The Tivoli User Community presents a free webcast with the IBM Cloud team:
EXTENDING YOUR ACTUALIZATION INTO THE CLOUD - a Community Focus Webcast Webcast time: Monday, June 9, 2011 -- 11:00AM Eastern USA Sign up for this webcast >>
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Description: The benefits from cloud computing seem clear: cost
reduction, better flexibility, scale to meet business demands, etc.
However, getting to cloud involves a lot of decisions. Learn how some
of your colleagues are leveraging Tivoli solutions to automate
virtualized environments and move to private clouds.
Moe Abdula, IBM Director of Service Automation and Cloud Solutions and
Bowman Hall, IBM Director, Cloud Computing Client Engagements
you become a member you can join a local or virtual user group, take
advantage of our online education and certification resources as well as
our networking and collaboration tools. Other benefits
include; Pulse Conference Discounts codes; 40% Discount on Tivoli books
from IBM Press, Free certification testing at local user group meetings
and much more! Membership is free. Click here to join today
is the "Ask the Experts online Jam (ATE)", and how does it work?of 12 hours (8am eastern - 8pm eastern USA) through the TUC
Ask the Experts Online Jam tool.Your
questions along with the answers are then archived on the TUC website to be
uses as a reference for all the worldwide TUC members.
Gohere to learn all of the details on how the
ATE tool works.
What topics will be covered during
the ATE? Application Management & Monitoring Asset Management Change & Configuration Management Cloud computing - service management solutions Network, Service Assurance & Event Management Security Management Server & Provisioning Management Service Desk & Service Catalog Storage Management Workload Management z/OS Systems Management
What time is the ATE Jam session?
Eastern USA - Wednesday, May
11th, 2011 at 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Launches Service Management Connect to bring together customers, partners and IBM
experts on Integrated Service Management
IBM has been very
aggressive in building an extensive library of content to help customers in
their integrated service management journey.To make this journey even easier IBM
is announcing a new community called Service Management
Connect to bring together its vast library of assets and IBM
technical experts to answer your questions and receive your input.
help customers in their service management journey IBM
is announcing a new technical Web community called Service Management
Service Management Connect community will be comprised of a number of
sub-communities focused on specific service management topics
first sub-community to go live will be Business Service Management, it
will be followed by sub-communities for Endpoint Management, Data Center
Automation, Application Performance Management, Network and Service
Assurance, Security, Asset Management, Storage, Cloud and Virtualization,
Platform Management and System z.
Management Connect will provide a direct path to IBM
service management experts and promote fast effective two-way
communications between customers and IBM
on a variety of service management topics.
will be able to leverage the community to interact with IBM
experts and discuss product capabilities and open product enhancement
requests to help with the future direction of products.
community will provide an open dialog where customers can discuss what
they like and what they would like to see enhanced and discuss their
experiences using integrated service management.
community will provide a meeting place for interaction with peers and IBM
Business Partners, in addition to IBM’s
own experts. It will truly be a one stop shop for interaction and
information related to service management.
community will bring together the vast array of service management assets
that IBM and our partners are continuously producing.
All the forums, Wikis and blogs that contain whitepapers, videos, best practices,
tricks and tips will be organized by descriptive service management
categories making everything easy to find.
addition, for the architects, a series of reference architectures will be made
available this year to provides a proven template solution for an architecture
for a particular domain.These reference
architectures will be made available through the ISM Library and will be
supported through forums on Service Management Connect.The Business Service Management reference
architecture will be made available in the first quarter.Learn more about reference architectures.
Check out this overview video for Service Management Connect:
Service Management Connect compliments
the existing service management communities
Service Management – Provides editorials on industry trends and latest
industry news.Delivers blogs on hot topics
in service management and highlights recent customer’s experiences with service
User Groups – Facilitate networking with other users both face to face
through local user groups and on the Web through the Tivoli User Group
Community.Collaboration and learning
with 30,000 peer users, BPs, and technology experts to optimize the business value of
technology solutions. http://www.tivoli-ug.org/
Tivoli Endpoint Manager, Built on BigFix Technology
Smarter, Faster, Endpoint Management!
you manage thousands of endpoints on multiple platforms from the same console?
