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OVFI Local Chapters - sharing information, expertise and resources
What is an OpenView Forum International Local Chapter?
A Local Chapter is a community of members of OpenView Forum International (OVFI) that come together to leverage their experience and expertise by forming a local level group or chapter. This member community can be either a geographically-based Regional Chapter or a Special Interest Group (SIG), a virtual community organized around a specific technology or application. Through these chapters, members of OVFI share their vast body of practical knowledge and invaluable experience, leveraging the benefits of OV Forum services at a localized level.

Regional Chapters
Regional Chapters may be organized at various levels of complexity - from the loosely organized chapter providing local users meetings, to a separate legal entity representing OVFI members from within a national or regional area. The smaller or less formal, localized, affiliated Regional Chapter is one whose members have limited resources, but wish to meet periodically in their local area. These groups are assisted by the Membership Committee of the OVFI Board in both formation and administration activities. Over time, these informal groups may evolve to become regional or national in scope. The highly organized, affiliated Regional Chapter, on the other hand, is an entity which is formally structured and self-administering. As this type of chapter evolves, it may be organized as a "reseller" of OVFI services, administering dues, distributing OVFI communications to its membership, and providing a single point of contact for the OVFI Board. One OVFI board member is granted membership in the chapter, and serves as a liaison for the chapter.

Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups, or SIGs, are organized around a common interest or technology. SIG members do not generally reside in a common physical territory but rather form a virtual community of interest. Examples of a SIG might be a group interested in OEMF technology or a group of OpenView customers at various universities. Benefits for Local Chapters Benefits and services are provided to all Local Chapters and Special Interest Groups. These benefits and services enable customers to interact at both the localized and global level of operation in OpenView Forum. Chapter services are based on the level of formalization of their affiliation within OpenView Forum International.

Benefits of Participating in Local Chapters

  • Valuable presentations and Information Exchange- Hear about new products and services from HP when you attend these meetings. Share successes with other customers in your area - face to face -, so you can ask questions and get the answers you need.
  • Access to HP product engineers and developers- meet face to face with HP representatives during special sessions on your requirements for future products and services
  • Expanded contacts - get to know first hand what other companies are doing with OpenView within their IT organizations. Compare and evaluate best practices among your local customer group
  • Increased Visibility to HP - become part of the collective voice of OV customers in your area , sharing your views directly with local representatives of HP
  • Local Chapter email lists - communicate directly with other members of your local chapter through the centrally maintained local chapter email lists. Your privacy is protected and you can opt in or out of the lists easily.
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