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.

What Facebook and the CLOUD Act mean for cloud privacy

What Facebook and the CLOUD Act mean for cloud privacy

The CLOUD Act is a bit disturbing, but I still trust data in public clouds more than I do data in private datacenters

Cloud migrations: Don’t settle for just some operational savings

Cloud migrations: Don’t settle for just some operational savings

The transformative nature of cloud computing makes it an effective weapon for owning your market

Beware these 2 barriers to successful cloud migration

Beware these 2 barriers to successful cloud migration

Cloud migration gets harder the farther down you go on the list of applications to migrate, and two issues occur frequently that can lead to failure

Smart cities need the cloud—and vice versa

Smart cities need the cloud—and vice versa

New data from IDC shows that smart cities are exploding, and the cloud is driving most of that growth

Don’t get surprised by the cloud’s data-egress fees

Don’t get surprised by the cloud’s data-egress fees

Moving your data out of a public cloud, even for normal transactions, costs you real money for every gigabyte. Here’s how to minimize the price

Why IoT security should keep you up at night

Why IoT security should keep you up at night

Recent data shows that although cloud computing security is still a priority, IoT security is not

The best way to adopt the cloud: Short sprints vs. big bang

The best way to adopt the cloud: Short sprints vs. big bang

Large companies and government agencies do better with short tactical cloud computing projects, versus the larger, more strategic projects

You need an ‘I’ve been hacked’ plan for your cloud

You need an ‘I’ve been hacked’ plan for your cloud

A recent study shows that most companies are ill-prepared for cyber attacks on their cloud and on-premises systems

The key question for your cloud computing strategy

The key question for your cloud computing strategy

Some enterprises focus on aggressive use of cloud, while others are passive. Are you channeling the right “cloud spirit animal” for your business?

How to get real ROI from your move to the cloud

How to get real ROI from your move to the cloud

There’s a sunk cost to being in the cloud, and you need a certain percentage of workloads migrated to get the value you actually seek

Why hybrid cloud bursting went nowhere

Why hybrid cloud bursting went nowhere

Cloud bursting was all the rage when talking about the hybrid cloud years ago. Today, almost nobody is talking about it

Multicloud’s hidden trade-off: Greater security risk

Multicloud’s hidden trade-off: Greater security risk

Multicloud is great, so here is how to ensure ensuring that you're not giving up security for its increased flexibility

GDPR and the cloud: What you need to know

GDPR and the cloud: What you need to know

The new data regulations from Europe will cause issues for enterprises that use cloud computing. Here is what you need to know to stay out of trouble

Devops is essential to the cloud, and to its payoff

Devops is essential to the cloud, and to its payoff

It used to be that enterprises saw devops as an optional component of their cloud approach. But smart ones now know it is essential

Cloud migration: The pros and cons of a common platform

Cloud migration: The pros and cons of a common platform

Heterogeneity in the datacenter can be enormous, so it's tempting to use a cloud migration to standardize on one platform. If only it were that easy

What the ‘versatilist’ trend means for IT staffing

What the ‘versatilist’ trend means for IT staffing

Gartner predicts that IT staff will have fewer technical roles available to them as the cloud gains traction. That’s just not true

Rethinking cloud ROI: Come for cost savings but stay for agility

Rethinking cloud ROI: Come for cost savings but stay for agility

An agility-based ROI approach is a much more effective way to look at the value of cloud computing, and thus to gain that value

The evidence is in: The cloud’s advantages are now clear to business

The evidence is in: The cloud’s advantages are now clear to business

The business community is now seeing directly how the cloud is transformative for business, not something simply for technologists to use

SaaS-ifying your enterprise application? A quick-and-dirty guide

SaaS-ifying your enterprise application? A quick-and-dirty guide

Many enterprises see a need to SaaS-enable applications, making them into a product for customers and partners. But most have no clue about what to do

Capacity alone won't assure good cloud performance

Capacity alone won't assure good cloud performance

Will your cloud-based workload support 100,000 concurrent users? The only way to find out is through performance testing

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