Profile of Lori MacVittie
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Lori MacVittie is the principal technical evangelist for cloud computing, cloud and application security, and application delivery and is responsible for education and evangelism across F5's entire product suite. MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning Senior Technology Editor at Network Computing Magazine, where she authored articles on a variety of topics aimed at IT professionals. She holds a B.S. in Information and Computing Science from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University. She also serves on the Board of Regents for the DevOps Institute and CloudNOW, and has been named one of the top influential women in DevOps.
Articles by Lori MacVittie
The cloud offers many backup options for enterprises. Here are some factors to weigh.
Eliminating the time suck associated with mundane tasks wins consumer loyalty. When colleagues knock on your door with ideas, are you ready to support them?
As every company that's conquered a market knows, dominance is not just about capturing the crown -- it's about keeping it.
Even the most charismatic leader can't just tell people to change from a silo-based culture to DevOps. You have to gradually introduce new goals, one pilot project at a time.
Want to use DevOps to improve time to market, decrease risk, and reduce operating expenses? Then stop with the navel-gazing and start taking advantage of scripting, templates, virtualization, and open APIs.
IT departments everywhere have a golden opportunity to look good by jumping on Google's decision to make SSL certification a part of rankings.
IoT is not only about sensors, actuators, and connected thermostats. Manufacturers need to incorporate all bar-coded products into their plans.
Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
Does your automation and orchestration strategy involve shuffling complexity from the data plane to the control plane? If so, you’re conning yourself.
Use of Dropbox and other consumer services is exploding in enterprises, yet companies turn a blind eye to the security risks. This sends the wrong message to cloud service providers.
Yes, attackers could use stolen credentials to get into your systems from a distance. But slamming the door is not the answer.
Before signing on for the new crop of “everything as a service,” do some digging into the application programming interfaces that tie things together
VMware may have an early advantage in the brewing battle for domination over the software-defined datacenter. But victory is far from assured.
New data shows cooperation between developers and operations pays off for companies moving at the speed of today's business. Oh, and practice does makes perfect.
Everyone (and his brother) has advice about what CIOs should focus on in the coming months. But it all boils down to the need for speed.
The updated vulnerability assessment tool can scan Ajax-enabled sites and applications for a wide range of security weaknesses.
If you're serious about your service-oriented architecture--and you'd better be--you must get your services under control. An SOA management suite can give you the power to enforce operational policies. Here's how.
The price tag may sting, but Forum's XWall provides effective XML firewall and virus scans for SOAP and attached payloads.
mValent's configuration file manager lets you consistently maintain config changes across your application, Web and database
In its latest release, Macromedia reconfigures its Studio Suite with updates of Dreamweaver, fireworks and flash professional, plus two new components.
Want deeper business metrics and closed-loop process optimization? Even the best BPM suites still require customization and IT hand holding.
Now supporting J2EE 1.4, Sun's new app server strongly competes with IBM's WebSphere on features--and beats it on price.
Smart Company's Turbo 1.0 .Net-supported smart client is subject to Microsoft vulnerabilities, but its pivot-table paradigm makes up for the time you spend patching.
Network Computing tested three security devices and, although they all impressed, our top pick edged past the others thanks to stellar performance, flexibility and integration. Find out which one it is.
Linux 4 adds Logical Volume Manager 2 and directory support for better stability and performance. But poor documentation and complicated SELinux policy management could spell trouble.
After some backlash from the open-source community, MySQL eased bundling restrictions and made an exception to the license for PHP, which means the libraries can be included again in the PHP package.
Tadpole's Talin line of laptops comes preinstalled with Linux and Sun's Java Desktop System, which includes the Sun's StarOffice 7 productivity software. The icing on the cake? They're ready for wireless.