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.

Left behind: Who suffers in the cloud shift

Customer service: The next challenge for cloud providers

Customer service: The next challenge for cloud providers

Customer service is still a new concept for many cloud providers, but you can make sure you get what you need by communicating clearly

CIOs: Shadow IT is actually great for your cloud strategy

CIOs: Shadow IT is actually great for your cloud strategy

The three reasons that departments' own adoption of cloud technologies benefits CIOs' goals

Is your workload cloud-ready? Ask these 3 questions

Is your workload cloud-ready? Ask these 3 questions

Most application workloads need modification to move to a public cloud, but some are ready to be moved as is

Prepare for the big cloud-driven job shakeup

Prepare for the big cloud-driven job shakeup

In a recent survey, Gartner found what early adopters already know: The cloud is changing IT careers in a big way

3 ways to screw up a cloud project

3 ways to screw up a cloud project

As the saying goes, you can learn more by failing than succeeding. If that's true, there's a lot of learning going on

Greenpeace was wrong: The cloud is good for the environment

Greenpeace was wrong: The cloud is good for the environment

An extensive report shows that U.S. cloud adoption has all but ended the increase in energy usage from private data centers

Don't be blinded by the cloud's many virtues

Don't be blinded by the cloud's many virtues

There's a lot of good news for cloud computing these days, but always remember that other technologies are sometimes a better option

Run, don't walk, from China's Big Brother law

Run, don't walk, from China's Big Brother law

Web and cloud companies are especially targeted by a law that gives the government access to and control over user and business data

3 ways to screw up data security in the cloud

3 ways to screw up data security in the cloud

Securing the cloud doesn't mean you've secured your data in the cloud

Sorry, but there's no universal cloud security solution

Sorry, but there's no universal cloud security solution

Cloud security in a box is a myth; in reality, each cloud project comes with its own set of unique problems to solve

To move to the cloud, you may need to fire your CIO

To move to the cloud, you may need to fire your CIO

CIOs should be cautious about adopting new technology, but not blindly opposed -- otherwise, shadow IT takes over

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