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.

Approach cloud architecture from the outside in

Approach cloud architecture from the outside in

New best practices support defining cloud solutions from the outside in to take advantage of the strengths of cloud computing.

The complex layers of cloud computing sustainability

The complex layers of cloud computing sustainability

Interest is growing in cloud computing’s ability to reduce carbon, but the ‘green cloud’ argument is not as clear as many believe.

A closer look at traditional solutions and cloud

A closer look at traditional solutions and cloud

As the cost and efficiency of traditional on-premises solutions become more attractive, compare the two options carefully to find the best one.

Where edge computing breaks down: Operations

Where edge computing breaks down: Operations

As edge computing becomes more widespread, many are experiencing unexpected operational challenges.

Is distributed data realistic?

Is distributed data realistic?

Data everywhere may be the future of cloud-native and edge computing deployments, but the possibilities come with expense and management issues.

Optimize your cloud career

Optimize your cloud career

Fine-tune your career satisfaction with positions that offer appreciation, growth opportunities, work flexibility, and money, too.

Why governance is critical to cloud success

Why governance is critical to cloud success

Governance can save you from bankruptcy after a data breach or keep day-to-day costs from spinning out of control. It pays to understand it.

My data killed my cloud project!

My data killed my cloud project!

As we push more data to the cloud, avoidable mistakes are hampering migration. The biggest culprit: messy data with inadequate security and integration.

What happened to performance engineering in the cloud?

What happened to performance engineering in the cloud?

Instead of tossing money at performance issues, take a second look at how to manage and optimize cloud computing performance.

Why many enterprises waste money in the cloud

Why many enterprises waste money in the cloud

Enterprise cloud projects pour unnecessary amounts of cash down the drain. Here are a few causes and some tips to avoid waste.

The biggest obstacle to cloud is people

The biggest obstacle to cloud is people

People and culture prevent many businesses from capturing the true value of cloud computing. Transforming organizational culture and revamping KPIs can help.

Cloud computing and the metaverse

Cloud computing and the metaverse

How does cloud computing factor in to the metaverse? Here are some thoughts before you put on your VR glasses and buy digital real estate.

‘Cloud native’ confusion continues

‘Cloud native’ confusion continues

The term ‘cloud native’ is years old, but we don’t agree on what it means and what value it brings.

The truth about VDI and cloud computing

The truth about VDI and cloud computing

Enterprises are looking to VDI to make secure remote work possible, hopefully without sacrificing productivity, cost, and security.

Use the cloud to strengthen your supply chain

Use the cloud to strengthen your supply chain

Stressed supply chains cause revenue and productivity issues and disrupt our own lives. Whose supply chains are still working well, and what technology are they using?

The lowdown on low code and no code in the cloud

The lowdown on low code and no code in the cloud

Low code and no code can be part of a successful cloud solution, but you need the proper protection mechanisms to guard against inadvertent mistakes.

IT spending will be mostly cloud soon. Are you ready?

IT spending will be mostly cloud soon. Are you ready?

Cloud computing budgets will hit 51% of IT spending by 2025 and will continue to increase beyond that. It’s time to change how we think about cloud.

Embedded intelligence: concepts versus buzzwords

Embedded intelligence: concepts versus buzzwords

Although we've called 'continuous intelligence' by different names in the past few decades, the concept is important. Don't be distracted by the label.

The top edge computing providers are the public clouds

The top edge computing providers are the public clouds

The tech press predicted that edge computing would displace cloud computing, but public cloud powerhouses deliver much of today’s edge computing.

Overdoing service-focused cloud development

Overdoing service-focused cloud development

Microservices, cloud services, and general-purpose services are fantastic development tools that sometimes get overused. Here are some signs you’ve gone too far.

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