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Hp.com/ [12] http:/ / www.icrm.org 493 HP IT Management Software HP IT Management Software is a family of Enterprise software products sold by the HP Software Division of information technology company Hewlett-Packard (HP).

IT management software is a family of technology that helps companies manage their IT infrastructures, the people and the processes required to reap the greatest amount of responsiveness and effectiveness from today’s multi-layered and highly complex data centers.[1] Beginning in September 2005 through 2010, HP purchased a total of 15 software companies as part of a publicized, deliberate strategy to augment its catalog of IT management software offerings for large business customers.[2] Vertica, Inc.

Is the latest software company to be purchased by HP.

On March 22, 2011, HP completed its acquisition of Vertica.[3] The acquisition expands HP’s information optimization, business intelligence and analytics portfolio for enterprise companies and the public sector.[4] According to ZDNet and IDC, HP is the world’s sixth largest software company.[5] [6] HP IT Management Software is the largest category of software sold by the HP Software Division.

The concept behind IT management software is that IT needs to support the business and be run as a business rather than a cost center.

The discipline includes software to help businesses manage their IT portfolio and assets, gain greater quality from their IT, govern the processes of their IT and improve IT security, to name a few.[7] According to ComputerWorld, IT management software is designed to help businesses align IT spend and resources based on business priorities.[8] Other companies who develop and sell IT Management software include IBM, BMC Software, Borland, CA, and Compuware. IT Management Software products HP markets its IT management software products via product centers.

The centers and the products in each are: • HP Application Security Center consists of products that were formerly part of the SPI Dynamics software company portfolio.[9] The Application Security Center catalog includes DevInspect, Assessment Platform, QAInspect and WebInspect. • HP Business Availability Center includes several application management products: Business Service Level Management Software, Business Process Monitor, Business Process Insight, Discovery and Dependency Mapping, End User Management Problem Isolation, HP SiteScope, System Availability Management, TransactionVision and HP Universal CMDB software, a configuration management database for ITIL-based initiatives. • HP Business Service Automation is a set of technology software products that work together to present a comprehensive approach to unifying and standardizing the work of Information Technology (IT).

HP Business Service Automation creates a common, enterprise-wide view of each business service; enables the automation of change and compliance across all devices that make up a business service; connects IT processes and coordinates teams via common workflows; and integrates with monitoring and ticketing tools to form a complete, integrated business service management solution.[10] • HP Data Center Automation Center consists of Business Service Automation Essentials, Network Automation, Server Automation, Service Automation Reporter, Service Automation Visualizer, Storage Essentials, Operations Orchestration and Release Control software. • HP Network Management Center consists of the following products previously branded as HP OpenView:[11] Network Node Manager, Performance Insight, Report Pack for Cisco Wireless LAN Pack, Report Pack for Radius Call Detail v 1.3., and HP TeMIP Software from HP’s 2002 acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp,[12] [13] HP IT Management Software • HP Operations Center catalog includes a number of products from its 2007 acquisition of Opsware: Discovery and Dependency Mapping, GlancePlus Pak, Operations Dashboard, Operations Manager Dependency Mapping Automation, HP Operations Manager i 8.0, Operations Smart Plug-ins, Performance Manager, Reporter, SiteScope, and HP Universal CMDB.[14] • HP Performance Center consists of four products gained from HP’s 2006 purchase of Mercury Interactive: Center Management for Performance Center, HP Diagnostics, HP LoadRunner Monitors, and HP LoadRunner. • HP Project and Portfolio Management Center (PPM) consists of nine IT portfolio management products, many from its Mercury acquisition.[15] The HP PPM catalog includes HP Deployment Management module, Discovery and Dependency Mapping software, PPM Demand Management module, PPM Financial Management module, PPM Portfolio Management module, PPM Program Management module, PPM Project Management module, PPM Resource Management module, and PPM Time Management module. • HP Quality Center includes HP Business Process Testing, Center Management for Quality Center software, Change Impact Testing for SAP Applications, HP Functional Testing software, QuickTest Professional, Requirements Management module, Service Test Management module for SOA, Service Test and HP WinRunner software. • HP SOA Service-oriented architecture Center includes SOA Governance Interoperability Framework, SOA Policy Enforcer, SOA Registry Foundation, SOA Systinet and HP Universal CMDB software.

