David Linthicum

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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's TechBeacon site.

Refactor or not? Decision No. 1 when porting apps to the cloud

Don't use the cloud like a data warehouse

Don't use the cloud like a data warehouse

The 'single source of truth' data model is what IT knows, but not what it should be doing today

3 ways to screw up a cloud deployment

3 ways to screw up a cloud deployment

If you want a cloud deployment that actually works, avoid these three mistakes

Is your cloud green enough? That's the wrong question

Is your cloud green enough? That's the wrong question

If you want greener data centers, go after enterprise IT, not the cloud providers

The pros and cons of going cloud-native

The pros and cons of going cloud-native

The cloud's scalability, efficiency, and performance are alluring, but the lock-in price can be too high

Cloud and devops shops, avoid the overautomation trap

Cloud and devops shops, avoid the overautomation trap

Automation is good in many cases -- but not all. Too many enterprises don't make that assessment

3 key facts to help sell the cloud in your company

3 key facts to help sell the cloud in your company

When the ROI argument is not enough, cite these three cloud advantages to convince skeptics

Hedge your bets with a hybrid cloud -- at your own risk

Hedge your bets with a hybrid cloud -- at your own risk

Picking an approach simply because it provides you with options down the road is always the wrong plan

Government 'box huggers' avoid the cloud for a reason

Government 'box huggers' avoid the cloud for a reason

But many agencies have legitimate struggles to adopt the cloud, which often get short shrift by cloud advocates

Converting your app to the cloud can be really, really hard

Converting your app to the cloud can be really, really hard

Some apps are a great fit for SaaS, but most aren't -- and you'll have to work hard to succeed

Reinvent your career for the cloud the right way

Reinvent your career for the cloud the right way

The demand for cloud talent is exploding -- and driving many to cloud-wash their resumes

Identity management in the cloud goes beyond security

Identity management in the cloud goes beyond security

Here are the best practices to adopt for IAM as you move to the cloud

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