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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 asksonja@hp.com.

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Learn how Independence Blue Cross reduced IT Operations costs

Join HP Software and Solutions for a live InformationWeek webcast with special guests Maryann Phillip, Director of Service Delivery at Independence Blue Cross (IBC), and Ken Herold, Practice Manager & Principal Architect with Melillo Consulting.


Hear first-hand how IBC is using HP Operations Center products like Operations Manager, Performance Manager, and DDM in addition to agentless and agent-based data collection to:



  • achieve profitable growth through enabling technologies

  • reduce costs by achieving a competitive cost structure

  • manage medical costs better -- through operational stability & improvements


Register today and learn how you can streamline and make YOUR processes more efficient.

Innovation Week Part 1 - Operations Manager on UNIX 9.0

Over the past few weeks, I have been involved in many conversations with both customers and colleagues about innovation. So, I wanted to highlight several new products that demonstrate how managing IT operations continues to evolve (contrary to some opinions).


First, I’ll start with the foundation - a consolidated event console that is the main tool for the operations bridge staff. HP released OMU 9.0 last month. As with all our event management consoles, this does not force our customers to rip and replace. OMU gives companies the ability to reduce the cost of managing their increasingly complex IT environments by consolidating events into a central console.


Some of the enhancements include:



  • A new Web-based Administration UI that allows multiple administrators to perform tasks in parallel, boosting productivity.

  • Enhanced agentless monitoring by incorporating SiteScope events into the Operations Manager console and service map, giving organizations alternate ways to broaden infrastructure coverage and reduce the cost of monitoring.

  • More flexibility in managing network events using NNMi.


OMU 9.0 admin GUI


Next week, I will post a podcast with 10 reasons to upgrade to OMU 9.0.


For Operations Center, Peter Spielvogel.

Consolidated Event Management Podcast

My colleague and consolidated event management guru Jon Haworth has recorded a podcast with Dennis Drogseth of EMA about the benefits of consolidated IT event management. During this 15 minute podcast, Dennis and Jon discuss:



  • Benefits of an integrated approach to IT Operations

  • Key groups, titles, organizations, roles, initiatives, etc. needed to drive an integrated approach to managing Operations

  • The key underlying technologies

  • Where event consolidation fits


Listen to the Consolidated Event Management podcast (registration required)



At Software Universe, many of my conversations with customers focused on how then can use Operations Manager to consolidate events from across their organization.


For Operations Center, Peter Spielvogel

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