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.

Why data and processing should live in the cloud, not on devices

Why data and processing should live in the cloud, not on devices

New evidence suggests that mobile device users prefer the processing and data to not reside on their devices. Is this a new best practice?

When not to use AIops for cloudops

When not to use AIops for cloudops

The excitement around AIops means that it’s sometimes being deployed for the wrong reasons. Here are a few situations where AIops is contraindicated

The post-pandemic move to edge computing requires some thought

The post-pandemic move to edge computing requires some thought

With a newly expanded distributed workforce, many enterprises are considering a move to the edge. Make sure you've thought about security and data volume

3 serverless downsides your cloud provider won’t mention

3 serverless downsides your cloud provider won’t mention

Serverless is getting more popular as enterprises rush to the cloud, but some drawbacks are almost never discussed

Cloud complexity is a threat to data security

Cloud complexity is a threat to data security

One study shows what many of us already suspected: Cloud complexity makes data more vulnerable, even with the best security practices and technologies in place

3 myths of disaster recovery and cloud computing

3 myths of disaster recovery and cloud computing

Most in IT understand the need for backup and recovery operations, but moving to the cloud has caused some confusion

3 steps to successful cloud architecture

3 steps to successful cloud architecture

Cloud architects need to understand cloud technology and how the pieces fit together. They also need to understand old school process

A pragmatic approach to the post-pandemic run on cloud computing

A pragmatic approach to the post-pandemic run on cloud computing

All signs indicate cloud computing will be hotter soon, pushed by vulnerabilities identified during the pandemic. Will you be ready?

3 cloud security mistakes you’re likely making without knowing

3 cloud security mistakes you’re likely making without knowing

Moving to a post-pandemic cloud deployment? You can easily avoid these security errors

Intra-cloud latency is real. Here's what to do about it

Intra-cloud latency is real. Here's what to do about it

A little-known Achilles heel in the cloud computing world, intra-cloud latency could have a huge negative impact on public cloud-based application performance

The state of microservices and cloud computing

The state of microservices and cloud computing

Now is a good time to look at microservices, and if they're overused or underused

How the cloud will support colleges and universities post-pandemic

How the cloud will support colleges and universities post-pandemic

With in-person classes unlikely to resume in the fall, most institutions are pivoting to remote learning by leveraging public clouds

The pros and cons of using a virtual private cloud

The pros and cons of using a virtual private cloud

VPCs have been around for at least a decade, but consider both sides of the coin before using them

Where to direct healthcare spending on cloud computing

Where to direct healthcare spending on cloud computing

As things return to normal, we could see new spending patterns in the stressed healthcare systems. Cloud computing can help fix weaknesses exposed by the pandemic

Prepare for the future of distributed cloud computing

Prepare for the future of distributed cloud computing

With the new architecture, we’re certainly moving to complex distributed systems. Plan now to succeed

Should you let a cloud maturity model judge you?

Should you let a cloud maturity model judge you?

Cloud maturity models grade how an enterprise is progressing to the cloud, but these rankings don't show the whole picture

3 post-pandemic cloud architecture trends

3 post-pandemic cloud architecture trends

The stakes are much higher and the timelines much shorter. Here’s what to focus on in the next few years

How to value cloud-based open source software services

How to value cloud-based open source software services

Now that open source is common in enterprise solutions, both in the cloud and on-premises, enterprises are confused about how IT should value it in the cloud

The future of serverless everything

The future of serverless everything

Serverless becomes more important to cloud development each day. We're likely to see these specific trends soon

The new normal: A step-by-step guide for the enterprise

The new normal: A step-by-step guide for the enterprise

As states relax lockdown restrictions, enterprises think about how to return to a more ordinary state. These steps will help ensure a successful return to the new reality

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