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Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  ug storage security tivuser usergroup contest tuc automation user usergroups tivoli maximo group asset community video 2,499 Visits
Everyone loves contests! And the IBM Tivoli Software Products Rock contest was no exception.
The ability to submit a video has closed but now the voting for the grand prize winner is in YOUR hands.
The Global Tivoli User Group (GTUG) council has narrowed their top video winners down to these three videos
1. Interview: "IBM Tivoli Software Products Rock"
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!
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  tivoli video maximo storage contest usergroups ug group user security asset usergroup tuc community automation tivuser 2,407 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.
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  ug security virtual group tivoli community maximo asset usergroups user automation tivuser storage tuc 4 Comments 1,957 Visits
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.
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  automation tivuser security tivoli tuc asset user usergroups group ug community storage maximo virtual 2 Comments 3,159 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.
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  user security ug tivuser usergroups tuc community tivoli automation maximo storage asset group 1,860 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!
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  maximo automation contest usergroups tuc tivuser asset storage security tivoli user usergroup group community video ug 2,592 Visits
You could be a winner of an Apple iPad, or an Apple iTouch, or an Apple iPod Nano, or $100 or $50 cash just by creating a video on either
how your IBM Tivoli software product(s) have either helped you solve a problem, or improve performance or deliver business value.
The Global Tivoli user Community is hosting the "IBM Tivoli software Products Rock" video contest and YOU can be apart of the newest trend of creating your own video(s).
Are you interested but don't know how to start?
Read these questions and answers to find out more:
Q: What kind of video can I create?
A: You can do either an Interview style video, a Technical Presentation video or a Product Tutorial video. You can find an interview style guide, some hints and tips along with a link to FREE Camtasia video software located here.
Q: What are the criteria for submitting a video?
A: The submission must be of positive nature relating to IBM Tivoli software. If a third party software is highlighted it must show integration with a Tivoli product. The entry must be at least 2.5 minutes but no more then 10 minutes and can't be larger then 1GB. The acceptable formats are Windows Media Video (.WMV), .AVI (windows), .MOV (mac), .MP4 (ipod/psp), .MPEG, .FLV (adobe flash)
Q: What are the contest dates?
Q: Who will be judging?
For complete instructions, rules and guidelines on how to create and submit your video(s) please click here.
As the Global Tivoli User Community for IBM Tivoli I encourage you to get your video cameras out and show your IBM Tivoli pride! Happy Video Shooting!
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  user ug tivoli group security storage community tivuser automation usergroups maximo usergroup tuc asset 1,400 Visits
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  ug tuc community usergroup usergroups automation asset tivuser storage maximo tivoli user security group 4 Comments 2,910 Visits
The Global Tivoli User Community is doing it again...Ask the Expert Online Jam session!
Do you have a question on IBM Tivoli Products?
As the Global Tivoli User Community manager for IBM, I endorse this event and ask you to participate.
The "Ask the Experts Online Jam" is a valuable opportunity for the YOU to connect with 70+ real world IBM experts on a range Tivoli products. These experts, many from IBM development, are recruited to answer your questions for a concentrated period of 12 hours. (8am eastern - 8pm eastern USA)
The June 15th Ask the Experts Online Jam will included the following products:
IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager (ITCAM) for Transactions, IBM Tivoli Monitoring (ITM), Tivoli Asset Management for IT, All IBM Maximo Asset Management products - Enterprise Asset, Change and Configuration Management Database (CCMDB), Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager (TADDM),Tivoli Netcool Impact, Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager and Flow Analyser, Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, Tivoli Network Manager and NetVIew/d, Tivoli Access Manager (TAM), Tivoli Access Manager Enterprise Single Sign On (TAM ESSO), Tivoli Identity Manager (TIM), Tivoli Provisioning Manager, Tivoli Service Request Manager (TSRM), Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), Tivoli Storage Manager Fastback, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center (TPC), FastBack, NetView for z/OS, OMEGAMON
Here's how it works in brief:
Step 1: You have a question - usually fairly 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 his/her questions 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?
