March 2013

In This Issue

White paper: Three challenges driving the future of functional testing

White paper: Enlightened data center automation in the cloud age

    HP Discover Las Vegas 2013

    Dive deep with Vivit Advanced Training

    Big Data Special Interest Group – New!

    Security and Privacy Special Interest Group – New!

    Spotlight: Network Automation Leaders

    Awards – nominate a leader today

    Board nominations open

    Welcome new leaders

    Upcoming meetings

    Upcoming webinars

    New videos

    News from HP Software




    Three challenges driving the future of functional testing

    Faced with today’s multilevel challenges, many functional testing teams are reaching the breaking point. Yesterday’s tools and processes can’t overcome the challenges of time to market, the onslaught of mobile technologies, and the complexity of today’s hybrid composite applications.

    To respond to these challenges, your organization needs to rethink ingrained practices that are out of step with today’s demands. It is time to transform your functional testing approaches with automated capabilities that accelerate the test process and enable the unified testing of end-to-end application functionality. Read about how HP tools allow your organization to revolutionize your manual testing, automate functional testing before the GUI is ready, simplify testing through an integrated interface, and create end-to-end automated functional tests for even the most complex hybrid composite applications.

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    Enlightened data center automation in the cloud age

    Forward-looking companies are realizing that automation is an absolute prerequisite for migration to the cloud—and the key to a smooth, non-disruptive transition to hybrid service delivery. They are also learning that the move to the cloud is a process, not a project, and that it requires automating not just infrastructure elements but also business processes and service delivery.

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    HP Discover is your best opportunity in 2013 to learn how to put HP innovation to work for you. Thousands of IT executives, managers, architects, engineers, and solution experts from around the world will gather at HP Discover to explore technology developments, strategies, and best practices. Find out how you can save $300 off conference registration, submit a paper (March 7 deadline), and supercharge your HP Discover experience with Vivit Advanced Training.

    Dive deep with Vivit Advanced Training

    Join us in Las Vegas, Nevada before HP Discover begins for the highly ranked Vivit Advanced Training program. Choose from 10 courses to hear real-world implementation experiences and examples from practitioners who are in the field solving business problems with HP Software tools every day. This is a great opportunity to advance professionally.

    • Deep Dive into Unified Functional Testing (Checkpoint Technologies)

    • Deep Dive into ALM 11.5 (Checkpoint Technologies)
    • HP ALM: Best Practice Templates and Intelligent Reporting (Assure)
    • Mango – Enabling Next Generation Test Automation on HP ALM, HP UFT and HP BPT (Infuse Consulting)
    • Modern Data Protection and Management Using HP and Veeam in Your Virtual Environment (Veeam)
    • uCMDB V10 – What’s New & Advanced uCMDB Discovery Script Development Using uCMDB Web-Services (Univiews)
    • BSM Service Intelligence Suite: The 5th Dimension of APM (J9 Technologies)
    • Mobile Application Development – a short tutorial using HP Anywhere (HP)
    • Mobile Functional Testing – with UFT Mobile (HP)
    • Mobile Performance Testing (HP)

    Big Data Special Interest Group – New!

    By Pam Bishop, Big Data Special Interest Group Champion

    Data, the most precious raw material in the 21st century. By the year 2049 a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the entire human species. Experts forecast that raw data will grow 50% per month and almost 800% in the next 5 years. Data could equal 35 zettabytes by 2020. In fact, there will be more text messages sent today than there are people in the world. Join the Big Data SIG and participate in the largest explosion of our time – the explosion of big data and information.

    Security and Privacy Special Interest Group – New!

    By Jason Kennedy, Vivit President and Security & Privacy SIG Leader

    Security of systems, networks, and most importantly, the data moving through them is always a lively conversation. Join us to discuss how security and privacy legislation, controls, and demands are changing the game for IT professionals.

    Spotlight: Network Automation Leaders

    Chris Powers

    SIG Leader
    Wendy Wheeler

    SIG Champion
    Chris and Wendy are the founders and co-leaders of the Network Automation Special Interest Group (SIG). Read more about their backgrounds and join the SIG.

    Awards – nominate a leader today

    The vast network of Chapters 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 someone located in the Americas for:

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

    The deadline is April 26.

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    Board nominations open

    By John Baier, Nominating Chair, Vivit Board of Directors

    It is a privilege to announce the call for nominations for the 2013 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 March 25, 2013.

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    Welcome New Leaders

    We welcome the following leaders and their expertise. We invite you to join their Local Chapter or Special Interest Group (SIG) to share tips, best practices, and real-world experiences.

    Pam Bishop
    David Hunt
    Suresh GP

    Pamela Bishop
    Big Data Special Interest Group Champion

    David Hunt
    Agile Special Interest Group Leader

    Suresh GP
    Bangalore Chapter Champion

    Simone Rosignoli
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    Simon LaRosa
    Italy Chapter Leader

    Simon LaRosa
    Italy Chapter Leader

    Simone Rosignoli
    Italy Chapter Leader

    Doug Stone
    Melbourne Chapter Leader

    Upcoming Meetings

    March 6, 2013 • West Des Moines, Iowa
    Deep Dive into Agile

    March 14, 2013 • Solna, Sweden
    Årsmöte i föreningen HUGS3

    March 14, 2013 • Solna, Sweden
    Vivit Sweden (HUGS) Chapter Meeting Q1 20133

    March 21, 2013 • Neubiberg, Germany
    User Group Treffen "Testen & Testmanagement mit HP QC/ALM" in München

    April 18, 2013 •
    Köln, Germany
    User Group Treffen "Testen & Testmanagement mit HP QC/ALM" in Köln

    Upcoming Webinars

    Service Manager Strategy update, SM 9.3 Automation Integrations, and Service Anywhere v2 Quick Peek
    March 6 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CET • Brought to Vivit by HP

    Performance Testing + Service Virtualization: The one-two punch for applications that rock
    March 20 • 11:00 AM -12:00 PM EDT, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CET • Brought to Vivit by HP

    Service Virtualization - How to Speed Up Delivery of Modern Applications
    March 26 • 2.00 PM – 3.00PM Australian Eastern Time, 8.30AM – 9.30AM India Standard Time • By Australia Chapter

    HP Service Anywhere
    April 2 • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM India Standard Time • 7:30 PM- 8:30 PM Singapore Time • By Bangalore, India Chapter and the HP Service Management SIG

    New Videos

    Embracing Cloud with HP Software
    by New Delhi Chapter & Cloud Builders SIG

    How to Implement a Business Intelligence Solution Successfully
    by Business Intelligence SIG

    Network Automation Architectures for Failover and Disaster Recovery
    by Network Automation SIG

    News from HP Software

    Virtual Training with HP Software Education – Discount Offer for Vivit Members!

    IDC Market Spotlight: The Benefits of Training & Certification

    Building the Support Community

    Software Support handbook and data sheet

    Support Customer Forums continue to grow this year!

    When a service is the only solution

    What makes for a successful Cloud Services Broker?

    Prepare your data center for the Cloud

    Getting smart about cloud provisioning

    Supporting a Hybrid Environment

    Streamlining application performance issue tracking

    Easily Find and Fix Virtualization Performance Problems

    Transform DevOps with Application Release Automation

    Get Digging in the Service Anywhere sandbox

    Save the date: HP Software Performance Tour, Berlin/Germany, June 18 - 19, 2013


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