investments in people, networks, IT infrastructure, applications, and information.

Winning companies were recognized during HP Discover 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The HP Software Awards of Excellence are offered semiannually at HP Discover events. Read more about this year's winners

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