Don’t acquire and abandon – ensure you are using those licenses!

Julien Kuijper, SAP, Michael Grainge and Vesna Soraic, HP Software
You’ve spent a lot of money and time purchasing and implementing software that’s expected to solve critical business problems and make your business more competitive. Make sure you do not lose all that value by being out of compliance or overspent. And no, it’s not easier said than done…

Join this web event to hear how SAP optimizes Software Asset Management with best practices, tools and powerful employee responsibility initiatives. You will learn how SAP rationalized the use of software assets and licenses, reduced expenses and demonstrated to the auditors that their compliance methods are serious and trustworthy. We will also demonstrate the HP Software Asset Management solution.
Feb 25 2014
43 mins
Don’t acquire and abandon – ensure you are using those licenses!
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  • The Operations Bridge is “the” solution for IT Operations to effectively address the challenges they face when it comes to managing the new style of IT: complex composite applications, virtualized environments, cloud-based services, big data, and a variety of management solutions from different vendors. In this session, you will learn how the HP Operations Bridge solution allows you to take up those challenges and consolidate all your existing IT monitoring solutions, providing a unique solution to maximize efficiency and improve runtime and performance of your IT services.
  • Enterprises are realizing that the opportunity of data analytics is maximum when the data is fresh and represents the "current reality" of operations or customer experience. The business value of data dramatically falls with its age.

    As IT and line-of-business executives begin to operationalize Hadoop and MPP based batch Big Data analytics, it's time to prepare for the next wave of innovation in data processing.

    Join this webinar on analytics over real-time streaming data.

    You will learn about:
    •How business value is preserved and enhanced using Real-time Streaming Analytics with numerous use-cases in different industry verticals
    •Technical considerations for IT leaders and implementation teams looking to integrate Real-time Streaming Analytics into enterprise architecture roadmap
    •Recommendations for making Real-time Streaming Analytics – real – in your enterprise
    •Impetus StreamAnalytix – an enterprise ready platform for Real-time Streaming Analytics
  • Problem Management is a game changer. It is critical in developing real quality in service delivery. However, very few organisations actually get this aspect of ITSM working well.

    This fourth session in the ITSM Goodness series will look at how we spend too much time focussing on efficient ‘fire-fighting’ (Incident Management), rather than looking at avoiding recurrence or eradicating faults altogether - ultimately a better solution for customer and provider alike. Often there are some simple misunderstandings around what Problem Management is or what is required to make it work. Also it can be difficult to find the right people to make Problem Management happen, particularly as it is not a simple linear process that can be ‘industrialised’ like Incident Management. This session provides simple clear guidelines on what is needed and how to make Problem Management work well for your organisation.

    This 8-part monthly series is designed to provide real-time value to newcomers and take to the next level those already familiar with the approach.

    ITSM Goodness is an approach created by Barclay Rae to deliver practical, proven, successful and accessible advice and guidance for ITSM and IT professionals. The focus is clear and simple – on achieving the right business outcomes from IT, and how this is delivered, via the Customer Experience.
  • The foundation of success for any company is an outstanding customer experience, but we all know the journey toward creating an amazing service culture is a challenging one. While a great culture doesn’t happen overnight, it IS attainable (really!) with the right approach. Join Joel Daly, HOSTING’s COO, as he discusses HOSTING’s journey: the obstacles, the companies we admire, and the process we undertook to reach excellent service.
  • For many IT Service Organisations the selection of their ITSM toolset is one of the most important, and expensive, decisions they can make. Causing huge disruption and extra work as staff are moved from one system to another. The ITSM toolset is like the engine that drives an IT department and its ability to ensure work is prioritised, integrated and moved between support teams. It is utterly critical to the running of an IT department, but if its so important why do so many IT departments only keep a toolset for 3-5 years before moving to another one and starting the process again?

    Join Peter Hubbard, Principal ITSM Consultant at Pink Elephant, as he shares his experiences on what happens during an ‘out of the box’ toolset implementation program, along with his advice and guidance on avoiding typical pitfalls that many implementations could easily avoid.

