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.

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

The ‘born in the cloud’ advantage is real, but not absolute

The ‘born in the cloud’ advantage is real, but not absolute

Now that the cloud is more than ten years old, there are a bunch of companies that know nothing else. How much does that help them, and could it hurt them?

How to deal with big cloud acquisitions

How to deal with big cloud acquisitions

More big cloud computing deals are coming, so enterprises need to understand how to think about them when picking technology

How the cloud has made you more secure

How the cloud has made you more secure

While many still believe that the cloud is less secure, the reality is that your data is safer now due to the cloud—and the cloud has changed the security game for all types of systems

The forced march to cloud computing

The forced march to cloud computing

The shift in innovation continues to flow to public clouds, and IT is discovering that it doesn’t really have a choice but to join the forced march there

Devops is mandatory for multicloud deployments

Devops is mandatory for multicloud deployments

Don’t move to devops or the cloud unless you plan on doing both

Steel yourself for the cloud hangover

Steel yourself for the cloud hangover

Naïveté and inadequate planning have made many large enterprises unhappy about the cloud deployments and the ROI they’ve gained. But this too will pass

Multicloud does not eliminate vendor lockin

Multicloud does not eliminate vendor lockin

There are a lot of good reasons to adopt a multicloud architecture. Avoiding provider lockin isn’t one of them. Here’s why

Serverless cloud computing: Don’t go overboard

Serverless cloud computing: Don’t go overboard

The new cry from the big public cloud providers is ‘serverless computing for everything.’ Don’t be fooled

Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked

Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked

I’m seeing a lot of cloud configuration errors in the real world—and it’s scaring the hell out of me

The cloud in 2019: Multicloud, serverless computing, and Kubernetes containers

The cloud in 2019: Multicloud, serverless computing, and Kubernetes containers

Enterprises are quickly moving up the cloud stack, away from infrastructure services

How to deal with data in a multicloud environment

How to deal with data in a multicloud environment

Follow these three best practices to keep the use of multiple databases across multiple clouds from confounding your deployments

5G will bring cloud computing to everyone

5G will bring cloud computing to everyone

Those who don’t have broadband will discover the whole new world of cloud computing with 5G that can take their businesses to the next level

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