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.

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Could you survive a cloud architecture walkthrough?

Could you survive a cloud architecture walkthrough?

Someone could soon show up at your office to spend weeks second-guessing your cloud technology and architecture choices. Here's how to deal with the findings.

The evolution of public clouds will benefit enterprises

The evolution of public clouds will benefit enterprises

The writing is on the wall. Most enterprise IT solutions will be multicloud, and cloud resources will be abstracted and commoditized.

3 creative ways to obtain cloud talent

3 creative ways to obtain cloud talent

If your company needs more cloud skills and recruiting is too slow, look outside the box to build the right cloud team.

Cloud-native apps don’t have to stay DRY

Cloud-native apps don’t have to stay DRY

Many of those designing microservices and service-based architectures are focusing a bit too much on reuse. ‘Don’t repeat yourself’ is not always good advice.

Cloud costs not optimized? That’s on you

Cloud costs not optimized? That’s on you

If your company's public cloud computing bills are out of control, it's time to establish some controls.

How to change your career to cloud computing

How to change your career to cloud computing

New cloud gigs mean more money and even more fun. Be savvy about how you acquire the right skills.

Don’t be a ransomware victim

Don’t be a ransomware victim

The growing number of attacks could threaten your cloud deployments. An approach of 'find, respond, and recover' can better protect your systems.

Why cloud will continue to explode post-COVID

Why cloud will continue to explode post-COVID

Many expect the cloud boom to level out after the masks go away. However, the pandemic may have caused a permanent shift in thinking, and for new reasons.

Cloud lock-in is real

Cloud lock-in is real

Lock-in is the dirty little secret of public cloud computing. Cloud engineers have whispered it for years, but more and more people are speaking up now.

6 features your cloudops tool must have

6 features your cloudops tool must have

A cloudops technology stack is easier to define than to design. Here are 6 capabilities to look for.

Cloud security is still a work in progress

Cloud security is still a work in progress

Everyone believes they have the magic cloud security solution, but many problems require bigger thinking.

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