February 2014
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Orchestrate your IT Processes with HP Operations Orchestration

This session is about automated Service Request Fulfillment and the story of seamless user onboarding. The experts will share how you can move to the next level of automation maturity by using HP Operations Orchestration software. This solution will allow you to automate IT processes such as self-service IT support, and incident and event management, as well as the integration of help desk and monitoring services.

Date: February 12, 2014
Time: 10 am PT/1 pm ET


Top Virtual Contributor

Be the Top Virtual Contributor!

Vivit is pleased to announce a new program that will award points to members for participating in various activities on our website. In addition, the member who earns the most points each year will be recognized as the Top Virtual Contributor of the Year. We will recognize one member from the Americas region and one from the EMEA/APJ region at the HP Discover Conference in June and December. Don’t miss out. Start earning points today.

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Nominations Open: Americas 2014 Awards
Hands with World

The vast network of Local User Groups and Special Interest Groups, educational opportunities, and advocacy programs of Vivit are made possible by hundreds of dedicated volunteers from all corners of the world. It is time to reflect and recognize outstanding service from members in the Americas region.

Please take a moment to nominate a fellow member located in the Americas region for:

  • Leader of the Year
  • Champion of the Year
  • Speaker of the Year

Nominations close on April 25, 2014.

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Deep Dive
Call for Trainers – Only a few spots left!

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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Still Time to Nominate Someone for Vivit’s Board of Directors

Nominations are still open for the 2014 Elections of the Vivit Board of Directors. Your nomination submissions are very appreciated, as they are a vital key to the success of the Vivit user group.

Submit nominations by February 17, 2014.


Updates from Vivit’s Education Chair

Mark Herbert
Mark Herbert, Education Chair, Vivit Board of Directors

Learn about the HP Software Education Special Interest Group, Vivit Deep Dive training sessions and what will be coming soon to Vivit Local User Group meetings.

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Vivit Leader part of Podcast at HP Discover Barcelona 2013

Todd DeCapua
Todd DeCapua, Delaware & Philadelphia LUG Leader
& Agile, DevOps, Mobile SIG Leader

At HP Discover Barcelona, Todd DeCapua recorded a Podcast titled, "HP Service Virtualization Eases Developer and Operations Lifecycle Support of Applications at Shunra Software.”

This was done as part of the HP Discover Podcast Series with Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions, as an ongoing sponsored discussion on IT innovation and how it’s making an impact on people’s lives.

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EMEA and APJ Elite Leader Recognition

Many Vivit Leaders were recognized during the Leader Dinner at HP Discover in Barcelona, Spain on Monday, December 9. The Vivit Leaders who did an outstanding job for Vivit by holding at least two or more meetings in the last year and were in attendance at HP Discover in Barcelona were awarded with the Elite Leader Award.

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Vivit is pleased to welcome the following new leaders

Bill Allen
Rick Badillo
Prasod Singh
Bill Allen
Eview Technologies
Business Service
SIG Leader
Rick Badillo
Physicans Mutual
Nebraska LUG
Prasod Singh
Big Data SIG
Doug StoneNeil Suryanarayana
Doug Stone
Taradale Consulting
Big Data SIG

Indraneil (Neil)

Physicians Mutual
Nebraska LUG

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Follow Vivit via Social Media

Consider following Vivit from social media networks. It will help you keep informed about upcoming events. It’s easy to do. Simply click on the images below.


New Recordings
Virtual Summits
Now on Demand!
Four game changers. Two virtual summits. Now on demand!

There is still time to view Vivit’s Virtual Summits that explored the four big game changers: Mobility, Cloud, Security, and Big Data. 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.

Mobility & Cloud Virtual Summit
Big Data & Security Virtual Summit

Managing The Complete Application Lifecycle

This webinar covered how HP Project & Portfolio Management Center and HP Application Lifecycle Management can be used together to help organizations plan, build and run cloud, web and mobile applications.


Upcoming Meetings and Webinars

Upcoming Meeting:

March 6, 2014 St. Louis, Missouri
Q1 Vivit St. Louis Meeting

March 13, 2014
Solna, Sweden
Q1 Vivit LUG Sweden (HUGS) Annual Meeting

Upcoming Webinars:

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)

February 18, 2014
SAVA – New paradigm in Server Life Cycle Management
9:00 - 10:00 AM PST (Los Angeles), 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST (New York), 18:00 - 19:00 CET (Frankfurt)

February 20, 2014
Business Service Management in Practice
9:00 - 10:00 AM PST (Los Angeles), 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 GMT (London)

March 4, 2014

Making Your HP BSM Suite "Service-Aware”
10:00 - 11:00 AM PST (Los Angeles), 1:00 - 2:00 PM EST (New York), 19:00 - 20:00 CET (Frankfurt)

News from HP Software

February Online Expert Days schedule now available

HP UCMDB and HP Universal Discovery provide superior value when integrated with HP Service Anywhere

7 Resolutions for Becoming a Cloud Service Broker in 2014

The time is now to Automate!

What to expect from HP Enterprise Security for RSA Security Conference 2014

New from HP Autonomy Education

HP World Tour 2014 Feb 27 - Experience firsthand how HP's global vision is changing IT and empowering you to make an even bigger difference.

Upcoming Webinars for February

Feb 6, 2014 | 10am PT/1 pm ET
Overcome wait time, cost and inefficiency within test and dev to improve quality

Feb 13, 2014 | 10am PT/1 pm ET
Forrester: Better Outcomes, Faster Results – A Path to Continuous Delivery

Feb 20, 2014 | 9:00am PT/12pm ET
Move Beyond the Fire-Fighting with Predictive Service Operations

Feb 25, 2014 | 10am PT/1 pm ET
Don't acquire and abandon - ensure you are using those licenses!

Feb 27, 2014 | 10am PT/1 pm ET
Independent Research: Top Trends for Private Cloud Computing

Upcoming Webinars for March

New Videos

Introducing HP Software's strategy for the New Style of Application Delivery

Using Big Data to Drive Environmental Progress - HP Earth Insights

Data Protector, Digital Marketing, and IDOL OnDemand

Journey to the Cloud - A 360 Degree View