Profile of Jasmine McTiguePrincipal, McTigue Analytics
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Jasmine McTigue is principal and lead analyst of McTigue Analytics and an InformationWeek and Network Computing contributor, specializing in emergent technology, automation/orchestration, virtualization of the entire stack, and the conglomerate we call cloud. She also has experience in storage and programmatic integration.
Jasmine began writing computer programs in Basic on one of the first IBM PCs; by 14 she was building and selling PCs to family and friends while dreaming of becoming a professional hacker. After a stint as a small-business IT consultant, she moved into the ranks of enterprise IT, demonstrating a penchant for solving "impossible" problems in directory services, messaging, and systems integration. When virtualization changed the IT landscape, she embraced the technology as an obvious evolution of service delivery even before it attained mainstream status and has been on the cutting edge ever since. Her diverse experience includes system consolidation, ERP, integration, infrastructure, next-generation automation, and security and compliance initiatives in healthcare, public safety, municipal government, and the private sector.
Articles by Jasmine McTigue
Consumer-class cloud services force IT to get aggressive with endpoint control or accept that sensitive data will be in the wind -- or take a new approach, such as reconsidering virtual desktops.
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Cryptocurrencies aren't problem-free, as Mt. Gox's travails show. But I want the concept to survive, thrive -- and eventually break credit card processors' stranglehold.
If there's an enterprise resource planning project in your future, beware the foot draggers and sandbaggers
Big iron is under relentless pressure to prove its value in an x86 world. We look at five ways to bring it into the distributed data center.
Don't let data, WAN and integration challenges knock automated failover off course.
Our InformationWeek 2013 Virtualization Management Survey shows automated service delivery is the future -- unless you want to find yourself managing cloud providers.
Most IT teams have synthetic monitoring of their sites down. Now it's time to extend that vigilance to client-server applications.
The OS suffers from a platform schism that can't be fixed with Win RT or virtualization.
Xsigo buy isn't about VMware and Nicira or challenging the hypervisor market leaders.
Microsoft is falling down on its patented copy/embed/propaganda formula. Where's Bill Gates when you need him?
Banking on black hats not targeting hypervisors was always a questionable idea. Now, it's downright dangerous.
New VMware APIs are making snapshots and backups faster and easier for IT.
The problem with protocols is that when we need them most, they're least effective. Enter the age of the API.
Building a private cloud? Better get an early-warning system first.
Our 5 steps can help you tame your server virtualization environment.
Missing standards, scant automation, and weak management tools make this next step beyond server virtualization a challenge.