Those in the Indian Standard Time zone can begin submitting your questions at 3:30 pm IST on June 15th but they may take up to 2 hours to be answered as the experts do not begin answering questions until 8am eastern USA.
India: 3:30 pm June 15th to 5:30 am IST June 16th
New York: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm EST; June 15th
London: 1:00 p.m. to 1:00 am GMT; 15/16 June
Sydney: 10:00 p.m. to 10:00 am 15/16 June
To find the time in your city check out the World Clock meeting planner website.
Don't know what kind of questions to ask?
Click here for more information and to view the archives from previous ATE Jams.
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  group user storage tivuser security asset tuc ug automation tivoli community usergroups maximo 1,565 Visits
Come join the 1000+ user community members attending Pulse 2010 next week in Las Vegas, NV.
In a recent Newsletter communication from the Global Tivoli User Community they wanted all user community members to do the following at Pulse:
" Go to the "User Community Networking Area" - the "one stop shop": meet people, pick up your specific user group button, update your TUC profile, learn how to use social media, do a video/podcast
When: Sunday 6:30 - 9:00; Monday 12:00 - 8:00; Tuesday 12:00 - 6:00; Wednesday 12:00 - 4:00
Where: Expo Solution Expo Hall"
the "What is it like to be a Tivoli customer, the good, the bad and the ugly"
BoF session - Four members of the GTUG council will be the panelist for this
session along with Bill Kribbs, VP of Tivoli Support and Services who will host
Maximo User Group meeting on Sunday or for those Italian TUC members
attend your user group meeting on Tuesday
"Find a User Community member" game - two members of the TUC each day will
have their pictures displayed on a poster boards throughout the conference and
the first 10 people to find them will get a prize
pride for the Tivoli User Community and do a 2 minute "man on the street" video
about your user group experience and/or more
As the Global Tivoli User Community Manager and Liaison to this community I encourage everyone to go to Pulse and engage in these activities.
What are you looking forward to at Pulse? Will you participate in these activities?
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  community pulse usergroups security group user ug automation tivuser asset tivoli tuc maximo storage 1 Comment 2,416 Visits
In the February Global Tivoli User Community Newsletter, David Murray, a member of the community and a Global Tivoli User Group (GTUG) council member wrote a couple paragraphs as to why Pulse is so valuable to him and to others. As the Global Tivoli User Community manager I encourage you to take a few moments and read his personal words:
Pulse Is Coming!!!!!
Author: David Murray, President of the Carolinas TUG and member of the Global Tivoli User Group council
The end of February we have the chance to attend Pulse which is the IBM Tivoli technical conference. This is an exciting opportunity to meet and talk to the Tivoli leadership as well as find out the direction of the Tivoli portfolio. Pulse is also a great opportunity to see other companies present on their implementations of the Tivoli portfolio along with many discussions on best practices and gotchas. These presentations and discussions can be very helpful for any company that ventures into the Service Management arena. Seeing what other companies have done and the successes they have had can greatly influence the success of any company starting down this road. Another great opportunity is the networking of Service Management professionals that will be there. I have developed many friendships that I still stay in touch with over the many years. I believe that any company would find value in attending Pulse and all that goes on at the conference.
Following Pulse the GTUG council will have it's yearly face to face meeting. The GTUG council works all year long on behalf of the user groups worldwide. However this meeting is an intense two day meeting to help provide direction and resolve users concerns for basically the entire Tivoli portfolio. We discuss the requirements that we have undertaken as well as meeting with the Tivoli leadership to help make the Tivoli products more functional, productive, and profitable. I highly recommend that at your next user group meeting you reach out to your GTUG representative to get an update on the proceedings. If you have questions please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . We work hard to make Tivoli products better and as always appreciate your input.