The Systinet product is a result of HP’s purchase of Mercury Interactive.[16] • HP Service Management Center includes Asset Manager, HP Connect-It software, DecisionCenter, HP Client Automation Software and Service Manager software. • HP Business Service Management 9.0 was announced by HP Software Division in June 2010 as part of a portfolio of service management software tools that provide the IT department with end-to-end monitoring of services in the data center and the underlying infrastructure.[17] HP BSM 9.0 was developed to serve as a common single platform for managing complex applications, including those supported by both private and public cloud computing, outsourced IT, software-as-a-service (Saas) and traditional IT service delivery.[18] • HP Application Lifecycle Management (HP ALM), is enterprise software that provides Information Technology departments with a centralized application management platform for managing and automating applications within and across teams and throughout the complete process of developing an application, all within a single workflow.[19] The latest version of the software, released in November 2010, is HP ALM 11.0.[20] HP ALM 11.0 is targeted at accelerating the delivery of secure, reliable modern applications.

It is a combination of a common platform, several key applications and a dashboard targeted at managing the core lifecycle of applications.

ALM 11.0 is designed to support the key stakeholders responsible for delivering applications as they progress through their lifecycle.

It focuses on the core lifecycle from design through readiness for delivery to operations.

HP ALM 11.00 delivers requirements management, test planning and functional testing, performance testing (when merged with HP Performance Center), developer management (through integration with the most widely used developer environments such as Collabnet TeamForge and Microsoft Visual Studio) and defect management.[21] All of these core lifecycle activities are connected together from a workflow perspective with a common management console, layer of project tracking and planning and built on a common software In addition to the software solutions, HP offers a number of consulting services to support HP ALM 11.[22] • HP Software cloud portfolio was designed to help IT departments adopt and manage the entire lifecycle of the cloud, both public and private, as well managing traditional IT delivery.[23] HP markets its cloud initiatives using a lifecycle approach.

HP Cloud Discovery Workshop, HP Cloud Roadmap Service, HP Cloud Design Service and HP Service Management Consulting Services help IT departments plan and design a cloud strategy and architecture.[24] For automating and managing cloud infrastructure and applications, HP markets HP Cloud Service Automation Software and HP Business Technology Optimization Services for Cloud Infrastructure.[25] Two solutions, HP Cloud Assure and HP Elastic Test, are designed for securing cloud-based services.[26] 494 HP IT Management Software 495 User groups While it is not an actual “user group”, the ITRC is an online forum about HP Software & Solutions products.[27] A new user group, the HP Software Solutions Community, officially launched publicly in April 2010 and includes all former software-related communities.[28] Software company acquisition timeline • • • • • • • • • • Mar. 2011: Vertica Systems, analytic database management software Oct. 2010: ArcSight, security management software Aug. 2010: Stratavia, database and application automation software Aug. 2010: Fortify Software, software security assurance solutions May 2008: Tower Software, document and records management software January 2008: Exstream Software, variable data publishing software July 2007: Opsware, data center automation software June 2007: SPI Dynamics, Web applications security software February 2007: Bristol Technology, Inc., business transaction monitoring technologies February 2007: PolyServe, Inc., storage software for application and file serving utilities — HP Software is the Enterprise software division of information technology company Hewlett-Packard (HP).

According to Software Magazine, HP is the third largest software company in the world behind No. 1 IBM and No. 2 Microsoft.[1] From September 2005 through 2010, HP purchased a total of 15 software companies as part of a publicized, deliberate strategy to augment its software offerings for large business customers.[2] [3] In May, 2010, HP announced that Bill Veghte would serve as the executive vice president of HP Software.