Do you know exactly what assets you have at all times, understand who, how and
why are people using them? Can you distribute software and fixes to each of
them, maintain control and compliance reports for roaming equipment while at
the same time reduce the amount of energy your endpoints consume?
On February 1st, IBM announced the availability of
the new, IBM Tivoli Endpoint
Manager, for managing and securing physical and virtual endpoints.Built on BigFix technology, Tivoli Endpoint Manager
combines endpoint and security management into a single solution that
enables companies to see and manage virtually all endpoints — servers,
desktops, roaming laptops, and specialized equipment such as point-of-sale
devices, ATMs and self-service kiosks.
Value to Customers: Continuous Visibility and Control for
IT organizations are constantly seeking ways to manage
complexity and reduce costs, while providing services to end users that
increase productivity and business efficiencies.IBM
Tivoli Endpoint Manager, built on BigFix technology, contributes to those
goals – by allowing clients to consolidate previously disparate functions and
processes in endpoint management and security to maximize efficiencies, reduce
risk and costs and provide quality services to end users no matter how
distributed or complex the environment.
Tivoli Endpoint Manager delivers value from the smallest of
companies to the very largest organizations.A single Tivoli Endpoint Manager management server is capable of
managing up to 250,000 endpoints.The
solution can be installed in a matter of hours, and provides customers with a fast
Interested in learning more?
Check out Jim
Resch, IBM Technical Sales Specialist, describe how great IBM Tivoli Endpoint
Manager really is.
And if you want to talk directly to our customers,
visit us at Pulse.
Come see for yourself how companies of all sizes are
leveraging Tivoli Endpoint Manager, built on BigFix technology to achieve unparalleled visibility,
control and automation.
Social networking opportunities:
Take a moment to share your experiences, knowledge and
questions around endpoint management
2010 has been an outstanding year for the Global Tivoli User Community with over 4,000 clients/ business partners attending 206 user group meetings around the world! Never before has our user community been so strong with over 25,000 on-line members and 3,500 of those members creating public profiles for greater online networking.
Here are some incredible stats:
120+ clients presented at the 206 user group meetings
Our fist big event of 2011 will be Pulse, as the User Community is going to be at Pulse in the User Community Networking Area. Question for you: Will you be attending IBM's Premier Service Management conference of the year--Pulse 2011? Check out this video on Pulse.
Congratulations! And the winner of the Apple iPad is....
Richard Whybrow of Hertz Australia for his Interview style video on how "IBM Tivoli software Products Rock". Richard is a member of the Australian IBM Tivoli User Group - Melbourne and his Tivoli interests are: Datacenter Management Tools, IT for Growing Business, Network Service Assurance and Event Managment along with Security and Storage. This well rounded individual produced an wonderful Tivoli Storage Manager with Maximo video! Take a few minutes to view the video. As the Grand prize winner Richard won an Apple iPad and lots of praise from his peers and user groups members.
Richard was one of the many contributors for the Video contest hosted by the Global Tivoli User Community over the past 5 months.
You can read more about how you can contribute to the library of videos produced by IBM Tivoli clients and business partners here.
Submitted by: Richard Whybrow from a major car rental company provides a glimpse of his IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) setup, operation, plus Help Desk Services Infrastructure and Systems Management.
Submitted by: Michelle Varner.A business man is making a sales call to demonstrate the value add that Tivoli products bring to a business, but has also brought along a few friends to demonstrate how those products rock.
Submitted by: Nathan Cable. This 10 minute how-to video will show you how to install the TSM backup client on a RedHat Enterprise Linux server, complete with GUI and service-based scheduler. Targeted at TSM admins who may not have extensive Linux experience, or Linux admins new to TSM.
Take a few moments to view the videos and vote for your favorite. To vote you'll need to be a member of the Global Tivoli User Community. If you are not a member already, free membership is only 2 minutes away from your ability to vote for your favorite. Become a member today by clicking here.
Voting privileges are available until November 16th. Winners will be announced on November 23, 2010.
The grand prize winner will receive an iPad so be apart of history and vote today!
The Global Tivoli User Community is hosting it's 2nd Ask the Expert Online Jam session for 2010!
Do you have questions on IBM Tivoli Products?Get an answer via the Ask the Expert Online Jam event.
