August 2014
In This Issue




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Now Shipping HP Propel On-premise

As already announced in early June, this month HP shipped its first on-premise release of Propel, a solution for transforming IT into a service broker. HP Propel helps break the deadlock between IT and end users.

On one side there is IT, which is facing the following dilemmas:

  • The team is super busy and trying to do it all
  • The department is required to stay within the allowed security and governance compliance circle
  • The department is trying to deliver a helpful and engaging experience, automate service requests fulfillments and integrate multiple suppliers without losing control and providing everything on mobile devices.

On the other side we have the end user who does not want to differentiate between "what I want” and "what I think I should be able to have.” The end user is surrounded by rich offerings of goods and services, used to constant consumption of what they need, when they need it.

Now, IT has to deliver business users demands at the speed of business – which is faster than ever. HP Propel enables IT organizations to deliver and broker traditional, cloud, and hybrid IT services. IT is now accepting that the new strategy is around "what else can we do for our business users” and not only about building unique capabilities. With this shift, IT has new capability to provide the desired consumer experience and more services. Part of these services will be from IT’s own repertoire and part will be from external suppliers. HP Propel enables IT to deliver these services in superior speed and simultaneously it solves the issue of point-to-point integrations which drained lots of time and resources on implementing and maintaining it.

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HP Protect 2014

Use Code PRTVIVIT and save $200!

HP Protect 2014 is just around the corner—register and save!

HP Protect takes place September 8-11 in Washington, D.C. Make sure you register using code PRTVIVIT to save $200.

Why attend?
The only way to avert cyber-crime is to know how the bad guys operate, get how they infiltrate, and anticipate their next moves. The HP Protect 2014 sessions, Bad Guy Lair, peer discussions, and partner showcase put you inside criminals’ minds and help you keep them out of your organization.

Expert insight
The general session will focus on a real-life hacker and the people who helped catch him. How can your organization prepare for such attacks? Gain ideas and insight from industry experts, including Art Gilliland, HP; Brian Krebs,; and Kevin Poulsen, former hacker, contributing editor of Wired magazine, and author.

Learn more
Visit the website for training, agenda, sessions, and information on all the security activities taking place at HP Protect 2014.


HP Vertica
Last chance to register for 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.


2014 Board of Directors
Meet the new Board of Directors and Officers.
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Knock Knock
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Top 10 Virtual Contributors for July

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
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Upcoming Meetings

August 11, 2014
• Boston, Massachusetts
Data Science Workshop for Business at the HP Vertica Big Data 2014 Conference
August 15, 2014 • Singapore
Vivit Singapore first Chapter Meeting
August 21, 2014 • San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Chapter Meeting – HP Discover Recap
August 26, 2014 • St. Louis, Missouri
Q3 2014 St. Louis Chapter Meeting – HP Discover Roadshow
September 4, 2014 • Köln, Germany
User Group Treffen "Testen & Test-Management mit HP QC/ALM" in Köln

Upcoming Webinars

August 20, 2014

ABCs of Performance Testing Series 1
10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT (New York), 19:00 - 20:00 CEST (Frankfurt)

September 9, 2014
What’s New in Network Management Center 10.0
10:00 - 11:00 AM PDT (Los Angeles), 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT (New York), 19:00 - 20:00 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
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
Key Considerations for a Successful Deployment of Real Time Analytics
ViewUnlocking the Value of Storage Optimization

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.

Liz Lovelace
Raj NeravatiMark SkowronLauren Stoewer
Liz Lovelace
Mobius Partners
Houston Local
User Group
Raj Neravati
Cigniti, Inc
Dallas Local
User Group
Mark Skowron
Mobius Partners
Houston Local User Group
Lauren Stoewer
Local User Group