Why are you attending Pulse? Please share your thoughts.
Meet me at Pulse as I'll be "hanging out" at the User Community Networking Area in the EXPO Solution Center. Come join other user community members as we network.
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  tivoli automation storage tivuser ug tuc community usergroups security user group maximo asset 1 Comment 2,062 Visits
I spell it...."Global Tivoli User Community"
The Global Tivoli User Community had a successful 2009 with the addition of 5,000+ people to the community, which now stands strong with 23,000+ active members. Many of those members attended the 192 local/virtual user group meeting or one of the eight webcasts and/or even enlisted a question during one of two "Ask the Expert Online Jam" sessions which featured over 150 Tivoli experts.
2009 ended with a HUGE milestone with the addition of on-line networking where members/prospects can connect with other members; which also features the ability to view and receive information based on your interests.
Now people don't have to wait until a local or virtual user group meeting to find, meet or connect with people just like themselves; they can do it through the Global Tivoli User Group website. In addition,the user group community also announced its focus on community-generated videos with its now "Community Video Gallery".
As the Global Tivoli User Community Manager and IBM liaison to this community, I strongly suggest that you make 2010 a successful year by joining the Global Tivoli User Community to start networking with the over 600+ people who have opted-in to have their public profile available for networking. Even better yet, join us at the Pulse 2010 conference February 21-24 in Las Vegas at the User Community Networking Area in the EXPO solution center where you can meet up with other members and more. By the way...many of our user community members are a part of the 300 client presenters so come support them and hear your peers share their success stories.
Your turn to talk and share....
Have you had a community networking success story of 2009 that you'd like to share? Let me know your thoughts.
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  asset storage tivoli user security community tuc maximo ug group automation tivuser usergroups 1,328 Visits
Q: Where is Waldo?
A: He's at the Global Tivoli User Community website of www.tivoli-ug.org and updating his profile via "My Account" so he can now connect on-line with others.
Connecting with other like-minded people who are your peers is a cornerstone of any community. The Global Tivoli User Community is a body of thousands of people who traditionally have used the local user group meetings to connect and network with others. Today this Community is making great strides forward to enhance their on-line networking capability by allowing members to connect with other members beyond their local user groups. No longer will these members need wait until the next meeting to connect. In fact, members can communicate with people around the world at any time who have opted-in to share selected profile information.
As a current member to the Global Tivoli User Community and the relationship manager between IBM/Tivoli and this user group community, I encourage you to help build this communities' connections/profiles by taking 3 minutes to either sign up or if you are already a member update your profile/registration information. You will be asked information about YOU, YOUR WORK, PRODUCTS YOU USE, YOUR OPT-INS and PREFERENCES for this community.
One quick tip: make sure to fully opt-in so you can find others and others can find you.
So are you looking for Waldo or another user community members?
You can find him and many more on www.tivoli-ug.org as you can now search for members of this community.
Keep the database of profiles growing so create a profile or update your profile today!
Have more questions? Look here! for answers.
We are truly excited to announce this new functionality for the Tivoli User Community for all the value it has to offer.
We'd love to hear your success stories of how you've used profiles here or elsewhere to make connections.
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  tuc tivuser maximo usergroups ug group user asset experts tivoli storage automation community security 1 Comment 3,843 Visits
Got a question on IBM Tivoli Products? Get an answer via the Ask the Expert Online event.
75+ IBM Tivoli Experts will be available via the "Ask the Expert Online Jam" session for a 12 hour event this Thursday, November 12th from 8:00am - 8:00pm Eastern Standard Time (New York)
This incredible event, hosted by the Global Tivoli User Community will allow clients, prospects and more to ask questions of IBM Experts on 30+ products online via an application tool hosted on www.tivoli-ug.org
As the Global Tivoli User Community manager, I've supported two other Ask the Expert Online Jam sessions which produced excellent results and archives for both the person asking the questions and IBM.
