Don't miss the upcoming Rocket Software webcast : Addressing the Challenges of Data Protection in a Mixed Backup Environment: http://tivoli-ug.org/tech-zones/storage-management/c/e/819.aspx

 What is your title and role within your company?

Product Marketing Manager

Storage, Networks, and Compliance Business Unit

My responsibilities run the gamut.  I am primarily responsible for program development & management and field & channel marketing, for my business unit at Rocket Software.

What do you feel is the biggest benefit of joining a community such as the TUC?

I think user communities are great.  It presents the opportunity for people who are dealing with the same issues to communicate online or face-to-face.  Having a specialized, Tivoli-focused community as well as local user meetings provides multiple venues to network with your peers.  In addition, TUC is a portal for all things Tivoli.  It’s one-stop for Tivoli related information and quite often I learn things that I didn’t already know.  It’s a group where I can have access to resources, get support, share my knowledge, and enhance my skills.

You have an upcoming webcast to the TUC Members, where do you see the value in participating this way in the Community?

As I mentioned above, one of the best things about a user community is that you can share your knowledge.  It allows us to give back to the community by providing information and expertise on a particular topic to the user community.  And on the business side, this environment allows us to talk about how our products can help with Tivoli-related opportunities.  It’s a win/win for everyone.  We share our expertise on key issues in the data protection environment and we can highlight examples of how Rocket Servergraph can help with these data protection issues.