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.

Your 3-minute guide to serverless success

Your 3-minute guide to serverless success

Design specifically for serverless computing and you'll win every time

Watch out for the ‘container tax’

Watch out for the ‘container tax’

Containers are sound, portable ways to deploy applications to the cloud, but don't forget these extra costs

Top 3 cloud migration mistakes: summer 2019 version

Top 3 cloud migration mistakes: summer 2019 version

Summer means grilling, vacation, and screwing up your cloud migration projects. Here’s how to avoid failure

3 steps to solving disaster recovery in the cloud

3 steps to solving disaster recovery in the cloud

Those who wouldn’t go a day without DR for traditional systems find themselves exposed in the cloud. Here’s how to fix it

The case for “stepping stone” private clouds

The case for “stepping stone” private clouds

Proprietary public cloud analogs that work on premises have been around for a year now. Here’s what we’ve learned 

Why your cloudops staff is quitting

Why your cloudops staff is quitting

The cloudops turnover is very high in some companies. Here are the typical reasons and how you can fix it

Why you likely don’t need an internal cloud broker

Why you likely don’t need an internal cloud broker

With the rise of multicloud, internal cloud brokering seems like a slam dunk, yet enterprises report several problems

Cloud for health care: Avoid these 2 pain points

Cloud for health care: Avoid these 2 pain points

Even the health care vertical is all about the cloud these days. I prescribe two ways to keep your systems in good shape

Do we need to care about cloud performance?

Do we need to care about cloud performance?

Many think performance problems don’t exist in the cloud, but they do. Deal with them the same way you did before cloud

Balance tactical with strategic when thinking cloud

Balance tactical with strategic when thinking cloud

A crisis of bad or nonexistent planning has led to cloud systems that are underoptimized and overly expensive

How Kubernetes can reduce cloud complexity

How Kubernetes can reduce cloud complexity

Kubernetes is overused for security and infrastructure but underused for automation. Those who need it most don't realize its potential

2 reasons enterprises should look at Google Stadia

2 reasons enterprises should look at Google Stadia

Google's new cloud-based gaming platform has something to offer enterprise IT

Why workload-migration metrics get it wrong

Why workload-migration metrics get it wrong

Fancy algorithms predict time and costs to migrate data and applications to the public cloud. Sadly, they're rarely right

3 things about cloud and IoT you need to consider

3 things about cloud and IoT you need to consider

Understand the storage, encryption, and data processing trade-offs when building your IoT apps in the cloud

Avoid these 2 cloud computing career pitfalls

Avoid these 2 cloud computing career pitfalls

The most common mistakes are going too wide and going too narrow

Who will benefit the most from 5G

Who will benefit the most from 5G

Now that 5G is on the horizon, how long before cloud computing can take advantage, and who will benefit most?

3 signs you’re going overboard with cloud features

3 signs you’re going overboard with cloud features

You use technology for a purpose, your purpose is never to use technology

AI systems are biased, and cloud availability makes it worse

AI systems are biased, and cloud availability makes it worse

IT will have to be on the lookout for hidden biases and take action to minimize the harm

When to declare cloud application migration failure

When to declare cloud application migration failure

There are three main causes of cloud migration failures to avoid if possible and learn from if not

How to eliminate the security risk of redundant data

How to eliminate the security risk of redundant data

Most enterprises bring all their redundant data to the cloud, along with the security risk such redundancy creates. Here’s how to fix it

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