January 2014
In This Issue




All you want to know about IT Operational Analytics

This session will outline the HP approach to Big Data Analytics applied to IT Operations. HP will outline the strategic foundation of this new domain, describe a maturity model that leads to its adoption with the benefits of each step, and outline the new solution that applies these ideas: HP Operations Analytics. This session will include a short demonstration and communicate customer viewpoints of this exciting breakthrough capability.

Date: January 15, 2014
Time: 10 am PT/1 pm ET


Are your Cloud Services Secure and Compliant today?

Register for this webinar to learn how you can benefit from a new style of IT through the combined wealth of information assimilated from multiple sources to provide you valuable insights that impact your business. In addition you will learn how you can enjoy the use of secure compliant cloud services that can be consolidated in one view and automated to the click of a button.

Date: January 16, 2014
Time: 10 am PT/1 pm ET

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Team Up with VivitHP Discover Barcelona

Wrap up of HP Discover Barcelona!

"Team up and get linked to other members, special interest groups, local user groups, Vivit staff and the elected board of directors” was the overall theme for Vivit at HP Discover in Barcelona, December 10–12, 2013. If you didn’t make the conference, we hope you will consider the same opportunities to team up and get linked with Vivit now.

Vivit is proud to have the best and brightest as members and volunteers. These individuals volunteer their time to lead local user groups (LUG) and worldwide virtual special interest groups (SIG). Leaders from around the world gathered at HP Discover to represent their groups and discuss the latest HP Software developments and game changing technologies.

Vivit Group Leaders

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Vivit Announces the 2013 EMEA/APJ Award Winners

On December 9, the Vivit Board of Directors presented the EMEA and APJ Leader of the Year Award to Mostafa Moussavi, Champion of Year Award to René De Vleeschauwer, and Speaker of the Year Award to Mark Laird. The EMEA and APJ Awards are presented each year and winners are chosen from a select group of talented volunteers who are member-nominated because they have demonstrated excellence and outstanding service to the Vivit Community.

Leader of the Year
Champion of the Year
Speaker of the Year
Mostafa MoussaviRene De Vleeschauwer
Mark Laird

Mostafa Moussavi

René De Vleeschauwer

Mark Laird

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Deep Dive
Call for Trainers – Deadline January 17

Engage with HP Discover attendees and other Vivit members in Las Vegas in June with a 4-hour advanced HP Software Solution Deep Dive Session. This is a great opportunity for HP Software and partners to share their expertise and show their unique benefit in person. Confirm a spot today!

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Board Nominations Open

Richard Bishop
By Richard Bishop, Nominating Chair, Vivit Board of Directors

It is a privilege to announce the call for nominations for the 2014 Elections for the Vivit Board of Directors. Your nomination submissions are very much appreciated, as they are a vital key to the success of the Vivit user group.

Submit nominations by February 17, 2014.
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New Recordings
Virtual Summits
Now on Demand!
Four game changers. Two virtual summits. Now on demand!

Vivit hosted two online virtual summits where members explored the four big game changers: Mobility, Cloud, Security, and Big Data. All webinars are now viewable on demand. Participants felt the content was insightful and will help them implement new strategies around these game changers. Take advantage of this opportunity to listen to HP Fellows, top experts and visionaries in the industry. View recordings today.

November 6–7 – Mobility & Cloud Virtual Summit
November 20–21 – Big Data & Security Virtual Summit

Other New Recordings

Agile Application Lifecycle Management
Enabling Chat – Key Success Factors in Chat Implementation
Test Data Management with Data Maker and ALM
Managing the Mobile Application Lifecycle

Upcoming Meetings and Webinars

Upcoming Meetings:

January 15, 2014 New Hudson, Michigan
Michigan Service Management Group Event

January 16, 2014 West Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa Q1 Chapter Meeting

Upcoming Webinars:

January 16, 2014
Managing the Complete Application Lifecycle
9:30 – 10:30 AM IST (New Delhi), 12:00 – 1:00 PM SGT (Singapore), 3:00 – 4:00 PM AEST (Sydney)

February 4, 2014
Faster ROI with ALM Through Education
9:00 - 10:00 AM PST (Los Angeles), 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST (New York), 18:00 - 19:00 CET (Frankfurt)

February 11, 2014
Casting a Light on HP Training and Certification
9:00 - 10:00 AM PST (Los Angeles), 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST (New York), 18:00 - 19:00 CET (Frankfurt)

News from HP Software

Check out the December issue of the IT Experts Newsletter!

HP Service Anywhere – Connect the Business and IT into one Conversation

HP Universal CMDB (UCMDB) and HP Universal Discovery (UD) v10.10 are now Generally Available

OMW Support Tip Video: Message Delay Detection

3 Steps to Simplify the Madness of Data Center Operations on Black Friday, Cyber Monday or Any Day

NEW! HP's Solution for Managing Private and Hybrid Clouds

HP Cloud Service Automation – See new, do new at HP Discover!

Inside the new DMA 10.20: Even more database content, cloud integration and standardized workflows

From Automation to Orchestration: A Roadmap to Starting the Transformation

Bitcoins, just one part of the new Hacker Economy - Part I

Leap-frog into virtualization and cloud monitoring with HP vPV

HP Unified Functional Testing Service Pack 11.53 is Released!

New Recordings:

Understand and Counter Insider Threats with Behavioral Analytics

Upcoming Events:

January 14, 2014
10 am PST/1 pm EST
Best Practices for Scaling Agility to the Enterprise Level

January 22, 2014
10 am PST/1 pm EST
Three ways service management can connect the business with IT

January 23, 2014
10 am PST/1 pm EST
Operations Analytics: IT’s new year resolution to innovate IT Operations

January 28, 2014
10 am PST/1 pm EST
Realize double-digit Savings on Business Service Management Environments

February 5, 2014
10 am PST/1 pm EST
Managing vendor sprawl: How SIAM can help you gain control

February 25, 2014
10 am PST/1 pm EST
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