    Learn about the critical importance of People, Process and Product working in harmony to make sure that your toolset selection and implementation program delivers real business value quickly.

    Learn why ‘Out of the box’ is a dangerous phrase, and there is no such thing in the real world. Peter will be join by Michael Jenkins, a veteran toolset implementer with over 20 such projects behind him as they discuss what happens in an ‘out of the box’ implementation.

    They will discuss how to pick a toolset, the value of use cases, what happens on the vendor ‘demo day’ and what sort of actions you can be undertaking prior to the chosen vendor starting their implementation in order to speed up the process and make sure that your most expensive ITSM decision returns real value.
  • There’s a sea change taking place in service and how consumer ‘journeys’ are taking place. Howard Kendall, founder of the SDI, has spent much time keeping track of what is really going on, how customer expectations are changing, and how we can use leverage this in the service desk industry.

    Join Howard for an informative discussion on how service desk can successfully rise to the challenge of delivering excellent customer service, meeting, and possibly surpassing, the expectations of the customers they support. Howard will provide some top tips that will help to win the hearts and minds of service desk customers and build stronger relationships with end-user constituents, elevating the position of the service desk within the IT organisation.
  • Join us for a 30-minute live session every Friday, where we’ll tour the RingCentral interface, discuss the latest innovations and features available on the RingCentral platform, and share best practices on leveraging cloud communications for your business. This session features a live demo of RingCentral Office and an open Q&A session led by a Sales Engineer. This week tune in and learn how your employees can hold multi-point HD video meetings around the world, anytime and anywhere with RingCentral Meetings.
  • When some organizations talk about “service catalogs,” what some of them really mean is “service request catalog” or even “employee self-help.” The service catalog and the service request catalog are typically critical components of an IT Portal that facilitates a wide array of interactions at all levels between the business and their IT service provider.

    This session will discuss the relationship between these catalogs as well as other artifacts and managing the interfaces with the business at the operational, tactical and strategic levels via an IT Portal on the intranet. How can we more effectively serve our users and customers by managing such a portal and leveraging well-constructed catalogs? Imagine the possibilities.
  • In this session, long time industry experts Torrey Jones will discuss and demonstrate a Best Practices approach to Service Catalog utilizing HP’s newest SaaS Offering, Service Anywhere. As part of this discussion and demonstration, Torrey will cover how automation can help drive user satisfaction, and positively impact users adoption of a Service Catalog.
  • In this session, long time industry experts Torrey Jones will discuss and demonstrate a Best Practices approach to Service Catalog utilizing HP’s newest SaaS Offering, Service Anywhere. As part of this discussion and demonstration, Torrey will cover how automation can help drive user satisfaction, and positively impact users adoption of a Service Catalog.
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  • Cloud Analytics: Why it matters in a Hybrid Cloud Management solution May 13 2014 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    In today’s IT environment, speed, reliability, and quality are essential. IT professionals must be able to address enterprise needs consistently and at a moment’s notice. That means being able to deploy applications, servers, and system performance at the speed of business, while also supporting and optimizing critical business processes.

    Without a well-orchestrated approach to IT deployment, and operation, your business continues to risk delays in delivery time, loss of efficiency, and decreases in reliability. It requires managing the entire lifecycle of servers including provisioning, patch management and software deployment while ensuring compliance, with consistency and flexibility. Business is demanding such reliable levels of service whether in traditional datacenters, private or hybrid cloud environments.

    Register for this webinar and gain insight into how you can drive automation within the datacenter to build and manage cloud environments and hear why Cloud Analytics matters in a Hybrid Cloud Management solution.
  • Fix failing projects and get a handle on portfolio chaos May 8 2014 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Despite advances in project management a surprising number of projects still fail by missing budget and timing goals, not delivering real business value or in other ways. Managers also still struggle with visibility into the entire portfolio and with communicating program status and success with stakeholders. Implementing a Project and Portfolio management toolset in the enterprise has proven to be one of the fastest IT payback investments and highest first-year Returns on Investment (ROI) available. In this session you will learn how others have implemented a toolset and improved their business results right away. You’ll also hear about a proven approach that focuses on performance, adoption, and simplification and how that will accelerate the benefits of a holistic approach to project and portfolio management.

