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 fall for the ‘pluggable cloud’ siren call

Don’t fall for the ‘pluggable cloud’ siren call

As enterprises build more and more multicloud environments, they want the ability to plug and unplug clouds as needed. But it doesn’t work that way

Lack of cloud skills and training begin to take a toll

Lack of cloud skills and training begin to take a toll

Companies have lost real revenue due to a lack of cloud expertise: on average, about 5 percent of total global revenue

Enterprise IoT threatens to undermine cloud and IT security

Enterprise IoT threatens to undermine cloud and IT security

We finally just got cloud security right, and now we're screwing it up with new thermostats and copiers that make all that good security worthless

8 boutique cloud service providers you should know

8 boutique cloud service providers you should know

Sometimes, the big guys are just too big. If you want a personal, custom, industry-specific managed cloud service provider, try these

4 surprise cloud computing trends for 2018

4 surprise cloud computing trends for 2018

2018 will be the year of more rapid growth, more data breaches caused by dummies, mega mergers in the cloud computing market, and the rise of “dark horse” cloud providers

3 New Year’s resolutions for the cloud in 2018

3 New Year’s resolutions for the cloud in 2018

If you follow up on these three cloud areas, you'll have a better result from your cloud efforts

Cloudops automation is the only answer to cloud complexity

Cloudops automation is the only answer to cloud complexity

Now that most enterprises have clouds in place, it’s time to think about how to remove people from the cloud operations equation

Don’t leave your Amazon S3 buckets exposed

Don’t leave your Amazon S3 buckets exposed

Although the default settings keep S3 data private, configuration errors have exposed data to the world. Even the NSA has screwed up

How the end of net neutrality will affect enterprise cloud computing

How the end of net neutrality will affect enterprise cloud computing

Small companies should check to see if their bandwidth gets throttled under the new FCC rules, but enterprises as a whole are unlikely to be hurt

Cloud migration: How to know if you’re going too fast or too slow

Cloud migration: How to know if you’re going too fast or too slow

New data shows that fat cloud-focused IT budgets are becoming the norm. Are you moving too fast, too slow, or about right?

Data integration is one thing the cloud makes worse

Data integration is one thing the cloud makes worse

Enterprises don’t seem to be paying attention to data integration as they move to the cloud, and so won’t find the business value they’re seeking

Colleges don’t teach cloud skills, so AWS will do it in high school

Colleges don’t teach cloud skills, so AWS will do it in high school

Amazon is expanding AWS Educate to high school students. Will enterprises benefit from this “get them while they are young” approach?

AWS’s Kubernetes support is a step in the right direction

AWS’s Kubernetes support is a step in the right direction

Most cloud providers try to differentiate themselves through proprietary features—the opposite of what enterprises want them to do

AWS and Azure dominate the cloud. Neither should win

AWS and Azure dominate the cloud. Neither should win

Enterprises must ensure they don’t end up subservient to just one cloud provider by focusing on needs before ecosystem

When it comes to the cloud, don’t start with technology

When it comes to the cloud, don’t start with technology

Too many companies pick the technology first, and then get stuck in the weeds trying to figure out what the business actually needs

How to diagnose cloud performance issues

How to diagnose cloud performance issues

Follow these five steps to detect root causes of poor cloud performance

Why cloud adoption isn’t slowing datacenter growth

Why cloud adoption isn’t slowing datacenter growth

Enterprises can’t yet give up the corporate datacenter, and the cloud providers are using all they can get

You want innovation? You’ll have to go to the cloud

You want innovation? You’ll have to go to the cloud

For years, enterprises looked at cloud providers to duplicate what existed on-premises. Now, the public cloud is the default platform for innovation

How enterprises should use the cloud in China

How enterprises should use the cloud in China

China is becoming a major cloud-computing consumer, and that means foreign companies will be working with Chinese partners via the cloud. Here’s what you need to know

How to shift cloud metrics to measuring agility

How to shift cloud metrics to measuring agility

Cloud metrics have long centered around operational cost savings, but that’s not where the actual value of the cloud is

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