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.

2019 will be the year of the cloud system maker

The private cloud is now a peripheral to the public cloud

The private cloud is now a peripheral to the public cloud

The trend is providing a “Mini Me” version of a proprietary public cloud provider as a connected private cloud—essentially a public-cloud peripheral

The path to cloud security goes through integration

The path to cloud security goes through integration

Making your cloud more secure is about talking to other security systems more than tossing technology at the problem

Don’t go overboard at the edge in edge computing

Don’t go overboard at the edge in edge computing

In many cases, centralized control in the cloud makes more sense than trying to do everything at the edge

Don’t let AWS Re:Invent blind you to your real cloud needs

Don’t let AWS Re:Invent blind you to your real cloud needs

All vendor trade shows focus on the vendors’ self-interest, not yours. Don’t get distracted by the shiny new objects, but instead use the shows to explore solutions to your actual needs

How to avoid Cyber Monday stress in your cloud systems

How to avoid Cyber Monday stress in your cloud systems

Some enterprises found that their cloud platforms didn’t scale infinitely as expected during the crush demand of Cyber Monday. Here’s how to prepare for next time

3 tips for negotiating with your public cloud providers

3 tips for negotiating with your public cloud providers

It’s the end of the year and time to renew public cloud contracts. Here’s how to get the biggest discount from your public cloud provider

How to avoid the coming cloud integration panic

How to avoid the coming cloud integration panic

The need to have on-premises systems talk to public cloud systems is becoming critical. But so few enterprises are prepared

Cloud security: The essential checklist

Cloud security: The essential checklist

Are you trying to figure out security for your cloud deployment? You need these five types of security features in place

Fix your data before you move it to the cloud

Fix your data before you move it to the cloud

In cloud migrations, I’m often taken back how the data that was bad on-premises is worse in the cloud

Don’t make your cloud migration a house of cards

Don’t make your cloud migration a house of cards

If you have a cruddy applications design or overall architecture and relocate it the cloud, you end up with cruddy IT assets that are now in the cloud

How to get your company to handle the cloud truth

How to get your company to handle the cloud truth

Technology is easy, culture is hard. That’s why culture change is often the most significant barrier to cloud adoption

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