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It’s coming…The Discover Performance Tour

Posted By Susan Russel, Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Achieve IT without borders.

We predict an interesting future for CIOs and IT leaders – where you’ll move from being the IT builder to becoming the power broker. We see an agile, mobile, cloud-enabled world, where IT needs to become embedded more deeply into the business.  IT leaders will bring innovation by mastering a digital supply chain, and agilely designing and launching business processes that take advantage of new markets and opportunities.  To thrive in this world, IT needs to operate without borders. And dissolving the boundaries between your development and operations teams is a critical place to start.     

Here’s your chance.  Join the Discover Performance Tour to engage with industry-leading solutions, experts and your peers as you get started on your journey. During this interactive event, you’ll gain perspective from industry leaders, benefit from the insights of IT leaders, interact with the solutions and get started on your DevOps journey.

Mark your calendar now! 






Wed., Sept 5

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza


Thurs., Sept 6

Ritz Carlton Denver

Santa Clara

Tues, Sept 11

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara


Thurs., Sept 13

Sheraton Reston


Thurs., Sept 20

W New York


Tues., Sept 25

Hyatt Regency Cambridge


Tues., Sept 25

St. Andrews Club & Conference Center


Thurs., Sept 27

Wyndham Grand


Thurs., Sept 27

Hilton Austin


Thurs., Sept 27

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver


Tues., Oct 2

W Atlanta Downtown


Thurs., Oct 10

Arizona Biltmore (Waldorf Astoria)

Registration will be available by August 6.


Tags:  20/20  Agile  Application Lifecycle Managerement  Automating  Cloud  HP Enterprise  Mobile  Mobility 

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Join the Discussion

Posted By Susan Russel, Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Enterprise 20/20, a socially-driven, cloud-enabled eBook presented by HP and driven by the industry, seeks to put forth a point of view and provoke discussion around the forces transforming our world and the technological innovations shaping the future.

Enterprise 20/20 will include six chapters launching consecutively between HP Discover Las Vegas in June and HP Discover Frankfurt, December 4-6, 2012:

  • Outlook 20/20, the eBook’s introduction, exclusively previewed at HP Discover Las Vegas
  • CIO 20/20, a vision for the next-generation CIO
  • Apps 20/20, a vision for the next-generation applications team
  • Marketing 20/20, a vision for the next-generation marketing department
  • IT Operations 20/20, a vision for the next-generation hybrid IT operations team
  • Boardroom 20/20, a vision for the next-generation executive

The chapters will be viewable in a browser as an eBook and downloadable in both PDF and iBook formats, and will be linked to a Discussion Hub, where IT and business executives, HP partners and customers, academics and others from the enterprise community will be able to wrestle with different visions for the Enterprise of 2020.

Join the Enterprise 20/20 conversation today as a Vivit member. You can identify yourself as a Vivit member by using the Vivit avatar in your profile.



Tags:  Apps  Boardroom  CIO  cloud  IT Operations  Marketing 

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Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud

Posted By Michael Collins, Vivit President, Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Through more than the last 10 years, I have gotten to know so many of you through attending HP events and the evolution that has taken place from Software Forum to HP Discover. It has been great to evolve through my career as I have gone from working within IT and networking within telecommunications to now leading a technical presales team with xMatters, an HP ISV partner. In parallel, I have gone from practitioner and chapter leader with OVFI to board member and President of Vivit Worldwide. And I am more excited than ever for this year's HP Discover event!

What particularly interests me this year are the sessions on Cloud and hosted delivery of products and services. So many thrilling innovations are coming about due to the predominate development of cloud technologies and offerings. From IT to the business to client interaction, hosted solutions are offering a rich availability of features, availability, time to market, latest technology and so on. This demands that the cloud direction no longer be a buzzword but now a critical business technology and direction that can longer be ignored.

My eye is heavily on the direction that HP will be going this year with their offerings and messaging. Any software organization knows best the positioning, features and capabilities of its own product. They are the experts in their own technology and are best positioned to create a Software or Platform As A Service offering that is a repeatable and cost effective offering. It is easy to see how entire software service organizations are disrupting the landscape as we talk; and in order for a software company to transform into a software service, it requires agility, flexibility, and most of all innovation!

The reason for my own personal interest in this matter is the same reason I am involved in user groups and working with other practitioners. The ability to learn from the experience of others is key to one's own success. Representing xMatters at the conference and learning about how our own hosted cloud infrastructures can offer quick time to deployment and an environment that is always up to date is important to me. We have embarked on an initiative internally in which we create a seamless client experience in getting clients live quickly and efficiently. In today's complex environment, with security concerns, audits, integrations, data loading and process engineering, it is a challenge to deploy efficiently in either a traditional premise based implementation or a hosted infrastructure. Our goal is to have all parts of the xMatters organization, Sales, Consulting, Assistance, Operations, etc. working together in order to partner together with the client for this seamless and efficient deployment model. With the current environment changes, it is easy to foresee many of the traditional software offerings in the marketplace dying. With such a competitive landscape, it is critical for organizations to focus innovation on the cloud solutions.

