David Linthicum

David S. Linthicum is 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. His views are his own.

Why the cloud computing hangover?

The cloud as supercomputer

The cloud as supercomputer

Using the cloud to link widely distributed compute instances as a virtual supercomputer opens new possibilities to those without deep pockets.

Build a cloud culture to attract and keep skilled people

Build a cloud culture to attract and keep skilled people

Most enterprises lack the on-staff skills to become as innovative as they'd like. Here are some tricks to attract, retain, and grow the best technology skills.

Security is the Achilles’ heel of multicloud

Security is the Achilles’ heel of multicloud

With 2022 looking like the year of multicloud, enterprises need a solid plan for multicloud security.

The SaaS-ification movement explained

The SaaS-ification movement explained

Many traditional enterprises see monetary opportunities to incorporate their market knowledge into new or specialized SaaS applications and data sets.

Abstracting public clouds down to common services

Abstracting public clouds down to common services

Containers go beyond the hype to move enterprises forward with cloud-native applications. Abstracting services with them could commoditize public clouds.

What does the chip shortage mean for cloud computing?

What does the chip shortage mean for cloud computing?

It’s hard to get products that require processing chips—from trucks to toasters. Compute and storage servers are pinched, too, but the big providers have protections the little guys don't.

More evidence we’re in a multicloud world

More evidence we’re in a multicloud world

Most companies are using multicloud, but only some of them planned for it. This lack of foresight and centralized coordination can kill a business.

When containers become a nightmare

When containers become a nightmare

Too few people doing container development are paying attention to security issues. Doubling down on scanning at every stage is a simple solution.

Sustainability can be a core driver of cloud innovation

Sustainability can be a core driver of cloud innovation

More and more enterprises cite better sustainability to justify the use of cloud computing. There's more than good PR behind this trend.

Mind the value at risk with cloud computing solutions

Mind the value at risk with cloud computing solutions

Risk is a fundamental trade-off for most cloud architecture choices. To optimize your technology, evaluate risk and balance the costs and value.

Get your cloud data right the first time

Get your cloud data right the first time

All cloud migration projects must deal with how data is used by cloud and non-cloud applications and humans. These 3 pragmatic tips should get you beyond the confusion.

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