    Join Jay Krackeler, an HP Product Manager with extensive experience in this space and Russ King, from HP Partner ResultsPositive, for an informative session packed with real-world examples from companies across a variety of industries.
  • Five drivers for making the move to advanced analytics in IT Operations May 6 2014 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Join us to learn how investments in advanced analytics for IT Operations can lead to faster problem resolution, more effective use of IT toolsets, increased operational efficiencies, more effective optimization of the IT infrastructure in support of service delivery, and more automated insights into business alignment.

    Dennis Drogseth of Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) will discuss the underlying foundations for Advanced Operational Analytics (AOA) as EMA defines it, with an eye to HP’s current, leading-edge solution set. The web event will wrap up with process and skill set considerations relevant to helping IT move to the more effective, service-centric model that advanced analytics can enable—including EMA’s maturity model for moving your IT organization forward with analytics as a catalyst.
  • What's your LogIQ? Apr 23 2014 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    How many logs files do you have?
    • Ever use them?
    • Wonder what they might contain?
    • Are they lying around unexploited, cropped or deleted to save space?
    • Do you ever try to exploit all the log data your systems produce?
    • Do you have home grown tools to manage them, only to find it’s a nightmare to keep these tools up-to-date?

    HP OLi (Operations Log Intelligence) is here to help. Based on industry leading log file management technology from ArcSight, now operations data in log files can be collected, centralized, archived and searched. The intuitive, visually-compelling dashboards provide easy, fast and powerful access to ALL your log files.

    In this webinar we'll discuss the advantages of centralizing log file management like this, and show you a quick demonstration of this new and exciting product from HP Software.
  • Extend the benefits of automation across the enterprise Apr 17 2014 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Automation is a powerful tool. It strips time and cost out of processes, minimizes errors, and frees up skilled staff to focus on higher value activities. Most IT teams have already capitalized in some part on automation, and most IT professionals can see the potential in extending automation across the enterprise. But how do you embed automation in the company IT DNA? Where do you start in the journey from script automation towards enterprise-wide process automation?

    In this session you will learn how you can scale automation to an enterprise-level through the adoption of a Center of Excellence. Our proven approach creates a cohesive framework for automation and breaks through silos, so your organization benefits from economies of scale and the advantages that automation brings.
  • Alphabet Soup : Getting the most from your IT Operations tools Recorded: Apr 16 2014 24 mins
    The Operations Bridge is “the” solution for IT Operations to effectively address the challenges they face when it comes to managing the new style of IT: complex composite applications, virtualized environments, cloud-based services, big data, and a variety of management solutions from different vendors. In this session, you will learn how the HP Operations Bridge solution allows you to take up those challenges and consolidate all your existing IT monitoring solutions, providing a unique solution to maximize efficiency and improve runtime and performance of your IT services.
  • How Big Data analytics can protect your brand and revenues Recorded: Apr 9 2014 49 mins
    You know “in theory” that Big Data can give you new insights into a wide range of business operations and help you make changes that will drive better business performance. But let’s get specific: do you know exactly how Big Data can complement your business intelligence to drive positive business outcomes and improve your brand?

    Here’s an opportunity to gain some insight. In this webinar, we’ll examine two real-world customer cases to illustrate how applying HP Big Data Analytics, including Predictive Analysis, can help companies identify opportunities to boost revenue, service quality, brand image, and even job creation.

