March 2015
In This Issue

Westbury Gears Up Analytics Platform for Managing the Business of IT

Software for a New Style of Business

HP Discover 2015 Las Vegas

Vote for Three Board of Directors Seats and Proposed By-Law Changes

Updates from Vivit’s Education Chair

Nominations Open: Vivit Americas 2015 Awards

Nominations Open: HP Discover 2015 Awards for Customer Excellence

How HP’s ALM Shows Its Dedication to Quality

Be the Top Virtual Contributor in 2015!

Spotlight on Volunteers

New Leaders Welcomed

Follow Vivit via Social Media

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Webinars

View Recent Vivit Webinars




Westbury Gears Up Analytics Platform for Managing the Business of IT

SMI 15 Answering the Challenges of Communicating the Value of IT

Burlington, MA, March 1 - 2015: Westbury today announced the availability of its next generation IT Business Analytics platform to help organizations measure, improve and communicate the value of IT. The new SMI Suite delivers a comprehensive platform for automated data integration and IT business analytics that allows IT organizations to easily access and combine any data from any data source without managing and maintaining a complex data warehouse.

Industry analysts predicted some time ago that the transactional view of IT is no longer sufficient for IT organizations to stay relevant. Instead IT should be able to communicate their value by means of metrics and reports the business cares about. Westbury is enabling IT organizations to confront their multifaceted challenges by implementing a robust IT business analytics strategy that turns operational data into business value dashboards.

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HP Software Customer Forums
Software for a New Style of Business

Join HP for these exclusive events that bring the community of top tier customers, HP leadership and partners together for a day of discussion and networking. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about all of the latest HP Software innovations and hear some of HP’s best client case studies. Don’t miss out on a city near you! #HPCustForums

March 11 – Atlanta (Georgia Aquarium) – Registration | Agenda

April 13 – Boston (Hotel Commonwealth & Fenway Park) – Please reach out to Event contact for more information

April 16 – Calgary (Hyatt Regency) – Registration | Agenda

April 22 – Chicago (Hilton Rosemont) – Please reach out to Event contact for more information

Register for each event by clicking on the date or the "Registration” link above or email the event contact for more information.
HP Discover 2015

Exclusive to Vivit Members Only!

Register Today!
Use this unique Vivit Worldwide Link

and you will receive a $300 discount for
HP Discover 2015 Las Vegas.


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 2 - 4. 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.

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Vote for Three Board of Director Seats and Proposed By-Laws Changes Today!

Elections are now open for the selection of three Directors on the Vivit Board. Eligible voters are defined as all active members and who are not employed by HP. Elections will run until Friday, May 1, 2015, or until we meet our 10% member quorum. We urge you to vote now! Member sign-in required. We have some great candidates and we appreciate your support in this election process.

Additionally, Vivit members are being asked to vote on a proposed change to the Vivit by-laws. The details of these proposed changes can be found at the bottom of the voting page, below the Board of Directors voting section.

Your vote on both the Directors elections and the proposed by-laws changes is important, so please take the time to cast your vote!

Updates from Vivit's Education Chair

Richard BishopBy: Richard Bishop, Education Chair, Vivit Board of Directors

I have some information to share and a number of education updates to pass along:

HP Software Education Special Interest Group (SIG)We have many "Special Interest Groups” (SIGS) in Vivit where you can learn a great deal. One of the newest SIGs is the HP Software Education SIG which was founded last year. This SIG is there to provide a community for those interested in HP Software Education and Certification. As well as this, many of you may be aware of the fact that we’ve started to work more closely with the HP Software Certification team. We had well over 100 delegates attend the recent webinar "Three Keys to Unlock Your Potential,” and we’re hoping to continue our collaboration with the HP Software Education Team.

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How HP’s ALM Shows its Dedication to Quality
Bernard Szymczak


By: Bernard P Szymczak,
Vivit Ohio Chapter Leader

Anyone who has installed an upgraded version of software knows there are challenges. Will it function like the prior version? Will the hardware requirements change? How long will the installation take? All of these are good questions, but one question tops them all for my company.

Will my existing artifacts transfer over to the upgraded system with minimal data loss?

I use the word minimal here, because it is uncommon in an enterprise class system. No one can really guarantee 100%, usually it is 99.99%. This usually leads to have a one-off not get transferred right and require some manual intervention to correct. Sometimes you need to just recreate the item from scratch.

