David Linthicum

Columnist

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.


The cloud is finally making machine learning practical

Machine learning systems were too costly and too complex for most enterprises in the past. The cloud is changing all that

IT's cloud security concerns do not correlate to actual failures

Yet another research report highlights IT fears, but don't confuse security concerns with security failures

The cloud scores NIH approval for gene research

Researchers' outcry convinced the federal medical research agency to reverse course and let them take advantage of the cloud

Management is the key to effective cloud deployment

Although it's easier to focus on the sexier aspects of cloud computing, long-term operational health should be a core consideration

Make sense of cloud service brokers

CSBs help you manage your mix of public and private clouds, but their capabilities vary widely

AWS drops prices -- and barriers -- to cloud adoption

Everyone wants high performance at low prices, and you'll buy from the public cloud providers that offer both

CISA will mean more surveillance, not fewer cyber attacks

CISA will mean more surveillance, not fewer cyber attacks

The proposed Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act would make us less secure

Docker is great for the cloud -- but too often misused

Docker and its container brethren are the pinnacle of distributed computing ... if you understand how to use them

Smart CIOs ignore cloud extremists

Still, there are pro-cloud and anti-cloud extremists that you have to watch out for

Cisco, HP, and IBM find hidden fortune in the cloud

While public cloud providers seem to dominate the market at the expense of traditional vendors, the truth is not so simple

Stop building the cloud backward

Too many in IT start wit the technology first, wasting precious time and goodwill

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