Veghte formerly led Microsoft’s Windows business.[4] HP continued its buying spree of leading software and technology solutions providers in 2010.[5] In August 2010, HP announced it would acquire Fortify Software, a software security assurance company, specializing in static application security analysis.[6] [7] Also in August, 2010, HP announced the acquisition of Denver-based Stratavia, a privately held database and application automation company to bolster its cloud computing and automation software portfolio.[8] [9] In mid-September, 2010, HP announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire ArcSight (Nasdaq: ARST), a security and compliance software provider, for $43.50 per share, or approximately $1.5 billion.[10] [11] On October 22, 2010, HP announced it had completed its acquisition of ArcSight.[12] [13] The acquisitions of Fortify, Arcsight and TippingPoint are part of HP’s strategy to help companies be more proactive in IT security.[14] In Feb. 2011, HP announced it would acquire, real-time analytics platform company Vertica, a privately-held firm based in Billerica, Mass.[15] On March 22, 2011, HP completed its acquisition of Vertica.[16] The acquisition expands HP’s information optimization, business intelligence and analytics portfolio for large enterprise companies and the public sector.[17] HP Software Division 498 Product and Solution Portfolio HP Software products are integral to HP’s Instant-On Enterprise initiative,[18] The HP Enterprise Business initiative seeks to highlight the fundamental shifts in the way information technology is being used to meet changing business models[19] and the growing role of technology to drive business decisions and help organizations achieve economic growth, improve efficiency, and to further the development of society through the use of technology.[20] This vision sees the IT department as both a builder and broker of IT services, who needs to use existing technology in the data center as well as new technologies to deliver services.[21] HP Software markets its software in four categories: IT management software, information management software, business intelligence solutions, and communications and media software and solutions.

HP Software also provides consulting, Software as a service,cloud computing solutions, education and support services. IT Management Products & Solutions The largest category of software sold by the HP Software Division is HP IT Management Software.

The concept behind IT management software is that IT needs be run as a business rather than a cost center and the main purpose of IT is to support business objectives.[22] Other companies who develop and sell IT management software include IBM, BMC Software, Borland, CA, and Compuware.

HP markets its IT management software products via product centers.

The centers and the products in each are: HP Application Lifecycle Management (HP ALM) is a software product used for managing and automating application modernization activities.[23] The latest version of the software, HP ALM 11.0, was released in Nov. 2010.[24] IT departments use the solution for accelerating the delivery of secure, reliable modern applications.

It is a combination of a common platform, several key applications and a dashboard targeted at managing the core lifecycle of applications.

ALM 11.0 is designed to support the key stakeholders responsible for delivering applications as they progress through their lifecycle.

It focuses on the core lifecycle from design through readiness for delivery to operations.[25] HP ALM 11 includes products from HP Quality Center and HP Performance Center, including Business Process Testing, HP Functional Testing, HP LoadRunner, HP Requirements Management module, HP Service Test Management module, HP Service Test, HP Sprinter, HP Test Data Management, HP Unified Functional Testing.

HP ALM 11.00 delivers requirements management, test planning and functional testing, performance testing (when merged with HP Performance Center), developer management (through integration with the most widely used developer environments such as Collabnet TeamForge and Microsoft Visual Studio) and defect management.[26] All of these core lifecycle activities are connected together from a workflow perspective with a common management console, layer of project tracking and planning and built on a common software foundation containing a consistent repository and open integration architecture with a supported SDK.[27] HP Business Service Automation is a set of technology software products that work together to present a comprehensive approach to unifying and standardizing the work of Information Technology (IT).

HP Business Service Automation creates a common, enterprise-wide view of each business service; enables the automation of change and compliance across all devices that make up a business service; connects IT processes and coordinates teams via common workflows; and integrates with monitoring and ticketing tools to form a complete, integrated business service management solution.[28] HP Application Security Center consists of products that were formerly part of the SPI Dynamics software company portfolio.[29] The Application Security Center catalog includes DevInspect, Assessment Platform, QAInspect and WebInspect.

