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Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  asset storage tivoli user security community tuc maximo ug group automation tivuser usergroups 1,541 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.
Lisa Jensen 270000MEM7 firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  storage green pulse tivoli partners pulse2010 ibmpulse security automation conference asset-management awards service-management event business-partners summit maximo 1 Comment 2,721 Visits
Hello, I’m Lisa Jensen, an IBM Worldwide Channel Sales Manager for Tivoli. I’m happy to join the IBM Tivoli Software Blog team and will be providing regular posts on IBM Business Partner topics. One of the hottest topics in the Business Partner community right now is the upcoming IBM Tivoli Business Partner Summit on Sunday, February, 21, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. My team is working hard to put lots of exciting plans together in preparation for this event. I’ve attended Pulse the last two years, and I know you’re going to love it and I hope to see you there!
If you’re an IBM Tivoli Business Partner why attend Pulse?
Register by November 15, 2009 for the early bird rate for Pulse so that you save $500! And don't forget to Connect with Pulse to make the most out of your time at Pulse by joining our community through Twitter, Facebook and more on the Pulse community website.
Here’s a video, of one of our Business Partners, Lighthouse Security Group, who took advantage of the Expo last year and also won a Tivoli Business Partner Award! It’s not too late for you to submit a nomination for the IBM Tivoli 2010 Business Partner Awards.
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB email@example.com Tags:  software tsm storage fcm storage-blog tivuser backup data-management 957 Visits
In response to: Global Tivoli User Community - Ask the Experts-Online JamDel, thank you for participating in the upcoming Online Ask the Expert Jam. I want to make sure others know you have a blog and cover Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager--so I'm posting this to our Tivoli Software Blog too.
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  tuc tivuser maximo usergroups ug group user asset experts tivoli storage automation community security 1 Comment 4,452 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
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  2010 zollar rational pulse submit maximoworld netcool management storage eam maximo las service vegas software al tivoli hardware papers 1,910 Visits
In response to: We Want YOU to Submit Your IBM Story by November 2Quick note: Deadline for submitting Pulse abstracts has been extended to Nov. 20: http://ow.ly/yUeo (Find guidance on submissions: http://ow.ly/yUdv)
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  tuc community asset security tivuser maximo group storage tivoli user automation ug usergroups 1,778 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"
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB email@example.com Tags:  tivoli ibmstorage storage-blog storage storage-software ibmtivoli storage-management ibm 1,707 Visits
In response to: Introducing You to the Tivoli Storage Blog TeamWelcome storage team! What a great crew you've brought together, Tiffeni! Looking forward to reading your blogs and learning from your pearls of wisdom. :)
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  tivoli pulse service-management ibmstorage information-infrastructur... ibmtivoli storage-blog dynamic-infrastructure storage pulse2010 ibm 1,921 Visits
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  usergroups automation group tivoli tivuser maximo storage ug user asset security tuc community 1,651 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!
Danyel Otteson 060000ANFQ DOTTESON@US.IBM.COM Tags:  security group asset-management automation community storage ug maximo tivuser tuc asset usergroups user tivoli 1,815 Visits
What did you say?...Are Tivoli User Groups dead?...NO WAY!
In fact, with the 23,000+ members around the world and the 140+ local and virtual user groups around Automation, Storage, Security and Asset, the community is as live as it has ever been.
As the Global Tivoli User Community Manager, I wanted to share with you a few interesting facts:
FACT: 15+ User Groups formed in 2009
FACT: Most user groups try to have a physical meeting 1-2 times a year
FACT: 16 User Groups held a meeting in July and August, usually a very quite period for the Northern Hemisphere of the world.
FACT: 38+ user group meetings already scheduled for Sept - Dec. Much more to be scheduled!
FACT: 134 questions asked in July and August using the Q&A tool of the Peer to Peer Knowledge Exchange
FACT: 47 comments have been made by 19 people, using the "Be Heard" capability on www.tivoli-ug.org in July and August
So while the "slow" summer is almost over and fall is fast approaching, user group leaders are feverishly working on setting up local user group meetings and virtual meetings via conference calls before the end of the year and the upcoming Pulse Conference in Las Vegas.
Get connected today and join the Global Tivoli User Community and a user group.
If you have an upcoming user group meeting or would like to share some success stories you've experienced with the user groups, please respond to this blog and let us know!
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB email@example.com Tags:  ibm netcool security service-management ccmdb risk taddm tug compliance storage software user-groups maximo automation asset-management tuc itil tsrm community itm omegamon itcam pulse dynamic-infrastructure tivoli consolidation data-center smarter-planet 2,561 Visits
What is the “Ask
the Experts online Jam”?
During our Ask the Experts Online Jam session we include products such as ITM, ITCAM, SMCz, OMEGAMON, NetView for z/OS, most Netcool products, Tivoli Service Request Manager, CCMDB, TADDM, and products in the area of security, storage management, and asset management, and more.
Here's how it works in brief:
Step 1: A member has a question – usually fairly technical.
