April 2014
In This Issue

HP Propel – Find out what all the commotion is about – for Free!

87% of IT leaders say IT training needs to be customized within 2 years

Learn how 1000s of IT Experts unlocked competitive advantage with continuous education

HP Discover Las Vegas – Savings Extended for Vivit Members – use code SWVIVIT

Vote for Three Board of Director Seats Today!

Be the Top Virtual Contributor! Be recognized at HP Discover!

Top 10 Contributors for March

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HP Propel – Find out what all the commotion is about – for Free!

HP Propel is the newest innovation helping HP service managers to onboard new employees 20%-40% faster, reduce service activities by 15%, reduce catalog item sprawl by 10X, and reduce supplier management by 50%. Find out why service managers around the world have logged in to get their HP Propel Free since its availability just a few months ago. Get yours now!

Why have hundreds of HP customers jumped to get their HP Propel Free? Like you, they are looking for ways to accelerate their service delivery, resolve incidents in minutes, manage vendor sprawl and automate more processes. And the key is, they need to do this without disrupting existing systems. They need choice without compromise and HP Propel does exactly this. HP Propel Free is the easy, no risk entry to take the first step in a direction that ultimately transitions IT into pure service brokers, at your own pace with no disruption to your systems. Many service managers start with HP Propel Free as a quick on-boarding tool for new employees; then branching out to other capabilities in small bites to increase automation and response times. Others provide the consumerized portal to give their business users quick self-service access to order items and tap into the knowledge base.
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87% of IT leaders say IT training needs to be customized within 2 years!

Vanson Bourne recently performed a survey of 1,000 decision-makers across 13 countries on behalf of HP Software to identify strategies to help organizations gain competitive advantage through software enablement. The research ­– detailed in this White Paper – was first conducted in 2010 and again in 2013; it reveals three key ways to make your enablement programs more effective:

1. Supporting different learning styles

While many of us now use highly intuitive smartphones and tablet apps on a daily basis, not everyone does. So you may have a generational capability gap in your organization with younger employees likely to be more adept with technology. As a consequence, education programs must accommodate different levels of knowledge and learning styles.
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Learn how 1000s of IT Experts unlocked competitive advantage with continuous education

Join HP to hear what IT educational trends 1000s of senior IT decision makers are adopting. Learn from your peers about what best-practice training methods today will solve your business problems tomorrow.

In this webinar, HP will uncover the following three key areas to help you set a plan for gaining your competitive edge:

  • Assess how IT education is working for your organization
  • Understand your software users: changing learning styles and time constraints
  • Increase your responsiveness to business change

Date: April 9, 2014
10am PT/1pm ET

HP Discover 2014
Savings extended for Vivit! Enter code swvivit to save!

Please join fellow Vivit members at HP Discover in Las Vegas from June 10-12. Vivit would like to be one of the largest groups with members attending HP Discover this year. Please help us meet Vivit’s registration goal by registering using the link below and entering code SWVIVIT.

Register here.

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. HP Software is running dozens of business and technical sessions, conducting roundtables and discussion forums, showing demos, and presenting mainstage keynotes.

You are certain to find content targeted at your key needs, including cloud, big data, mobility and security. Don’t miss out! Register now and enter code swvivit and enjoy a $300 discount off the $1795 entrance price.

Plus, if you register between now and April 11 using code swvivit, you will be entered into a drawing to win a free pass to Discover 2015. No other code will give you the opportunity to win this pass.

In addition, Vivit is pleased to be offering Deep Dive Sessions again at HP Discover. These sessions allow you to hear real-world implementation experiences and examples from practitioners who are in the field solving business problems with HP Software tools every day.They run on Monday, June 9, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Register for these sessions through your new or existing HP Discover conference registration. The cost per session is only $99 thanks to our sponsors--this is an incredible value which normally costs $495. Learn more.

Vote for Three Board of Director Seats 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 2, 2014, or until we meet our 10% member quorum. We urge you to vote now. Member sign-in required. Please sign in on the top right or right side of the website using your username and password. Your username is @@username@@. If you forgot your password, you may use the automated password reset.

We have some great candidates. Your vote is important, so please take the time to vote.

