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 Enterprise's TechBeacon marketing website.

What to do when hackers break into your cloud

IT's secret weapon: The pragmatic hybrid cloud

IT's secret weapon: The pragmatic hybrid cloud

Cloud vendors want you to pair the private cloud with the public cloud, but savvy IT pros have discovered they can pair legacy systems with the public cloud

Pro tip: Go old-school for cloud data transfer

Pro tip: Go old-school for cloud data transfer

In a world of high-speed data connections, loading up disks is still the best way to transfer huge volumes of data

In the IaaS gold rush, even Oracle faces tough odds

In the IaaS gold rush, even Oracle faces tough odds

As cloud workloads look set to explode, traditional enterprise vendors are piling into the market -- without much real differentiation

'Featuritis' could lead you to the wrong cloud

'Featuritis' could lead you to the wrong cloud

Specific capabilities can feel like a better fit, but be careful before putting certain features ahead of the big picture

Cloud management enters phase 2: Decentralization

Cloud management enters phase 2: Decentralization

Once cloud management is centralized, we'll be able to distribute the workloads closer to the users -- without returning to the era of silos

Reality check: Cloud growth projections don’t add up

Reality check: Cloud growth projections don’t add up

451 Research paints a rosy but unrealistic picture of cloud migration, despite all the recent momentum

Adapt or die: 3 imperatives for cloud projects

Adapt or die: 3 imperatives for cloud projects

Migrating to the cloud is still new territory, so you have to adapt as you blaze the trail

Devops and cloud: Great together, great apart

Devops and cloud: Great together, great apart

Devops and cloud computing go together like chocolate and peanut butter, but you can have one without the other

 Don't bring your bad security habits to the cloud

Don't bring your bad security habits to the cloud

Not enough enterprises are using their cloud migrations to finally bring their data security up to snuff

What Goldilocks can teach us about cloud migration

What Goldilocks can teach us about cloud migration

Too big, too small, just right -- the same criteria can help you decide the size of your cloud push

The second cloud wave is upon us, ready or not

The second cloud wave is upon us, ready or not

Enterprise cloud workloads should hit the 10 percent mark in 2018, and we'll need new management and governance tools to make it all work

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