David Linthicum

David S. Linthicum is a chief cloud strategy officer at Deloitte Consulting, 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. His views are his own.

Beware the siren song of no-ops

What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ

What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ

The process and ingredients that it takes to make your cloud computing project work are directly related to how you get a perfectly smoked piece of meat

3 reasons you shouldn’t use chatbots

3 reasons you shouldn’t use chatbots

Voice interfaces may seem cool, but they are often ineffective, inefficient, and costly to build. So you need a really good reason to use a chatbot

Why cloud computing suddenly seems so hard and expensive

Why cloud computing suddenly seems so hard and expensive

Enterprises are struggling with cost overruns, hiring, and security concerns, all problems that are easily overcome—and reflect a mature view of the cloud

The cloud’s weakest security links aren’t where you're looking

The cloud’s weakest security links aren’t where you're looking

In all security, your weakest link is your biggest vulnerability. Cloud security is no different

3 ways the cloud and data centers work well together

3 ways the cloud and data centers work well together

Both private data centers and public clouds continue to grow, and getting them to work and play well together will be a challenge

Serverless computing’s dark side: less portability for your apps

Serverless computing’s dark side: less portability for your apps

Getting it done fast often trumps making sure your code is portable across platforms. Serverless computing can push you even further from portability

It’s time to kick your ERP system to the curb and go SaaS

It’s time to kick your ERP system to the curb and go SaaS

It’s much easier and lower-risk today to move data, processes, and customizations to the cloud—and end the headaches legacy ERP

2 big mistakes to avoid in edge computing

2 big mistakes to avoid in edge computing

Enterprises are rightfully interested in edge computing, but too often lack a good architectural approach and old-fashioned pragmatism

Thinking about blockchain? Do it in the cloud

Thinking about blockchain? Do it in the cloud

Many enterprises have shelved blockchain efforts because it’s so complex to build and manage. Using the cloud solves those issues

What you must know about moving ERP to the cloud

What you must know about moving ERP to the cloud

There are really good reasons to move ERP systems to the cloud today, but beware these gotchas when you prepare for the move

Moving to the cloud? 3 critical data efforts you must make

Moving to the cloud? 3 critical data efforts you must make

Many companies moving to the cloud forget about updating their data and data technology. Here’s what to remember to do

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