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.

Are industry clouds an opportunity or a distraction?

Are industry clouds an opportunity or a distraction?

The notion of industry-specific clouds continues to evolve. Enterprises must decide if their specific benefits are worth the wait.

The cloud attack you didn’t see coming

The cloud attack you didn’t see coming

If stealth hacking hasn’t already come to cloud computing, it will shortly. Protect yourself by knowing your responsibilities and using effective tools.

3 surefire ways to kill your multicloud deployment

3 surefire ways to kill your multicloud deployment

You can do a lot more things wrong than right when it comes to multicloud. These three tips will keep your deployment in good health.

The pandemic-driven rush to cloud is compromising security

The pandemic-driven rush to cloud is compromising security

COVID-19 has been a boon for cloud computing. However, the haste to move to cloud is causing some enterprises to neglect security. Here’s what you need to look out for.

How to pick cloud dev tools and infrastructure

How to pick cloud dev tools and infrastructure

We’re becoming dependent on more dev tools and technology to complete cloud migration or development projects. Let’s reduce the risk of choosing the wrong ones and avoid failure.

Why loosely coupled state in public clouds is better

Why loosely coupled state in public clouds is better

We’ve been keeping track of state from within applications for years, but new options in the public cloud can save money and time.

The cloud is green. Let's get on with migration

The cloud is green. Let's get on with migration

A new study proves what I’ve been saying for years: The use of cloud computing does more for the planet than every enterprise having its own data center.

Has the cloud been good for open source?

Has the cloud been good for open source?

We're 10 years into the cloud movement, so it's a good time to consider what the cloud has done for—or to—the open source movement.

Multicloud architecture decomposition simplified

Multicloud architecture decomposition simplified

Underoptimized architecture is costly and inefficient. It's worth taking some extra time to decompose your proposed solution to avoid trouble down the road.

One application across multiple clouds? 3 big problems

One application across multiple clouds? 3 big problems

Before you run a distributed application across multiple public cloud providers, you need to understand the trade-offs (many) and the opportunities (few).

Does AI-driven cloud computing need ethics guidelines?

Does AI-driven cloud computing need ethics guidelines?

It’s clear that artificial intelligence is powerful and cost-effective in the public cloud. However, it can be weaponized for unethical tasks.

Higher education embraces cloud computing just in time

Higher education embraces cloud computing just in time

Rising demand for remote learning plus growing student dissatisfaction equals colleges and universities rushing to cloud-based platforms.

Cloud overspending spotlights the need for cost governance

Cloud overspending spotlights the need for cost governance

The pandemic has spiked cloud spending, and enterprises are unhappy with their bills. Best practices are emerging to get costs under control.

Make database normalization part of cloud migration

Make database normalization part of cloud migration

It’s tempting just to replicate all databases in the cloud, but it’s a much better approach to get your data house in order as part of the move.

3 must-haves for your multicloud architecture

3 must-haves for your multicloud architecture

Your preflight checklist should have centralized account management, resource management, and asset normalization.

Should you care about quantum computing?

Should you care about quantum computing?

The answer is often not what people want to hear. Here’s where quantum computing fits in the world of cloud computing, and perhaps in your business.

You’re doing cloud-based AI and machine learning wrong

You’re doing cloud-based AI and machine learning wrong

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are hard, and most building these systems don’t know what they are doing. Here’s how to avoid AI/ML failures.

How we’ll use cloud when we go back to work

How we’ll use cloud when we go back to work

We’ve proactively enabled a new remote workforce this past year, but some may return to the office soon. Better start planning.

The new normal needs new cloud security

The new normal needs new cloud security

IT leaders now question the effectiveness of security that was built before remote work spiked the use of cloud computing. Do their defenses hold up under widely distributed use?

When Kubernetes is not the solution

When Kubernetes is not the solution

This powerful tool is right for many applications and wrong for others. Here’s how to tell when a square Kubernetes peg won’t fit into a round application hole.

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