March 2014
In This Issue




HP Logo
Transform Service Delivery with HP Cloud Management

HP services for Cloud Service Automation are designed to help customers start and manage their private or hybrid cloud implementations. This session offers an overview of this comprehensive management solution, including HP Cloud Service Automation for heterogeneous clouds. This tool delivers the management and governance capabilities you need for building and operating a successful private cloud.

Date: March 13, 2014
10 am PT/1 pm ET

HP Discover 2014

Registration now open!
Enter code swvivit to save!

Vivit members, HP Software invites you to join more than 11,000 IT executives, managers, architects, engineers, and experts from around the world at HP Discover, Las Vegas from June 10-12. At HP’s largest conference of the year, you will be able to explore technology developments, strategies, and best practices, and learn about HP’s latest software and solutions for the new style of IT.

At HP Discover, you can choose from hundreds of business and technical sessions on key topics like Cloud, Security and Risk Management, and Mobility. Benefit from time to network with your software peers, talk to industry experts, and discuss unique software needs with colleagues.

Register now and enter code swvivit to enjoy a $300 discount. Plus, if you register between now and end of day on March 7, using code swvivit, you will be entered into a drawing to win a free pass to Discover 2015.

In addition, Vivit is pleased to be offering Deep Dive Sessions again at HP Discover. These sessions will be held on Monday, June 9 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Click here to learn more about these sessions.

Updates from Vivit's President
Vivit Members will Facebook Like Button WIIFM Strategic Goals

Karen Semonson

Karen Semonson, President, Vivit Board of Directors

As a Vivit member you may ask yourself, WIIFM (what's in it for me)? In 2014, our strategic focus is to help grow you, yes you, and your membership engagement through creating opportunities for you to participate in the relevant and timely conversations that only this community can provide for you, when you need them, usually NOW, or when and what your boss wants, RIGHT NOW!

Read More
Top Virtual Contributor
Be the Top Virtual Contributor!
Go for the Gold!

Sign into Vivit’s website and update your profile, post a blog, attend an event, refer another member and you can start earning points. It’s that easy!


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.


There are three levels you can obtain based on points earned. "Go for the gold!” Start earning points today. Don’t miss out!

Read More

Here are the top 10 virtual contributors for February

1. Sri Deekshitulu United States
2.MarkLairdUnited Kingdom
3.TracyAventUnited States
5.RandyMikelUnited States
6.JeffSwannUnited States
6.SusanVernonUnited Kingdom
7.TomMolfettoUnited States
8.JohnPhippsUnited States
10.KevinMayUnited States

Nominations Are Open for Americas 2014 Awards
Globe in hands

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.


Why Update your Membership Profile?

In order to ensure you receive information that is tailored to your needs, please update your member profile. We are working on a project to segment our members based on industry and HP Software products so that you receive information that is relevant to you. Click here to be taken directly to your profile. Sign in is required which automatically gives you points towards the top virtual contributor program.

Upcoming Local User Group Meetings

March 13, 2014
• Solna, Sweden
Q1 Sweden (HUGS) Annual Meeting
March 19, 2014Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Q1 Event Sprinter
March 25, 2014Dübendorf, Switzerland
User Group Treffen "Testen & Test-Management" in Zürich

April 3, 2014Köln, Germany
User Group Treffen "Testen & Test-Management mit HP QC/ALM" in Köln


Content from Recent Local User Group Meetings

If you missed a meeting in your area, please click on the meeting below to see the content that was shared.

