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.

Good news: CIOs have stopped fighting the cloud

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

Watch out for serverless computing’s blind spot

Watch out for serverless computing’s blind spot

Automatic provisioning of server resources is a great idea, but it can lead to the end of upfront resource planning—and high resource costs

The 3 big speed bumps to devops in the cloud

The 3 big speed bumps to devops in the cloud

The combination of devops and public clouds will one day be a superhighway for development, but right now watch out for stoplights

How to keep multicloud complexity under control

How to keep multicloud complexity under control

Using multiple cloud providers provides needed flexibility, but it also multiplies the work and risk of getting out of sync

Serverless computing will drive out OpenStack private clouds

Serverless computing will drive out OpenStack private clouds

As public cloud services grow more compelling, OpenStack and other private cloud efforts are becoming fossils

The 3 biggest mistakes to avoid in cloud migrations

The 3 biggest mistakes to avoid in cloud migrations

We all have missteps, but there’s no need to repeat the common errors of others when you do your own cloud projects

Think again: Data integration is different in the cloud

Think again: Data integration is different in the cloud

Not only is data integration an afterthought in most cloud migrations, it's usually addressed with obsolete methods. Don’t make either mistake

Don’t let cloud providers kick you off like United

Don’t let cloud providers kick you off like United

Cloud contracts are as one-sided as airline tickets’ terms. Enterprises will learn that soon enough, but they also have hidden power they should use

Your cloud choice: Succeed slowly or fail fast

Your cloud choice: Succeed slowly or fail fast

If you don’t spend the time planning for this major shift in IT, you can count on being disappointed in your cloud migration

Boycott ISPs that abuse privacy, net neutrality

Boycott ISPs that abuse privacy, net neutrality

Enterprises should kick abusive ISPs to the curb—because the government surely won’t

You need your ‘cloud brain’ more than ever

You need your ‘cloud brain’ more than ever

Old-school, datacenter-based tactical thinking will lead you to oblivion in the new cloud-based world of IT

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