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How HP’s ALM Shows Its Dedication to Quality
|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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Software for a New Style of Business
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April 13 – Boston (Hotel Commonwealth & Fenway Park) – Please reach out to Event contact for more information
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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.
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
By: 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.
How HP’s ALM Shows its Dedication to Quality
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.
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.
Nominations close on April 10, 2015.
Nominations Open: HP Discover 2015 Awards for Customer Excellence
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:
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
Spotlight on a Volunteer
New Leaders Welcomed
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March 6, 2015 • Virtual Meeting for BSM SIG
APM Practitioners Forum March Call
HP BSM Road Show - Columbus
Minnesota Vivit IT Service Management Event
HP BSM Road Show - Cleveland
HP BSM Road Show - Michigan
HUGS-möte och årsmöte 12 mars 2015
HP BSM Road Show - Indianapolis
Vivit Carolinas - HP ALM Round Table
Vivit Carolinas - Mobile Testing Round Table
Vivit BSM Road Show - Oak Brook, IL
Vivit Israel Chapter - 1st Meeting
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)
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)
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)
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)
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View Recent HP Software Webinars
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