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Happy Earth Day!

Hello everyone -


I wanted to take a moment to reflect a bit on Earth Day.  I know it is a bit of a departure from talking about the HP Software Solutions Community but if you think about it - we are all a member of the Earth's community and just as we nourish and care for the software community, we can also take a step back and think about how we can do the same for the planet. 


But before I do so, I wanted to share a bit about how my 2 1/2 year has "gotten" the message of the importance of taking care of the planet.  Last night, before bedtime, we were chatting about Earth Day and what it means to us: recycling, turning off the lights, and be careful of how much water we use.  So this morning, as she is brushing her teeth she turned off the water for the first time without any prompting!  And I said, "Good job!  Why did you do that?" and she said, "Because I no make the Earth sad!"  While it gave me a sense of pride and little laugh, it got me to thinking that if a 2 year old can get the message that fast then certainly we can too!  :smileyhappy:


So with that, I have some ideas for you in terms of how you could take action.  I encourage you to learn how to reuse or recycle electronic equipment or calculate your printer or PC’s carbon footprint.  You can do that all right on HP's site.  Take a look and take action now!


Until next time...


 

Community has launched!

Last week was a big one for HP Software & Solutions.  First, the HP Software Solutions Community officially launched publicly on April 8.  As the Community Manager, I can't tell you how exciting and rewarding it is to have this new community live.  It's a big, big milestone in our goal to make 2010 the year of the community. 


The pride I have for the many people who made this new community a reality is enormous. But, I am most proud of you, our customers, who stepped up to contribute your ideas and passion, first in the alpha stage and then in the beta phase.  Now all customers, like you, have a place to exchange ideas, best practices, find solutions and connect peer-to-peer. 


A big thanks, also, to all who stopped by to check out the new community.  No registration is necessary if all you desire is to look around and read the threads.  If you want to post a thread yourself or answer a post, you'll need to register.  But registration is very easy, and we promise to guard your privacy.  We only ask a few quick questions and you'll be all set.


Another important achievement of last week was the publication of HP's annual Global Citizenship Report.    The report highlights how HP is using IT to solve critical problems for people everywhere.  You can't help but feel good when the company you work for is making the world a better place right now and in the future.


It is especially gratifying to see how HP Software & Solutions is contributing to HP's programs for the betterment of society.  For example, healthcare and education are two of the five issues HP designates as critical to worldwide socioeconomic progress. Because of my work with so many customers, I know first-hand how our software has helped in these two fields.  


So, I invite you to not only check out the new community, but also to read the HP Global Citizenship report.  Please share your thoughts about HP's social betterment programs with us.  We'd like to know how well is HP living up to its goal to be an exemplary global citizen.  What programs, projects or policies did you find especially compelling? 

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  • Brian is Senior Manager of the IT Experts Community for HP Software. Brian has 25 years of software industry expertise from roles as a developer, sales engineer, instructor, consultant and marketer.
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  • 12 years experienced Marketing professional specialized in innovative and disruptive technologies such as Cloud, Big Data, Mobility.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Enterprise Architect helping large enterprises and telecom service providers with business aligned IT solutions for over two decades.
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