Cast your vote online at http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/surveys/default.asp?id=324289.

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Top Virtual Contributor

Be the Top Virtual Contributor!
Get Recognized at HP Discover!

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 at HP Discover as the Top Virtual Contributor of the Year.

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!
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Here are the top 10 virtual contributors for March:

1.Mark Laird
United Kingdom
2.Sri Deekshitulu
United States
3.Manjula Muniyappa
United States
4.Darla Burk
United States
5.Marvin Quick
United States
6.Dan Boswell
United States
7.Tom MolfettoUnited States
8.Jan Czajkowski
9.Tracy Avent
United States
10.Donna Johnson

Nominate Someone for the Americas 2014 Awards
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There is still time to nominate someone for the Americas 2014 awards. 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.


Please 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

April 16, 2014
• Brooklyn, Ohio
Performance Center & Shunra - Ohio Chapter
May 15, 2014St. Louis, Missouri
Q2 2014 Vivit St. Louis Meeting

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.

February 26, 2014 • Tempe, Arizona
AZ Chapter 2014 Q1 Meeting

March 19, 2014 • Overland Park, Kansas
Kansas City Q1 Event Sprinter

Upcoming Webinars

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), 17:00 - 18:00 CET (Frankfurt)

April 10, 2014
Service Catalog and Request Management

11:00 - 12:00 PM PDT (Los Angeles), 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT (New York), 20:00 - 21:00 CEST (Frankfurt)
April 15, 2014
Transform to a True Service Broker with HP Propel – Shift from Reactive to Proactive

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


April 17, 2014

Big Data Security: Challenges, Strategies and Tools
7:00 - 11:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT (New York), 19:00 - 20:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

April 24, 2014
Preview the new HP LoadRunner and HP Performance Center 12.0

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

Recordings from Recent 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.

Mobility & Cloud Virtual Summit
Big Data & Security Virtual Summit
ViewAdvanced Configuration Management with HP UCMDB Configuration Manager & UCMDB Browser
ViewHP and the Intelligent Service Desk (SPM Product Updates)
ViewIntroducing HP Service Anywhere with Social Insight
ViewHP BSM - Panel Discussion: Customers Talk About Their Journey and Success
ViewAdding Mobile To Your HP Best Practices

Vivit Leader’s New Video: Improve Mobile Apps Testing & Performance with Network Virtualization

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

At HP Discover in Barcelona, Todd DeCapua, in partnership with HP Application Development Management, recorded a Video titled, "Improve Mobile Apps Testing and Performance with Network Virtualization.” In this quick 3 minute video, Todd covers a lot of topics.

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Welcome New Leaders

Vivit is pleased to welcome the following new leaders.

Adam Cybulski
Kevin May
Ali Mulik
Adam Cybulski
Poland Chapter
Kevin May
US Federal SIG
Ali Mulik
Checkpoint Technologies
Florida Chapter

Mike PeckarCarter YuStevan Zivanovic
Mike Peckar
Fognet Consulting
US Federal SIG

Carter Yu
Singapore Chapter

Stevan Zivanovic
Infuse Consulting Ltd.
Agile SIG Leader
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Spotlight on a Volunteer
Doug Stone
Doug Stone
Melbourne Chapter Leader, Big Data SIG Leader

Test Automation Consultant
Taradale Consulting Services
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News from HP Software

Announcing the Revolutionary Apps 12

April Online Expert Days on the IT Experts Community

Experience the power of flexible, customized education

Kill the time clock: Flex work as the new reality

Confessions of CIOs: How to develop strengths for today's leadership

Secure and defend your cloud

HP IT accelerates service delivery with hybrid clouds

IT process automation: Get control of your incident remediation today!

Ensure network security in your organization

Upgrade Your Career with HP ArcSight security certification

Boost Your CMS Skills with HP ATP Certification

Network and share best practices with your peers: HP Software EMEA Customer Forums, Istanbul, May 6-8

Upcoming Webinars

April 10, 2014 | 10 am PT/1 pm ET
The Importance of End-to-End Requirements Management

April 16, 2014 | 10 am PT/1 pm ET
Alphabet Soup: Getting the most from your IT Operations Tools