If you have questions for our IBM experts this event is for you.
How does it work?
Step 1: Think of a question - can be fairly technical
Step 2: Go to http://www.tivoli-ug.org/ate/public/ for the web application
Step 3: View a page of topics/products to select from
Step 4: Find the expert that is best suited to answer the question by browsing for an expert list by the pre-defined category and product/solution;
Step 5: Fill-in the question field and submit the question.
Step 6: Receive an email answer to your question and the Ask the Expert JAM web application is updated for other people to see.
To participate in this online jam session you need to be a registered member of the Tivoli User Community, so please register now!
Don't know what kind of questions to ask? Click here for more information and to view the archives from previous Ask the Expert Online Jam sessions.
What products/topics will be offered?
Datacenter Management tools: IBM Tivoli Monitoring, IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions and WebSphere/J2EE, Tivoli Application Dependency Discovery Manager, Tivoli Provisioning Manager, Tivoli Service Request Manager,
Network, Service Assurance and Events: Tivoli Netcool Impact, Tivoli Netcool Performance Flow Analyzer, Tivoli Netcool Performance Manager, Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus, Tivoli network Manager, Tivoli Network Manager (Precision and NetView/d),
Asset Management: Asset Management for IT and Enterprise, Enterprise Asset Management Trends and IBM Maximo Industry Solutions,
Security: Tivoli Access Manager, Tivoli Identity Manager, Tivoli Federated Identity Manager, Tivoli Enterprise Acces Manager Single Sign On, Tivoli Compliance Insight Manager, Tivoli Directory Server, Tivoli Key Lifecycle Manager, Tivoli Security Information and Event Manager, Tivoli Security Policy Manager,
Storage: Tivoli Storage Flash Copy Manager on AIX and Windows, Tivoli Storage Manager, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, Tivoli Storage Mangaer (TSM) Fastback,
z/OS: Netview for z/OS, OMEGAMON, Tivoli Security for Systems z: Tivoli zSecure Suite
Click here for more information
Get your questions ready and join us on Thursday, November 12th for this online event here: www.tivoli-ug.org
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  tuc community asset security tivuser maximo group storage tivoli user automation ug usergroups 1,588 Visits
...PRICELESS..... For everything else there's the Global Tivoli User Community"
...PRICELESS..... For everything else there's the Global Tivoli User Community"
...PRICELESS..... For everything else there's the Global Tivoli User Community"
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  usergroups automation group tivoli tivuser maximo storage ug user asset security tuc community 1,441 Visits
What magical number is 23 + 13 = ?
You don't have to be a math whiz to know that 23+13 = 36. So what is so magical about the number 36? Thirty-six is the number of IBM/Tivoli User Groups who have qualified for a Premier Status within the Tivoli User Community program for the 2009/2010 year.
As the Global Tivoli User Community Program manager it's exciting to see that last year we had 23 user groups qualify but this year brought 13 more groups within the fold. These 36 user groups had membership growth rates of 25%+ or have sustained 200+ members along with hosting 2 or more constructive meetings per year. In addition, these groups have strong, stable and proactive customer leadership. It is very apparent that these groups are truly the backbone of the user community.
For achieving this status, each of these groups will receive "appreciation gifts" to give away at their meetings and a Tivoli Executive assigned to their user group to speak or attend a meeting. If you want to view the complete list of 36 Premier Tivoli User Groups. You should also check out the latest Global Tivoli User Communtiy Newsletter where the program was highlighted along with the Premier User Group of Central Ohio TSM.
Join the Global Tivoli User Community or any one of the Premier Tivoli User Groups then do so today! Register
Looking to attend a local user group meeting check out the schedule.
If you are a member of one of these Premier Tivoli User Groups and or have attended a user group meeting let us know what you liked about user group meeting by replying to this blog.
Join the 1000+ members of the Tivoli User Community at PULSE 2010, the premier peer to peer networking event for IBM/Tivoli users!