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

January 28, 2014 • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Delaware and Philadelphia Meeting

January 31, 2014 • Omaha, Nebraska
Nebraska Q1 Meeting

Upcoming Webinars

March 11, 2014

Introducing HP Service Anywhere with Social Insight
9:30 - 10:30 AM IST (New Delhi), 12:00 - 1:00 PM SGT (Singapore), 3:00 - 4:00 PM AEST (Sydney)

March 18, 2014
HP BSM – Panel Discussion: Customers Talk about Their Journey & Success with HP BSM

10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT (New York), 18:00 - 19:00 CET (Frankfurt)
March 20, 2014
Adding Mobile To Your HP Best Practices

9:00 - 10:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CET (Frankfurt)

March 25, 2014

ITSM Reporting at Continental
7:00 - 8:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT (New York), 15:00 - 16:00 CET (Frankfurt)

April 1, 2014
HP ALM Product Update: How to Get Quality Despite Velocity

10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT (New York), 19:00 - 20:00 CET (Frankfurt)

April 9, 2014
Best Practices and Proven Methodologies for Mobile Performance Testing

9:00 - 10:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT (New York), 18:00 - 19:00 CET (Frankfurt)

Recordings from Recent Webinars
Virtual Summits
Four game changers. Two virtual summits. Now on demand!

Join fellow Vivit members who have already participated in the Vivit Virtual Summits that explored the four big game changers: Mobility, Cloud, Security, and Big Data. Hear from HP Fellows, top experts and visionaries in the industry, and choose from 15 sessions covering these hot topics. Participants felt the content was insightful and will help them implement new strategies around these game changers. View recordings today.

Mobility & Cloud Virtual Summit
Big Data & Security Virtual Summit

ViewFaster ROI with ALM through Education
ViewCasting a Light on HP Training and Certification
ViewSAVA - New paradigm in Server Life Cycle Management
ViewBusiness Service Management in Practice

Welcome New Leaders

Akshar Dave
Kate Fontanella
Dominic Listermann
Akshar Dave
SoftNet Solutions
Big Data SIG Leader
Kate Fontanella
Big Data Champion
Dominic Listermann
CorTechs Inc
Security and Privacy SIG Leader

Ronald MartinSumit SenguptaJamie Wetzel
Ronald Martin
Gardem Solutions
Montreal LUG

Sumit Sengupta
Big Data SIG

Jamie Wetzel
TaskTop Technologies
Software Lifecycle
Integration SIG

Read More

New Special Interest Group: Software Lifecycle Integration

Vivit Software Lifecycle Integration SIG is a virtual community of software practitioners and managers who discuss how to create tool infrastructures and processes that increase the collaboration and interaction among the members of the software development and delivery team.

This group will investigate the issues involved in expanding collaborative work across all disciplines with the software development and delivery lifecycle for those organizations using HPs various software lifecycle-related solutions alongside those from other providers/vendors. Join today!

Read More

Spotlight on a Volunteer
Damian Versaci
Damian Versaci
Melbourne Chapter Leader, TQA SIG Leader

Practice Leader, Systems Integration and Testing
SMS Management & Technology
Read More

News from HP Software

HP Software Americas Marketing announces 2014 Awards of Excellence at HP Discover!

Discover Performance Weekly Shows

CIO "Confessions”: 5 Critical Attributes of IT Leaders

March Online Expert Days on the IT Experts Community

Register for HP World Tour: Coming to Toronto and Sao Paulo in 2014!

Automating IT reduces time and errors in user provisioning

4 Steps to Automate Server Patching

How to boost IT efficiency by 75% and create time for innovation

Infrastructure Alone Does Not a Cloud Make

A new year…a new perspective in software education

How to get IT service analytics in just 2 minutes

Running a HP OMi proof-of-concept and other lessons from the road

Government Summit - April 2, 2014

Upcoming Webinars

March 11, 2014 | 10 am PT/1 pm ET
Get Cost Visibility and Chargeback for your cloud Services

March 19, 2014 | 10 am PT/1 pm ET
Become an automated, agile enterprise and avoid waste and management obstacles

March 25, 2014 | 10 am PT/1 pm ET
Mastering Software License Compliance to Reduce Costs

April 2, 2014 | 10am PT/1pm ET
Success Story: Transformi​ng traditiona​l data centers into private clouds

April 3, 2014 | 10am PT/1pm ET
Forrester: Agile, Continuous Integration & Accelerating Business Value Delivery

April 17, 2014 | 10am PT/1pm ET
Extend the benefits of automation across the enterprise


HP Power to Change virtual event – available on-demand!