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.

Cloud computing reversal: From ‘go away’ to ‘I can’t miss out’

2 cloud tasks to do before 2017 ends

2 cloud tasks to do before 2017 ends

These two efforts are typically low-risk, high-reward, and you can easily complete them before the end of the year

How to move into a cloud career from traditional IT

How to move into a cloud career from traditional IT

From architects to developers, there is a path from traditional IT to the gold-plated jobs in the cloud

Edge computing: What you need to know before you deploy

Edge computing: What you need to know before you deploy

Here are the three critical factors in deciding when to use edge computing’s specific techniques in your systems

Don’t waste your time with a hybrid cloud

Don’t waste your time with a hybrid cloud

The Achilles heel of the hybrid cloud is the private cloud, a technology platform that just isn’t up to the job

Fix your databases now as you migrate to the cloud

Fix your databases now as you migrate to the cloud

Fear shouldn’t define your IT strategy. Fixing your databases when you migrate to the cloud is cheaper than doing it later—or not at all

You need a cloud exit plan, even for AWS, Google, Microsoft, or IBM

You need a cloud exit plan, even for AWS, Google, Microsoft, or IBM

Business continuity planning was long a staple of IT management; it needs to be one for cloud management as well

Should 'Made in America' apply to cloud providers?

Should 'Made in America' apply to cloud providers?

As commoditization creates more competition in the public cloud, U.S. companies may have to choose between buying American and lower prices

Understand the multicloud management trade-off

Understand the multicloud management trade-off

Tools that abstract away the complexity of running multiple clouds can also hide powerful cloud-native features

Cloud app slow? Blame the app, not the cloud

Cloud app slow? Blame the app, not the cloud

Those who complain about cloud performance often overlook the obvious. It’s the application, dummy

Think twice before using bare-metal clouds

Think twice before using bare-metal clouds

While there are some benefits to using bare-metal clouds, they often don't outweigh the downsides

Cloud portability is still science fiction

Cloud portability is still science fiction

When will we have the ability to move workloads between public cloud providers without major surgery? Not soon

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