    Join us for this illuminating session. Learn how to mine your data and business intelligence for the golden nuggets that help you protect your brand, serve your users and customers, and grow your business.
  • Better Service and Tighter Control: Innovations in Service Catalog Recorded: Apr 9 2014 47 mins
    We’ve all witnessed the astonishing evolution of service catalog capabilities over the past few years. Self-service portals for ticketing are increasingly common, and new advancements in automated request management are now emerging, bringing a host of new capabilities and new ways to improve service delivery. In parallel, private and public cloud offerings are becoming mainstream, often bringing specialized catalog portals with them.

    All of these developments create new choices for IT consumers—and new ways for IT to assert relevance, value, and alignment with business priorities. However, IT is still struggling to maintain control. An orchestrated approach to service portfolio management and the service catalog can help IT grab the reins and provide better support to their customers, including demanding lines of business (LoBs).

    Join us for this engaging session where you’ll learn more about the opportunities and the challenges of fast-evolving service catalog capabilities. You’ll also see some practical, real-world examples of how IT can turn service catalog innovations into business advantages.
  • Lessons from the trenches: Hear how HP IT adopted cloud computing Recorded: Apr 2 2014 41 mins
    Join this session to hear how HP IT is transforming itself using cloud technology. HP IT has deployed several private clouds to internal development teams, dramatically improving their productivity. In this session, you will learn about HP IT’s experiences and best practices for deploying Internet-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
  • Mastering software license compliance to reduce costs Recorded: Mar 25 2014 35 mins
    How many times have you been told that for successful Software Asset Management (SAM) it takes more than just implementing a tool? But what exactly does this mean? In this session you will have the opportunity to join two experts who will discuss what it takes to implement SAM successfully. They will discuss the most common issues they have come across and how to solve them. And because license compliance is more than just comparing numbers, in this webinar you will hear about a 3-dimensional approach to adopting and sustaining SAM.

    You will hear about:
    • License contracts and entitlements and their importance to successful audits and license optimization
    • License consumption for different license types from multiple sources, and how to optimize it
    • License grants and assignments

    Join us to learn some tips and tricks from the experts.
  • Become an automated, agile enterprise and avoid waste and management obstacles Recorded: Mar 19 2014 30 mins
    Pressure on enterprise IT to become more agile continues to grow. IT is responding by increasing use of cloud and automation. Yet, the payoff and promise of seamless, end-to-end service delivery remains elusive. The current approach automates IT in silos, creating sprawl, waste, and management challenges. Meanwhile, business teams are taking a do-it-yourself approach to cloud and automation without considering the up-stream/down-stream implications. Attend this session to learn how the world of manufacturing uses IT value streams and a “think big, start small” approach to chart a way out of automation oblivion and into the light of true agility.
  • Effective Resource Management for improved business decisions Recorded: Mar 14 2014 34 mins
    Today’s competitive business environment means IT must juggle more projects and create more value for the business. But the more projects you take on, the more your resources are stretched. It becomes difficult to get a comprehensive view across your portfolio of projects, and it’s hard to predict the future. In this webinar, you’ll learn how Univita, one of HP PPM’s enterprise customers, leverages HP Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software to effectively plan resource supply and demand. You'll also hear from HP Software Professional Services' Jason Waugh on recommended best practices for implementing resource management in your organization.
  • Transform Service Delivery with HP Cloud Management Recorded: Mar 13 2014 48 mins
    HP services for Cloud Service Automation are designed to help customers start and manage their private or hybrid cloud implementations. This session offers an overview of this comprehensive management solution, including HP Cloud Service Automation for heterogeneous clouds. This tool delivers the management and governance capabilities you need for building and operating a successful private cloud.
  • Get cost visibility and chargeback for your Cloud services Recorded: Mar 11 2014 36 mins
    In this Web Event we will share three business use cases for a chargeback solution for situations like:

    • The end user which uses private or hybrid service and needs to know their Cloud costs as well as the consumption
    • A budget/department manager who needs to closely monitor their staff Cloud services and costs
    • An IT Cloud service architect who needs to monitor demand and costs in order to suggest price changes or introduce new services