Tags:  Cloud  HP Discover 

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Cloud computing a hot topic at HP Discover Vegas; Register now, save $300

Posted By Judy Redman, Tuesday, May 1, 2012
What would a current technology conference be without a number of sessions dedicated to cloud and hybrid delivery? At HP Discover Vegas 2012 cloud is one of eight key topics that will be explored in-depth with dozens of breakout sessions, technical labs and track keynotes.


If you can make it to only one IT event this year, Discover Vegas should be on your short list. But don't delay. Register now to save $300 off the conference fee and reserve the best sessions before they are closed. See below for details.

While more sessions are still being added, this year's session catalog for HP's premiere technology event is now available. With more than 800 sessions overall, it can be overwhelming to sort through the comprehensive offerings. To make it easy for you to find the sessions that are most valuable to you, use the advanced search for sessions by track or by topic. The Search by Track view provides the ability to search for sessions by track, by session type, by presenter type, by level, by session title, by keyword, or by sessions that provide practical solutions to specific challenges you are trying to address.

This blog post highlights a subset of valuable sessions for attendees interested in cloud. Check out the online catalog for the full listing of event sessions.


TK2093 - Track Keynote: Cloud enabling your data center

Cloud computing interest is at a fever pitch, with most organizations starting to explore the potential of this new IT sourcing model. Data center readiness is a critical factor for successfully implementing cloud computing, and this session will describe the steps that must be taken to ensure that data-center technology, staff and processes are fully prepared to maximize the benefits of cloud.


TK2039 - Track Keynote: Winning with HP's Cloud Solutions

Cloud computing is a key technology that delivers innovative services to customers, employees and constituents for both businesses and the public sector. In this session, we'll cover HP's cloud strategy and its implications for the enterprise and public sector. Attendees will learn about the key considerations in adopting cloud computing and how HP solutions can help put them on the right path to a successful cloud journey.

BB2123 - 5 big ideas that will change your data center in 2012 and beyond

Rapidly changing business needs, the cloud, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and other forces have been driving IT to think differently. We invite you to join this session and check all your assumptions at the door as we unveil new breakthroughs that will transform the five core pillars in any data center. Get ready to turn the worlds of server, storage, networking, facilities and IT management processes upside down and reconsider each technology's role in the future of data center computing.


BB2593 - Amplify your business with HP SaaS: rapid time to value and lower TCO

In this session you will learn how HP Software as a Service (SaaS} can help you drive business outcomes by leveraging the cloud for your HP Application Performance Management initiatives. We'll show you how—by adopting HP Business Service Management 9 (BSM9) on SaaS—you can lower costs and accelerate time to business value. And we'll explain our flexible licensing options, secure architecture, and advanced implementation services, and present a case study. If you're considering a new implementation of BSM9 for application performance management or you have an existing on-premises deployment and want to know the advantages of SaaS. this session is for you!


BB2040 - Best practices for starting your cloud journey

This session will highlight what you need to know to get started on your cloud journey. Topics covered include: choosing the right deployment model to align with your business needs, the importance of planning and other tips to help you make the right choices for your business.

BB3055 - Building a cloud for engineering and product development

Corporate directives on costs, quality and time-to-market are catalysts for transforming product development and engineering services. Cloud computing can be a major component of this transformation. However, there are significant differences between the IT needs of engineering and the rest of the enterprise. This session will provide a detailed look at these differences, why they exist and how to bridge the gap between the engineering community and the global IT organization. You'll learn about HP's own engineering IT transformation and the HP Engineering Cloud Transformation Services available to help you at any stage of your initiative.

BB2044 - Concept to cloud: a customer's journey

This session will focus on actual customer cloud environments. The customer will provide their perspective on the keys to success, like: how to get started, orientation of services, organizational readiness, ‘on-boarding' of services and the go-to-market options the cloud enables. Specific items to take away from this session will include: industry best practices, lessons learned, definition of goals and success, a vision for cloud at your organization, a model architecture based on service needs and how to obtain leadership support. Attend this session to find out how to make your cloud a success.

Register now and save $300 off the $1795 entrance price. Your resulting admission price will be $1495. Simply enter code DSCVRSW when registering to take advantage of the $300 discount.
Additional information about HP Discover Vegas 2012 is available at

Tags:  Cloud  HP Discover 

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