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OH, IL, WI, IN, MI Operations Center Technical Roadshow - April 20th to April 29th - Don't miss it!

Ever wish you could talk face-to-face with more technical people about Operations Center and Network Management Center products? Don’t really have the time or budget to travel very far to do so?  Well, here is a great opportunity to meet and talk with technical experts on products like Operations Manager and NNMi – right in your background.

Vivit will be hosting a series of six (6) one-day sessions, where there will be a nice mix between presentations and Q&A sessions around these products.  The sessions will be held in the following states on the following days:

- (Columbus) Ohio – April 20, 2010

- (Orrville) Ohio – April 21, 2010

- (Dearborn) Michigan – April 22, 2010

- Wisconsin – April 27, 2010

- (Chicago) Illinois – April 28, 2010

 - (Fishers) Indiana – April 29, 2010

Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions about this roadshow at

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Automating Operations Management (free webinar and white paper)

Automation has become a hot topic in IT. The NY Times recently posted a blog titled “Beware, Humans. The Era of Automation Software Has Begun”. It contains quotes from HP’s Ann Livermore, Executive Vice President, HP Enterprise Business.

I am speaking at a webinar tomorrow that discusses how to automation IT management using a combination of HP Operations Manager and HP Operations Orchestration. My colleague Ralph Capasso will also be speaking and running a live demo of how Operations Manager and HP Operations Orchestration work seamlessly together to diagnose, triage, and repair IT problems.

If you are tired of spending your IT budget on fixing the same recurring problems, then this webinar is for you.

Here is the abstract:

Automating Operations Management
HP Operations Manager & HP Operations Orchestration better together

Manual processes are resource-intensive and error-prone yet over 70% of 2009 IT budgets go into keeping current operations running.
With use case scenarios, customer case studies , and demos, learn how HP Operations Manager and HP Operations Orchestration together can help you:

• Reduce time to resolve issues from hours to seconds
• Automate the handling of up to 65% alerts from your IT infrastructure
• Save over $4M annually by automating handling of alerts
Learn how to create a predictable and cost-efficient approach. HP Operations Manager and HP Operations Orchestration work together to automate routine processes that isolate and diagnose service-impacting problems in complex environments.

Register now at
(If you read this post after September 30, 2009, this link will take you to a recording of the webinar).

The registration process is a bit clunky, so please follow these steps to avoid confusion:

1. visit the site:
2. click on register

3. complete the form and click on “submit” on the upper right side of the page (you will need to scroll back to the top)
4. Wait for the top panel to paint and select the live “Automating Operations Management” event. It will then provide you a calendar entry with the login details.

If you want to learn more about the topic prior to the webinar, you can read the attached white paper. See bottom of this page to download the PDF file (EMA_HP-OO_WP_20090812b_4AA2-8864ENW.pdf), next to the word "attachment".

For HP Operations Center, Peter Spielvogel.

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Software Universe - Initiatives that Deliver Rapid ROI

I just learned that I will be presenting two sessions at Software Universe, which runs from June 16-18 in Las Vegas. The overall theme of the conference is “focusing on initiatives that can deliver immediate improvements and rapid ROI.” Both of my talks fit squarely within that charter.

Here are the two topics on which I will be speaking.

Automating operations management with HP Operations Orchestration
My colleague, Ralph Capasso, an expert in runbook automation, will be co-presenting the talk and running a live demo.

As your infrastructure becomes more complex, you’ll experience more IT events—many of them symptoms of the same root cause. And you probably have limited staff resources to manage and route incidents. The solution? Consolidation and automation. We’ll tell you how to automate event management and remediation with HP Operations Orchestration. Using case studies and workflow examples, we’ll show you how a typical enterprise can drive out millions of dollars in costs, and we’ll present a live demonstration of how HP Operations Manager and Operations Orchestration work together to resolve common issues.

Leveraging agent-based and agentless monitoring to drive down TCO
I’m presenting this session with Alex Ryals of Pepperweed. He has extensive field experience implementing complex IT solutions.

In today’s economy, a mixture of agent-based and agent-less monitoring techniques can be the key to effective infrastructure monitoring within tight budget constraints. Attend this session and learn how two customers combined HP Operations Manager agent-based techniques and HP SiteScope agent-less technologies to reduce their TOC while optimizing their infrastructure monitoring. Presenters will take a deep dive into the integration of these two HP solutions and will explain how you can create both IT value and business value. You’ll also hear how Operations Manager and SiteScope integrate into the overall HP BTO portfolio.


If you have any topics you would like us to cover in our talks, or questions on these topics you want answered, please leave a comment on the blog or contact me directly.

In a future post, I’ll have speakers from other sessions preview their topics.

For HP Operations Center, Peter Spielvogel.

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