Discover the New – My First Impressions of the New Micro Focus

by Richard Bishop
Vivit Board President

I was pleased to be invited to the Micro Focus “Discover the New” event in London on the 7th of September. This was an event that Micro Focus had billed as an opportunity for partners and customers to meet the Micro Focus leadership team. After the merger of the HPE Software and Micro Focus businesses, the new Micro Focus is the 7th largest software company in the world with an extensive portfolio of software including brands such as SUSE, Attachmate, Borland, Novell, and Serena as well as the former HPE owned brands including Mercury Interactive, Shunra, Peregrine, and the HP Operations Management products.


And the Survey Says…

by Rocky Pisto
Vivit Engage Liaison

As an IT professional for 37 years, I've seen a lot of changes in IT and our careers. A peer once told me many years ago that “if you don't change and move forward, you will fall back and be left behind.” The same holds true for our members in the Vivit Community. Change is good, and learning new technologies helps grow your career.

Vivit recently surveyed its members to determine the value that the Micro Focus Independent User Group brings to its members and what we can do to improve. To those that took the survey, thank you very much. Your feedback is key to the changes we make to support your career. For those that did not take the survey and want to know what your peers are thinking, I have highlighted the results below.


Discover the New Tour

Vivit was proud to be a part of the Micro Focus Discover the New tour last month. We had a and the Ottawa Government Summit.

We had Vivit representatives at each event engaging with both current and new members. These events are valuable to both Micro Focus and Vivit since they allow us to bring together our members - whether a customer, partner or Micro Focus employee to network and share customer stories face-to-face. Discover the New tour allowed us to acquire a few new speakers for our speaker’s bureau and hold many discussions about our LUGs and SIGs as well as our leader program. Be sure to stop your Vivit booth next time you are at a Micro Focus event.

Congratulations Vivit Education Director, Chris Trimper

Micro Focus SVP/GM, Raffi Margaliot, awarded Chris Trimper for his involvement in the ADM Software Beta testing at the Micro Focus Customer Forum in New York City. Chris recently joined Vivit’s Board of Directors last summer as our Education chairperson. Chris acts as the liaison between Micro Focus and various subject matter experts to bring the highest quality teaching to our members. He assists the Vivit team in seeking out relevant speakers and moderators for webinars and regional and global conferences when Vivit hosts speaking tracks. Chris also works closely with both the Community and Advocacy Directors so the Vivit Community continues to have the greatest level of service and support. Chris is currently employed with Independent Health in Willliamsville, New York. Congratulations, Chris!

Welcome New Leaders

Peter Lundsgaarde
Senior Solutions Architect
Möbius Partners
Dallas/Fort Worth LUG Leader

James Clarke
Business Development Director
Warde Associates
Ottawa, Canada LUG


Spotlight on a Volunteer

Ghaleb Aoude
LUG Leader
Ottawa, Canada LUG


SIG Talk
Service Management SIG

Mark Laird
Technical Architect
Sopra Steria
Service Management SIG

Laura Walker
Director of Business Development
Service Management SIG


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