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.

Identity management in the cloud goes beyond security

The case for managed service providers in your cloud strategy

The case for managed service providers in your cloud strategy

Although they seem like natural cloud enemies, managed service providers are a great complement much of the time

The serious side of the cloud playground

The ability to experiment with cloud technologies will help you make the right technology and business decisions

Your top 5 cloud priorities for the rest of 2015

Now's the time to get serious about containers, service governance, cloud brokerage, and more

Docker vs. CoreOS: A container battle worth waging

Real-world deployments will eventually settle who wins IT's heart, giving IT a chance to choose the best technology

Fix your applications before migrating them to the cloud

These days, enterprises are moving massive numbers of applications to the cloud in a process called "lift and shift." That means transporting the code and the data, recompiling it, doing a bit of testing, and moving on. The...

4 predictions for the immediate future of cloud computing

Let these observations guide you through the next phase of cloud computing

Cloud and devops empower users, developers alike

With the rise of devops for automating application development and deployment to the cloud, both users and developers could benefit

Agility is king for cloud value, but ROI is harder to measure

The old capex-versus-opex approach is finally gone, but the cloud's new value focus on agility is much harder to calculate

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

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