Mark the date: Tuesday November 9, 2010
69+ IBM Tivoli and Maximo Experts, many from development and support will be available via the "Ask the Expert Online Jam" session this 12+ hour event.NEW for this session: the question tool will be available for submitting questions to the experts starting at 11pm ET on Monday, November 8th, 2010 (answers will be inputed into the tool after 8AM ET on Tuesday, November 9)
The November 9th Ask the Experts Online Jam will included the following products: IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM), Tivoli Asset Management for IT, All IBM Maximo Asset Management products - Enterprise Asset, Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB) , NetView for z/OS, OMEGAMON, Service Management & Cloud, Tivoli Access Manager (TAM), Tivoli Access Manager Enterprise Single Sign On (TAM ESSO), Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM), Tivoli Identity Manager (TIM), Tivoli Netcool Impact, Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager and Flow Analyzer, Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus , Tivoli Network Manager and Net View/d, Tivoli Productivity Center, Tivoli Provisioning Manager, Tivoli Service Request Manager (TSRM) , Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), , Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) FastBack,Tivoli System Automation, Tivoli Workload Scheduler(TWS). Here's how it works in brief: Step 1: You have a question - usually technical; Step 2: You will find the expert that is best suited to answer the question by browsing for an expert by pre-defined category and product specific; Step 3: You will fill in a field on the "Ask the Experts online Jam" web application to submit the question. Step 4: You will receive an email answer to your question and the Ask the Expert JAM web application is updated for other members to see.
To participate in this online jam session you must be a registered member of the TUC. Please register now!
What time is the ATE Jam session?
Americas -----> Eastern USA- Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Australia ------>Melbourne (Australia- Victoria) Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 3:00PM - November 10, 2010 at 12:00 Noon
India ------> Mumbai (India- Maharashtra) Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
UK ------>London (U.K. - England) Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
To accommodate the Australian, Indian and Europena time zones the ATE tool will open up 9 hours early. However, the ATE Experts will not begin answering question until 8AM Eastern USA time. You will need to allow for up to 12 hours to begin receiving answers to your questions.
How exciting to see how IBM's techology is making it's way into
personal usage of cars. It's also great to see how GM is invovled
with the Maximo Manufacturing User Group. Keep up the great work
...the 100+ men and woman who lead our various IBM Tivoli User Groups.
Who is your Hero?
A friend, co-worker, neighbor, service people or a family member?
Heroes are ordinary people who have accomplished extraordinary things in life and in some way have touched your life.
The dedication and support of these people who volunteer their time and energy for ultimately the greater good of the product they work with on a daily basis is incredible.
Have you ever talked to or watch a leader facilitate a user group meeting? They do it all: organize agendas, communicate to the members, attain speakers, answer questions, motivate the membership/keep the drum beat going, prepare the meeting rooms, do the post meeting activities, and so much more. So much of these tasks could not be done without their drive and passion.
Picture: The Global Tivoli User Group (GTUG) council at Pulse 2010
These user group leaders who are ordinary people do accomplish extraordinary things for the user community and so TODAY I, as the Global Tivoli User Community Manager, salute you for all of your hard work and service to keep the user community one of the strongest user communities IBM software has the privileged of supporting.
Everyone wants one....the iPad is the hottest technology today and you too have a chance to win it for FREE.
You ask HOW?
All you have to do is enter the IBM Tivoli Software Products Rock Video contest, by producing an Interview style, Technical presentation or Product tutorial video that is no less then 2.5 minutes and less then 1GB showing Tivoli products in a positive light. Read the contest rules here.
The contest ends on Friday, October 29th so don't delay!
Check out this fun and playful video submission.....
You could be the winner of the contest and win an Apple iPad too! So don't delay and plan today.
As the Global Tivoli User Community manager I'd like to know if you plan on producing a video. With only a handful of submissions right now you have a greater chance of winning an iPad, iTouch, iPad Nano and other great prizes.
