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.

It’s time to prioritize SaaS security

It’s time to prioritize SaaS security

Did our focus on IaaS security come at the expense of SaaS security? Know what to guard against, especially excessive user permissions and misconfigured UIs, APIs, and integrations.

Was moving to cloud a mistake?

Was moving to cloud a mistake?

A new study predicts freezes in cloud spending. Poor cloud ROI is largely self-inflicted and can be mitigated with careful planning and realistic expectations.

Get used to cloud vendor lock-in

Get used to cloud vendor lock-in

The only certainties in life are death, taxes, and cloud lock-in. Let’s look at the reasons behind lock-in reality and why it’s so difficult to avoid.

Cloud security is the new battle zone

Cloud security is the new battle zone

Attempted breaches are on the rise and cloud security professionals are forced to play 'Whac-A-Mole' with attacks. Are you ready to rethink your cloud security strategy yet?

Companies are still waiting for their cloud ROI

Companies are still waiting for their cloud ROI

Everyone jumped to cloud computing to save money but got the opposite. Cloud ROI will require optimization, finops, and refactoring before it lives up to past promises.

Cloud computing is reinventing cars and trucks

Cloud computing is reinventing cars and trucks

Cloud-defined, cloud-operated cars are the future of the auto industry. Innovating to make cars better, safer, and more efficient will be the next cloud battleground.

The dirty little secret about edge computing

The dirty little secret about edge computing

Some people say edge is the next revolution, but the gap between promised performance and actual results needs to be discussed.

Cloud’s key role in the emerging hybrid workforce

Cloud’s key role in the emerging hybrid workforce

Hybrid work would not be possible without cloud computing. However, enterprises should address these mistakes before they kill productivity.

How devops in the cloud breaks down

How devops in the cloud breaks down

Devops is always good for application development productivity, right? Think again. If you're missing tools and talent, your cloud development can quickly go off the rails.

3 wins and 3 losses for cloud computing

3 wins and 3 losses for cloud computing

The good, the bad, and the ugly of a decade of cloud computing: Security and agility are definite wins, but cost and complexity are serious drawbacks.

Are we experiencing cloudflation?

Are we experiencing cloudflation?

The sticker shock of cloud computing bills has many in the C-suite looking for answers. A solid finops program can close the budget holes and pay for itself.

3 must-haves for your cloud finops program

3 must-haves for your cloud finops program

Finops can show where all your cloud spending goes, but sometimes penny-wise is pound-foolish. Account for human costs and monitor all your clouds.

Start with a logical cloud architecture

Start with a logical cloud architecture

Many IT mistakes track back to insufficient planning and rushing to a physical architecture. Let’s go back to the basics.

The emerging field of cloud computing forensics

The emerging field of cloud computing forensics

Don’t look now, but criminals are using public cloud services. 'Cloud cop' could be a real opportunity for those interested in both law enforcement and cloud.

3 multicloud lessons for cloud architects

3 multicloud lessons for cloud architects

Designing and deploying a single cloud architecture may not prepare you to take on a multicloud, especially where security and cost optimization are concerned.

Automation is the ultimate cloud security tip

Automation is the ultimate cloud security tip

Manual cloud security often leads to a major breach. Helping leadership understand the risks can make the case for funding to do it right.

Give finops a say over cloud architecture decisions

Give finops a say over cloud architecture decisions

Prepare for battle in the conference room. A good cloud finops program should review cloud solution architectures to reduce cost and optimize cloud value.

3 reasons cloud computing doesn’t save money

3 reasons cloud computing doesn’t save money

Where are the savings enterprises expected ? A finops program that monitors cloud spending, creates accountability, and optimizes cloud resources will usually solve the problem.

Complex cloud architecture is finally causing budgetary pain

Complex cloud architecture is finally causing budgetary pain

Multicloud complexity is moving from a theoretical cloud architecture problem to a financial one, and businesses are suddenly searching for solutions.

How green is cloud computing?

How green is cloud computing?

In most cases, cloud computing is greener than traditional data centers. Just how green depends on the details of each individual deployment.

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