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.

Make 2023 the year of cloud computing optimization

What's coming for cloud computing in 2023

What's coming for cloud computing in 2023

Next year may change the cloud world as enterprises face lower budgets and a demand for ROI. It's time for planning and strategy to become the dominant trend.

What to do in a cloud computing recession

What to do in a cloud computing recession

Whether we're in a definite cloud spending downturn or not, strategically using periods of uncertainty can prepare the business for the future.

2023 may be the year of multicloud Kubernetes

2023 may be the year of multicloud Kubernetes

We could see more companies shift to multicloud in 2023, using container orchestration, federated development, and deployment. Now we just need the big providers on board.

What observability means for cloud operations

What observability means for cloud operations

When you look at your operations data, do you know what you’re seeing? Observability can help you gain more insights from complex cloud deployments.

Cloud architects are afraid of automation

Cloud architects are afraid of automation

Automation is one of the greatest gifts to cloud architecture, operations, security, and finops. Yet, many architects still are reluctant to use it. What's so scary?

The cloud is downturn-proof—maybe

The cloud is downturn-proof—maybe

So far, cloud spending is durable through economic turmoil. However, it won’t last forever, especially for enterprises that are not seeing ROI because of poor planning.

Lift-and-shift cloud migrations are dying

Lift-and-shift cloud migrations are dying

Enterprises have found smarter ways to move workloads to the public cloud. Systems that are better optimized make the most of cloud computing.

3 primo cloud computing jobs in 2023

3 primo cloud computing jobs in 2023

The cloud boom and its resulting issues are boosting the pay and prestige of certain roles. Here's what it takes to be an architect, operations engineer, or security engineer.

Why you’re getting cloud security wrong

Why you’re getting cloud security wrong

New data shows that many enterprises are not approaching cloud security correctly, and it’s going to lead to unpleasant consequences.

It’s time to prioritize SaaS security

It’s time to prioritize SaaS security

Did our focus on IaaS security come at the expense of SaaS security? Know what to guard against, especially excessive user permissions and misconfigured UIs, APIs, and integrations.

Was moving to cloud a mistake?

Was moving to cloud a mistake?

A new study predicts freezes in cloud spending. Poor cloud ROI is largely self-inflicted and can be mitigated with careful planning and realistic expectations.

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