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.

Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked

Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked

I’m seeing a lot of cloud configuration errors in the real world—and it’s scaring the hell out of me

The cloud in 2019: Multicloud, serverless computing, and Kubernetes containers

The cloud in 2019: Multicloud, serverless computing, and Kubernetes containers

Enterprises are quickly moving up the cloud stack, away from infrastructure services

How to deal with data in a multicloud environment

How to deal with data in a multicloud environment

Follow these three best practices to keep the use of multiple databases across multiple clouds from confounding your deployments

5G will bring cloud computing to everyone

5G will bring cloud computing to everyone

Those who don’t have broadband will discover the whole new world of cloud computing with 5G that can take their businesses to the next level

4 hidden cloud computing costs that will get you fired

4 hidden cloud computing costs that will get you fired

Lack of proper monitoring and management results in these common mistakes that will cost you real money

Does the cloud still make sense when the economy is good?

Does the cloud still make sense when the economy is good?

Bad economic times gave the cloud its initial enterprise push for cost savings, but good times should mean the cloud now becomes strategic

Cloud complexity management is the next big thing

Cloud complexity management is the next big thing

Cloud computing actually makes things much more complex, not simpler. That requires a new discipline around managing that complexity

The 3 reasons CIOs have become cloud-first

The 3 reasons CIOs have become cloud-first

The move to a cloud-first strategy is being shaped by drivers that we did not originally anticipate—certainly not for cost reasons

The simple fix so your cloud costs don’t spin out of control

The simple fix so your cloud costs don’t spin out of control

Cloud management processes and tools are here to make cloud usage as predictable and budgetable as any other business cost

How to retrofit the cloud for security: 2 essential steps

How to retrofit the cloud for security: 2 essential steps

You should build security into every enterprise-to-cloud migration. But if you didn’t do that, here’s how to reduce the risk after the fact

Cloud-native devops won’t work without test automation

Cloud-native devops won’t work without test automation

Now that devops and cloud computing are in full swing, you need to get better at test automation—otherwise, neither the cloud nor devops will scale

To learn cloud skills, community colleges are the place to be

To learn cloud skills, community colleges are the place to be

New investments from cloud providers mean cloud computing courses are now available at your community college, right next to the welding classes. That's a great idea!

The biggest risk in cloud computing is not doing it

The biggest risk in cloud computing is not doing it

A new Gartner survey shows that cloud brings risk. But don’t let that stop your cloud adoption. Because it’s actually the lesser risk

For cloud deployments, ‘it works’ is not good enough

For cloud deployments, ‘it works’ is not good enough

The phrase “Well, it works, doesn’t it?” puts fear into my heart—and it should do the same for you as well. Here’s why

The cloud will soon drive your car

The cloud will soon drive your car

The new software-defined car will make vehicles into a new technology platform, with cloud computing being instrumental to its success

Going multicloud? Avoid these 3 pitfalls

Going multicloud? Avoid these 3 pitfalls

Everyone is moving to multicloud these days, and for good reason. But you can get into big trouble if you don’t be careful

How health care should take advantage of the cloud

How health care should take advantage of the cloud

Recent advances in cloud services have a lot of value for the health care sector, but few people in health care are paying attention

Going cloud-native costs more than you think

Going cloud-native costs more than you think

Cloud-native applications run better and cheaper in the cloud, but converting your legacy software to being cloud-native typically costs much more than you plan for

Cloudops: The neglected part of cloud migration

Cloudops: The neglected part of cloud migration

Few enterprises spend the money and time making their cloud workloads proactive and self-healing

The proof is in: Devops and cloud go great together

The proof is in: Devops and cloud go great together

While you can certainly have devops without the cloud, and the cloud without devops, you get much more when you have both

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