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.

Cloud app slow? Blame the app, not the cloud

Think twice before using bare-metal clouds

Think twice before using bare-metal clouds

While there are some benefits to using bare-metal clouds, they often don't outweigh the downsides

Cloud portability is still science fiction

Cloud portability is still science fiction

When will we have the ability to move workloads between public cloud providers without major surgery? Not soon

Will your cloud smarts be rewarded?

Will your cloud smarts be rewarded?

Many enterprises are reorganizing around cloud. For the right people to get the top jobs, IT orgs will have to change

How will the cloud change IT? Look at Microsoft

How will the cloud change IT? Look at Microsoft

The tech giant is reorganizing to address cloud business realities. Count on following its lead in two years

The latest cyber attacks show why the cloud is safer

The latest cyber attacks show why the cloud is safer

No major cloud provider has fallen victim to all the malware attacks of the last few years. What does that tell you?

3 tricks to better manage your public cloud services

3 tricks to better manage your public cloud services

You can call them hacks, tricks, or shortcuts, but whatever term you prefer, be sure to use these IaaS techniques

Don’t bet too soon on the hot cloud technologies

Don’t bet too soon on the hot cloud technologies

Microservices, devops, containers, machine learning, and the rest are all great ideas, but you can’t just jump into them

‘Pick that cloud, lose our business’: What to do

‘Pick that cloud, lose our business’: What to do

As giant tech companies compete, some are bullying customers to take sides. A multicloud strategy can help you stay out of their politics

This time, you can trust the cloud Magic Quadrant

This time, you can trust the cloud Magic Quadrant

Often, analysts’ vendor maps mislead enterprises in their technology choices, but this time IT can safely start with this vendor assessment

The 2 cloud security myths that must die

The 2 cloud security myths that must die

Too many people treat cloud security as a black-and-white proposition, which risks wasting lots of money or having security gaps—or both

3 killer cloud skills that will get you hired today

3 killer cloud skills that will get you hired today

Companies are paying mad money for these cloud skills

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