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.

3 ways the cloud and data centers work well together

3 ways the cloud and data centers work well together

Both private data centers and public clouds continue to grow, and getting them to work and play well together will be a challenge

Serverless computing’s dark side: less portability for your apps

Serverless computing’s dark side: less portability for your apps

Getting it done fast often trumps making sure your code is portable across platforms. Serverless computing can push you even further from portability

It’s time to kick your ERP system to the curb and go SaaS

It’s time to kick your ERP system to the curb and go SaaS

It’s much easier and lower-risk today to move data, processes, and customizations to the cloud—and end the headaches legacy ERP

2 big mistakes to avoid in edge computing

2 big mistakes to avoid in edge computing

Enterprises are rightfully interested in edge computing, but too often lack a good architectural approach and old-fashioned pragmatism

Thinking about blockchain? Do it in the cloud

Thinking about blockchain? Do it in the cloud

Many enterprises have shelved blockchain efforts because it’s so complex to build and manage. Using the cloud solves those issues

What you must know about moving ERP to the cloud

What you must know about moving ERP to the cloud

There are really good reasons to move ERP systems to the cloud today, but beware these gotchas when you prepare for the move

Moving to the cloud? 3 critical data efforts you must make

Moving to the cloud? 3 critical data efforts you must make

Many companies moving to the cloud forget about updating their data and data technology. Here’s what to remember to do

Cloud migration checklist: The 3 key areas to focus on

Cloud migration checklist: The 3 key areas to focus on

80 percent of your risk comes from these areas. Address them before you migrate to get the results you want in sane, cost-effective way

Now is the time to get serious about your cloud strategy

Now is the time to get serious about your cloud strategy

Most enterprises have not done the planning they need to figure out the cloud opportunity, including how to avoid its pitfalls

How IT can regain ownership of cloud computing

How IT can regain ownership of cloud computing

CIOs are often finding themselves on the sidelines as business leaders take over the cloud strategy. Here's how IT can take it back

How to find that scarce cloud talent

How to find that scarce cloud talent

Want to hire people with cloud-specific skills or those who understand cloud architecture or security? Here are two secrets

The 2 most important cloud resolutions you should make

The 2 most important cloud resolutions you should make

With 2019 just around the corner, now is the time to do some planning and prepare to step on the accelerator in your cloud migration

2019 will be the year of the cloud system maker

2019 will be the year of the cloud system maker

Next year’s career opportunities will be about cloud, devops, and other engineering gigs—paying people top dollar to make stuff

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

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