In response to: "Beam Me Up Scotty" - Start your "Start Trek "journey nowYes, the user community is a great source for speakers at Pulse 2011. So I encourage everyone to attend the virtual event about getting your questions asnwered about speaking at Pulse.
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Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  automation tivuser security asset tuc tivoli usergroups user group ug community storage maximo virtual 2 Comments 1,627 Visits
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 knowledge we 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.
Join one today!
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.
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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.
See these "heroes" in action....attend one of the 30+ user group meetings taking place in the next 7 weeks. For more information on user groups check out the Global Tivoli User Community website.
Come collaborate with me.......Who are your heroes? What have they done that makes them your hero?
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  tivoli video contest storage maximo usergroups group ug user security asset usergroup tuc community automation tivuser 1,357 Visits
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:
For questions or feedback about the new wiki, contact Denny O'Brien (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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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:
IBM® 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 (http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v15r1) 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.
The new OMEGAMON XE Integrated Information Center (http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v42r1/index.jsp) 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.
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  user security ug tivuser usergroups tuc community tivoli automation maximo storage asset group 1,044 Visits
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:
Most of these topics have webcasts planned over the next couple months and here are a couple that are set:
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
11:00 AM Eastern USA
Thursday, October 14, 2010
11:00 AM Eastern USA
Thursday, October 21, 2010
11:00 AM Eastern USA
Improved Facilities Management, Space Utilization and Data Center Power Capacity Enable Smarter Buildings
Thursday, November 18, 2010
11:00 AM Eastern USA
As the IBM Tivoli User Community manager I strongly encourage you to sign up for these webcasts and explore the collaboration tools and resources associated with each of these topics.
Do you agree that these are hot topics? Respond back and let me know your thoughts....
Being informed and get focused today!
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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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