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Nominations Open: Vivit Americas 2015 Awards

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 a fellow member located in the Americas for:

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

Nominations close on April 10, 2015.

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Nominations Open: HP Discover 2015 Awards for Customer Excellence

The HP Software 2015 Awards for Customer Excellence program is now open for nominations.This is an opportunity to be recognized for your solution and join the exclusive HP Software Hall of Fame.

HP understands the effort it takes to complete papers and nominations, so HP is offering their professional writers to help you.

Nominations are accepted until March 13, 2015 via the award nomination form.

HP will treat the Awards winners as a V.I.P guest while at Discover and each winner will receive:

  • A complimentary Discover conference pass
  • An HP Slate
  • Spotlight recognition on the Discover main stage
  • Potential speaking opportunities at Discover
  • Public recognition via HP social media channels
  • An HP Award for Customer Excellence plaque presented at the Champagne Toast and Reception in the Vivit Booth in the HP Discover Zone
To enter, please submit the award nomination form.
2015 Top Virtual Contributor
Be the Top Virtual Contributor
in 2015!

Participate in the Top Virtual Contributor program in 2015! Vivit award points are given 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. Find out how to become a Top Virtual Contributor here.

Top 10 Virtual Contributors for February
1. Randy Mikel United States
2. Mark Laird United Kingdom
3. Steve
United States
4. JanCzajkowski Sweden
5. Muhammad Malik United States
6.Diego Caicedo Lescano Ecuador
8. Venu
United States
9. Philipp
United States

Spotlight on a Volunteer
Jim Copio

Jim Copio
Whitlock Infrastructure Solutions
Carolina Chapter Leader
Business Service Management SIG Leader

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New Leaders Welcomed
Rafael PazJelena StojanovicAlvin Sumter
Rafael Paz
QA Systems LLC
PPM SIG Leader
Jelena Stojanovic
Teri Engineering
Serbia Chapter Leader
Alvin Sumter
Thyssenkrupp Elevator
Atlanta Chapter Leader
PPM SIG Leader

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Upcoming Meetings

March 6, 2015 Virtual Meeting for BSM SIG
APM Practitioners Forum March Call
March 10, 2015 Columbus, Ohio
HP BSM Road Show - Columbus
March 10, 2015 Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota Vivit IT Service Management Event
March 11, 2015 Cleveland, Ohio
HP BSM Road Show - Cleveland
March 12, 2015Dearborn, Michigan
HP BSM Road Show - Michigan
March 12, 2015Stockholm, Sweden
HUGS-möte och årsmöte 12 mars 2015
March 18, 2015 Fishers, Indiana
HP BSM Road Show - Indianapolis
March 18, 2015 Charlotte, North Carolina
Vivit Carolinas - HP ALM Round Table
March 18, 2015 Charlotte, North Carolina
Vivit Carolinas - Mobile Testing Round Table
March 19, 2015 Oak Brook, Illinois
Vivit BSM Road Show - Oak Brook, IL
March 30, 2015 Raanana, Israel
Vivit Israel Chapter - 1st Meeting

Upcoming Webinars

March 17, 2015
End-to-End DevOps with HP Software Stack and Codar
8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CET (Frankfurt)
March 18, 2015
Best Practices in IT Architecture
7:00 - 8:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 10:00 - 11:00 AM EDT (New York), 15:00 - 16:00 CET (Frankfurt)
March 24, 2015
Service Anywhere March 2015: Big Data Service Desk
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST (Los Angeles), 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST (New York), 20:00 - 21:00 CET (Frankfurt)
March 26, 2015
What is New: HP LoadRunner 12.02, HP Performance Center 12.20, StormRunner 1.20
9:00 - 10:00 AM PST (Los Angeles), 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST (New York), 18:00 - 19:00 CET (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 HP Software products. View recordings today.

ViewAgile Planning with HP Project Portfolio Management and Agile Manager
ViewDarwinian Evolution of Operations Manager
ViewNew Release: Solve Your IT Performance Issues with Big Data Analytics
ViewHow a 350-year-old Company Runs a State-of-the-Art Project Management Office
ViewHow Sopra Steria is using HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) to Deliver Better Cloud Services BCs of Performance Testing Series III – TruClient Advanced
ViewWhat’s New in ALM and Quality Center 12.2
ViewIs There Really an ‘I’ in a DevOps Team?
ViewWhat’s New in HP Propel? Hangout with the Team that Created HP Propel!

View Recent HP Software Webinars

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