September 2012

In This Issue

Are We Still Getting Ready for DevOps?

Knight Capital $440M 'Glitch’ on August 1, 2012... Could DevOps Have Helped?

DevOps Special Interest Group

HP Discover Performance Tour

Call for Nominations: EMEA Awards

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Webinars

New Leaders

Spotlight on a Volunteer

Become a Speaker

News from HP Software















 


Are We Still Getting Ready for DevOps?

Jason Kennedy
President, Vivit Board of Directors

Many organisations have adopted the DevOps principles by becoming Agile development shops or more closely aligning development, QA, and operations functions. Is DevOps for everyone? I would argue that it probably isn't, but there are two aspects of preparing for DevOps from which every organisation can benefit.

 


Knight Capital $440M 'Glitch’ on August 1, 2012... Could DevOps Have Helped?

In this featured blog article, Paul Peissner, co-leader of the DevOps Special Interest Group and Northern California chapter, summarizes the Knight Capital event and how he believes it could have been avoided with an internal DevOps IT initiative.


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DevOps Special Interest Group

Do you want to learn more about DevOps and leverage real-world experience and expertise? Join Paul Peissner and Todd DeCapua, co-leaders for the worldwide DevOps Special Interest Group. Visit the group page and select the "join group” icon which will appear if you aren’t a member of the group.


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HP Discover Performance Tour – Register now for a city near you!

image012.jpgDevOps isn’t just the latest buzz word, it’s a set of real principles and methods that help break the barriers between your dev and ops teams creating better collaboration to drive consistent quality, faster deployment, and improved performance from applications to the cloud.

The HP Discover Performance Tour is a great opportunity for you to:

  • hear from top customers like McKesson, VistaPrint and Boston Medical Center on their steps to achieving agility.

  • get in discussion with your peers from both the Dev and the Ops teams around their challenges and how they are building collaboration.

  • see how the solutions for DevOps automate the complete application lifecycle to accelerate release times, eliminate manual handoffs and reduce errors.

Atlanta 10/2 | Austin 9/27 | Boston 9/25 | Cincinnati TBA | Denver TBA | Minneapolis 9/27 | Montreal 10/19 | New York City 9/20 | Phoenix 10/10 | Reston 9/13 | Santa Clara TBA | Toronto 9/25 | Vancouver 9/27.



Call for Nominations: EMEA Awards

hands with world-blue.jpgThe vast network of local 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. Once again, it is time to reflect and recognize outstanding service from members in the EMEA region.

Three awards will be presented:

  • Leader of the Year

  • Champion of the Year

  • Speaker of the Year

Please take a moment to nominate someone for any of the EMEA awards by November 2, 2012. Your input matters.



Upcoming Meetings

September – October 2012 • Atlanta 10/2 | Austin 9/27 | Boston 9/25 | Cincinnati TBA | Denver TBA | Minneapolis 9/27 | Montreal 10/19 |
New York City 9/20 | Phoenix 10/10 | Reston 9/13 | Santa Clara TBA | Toronto 9/25 | Vancouver 9/27


HP Discover Performance Tour


September 17, 2012 • Eagon, Minnesota
HP Service Manager User Group Meeting

September 25, 2012 • Seattle, Washington
Seattle Chapter Meeting

September 25-26, 2012 • Bad Honnef, Germany
Vivit HP Software Anwendertreffen 2012

October 5, 2012 • Columbus, Ohio
Ohio Service Management Group Event

October 9, 2012 • Frihamnen, Sweden
Vivit Sweden Member meeting Q4 2012


October 18, 2012 • Johnston, Iowa
Iowa Chapter Meeting

October 25, 2012 • Saint Petersburg, Florida
Vivit Florida Chapter Meeting



December 4-6, 2012
• Frankfurt, Germany

HP Discover

Sign up to have conference news delivered to your inbox via the HP Discover website.


Upcoming Webinars

September 19, 2012
Managing Requirements in ALM: A Short Practical End-to-End Best Practice Demo


October 3, 2012

Three hot things with HP Service Manager 9 (and ITSM)


New Leaders

We welcome the following leadership, expertise, and voices to the following chapters and special interest groups. We invite you to join their groups to share tips and real-world experiences.

Ron Cornwell
Team Lead CIT Data Center Automation & Enterprise
McKesson
Data Center Automation Special Interest Group

Robert Linton
V.P. Application Lifecycle Management
Cortech Inc.
Testing, Quality and ALM Special Interest Group Leader
Jim Murphy CompuCom Systems Inc.
Vivit Board of Directors
Cloud Special Interest Group Leader

Gideon Pridor
Director of Marketing
Perfecto Mobile
Mobile Special Interest Group Leader

Damian Versaci
Software Testing Consultant
SMS Management & Technology
Testing, Quality, and ALM Special Interest Group Leader



Spotlight on a Volunteer

Mihai Grigorescu is the co-leader for the South Africa Chapter and speaker for the worldwide Testing, Quality, and ALM Special Interest Group. Meet Mihai on September 19 in his next webinar.

 


Become a Speaker

Share your knowledge with fellow members at local chapter events or worldwide Special Interest Group webinars by joining the Vivit Speaker Bureau.


HP Software Education Discount for Members

HP Software Education and Vivit are working together to bring you valuable training opportunities that meet the demands of your business today. Plus, Vivit members worldwide receive 10% off HP Software Education. The 10% discount is not valid with any other offer or discount and is only valid for HP Software Education services, including ASE certification and excluding ART services. Your Vivit account must be active (not expired).


News from HP Software

A View from the Front Lines: Mark Potts, CTO of HP Software, shares his views on the future of IT, the importance of risk management and how we will measure CIO performance.


New HP Software Certification available


New Accredited Systems Engineer (ASE) Exams from HP Software Education

IT Service Desk KPI Survey

HP Introduces HP Universal Discovery and other CMS improvements

Take a test drive of exciting new HP Software as a Service solutions

Call for submissions: Share your expertise on HP Software’s technical network


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