July 2014
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Self-service Strategies that put Service Relationship Management into Hyperdrive

New capabilities in the self-service request management and service relationship management (SRM) suites only scratch the surface in dealing with the demand for business enablement. To keep pace with the breakneck speed of change, Technology & Service Management teams are increasingly revamping their service catalogs, self-service portals and reach for automation solutions.

Join this webinar to hear industry experts explain:

  • Why you must shift your self-service strategy and how to make that shift to enable your customers
  • How and what the key steps are that you need to consider
  • How an automated solution can accelerate your efforts
Date: July 15, 2014
10:00 am PT/1:00 pm ET
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HP Protect 2014

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Register now for HP Protect

HP Protect is HP’s largest security conference of the year. It takes place September 8-11 in Washington, D.C. and gathers 1,500 security leaders from around the globe in one location to learn how to think like the bad guys.

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What you’ll experience

  • 4 content tracks, 100+ sessions for all levels, 40 turbo talks, 15+ birds of a feather lunches
  • Optional training and coding boot camp
  • 2 receptions and a party headlined by Counting Crows
  • Demos, new product announcements, onsite support
  • 1:1 meetings with HP executives
  • Bad Guy Lair, mock SOC, usability lab
  • Earn up to 15 CPE credits

General session

The general session will be led by Art Gilliland, SVP of HP Software Enterprise Security products. It will feature Brian Krebs, journalist and investigative reporter who is a well-known computer security and cybercrime expert. Stay tuned for news on other speakers….

The HP Protect general session will focus on real-world bad guys and the strategies, tactics, and technologies used to capture them. Delve into the mind of a world-class hacker, followed by a panel of security experts who will discuss why and how he was caught, the evolving threat landscape, and what organizations can do to protect themselves from such attacks. Get expert insight into the current state of the criminal underground. And then hear about new products—being introduced at HP Protect—that can help you stay ahead of new threats


HP Vertica
Consider attending the HP Vertica Big Data Conference!

August 11-14, network with your peers and HP Vertica Big Data experts and partners to learn how to maximize your Big Data analytic outcomes. This conference will take the experiences of last year to the next level, so we encourage you to join the excitement!

Plus, you can enhance your HP Vertica Big Data conference experience by attending a highly ranked Vivit Deep Dive workshop. This four hour workshop, Data Science Workshop for Business, is designed for professionals looking to leverage Analytics & Big Data in their day to day decision making and using data to create a bigger impact on their organization. Individuals will learn how to make decisions with Statistics & Big Data with hands on exercises. Don’t miss out.


Experience the Magic
Wrap up of HP Discover Las Vegas 2014

"Experience the Magic of Vivit by connecting with other members, special interest groups, local user groups, Vivit staff and the elected board of directors” was the overall theme for Vivit at HP Discover in Las Vegas, June 10 – 12, 2014. If you didn’t attend the conference, we hope you will consider the same opportunities to experience the magic with Vivit now.

Vivit has over 23,000 members worldwide and is proud to have some of the IT industry’s top thought-leaders as members and volunteers. These individuals volunteer their time to lead local user groups (LUG) and worldwide virtual special interest groups (SIG). Leaders from around the world gathered at HP Discover to represent their groups and discuss the latest HP Software developments and game changing technologies.
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Vivit Names the 2014 Americas Award Recipients

The Vivit Board of Directors presented the 2014 Americas award winners at the HP Discover Conference in Las Vegas on June 11, 2014.

Americas Awards
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Knock Knock
Update your Vivit Membership Profile and you
Could Win!

Vivit is growing, and we want to keep pace with what matters to you. In order to ensure you receive information that is tailored to your needs, please update your member profile. Please update and complete all *required fields in your profile.

Plus, update your profile before July 31 and you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing for a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre Solo. Update your profile before August 29 and you will be entered into a drawing for a HP Slate. Don’t delay. The sooner you update your profile, the more chances you have to win!

Click here to be taken directly to your profile. Member sign in is required which automatically gives you points towards the top virtual contributor program. If you are not directed to your profile, copy and paste this link after you sign in: https://vivitworldwide.site-ym.com/members/edit.asp

In order for your profile changes to be recorded, don’t forget to click on the "Save Changes” button at the bottom of your profile page. We greatly appreciate your time and cooperation in updating your profile.

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Top 10 Virtual Contributors for June

1.Randy Mikel
United States
2.Mark Laird
United Kingdom
3.Jan Czajkowski
4.Larry Hollingsworth
United States
5.Steve Williams
United States
6.Sumit Sengupta
United States
7.Sri Deekshitulu
United States
8.Hassan Javed
9.Ricardo Jorge
10.Manjula Muniyappa United States

Find out how to become a Top Virtual Contributor here.

Upcoming Meetings

July 15, 2014
• Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City HP Discover Roadshow
July 24, 2014 • Houston, Texas
Houston Vivit Chapter HP Discover Recap & DevOps

Upcoming Webinars
July 23, 2014
Key Considerations for a Successful Deployment of Real Time Analytics
8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

July 29, 2014
Unlocking the Value of Storage Optimization
8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT (New York), 17:00 - 18:00 CEST (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.

Mobility & Cloud Virtual Summit
Big Data & Security Virtual Summit
HP and the Intelligent Service Desk (SPM Product Updates)
ViewHP BSM - Panel Discussion: Customers Talk About Their Journey and Success
ViewHP Apps 12 Update: Gain the Elusive Balance Between Velocity and Quality
ViewOvercome Consolidation, Disparate Systems, Technology
ViewExploring Unstructured Data and Analytics
ViewHackers and Threats: Remaining Vigilant and Relevant
ViewNo More Excuses: Now it’s Easier to Migrate to ALM 12

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.


New Leaders Welcomed

Vivit is pleased to welcome the following new leaders.

Ricardo Paraguassa
Jan Ponteus
Ricardo Paraguassu
Blue Elephant Systems Inc.
Brazil Local User Group
Jan Pontéus
Swedish Tax Agency
Sweden Local User Groupr
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News from HP Software

July HP Software Online Expert Days

The skills you need as an IT service broker

FREE TO DOWNLOAD — 2 hours to self-healing remediation and fast service fulfillment

DevOps for the real world

Why are IT people so insecure?

NEW Knowledgeb​ase Search on HP Software Support Online

Get certified on cloud-based data protection: HP ATP - Data Protector v8 certification

Get more from HP ATP – IDOL Server v10: HP ATP – IDOL Server v10 certification

HP Software Support Services – Get more from your HP Software Investment!

Technical Service Days – We help your team to be successful!

ELA Management Services – Realize the full value of your Enterprise License Agreement

Embracing Agile across your Apps teams? Come to Agile2014 in Orlando, July 28-August 1st and connect with HP Software!

Upcoming Webinars

July 22, 2014: How to Test without Production Access: Best Practices Revealed

HP Discover Recordings

HP Discover Las Vegas 2014 Software, Security, Big Data

HP Discover Las Vegas: Disconnected data is dead data

HP Discover Las Vegas Video: Martin Fink’s presentation on The Machine

Check out HP Discover’s Recorded sessions at HP Discover Video on Demand


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