David Linthicum

David S. Linthicum is a consultant at Cloud Technology Partners and an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader. Dave has authored 13 books on computing, the latest of which is "Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise, a Step-by-Step Approach." Dave’s industry experience includes tenures as CTO and CEO of several successful software companies, and upper-level management positions in Fortune 100 companies. He keynotes leading technology conferences on cloud computing, SOA, enterprise application integration, and enterprise architecture. Dave writes the Cloud Computing blog for InfoWorld. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's TechBeacon marketing website.

‘Pick that cloud, lose our business’: What to do

This time, you can trust the cloud Magic Quadrant

This time, you can trust the cloud Magic Quadrant

Often, analysts’ vendor maps mislead enterprises in their technology choices, but this time IT can safely start with this vendor assessment

The 2 cloud security myths that must die

The 2 cloud security myths that must die

Too many people treat cloud security as a black-and-white proposition, which risks wasting lots of money or having security gaps—or both

3 killer cloud skills that will get you hired today

3 killer cloud skills that will get you hired today

Companies are paying mad money for these cloud skills

Serverless computing: Don’t make the wrong choices

Serverless computing: Don’t make the wrong choices

Tools like Amazon Web Services’ AWS Lambda and Microsoft’s Azure Functions let you develop serverless applications, but too many developers use them on the wrong apps

CFOs have discovered the big stick of cloud computing

CFOs have discovered the big stick of cloud computing

CFOs are more likely to drive cloud adoption than CIOs are, to save money. That’s a painful political reality, but so what? It’s for the right cause

The 3 dumbest things enterprises do in the cloud

The 3 dumbest things enterprises do in the cloud

The enterprise move to the cloud is on. Don’t let these dumb mistakes trip up your migration

Focusing on the cheapest cloud price could cost you more

Focusing on the cheapest cloud price could cost you more

If you skip doing cost governance and cost monitoring, any savings you get upfront will evaporate over time as your actual costs grow

Cray puts its supercomputer in the cloud

Cray puts its supercomputer in the cloud

Now that you can rent a Cray supercomputer as a cloud service, do you actually need it? For most, high-performance computing services make more sense

Make sense of edge computing vs. cloud computing

Make sense of edge computing vs. cloud computing

Edge computing will not replace cloud computing, though the two approaches can complement each other

Good news: CIOs have stopped fighting the cloud

Good news: CIOs have stopped fighting the cloud

Thanks to CEO and board pressure, and the promise of cost savings, fearful CIOs can no longer ignore the inevitable

The cloud can’t fix poor application performance

The cloud can’t fix poor application performance

Don’t believe the fairy tale that the cloud’s auto-provisioning and auto-scaling services make software perform better

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