May 2013
In This Issue

Cut back your spend on software assets

Automate your infrastructure tasks and business processes

Make your vote count in the 2013 Board elections

Advanced training to kick-start your career

HP Discover entertainment, session catalog, advanced training

Upcoming meetings

Upcoming webinar

New videos

Spotlight on a volunteer

News from HP Software


















 


 


Cut back your spend on software assets

HP

Do you think your software costs are still too high when your goal was to decrease them? Could these costs rise even more if one of your vendors requests an audit of their software? Join HP and McKesson on May 7 to hear a discussion about controlling your spend on software assets.

Register

Automate your infrastructure tasks and business processes

HP

Automating business processes lets IT be more agile and establish repeatable workflows that do not require manual intervention. These workflows form the basis of a scalable automation platform that is well-documented for consistency and data center standards. The automated orchestration of these business processes improves collaboration among various departments and provides wider visibility to drive informed decision-making. Register for the May 9 webinar and learn how automating common processes can improve your ROI.

Register

Make your vote count in the 2013 Board elections

Cast your vote for the four open positions on the Vivit Board of Directors. This election is vital to the governance of the Vivit user group. Your vote will help shape the team of leaders that develops strategy and new programs for members. Eligible voters are defined as all active members whose membership has not expired as of April 26th, 2013 and who are not employed by HP. Elections will run until Friday, May 22, 2013, or until we meet our 10% member quorum. We urge you to vote now. Member sign-in required.


Advanced training to kick-start your career


By Rocky Pisto, Vivit Global Engage Coordinator

Is it time to kick-start your IT Career?

Did you know that companies are looking to fill FTE's in the IT organization, but the skill set is nowhere to be found?

I can't tell you how many times I hear:

  • "We can't find the skill set required to support solutions we need."
  • "We have open Req's for IT Staff and can't fill them."

This is a common theme in corporate IT organizations and Vivit wants to help you kick-start your IT Career.

The Vivit user community is made up of the best and brightest. The talented individuals within our user community have years of experience with HP Solutions around the world. We can help you make a difference!


HP Discover entertainment, session catalog, advanced training



Visit the HP Discover website to view the headliner entertainment, see who’s delivering keynotes, and explore the full session catalog with over 250 software sessions. Plus check out Vivit’s preconference Advanced Training.

Use code Vivit when you register and receive a $300 discount off the conference price. In addition, five individuals who enter code Vivit when registering will be entered into a drawing to win a free pass to HP Discover 2014. This offer can’t be combined with other codes or discounts and is valid only for new registrations.


Upcoming meetings

May 14, 2013 • Stockholm, Sweden
Vivit Sweden Chapter - Afternoon Workshop about Requirements in ALM / QC


May 16, 2013 •
Mettawa, Illinois
Chicago/Wisconsin Joint Vivit ITSM Meeting


June 11, 2013 •
Las Vegas, Nevada
Vivit Advanced Training


June 12, 2013 •
Las Vegas, Nevada
Annual Member Meeting


June 16, 2013 •
Wickliffe, Ohio
ALM/Quality Center - Ohio Vivit Chapter


Upcoming webinar

May 22, 2013
Control Your IT Costs with Asset Management

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT, 5:00 - 6:30 PM CEST



New videos

UCMDB: The Center of the ITSM Universe
brought to you by the HP Service Management SIG on Vivit’s BrightTALK channel


Debunking the Myths: An Essential Guide to Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
brought to you by the Cloud Builders SIG on Vivit’s BrightTALK channel



Spotlight on a volunteer


Mostafa Moussavi

Test Specialist
SEB

Sweden Vivit Chapter (HUGS) Leader
Mostafa is the Chairman of the Vivit Sweden Chapter, HUGS, for a second year. Read more about his background and passion for bridging end users and HP Software.


News from HP Software

HP ExpertOne and Software Education are offering pre-event training courses at HP Discover 2013

Software Certification Quick Reference Guide

One size does not fit all – the need for customized training (Part 1 of 2)

Prevention is always better than cure: 5 tips for keeping your software healthy

Streamlining Cloud Service Design Using HP Cloud Service Automation

New HP Software releases drive faster application delivery with higher quality

Webinar series on-demand: How companies successfully use HP Software solutions (in German language)

Demo on-demand: Orchestration of IT processes (in German language)

Events

May 3
Online Expert Day for Ops Mgr for Windows and Ops Mgr for Unix

May 8
Attend the HP Customer Forum at the Atlanta Braves Stadium May 8

June 18-19
HP Software Performance Tour, Berlin/Germany (in German language)