HP Business Availability Center includes several application management products: HP Business Service Management Software, Business Process Monitor, Business Process Insight, Discovery and Dependency Mapping, End User Management Problem Isolation, HP SiteScope, System Availability Management, TransactionVision and HP Universal CMDB software, a configuration management database for ITIL-based initiatives. HP Software Division HP Data Center Automation Center consists of Business Service Automation Essentials, Network Automation, Server Automation, Service Automation Reporter, Service Automation Visualizer, Storage Essentials, Operations Orchestration and Release Control software.

HP Network Management Center consists of the following products previously branded as HP OpenView: Network Node Manager, Performance Insight, TeMIP, Report Pack for Cisco Wireless LAN Pack, and Report Pack for Radius Call Detail v 1.3.[30] HP Operations Center catalog includes a number of products from its 2007 acquisition of Opsware: Discovery and Dependency Mapping, GlancePlus Pak,Operations Dashboard, Operations Manager Dependency Mapping Automation, Operations Manager i 8.0, Operations Smart Plug-ins, Performance Manager, Reporter, SiteScope, and HP Universal CMDB.[31] HP Performance Center consists of four products gained from HP’s 2006 purchase of Mercury Interactive: Center Management for Performance Center, HP Diagnostics, HP LoadRunner Monitors, and HP LoadRunner.

HP Project and Portfolio Management Center(PPM) consists of nine products, many from its Mercury acquisition.[32] The HP PPM catalog includes HP Deployment Management module, Discovery and Dependency Mapping software, PPM Demand Management module, PPM Financial Management module, PPM Portfolio Management module, PPM Program Management module, PPM Project Management module, PPM Resource Management module, and PPM Time Management module.

HP Quality Center includes HP Business Process Testing, Center Management for Quality Center software, Change Impact Testing for SAP Applications, HP Functional Testing software, QuickTest Professional, Requirements Management module, Service Test Management module for SOA, Service Test and HP WinRunner software.

HP SOA Service-oriented architecture Center includes SOA Governance Interoperability Framework, SOA Policy Enforcer, SOA Registry Foundation, SOA Systinet and HP Universal CMDB software.

The Systinet product is a result of HP’s purchase of Mercury Interactive.[33] HP Service Management Center includes Asset Manager, HP Connect-It software, DecisionCenter, HP Client Automation Software and Service Manager software.

HP Business Service Management 9.0 was announced by HP Software Division in June 2010.

The HP BSM 9.0 suite is composed of HP Business Availability Center 9.0 (BAC ), HP Operations Manager i 9.0 (OMi) and HP Network Management Center (NMC) 9.0.[34] HP BSM 9.0 was designed to serve as a common single platform for managing complex applications, including those supported by both private and public cloud computing, outsourced IT, software-as-a-service (Saas) and traditional IT service delivery.[35] HP Software cloud computing portfolio consists of a number of software, services and third-party integrations designed to help IT departments adopt and manage the entire lifecycle of the cloud, both public and private, as well managing traditional IT delivery.[36] HP’s enterprise-grade cloud portfolio uses HP’s complete technology stack including server and storage technology, consulting services, as well HP’s IT management software. [37] HP Software Division markets its cloud initiatives using a lifecycle approach.

For planning and design of a cloud strategy and architecture, HP offers the HP Cloud Discovery Workshop, HP Cloud Roadmap Service, HP Cloud Design Service and HP Service Management Consulting Services.[38] HP markets two solutions for automating and managing cloud infrastructure and applications, HP Cloud Service Automation Software and HP Business Technology Optimization Services for Cloud Infrastructure.[39] Two solutions, HP Cloud Assure and HP Elastic Test, are designed for securing cloud-based services.[40] HP LoadRunner in the Cloud is another cloud offering from HP Software Division.