    We will show how chargeback and show back help recover costs for IT resources, how role-based control drives cost transparency and how this simple solution is key to chargeback success and buy-in from business users and IT administrators.
  • Forrester Research: Top Trends for Private Cloud Computing Recorded: Feb 27 2014 66 mins
    Over half of North American and European enterprises are prioritizing building a private cloud in 2014. The private cloud market is rapidly evolving, making it challenging to understand key trends, market adoption, areas where private cloud solutions will develop, and which criteria you should consider when evaluating vendors. Forrester Research recently published a report, The Forrester Wave™: Private Cloud Solutions, Q4 2013, which highlights their investigation in the private cloud landscape.

    Register for this webinar featuring our guest, Forrester analyst Lauren Nelson, and learn some of the key findings of the report which include:
    • Key development trends in the private cloud market
    • Market data on private cloud adoption
    • Forrester’s methodology for evaluating private cloud solution providers
  • Don’t acquire and abandon – ensure you are using those licenses! Recorded: Feb 25 2014 43 mins
    You’ve spent a lot of money and time purchasing and implementing software that’s expected to solve critical business problems and make your business more competitive. Make sure you do not lose all that value by being out of compliance or overspent. And no, it’s not easier said than done…

    Join this web event to hear how SAP optimizes Software Asset Management with best practices, tools and powerful employee responsibility initiatives. You will learn how SAP rationalized the use of software assets and licenses, reduced expenses and demonstrated to the auditors that their compliance methods are serious and trustworthy. We will also demonstrate the HP Software Asset Management solution.
  • Move beyond the fire-fighting with predictive service operations Recorded: Feb 20 2014 41 mins
    Many IT Operations teams are trying to cope with the increasing complexity of their environment but are struggling to move beyond the perpetual “fire-fighting” mode of operation. Transforming IT Operations from reactive to predictive is a challenging journey. But staying on track is much easier when you can follow a well-travelled path.

    HP Software Professional Services has been at the epicenter of the IT Operations environment and learned the best ways to transform service management across the organization. We’ll share our Business Service Management (BSM) maturity model and how it can help you evolve your IT operations from reactive to predictive management. In this session you will find out:

    • What the BSM maturity model is
    • How to tell where you are and w hat new capabilities you need in order to increase your maturity
    • How you can use a maturity-based approach to manage business services
  • Orchestrate your IT Processes with HP Operations Orchestration Recorded: Feb 12 2014 39 mins
    This session is about automated Service Request Fulfillment and the story of seamless user onboarding. The experts will share how you can move to the next level of automation maturity by using HP Operations Orchestration software. This solution will allow you to automate IT processes such as self-service IT support, and incident and event management, as well as the integration of help desk and monitoring services.
  • Solving the complexity of managing availability in diverse environments Recorded: Feb 11 2014 37 mins
    Today’s application environments are heterogeneous and complex in nature. Business Services often stretch across a tangled web of application software and infrastructure that spans physical and virtual systems in traditional data center and cloud environments. Managing the availability of these highly distributed environments can be complex, but HP Software can help! Come and hear how HP SiteScope and HP vPV can be used together to quickly and easily gain visibility into your heterogeneous application environments.
  • Managing vendor sprawl: How SIAM can help you gain control Recorded: Feb 5 2014 42 mins
    Multi-sourcing is vital to delivering the right services at the right time for the right price. But cloud has enabled lines of business to bypass the IT department and aggressively source their own services. For IT organizations, this shift results in diminishing supply chain control and higher overall IT service costs. Then there are questions over governance and compliance.

    Attend this web event as market researchers Frost & Sullivan show you how your company can apply a Service Integration and Management (SIAM) approach to help IT regain control over supplier sprawl without losing flexibility.

    Topics covered will include:
    • How the cloud is accelerating the multi-vendor environment
    • Challenges to delivering services in a hybrid delivery world
    • Applying a SIAM model to transform IT into a service brokerage
    • How to get started
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