To participate in the jam session, you must be a registered member of the TUC. Please register now
Pulse Comes to You Luncheons
As a Tivoli User Community member, you’re also invited
to attend a special Tivoli User Community networking luncheon at the Pulse Come to You events in
As a Tivoli User Community member, you’re also invited to attend a special Tivoli User Community networking luncheon at the Pulse Come to You events inCharlotte (June 4)
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB firstname.lastname@example.org Tags:  efficiency cloud tsam tsm tivtour information-architecture development cloud-computing tivoli security fastback identity-management tour storage green asset-management dynamic-infrastructure service-management virtualization 2009 automation energy 1 Comment 3,799 Visits
Yesterday, I was among 150 other IBMers at the "Tour of Tivoli" at the IBM site in Tucson (see photos). Hosted by Laura Sanders, VP of IBM Tivoli Development, the Tour provided demos of Tivoli Service Management technologies that "make sure our customers can deliver what they said they’d deliver within the time and cost they said they could deliver it," as Laura says.
Basically, the tour functioned as an internal state of the union talk where Laura reaffirmed the vision of Tivoli to lead in the Service Management industry by delivering innovative solutions for building and managing a Dynamic Infrastructure that strongly contributes to IBM's initiative to build a smarter planet.
The activities of the day reinforced this vision in very concrete ways by providing educational sessions and product demos of how Tivoli technologies directly contribute to building a dynamic infrastructure and smarter planet. The scope of the demos covered asset management, storage, security, business resiliency, energy efficiency, information architecture, quality assurance, integration, cloud computing, and virtualization.
The vice presidents of development on Laura's team each developed very creative videos explaining the scope and mission of their organization. Dabbling in edutainment, they used concepts from James Bond, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, American Idol, the Geico Gecko, and Johnny Cash to compete for best video. They were all hilarious and very educational at the same time.
Many IBMers tweeted about the experience using the #tivtour hashtag. See the Twitter Search for #tivtour on Twazzup for a running stream of related tweets and photos. The Tivoli Tour runs at many IBM locations this week and in Brazil on May 29. So you can expect to see more Twitter conversations in the near future. You can view a combined pool of photos across the various geographic locations by viewing the Tour of Tivoli 2009 group on Flickr.
I particularly enjoyed the tour because I had a chance to visit with Raj Subramaniam (@ibmstorage on Twitter) and speak with IBM Distinguished Engineer Tom Clark, the Chief Architect of IBM Storage Software, about future innovative storage solutions that will address cloud computing, dynamic information architectures, and the use of new solid state disk technologies. I also had a chance to get a sneak preview of IBM storage archiving solutions that will hit the market in the near future. I could tell you more, but then I'd have to kill you. ;)
While I was in Tucson, I also had the opportunity to interview two IBM experts on solutions they were demoing:
TSM Fastback video: Alistair Symon, Director of IBM Tivoli Storage Software Development, on IBM Tivoli Storage Manager Fastback (See product information)
Cloud and TSAM video: James Damgar, IBM Software Engineer, on IBM Tivoli service Automation Manager (See product information)
Externally, IBM is sharing much of the same information with the public via two key venues:
For IBM employees only: Below is a list of internal links to key Tour of Tivoli resources:
Tiffany Winman 12000065XB email@example.com Tags:  bsm eam governance blogging risk storage tivoli service-management pulse security blogs community 2,127 Visits
As you navigate the Web, youll notice that Tivoli engages in the blogosphere in a variety of ways, for example, group blogs and individual blogs. I want to provide a little perspective on the differences here.
This is the official Tivoli blog, where the Tivoli Web and Communications team and guest bloggers, share news, statements, and perspectives from the IBM Tivoli organization. However, this blog also serves as a multi-directional channel for listening to our public stakeholders, exploring new ideas, collaborating on solutions, and sharing links or resources between community members. Often, we will discuss various perspectives or pose specific questions for public feedback. And, we encourage the extended sharing of questions, answers, links and resources in our IBM Tivoli community.
The IBM Service Management blog is similar to the Tivoli blog in nature; however, it focuses on the discipline of Service Management as a field of practice with its own trends, scenarios, standards and regulations. It also looks beyond Tivoli to other IBM offerings, IBM Business Partners, and analyst reports. Like Tivoli, we encourage the extended sharing of questions, answers, links and resources in our IBM Service Management community.
The Pulse community blog centers on the Pulse conference and those who have attended or are planning on attending the conference. It provides insight and gathers feedback on conference plans and activities and serves as an extension of conversations taking place at and around the conference. We also host the Pulse community for extended social networking and sharing of questions, resources, feedback, conversations, and stories.
For in-depth topics and discussions, we rely on our subject matter experts (SMEs) who have their own individual blogs with their own individual purposes of engaging the public. A few of these experts include:
Doug McClure, a Senior Managing Consultant for IBM Tivoli Lab Services, specializes in Business and IT Service Management. His blog provides thoughts around business, service and technology operations and management with special emphasis on Business Service Management (BSM) and how practitioners can be successful implementing a BSM strategy within their company.
Calvin Powers works in the IBM Tivoli Technology Office on IT governance related projects. He blogs on topics related to IT governance, risk management, and compliance and is especially interested in how to apply these concepts to IT service management.
Tony Pearson, author of Inside System Storage, is a senior storage consultant for IBM System Storage. His blog serves as an open exchange of ideas relating to storage and storage networking hardware, software and services.
In addition to our own SMEs, several IBM Business Partners, outside of IBM auspices, blog about Tivoli or Service Management topics. For example:
We usually highlight new blogs or bloggers on our IBM Tivoli community landing. If you have an idea for a specific blog topic or a great blog to share with the Tivoli community and readership, please let us know.