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.

Azure’s rise instills doubts in AWS shops

3 steps to boost your career in the cloud

3 steps to boost your career in the cloud

Stuck in a rut in your IT job? Here's how to work the shift to the cloud to your personal advantage

Caution! The cloud's backdoor is your datacenter

Caution! The cloud's backdoor is your datacenter

Cloud platforms have great security, which may make you think you can rely on that security alone to be safe. Wrong!

Don't be a lemming: Cloud-first doesn't mean cloud-only

Don't be a lemming: Cloud-first doesn't mean cloud-only

When 'cloud-first' becomes interpreted as 'cloud-only,' you'll waste a lot of time and money on poorly fitting platforms

Oracle is pricing itself out of Amazon’s cloud

Oracle is pricing itself out of Amazon’s cloud

Oracle may believe that upping the cost of using a competing cloud will help it win, but the opposite is more likely

Managing compliance is easier in the cloud

Managing compliance is easier in the cloud

Rules and standards change, requiring constant IT effort to maintain compliance. Why not let the cloud take on that hassle instead?

Savings are only the start of the cloud’s value

Savings are only the start of the cloud’s value

Businesses move to the public cloud to save money, but there are big strategic values to exploit once you get there

Oracle's new cloud push won't be easy

Oracle's new cloud push won't be easy

The challenge: AWS, Google, Microsoft, and IBM own the market, enterprises want to drop Oracle databases, and Oracle's short on innovations

Fake news alert! Internet breaches are not cloud breaches

Fake news alert! Internet breaches are not cloud breaches

Ignorant reporting conflates the internet with the cloud; as a result, people lose trust in what is actually a very secure platform

The 3 hottest cloud jobs for 2017

The 3 hottest cloud jobs for 2017

These cloud jobs are in highest demand, pay the most, and provide great job security

Too late, PaaS, you missed your shot in the cloud

Too late, PaaS, you missed your shot in the cloud

As PaaS providers split into narrow slices, IaaS clouds have absorbed the critical capabilities that PaaS originally promised

3 reasons why 2017 will see massive cloud migration

3 reasons why 2017 will see massive cloud migration

Enterprises have spent two years putting the pieces in place to move applications to PaaS and IaaS; they're now ready to go full speed ahead

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