Tuesday, October 12 marked the launch of the new Tivoli Distributed Monitoring and Application Management wiki. This wiki previously used the Confluence wiki technology and was hosted by IBM developerWorks. It has now been migrated to the Lotus Domino platform, which is the same wiki technology that Lotus uses for all of its external wikis. This is the first Tivoli wiki to migrate to the Domino platform. Here is the link: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/tivmonitorwiki.nsf
The new Tivoli Distributed Monitoring and Application wiki includes many new features that were previously unavailable to customers, including the following:
Machine translation of all content; the previous version of the wiki was provided in English only
Mobile interface; now you can easily navigate the wiki with your iPhone or Droid device
The ability to share wiki content through various social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) with the click of a button
Automated organization of content into categories
Access to edited OR original versions of wiki content
Better searching and filtering of content
A cool new interface
For questions or feedback about the new wiki, contact Denny O'Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Being physically teleported from your office to a meeting or another location is not yet possible in our world as our friends through the American movie "Star Trek", have been able to do for years; however, the next best thing would be to have a meeting "beemed up to you" virtually.
We are all busy and traveling to a local meeting can be time consuming. My experience is that virtual meetings saves time, is structured, simple and yet it can be the best 60-90 minutes of your day. One of the greatest assets we have is the knowledgewe gain through the various tools and resources to us. One of those resources is the Global Tivoli User Community. If you are looking to get information, connect with others and make your views be heard then why don't you join a virtual user group. These groups, some of which are brand new, meet periodically through out the year via a conference call and the web to gain knowledge and exchange information.
Some of these virtual groups will be meeting within the next week so sign up today so you too can have the user group meeting "beamed up to you" . You journey with the user groups may expand beyond these virtual user gorups so check out the complete list of all user groups.
Do you have thoughts on virtual user groups? Have you attended one of these virtual user groups? Share with me your story.
Did you know that there is a new integrated information center for Tivoli OMEGAMON products? Check out this excerpt from an article recently published by Sharon Sabsay, an information developer with IBM Tivoli:
Tivoli® OMEGAMON® XE customers install, configure, and use a
number of components and products that must work together. These
tasks are well-documented, but it can sometimes be difficult to find
the right information at the right time. So a new, task-oriented
information center has been created to supplement the existing Tivoli
OMEGAMON XE product information center. The
IBM Tivoli Monitoring and OMEGAMON XE information center
contains the documentation for all the IBM Tivoli Monitoring
products, the OMEGAMON XE products, and their shared infrastructure
components. The documentation is organized by product.
new OMEGAMON XE Integrated Information Center
is dedicated to the OMEGAMON XE products and their shared
infrastructure. In the center, information is integrated by task,
rather than separated by product. Special information
developed for the center helps you get started quickly and guides you
through the documentation. Use the new collaboration features to rate
information, add comments to pages, and read and reply to comments
added by others.
Question: Do you know what the hot issues/concerns are today?
Answer:The IBM Tivoli User Community knows....and has created The Community Focus.
"The Community Focus is portal of information, a networking capability, and an on-line forum exchange on the latest hot topics around the Tivoli product portfolio; including information on new products and solutions from IBM Tivoli and relevant Business Partners."--www.tivoli-ug.org/communityfocus
Currently, there are four topics that are on focus:
Customers have often stated that there is no shortage of good information about Tivoli products. But they do admit that they sometimes have trouble finding it.
That’s why, over the past two years, we’ve made significant strides that make it easier for our customers to find the information they need. The following links are your door to technical information about Tivoli products:
Tivoli Documentation Central: Access documentation for all Tivoli products. This includes product information centers, product and solution wikis, IBM Redbooks publications, and support technotes. Click here to access Tivoli Documentation Central.
Tivoli Wiki Central: This is your portal to product and solution wikis for Tivoli. There are currently 32 wikis available, covering more than 80 products. Here you will find best practices, scenarios, planning information, white papers, and other content written by Tivoli subject matter experts. You are also invited to contribute your content to Tivoli wikis. Click here to access Tivoli Wiki Central.
Tivoli Media Gallery: The Tivoli Media Gallery is the home for multimedia for Tivoli products. This includes demos, “How To” tutorials, podcasts, webcasts, and more. Here you have access to more than 180 videos about Tivoli products. Click here to access the Tivoli Media Gallery.
IBM System z Advisor: Are you a user of IBM System z products? If so, consider subscribing to the IBM System z Advisor monthly newsletter. The z Advisor provides you with product news and articles about IBM System z products. Click here to subscribe to the IBM System z Advisor. This landing page includes a link where you can subscribe.
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