November 2015
In This Issue

Keep up with the Speed of Change – Three Tips for Smart Testing

Vivit is your Hewlett Packard Enterprise software User Community

Join Vivit at Discover 2015 London

Education Chair Announces Discover London Breakout Sessions

EMEA and APJ Leader Nominees 2015

New Leader Welcomed

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Webinars

View Recent Vivit Webinars

View Recent Hewlett Packard

Enterprise software Webinars

News from Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Follow Vivit via Social Media




Keep up with the Speed of Change – Three Tips for Smart Testing

By Emma Dowey
EMEA Marketing Manager

The 2015-16 World Quality Report finds that business transformation initiatives are limited by testing capacity, and that despite some growth in budgets, we’re challenged with working smarter to deliver better quality for less effort. The report states that over half (54%) of respondents have adopted agile development environments, however the main challenges of time, cost and effort remain the same.

Below we outline three strategies used by our customers to adopt better testing methodologies and a continuous delivery approach.

1 Integrate – Finding a way to integrate applications seamlessly is crucial to DevOps. Tony Auriene, CEO of Elucidation Technologies states "The next steps in SAP testing innovation must continue to focus on risk based testing and tool integration.” By integrating tools such as IntelliCorp’s LiveCompare into your HP ALM and SAP environment, you can achieve zero production defects.

Read More

Vivit is your Hewlett Packard Enterprise software User Community

On November 1 Hewlett Packard separated into two companies: Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP, Inc. Vivit is excited to be a part of the new Hewlett Packard Enterprise team. We continue to be your unbiased, trusted and field-tested HPE software user community that will provide you with an infrastructure of support through programs centered around education, community-building, and advocacy for members. Welcome HPE!

Join Vivit at Discover 2015 London – 1-3 December

Register Now with this Vivit Link
and receive the Early Bird Discount!


Let Vivit be your Ultimate HPE Tour Guide at Discover 2015 London, 1-3 December when you visit the Vivit Worldwide booth in the Transformation Zone at Excel. You’ll understand why Vivit is your ticket to London when it comes to all your Hewlett Packard Enterprise software user needs. With over 30K members worldwide, Vivit is proud to have the best and brightest as its members and volunteers. Bring your colleagues over to our booth so that we connect you with other members, special interest groups, local user groups, and the elected board of directors. We invite you to take a selfie at our London themed booth and register to win one of Vivit’s great travel prizes.

Read More

Education Chair Announces Discover London Breakout Sessions

Bernard Szymczak

Vivit Education Chairperson
Board of Directors

I am very excited about Discover 2015 London. First time for me to be in England! There is so much history to see and lots to do when the conference is over.

When it comes to Discover, I am always amazed at the content delivered over three days. I know we will all have a great opportunity to network together, learn about what’s new from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and see how other companies, like yours, are improving everyday with HPE solutions.

Vivit is proud to announce we will have four breakout sessions listed in the catalog this year. These breakout session topics focus on Big Data, Application Development Management Strategy, Security and Automation/Cloud Management and will surely provide great knowledge to all who attend.

Register for the following Vivit Breakout Sessions in your schedule:
(click on image to view larger pdf)

EMEA and APJ Leader Nominees 2015

Once again, it is time to recognize the efforts of our members who have been chosen to be Leaders in the Vivit community. Your Leaders chose to enrich our community by volunteering their time and effort while sharing their knowledge, ideas, experience and support.

These individuals are full-time employees of various companies and industries, and we all benefit from their decision to lead our user community in Local User Groups and Special Interest Groups. Vivit has been fortunate over the years to have had the best and the brightest continue to become not only Vivit user community members, but Leaders as well.

Each year, Vivit asks members to nominate exceptional Leaders to be recognized for their efforts, and then it is Vivit’s honor to select those nominees for the following categories; Leader of the Year, Speaker of the Year, and Champion of the Year.

In congratulating this year’s nominees, we would like to emphasize the hard work and dedication of these leaders who help create the magic of Vivit! Congratulations to each and every one of you and thank you for all your efforts and contributions.

Leader of the Year Nominees

Vadim Gordadze
Vice Head of ITSM Department
Russia Chapter Leader

Richard Bishop
Head of Service Delivery
Trust IV Ltd
United Kingdom Chapter Leader
HPE software Education SIG Leader
Stevan Zivanovic
Principal Technical Account Director
Infuse Consulting Ltd
Agile SIG Leader

Champion of the Year Nominees

Jane Gibson
Customer Advocacy Software APJ

Ian Bromehead
Sr Product Marketing Manager
HPE Software

Cheikh Sadibou Deme
France Chapter Leader

Andreas Birk
Founder & Principal Consultant
Software.Process.Management TQA SIG Leader

Speaker of the Year Nominees
Toine Jenniskens
Business Architect Infrastructure IT Management

Stevan Zivanovic
Principal Technical Account Director
Infuse Consulting Ltd
Agile SIG Leader

New Leader Welcomed

Vivit is pleased to welcome the following new leader.

Ruby Kalirai
Quality Analyst
Ace Info Systems
Kansas City Chapter Leader

Read More

Upcoming Meetings

November 19 2015 Lake Elmo, Minnesota
Vivit Minnesota ITSM Fall Meeting
November 19, 2015 Berlin, Germany
User Group Treffen "Testen & Test-Management mit HP QC/ALM" in Berlin

Upcoming Webinars

November 11, 2015
APM Practitioners Forum November Call

8:00 - 9:00 AM PT (Los Angeles), 11:00 AM -12:00 PM ET (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CET (Frankfurt)
November 17, 2015
Live Demo on How to Reduce your Downtimes by 50%

7:00-8:00 AM PST (Los Angeles), 10:00-11:00 AM EST (New York), 16:00-17:00 CEST (Frankfurt)
November 18, 2015
Almac Group Leverages Scriptless Test Automation to Improve Application Quality and Delivery

8:00 - 9:00 AM PT (Los Angeles), 11:00 - 12:00 PM ET (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

View Recent Vivit Webinars

Join hundreds of fellow Vivit members who have already participated in the webinars below. Hear from top experts and visionaries in the industry and learn what is new with Hewlett Packard Enterprise software products. View recordings today.

ViewWhat’s New in HP Propel: Transforming the IT Consumption Experience
Rabobank: a Journey in DevOps
Reduce Time to Value with Automated Discovery and Service Model Maps
AM Chargeback/TCO Reporting for Business Services
Be Proactive With Ops Analytics-Leverage your Splunk Investment
How to consolidate your App monitoring strategy: End-to-End User Experience Monitoring for Your BSM
Revolutionize and Transform your Application Delivery Lifecycle with HP Service Virtualization
The Mobile App Monitoring Guide: How to Deliver the Best User Experience with End-to-End Monitoring
Expand NNMi’s Value With Automation & Compliance

View Recent Hewlett Packard Enterprise Webinars

If you missed an HPE software web event, you can view it on Vivit’s website. Vivit now has a landing page with all the recent HPE software webinars available on-demand.