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.

3 surprise cloud trends for 2019—you heard them here first

3 surprise cloud trends for 2019—you heard them here first

Most people predict the obvious. Here are three critical trends that most “cloud experts” won’t see coming

Why high-performance computing has moved to the cloud

Why high-performance computing has moved to the cloud

Why buy when you can rent? Especially when what you can rent does so much more than what you can buy

No blank checks: The value of cloud cost governance

No blank checks: The value of cloud cost governance

Enterprises are running into cloud cost overruns because they have no idea of what public cloud services will cost month to month. Here’s how to solve that problem

How to get real value from big data in the cloud

How to get real value from big data in the cloud

Cloud computing makes big data affordable, but few companies know how to actually take actual advantage of it

Be smart about edge computing and cloud computing

Be smart about edge computing and cloud computing

Done right, edge computing and cloud computing provide a single symbiotic solution. They are not, and will never be, mutually exclusive

You can no longer afford to indulge cloud blockers

You can no longer afford to indulge cloud blockers

Very few cloud blockers are bad or stupid people. But they are bad for your company and have to change, accept, or leave

Why accounting matters to your cloud computing plans

Why accounting matters to your cloud computing plans

New accounting rules may not be on the cloud deployer’s Top 10 list these days, but they mean more than you think

3 common machine learning mistakes to avoid

3 common machine learning mistakes to avoid

Enterprises keep making these three mistakes, wasting their money, reducing app performance, and getting bad results

Serverless cloud computing is the next big thing

Serverless cloud computing is the next big thing

Here’s why serverless computing is breaking out of the datacenter and becoming a key part of the pubic cloud.

It’s not easy to move from a private cloud to a hybrid cloud

It’s not easy to move from a private cloud to a hybrid cloud

IT is often told that starting with a private cloud and then going hybrid is a straightforward, sensible strategy. But it’s not as easy as you’ve likely been told

Cloud backup is not the same as standard datacenter backup

Cloud backup is not the same as standard datacenter backup

You need to implement some sort of cloud-based system recovery. You have two routes you can take, with varying costs and risks

3 major cloud migration mistakes to avoid

3 major cloud migration mistakes to avoid

These three mistakes are costly, but they are also easily avoidable if you know what to look for

How to get the most cloud security

How to get the most cloud security

User education is more effective than the best security technology alone

How the cloud will kill your business

How the cloud will kill your business

Although the cloud provides benefits to the Global 2000, this technology will also help smaller competitors drive these slow movers out of business

Cloud costs too high? It’s your own fault

Cloud costs too high? It’s your own fault

Cloud cost monitoring and governance planning should be the first step on your cloud journey, not the last step

PaaS platforms are dead, thanks to IaaS providers

PaaS platforms are dead, thanks to IaaS providers

Public PaaS clouds are not what they were a few years ago, with public IaaS clouds stealing much of their cloud development thunder—and market share

How to avoid the coming cloud complexity crisis

How to avoid the coming cloud complexity crisis

Piling on to the cloud while also keeping your on-premises systems will mean too many resources under management, too much heterogeneity, and too much complexity

When being cloud-native is a bad idea

When being cloud-native is a bad idea

Although being pushed as the end game for most cloud-based applications, there are trade-offs to consider

How to get women into cloud computing

How to get women into cloud computing

Women in cloud computing: It’s no longer just about social justice, it’s about corporate survival

Cloud-based AI: The game-changer not to fret about

Cloud-based AI: The game-changer not to fret about

The big companies are talking to the government about artificial intelligence capabilities—and possible regulations. Uh-oh

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