In May 2010, HP announced that an on-demand version of the application performance testing software would be available via Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.[41] 499 HP Software Division 500 Information Management Products and Solutions Information Management software is used to organize, protect, retrieve, acquire, manage and maintain information.

The amount of data that companies have to deal with has grown tremendously over the past decade, making the management of this information more difficult.[42] The University of California at Berkeley claims the amount of information produced globally increases by 30 percent annually.[43] According to Julian Stuhler, director of Triton Consulting, data enterprise servers will “grow at a staggering 60 percent per year, resulting in 14 exabytes of corporate data by 2011.”[44] Because of this Information explosion IT companies have created technology solutions to help business manage this ever-expanding data.

HP Information Management Software consists of a portfolio of two main categories, business continuity and availability, and governance and E-discovery.

Business Continuity has one main offering, the HP Data Protector software that automates high-performance backup and recovery from disk or tape to enable 24×7 business continuity.

This software can be used any size business as it can grow from a single server environment to the largest distributed enterprise infrastructure.

Governance and E-Discovery solutions help companies meet the requirements of legal Electronic discovery and compliance regulations.

The solutions meet the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM)[45] for capturing, classifying, preserving, finding, analyzing and recovering information.

Products include HP TRIM Records Management System for electronic document management and Records Management, HP Integrated Archive Platform for compliance archiving, and HP Clearwell E-Discovery Platform for legal analytics. Business Intelligence Solutions Business intelligence Solutions (BI) incorporate hardware, software, services and partner technologies to connect the intelligence distributed throughout an organization to achieve a consistent view of business data.

By implementing business intelligence solutions, companies can integrate, reconcile, report, and analyze information across IT functions and business processes to aid in decision making, resource balancing, forecasting, and setting metrics.

According to TechWeb’s Tech Encyclopedia, “Business Intelligence software is software that enables users to obtain enterprise-wide information more easily.

Such products are considered a step up from the typical decision support tools because they more tightly integrate querying, reporting, OLAP, data mining and data warehousing functions,” says TechEncyclopedia from TechWeb.[46] HP offers Business Intelligence consulting services to assist companies with their BI implementations.

These services include BI Strategy and Management services for detailed planning and prioritization; Data Integration and Data Warehousing services; Performance Management and Analytics services; Information Strategy and Governance services; Information Quality Management services; Master Data Management services, and a number of software as a service offerings. — Kovair Software, Inc. Kovair Software, Inc Type Industry Founded Privately owned Software 2000 Headquarters Santa Clara, USA Key people Products Website Bipin Shah – CEO and Chairman Application lifecycle management, IT service management http:/ / www.kovair.com/ Kovair Software, Inc.

Is a Santa Clara, California-based software company producing software for Application lifecycle management and IT service management.

Its products are available as both on premise license installations, and software as a service.[1] [2] Kovair Application Lifecycle Management Studio, 100% web-based for global access,includes software development lifecycle applications such as requirements management, test management, issues management, release, risk and project management.

Kovair’s IT Service Management(ITSM) Studio,ITIL-v3-based, provides a workflow based global platform for implementing ITSM services.

Kovair Omnibus Integrations Middleware is a service-oriented architecture-based Enterprise Service Bus. History The company was founded in Silicon Valley in the year 2000.

Since then, it has raised over $24M in funding from investors, principally NEA, Sutter Hill Ventures, Draper Richards, and INC3.

The company initially focused on delivering collaborative opportunity management and document management products.

From 2005 onwards, it shifted its focus to software development life cycle tools, with process workflow capabilities in its web-based offering.

In 2006, the company set up its development, test and support center in India.

In 2009, the company was included in SD Times’ list of the top ten companies in the ALM market.[3] Pegasys, a Michigan-based IT services company, joined with Kovair to provide ALM and ITSM solutions to clients in South India.[4] References [1] [2] [3] [4] http:/ / investing.

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