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 An Insider’s Guide to Cloud Computing. 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.

Data is a stumbling block for most multicloud deployments

Data is a stumbling block for most multicloud deployments

If multicloud is your preferred architecture, you better have a solid plan for interoperability, security, portability, and centralized management. Do you?

How multicloud changes devops

How multicloud changes devops

More clouds, more complexity, more challenges. Now’s the time to prepare for the impact multicloud will have on your devops teams.

MLops is the hot new cloud computing career path

MLops is the hot new cloud computing career path

Amid the popularity of ChatGPT, MLops spending will surge in 2023 as leaders increase investments in machine learning. Cloud pros should take a look.

The downsides of cloud-native solutions

The downsides of cloud-native solutions

Cloud-native development is having a great run of popularity and growth, but complexity and vendor lock-in are the trade-offs for agility and reliability.

Can AI replace cloud architects?

Can AI replace cloud architects?

AI systems get more impressive every day. Today’s AI can automate the tasks of many information workers, so those in cloud jobs worry they're next.

Which cloud workloads are right for repatriation?

Which cloud workloads are right for repatriation?

The idea of cloud repatriation is sensitive and often misunderstood. Let’s do some back-of-the-napkin calculations to see where it might make sense.

Today’s industry clouds are different

Today’s industry clouds are different

Vertical industry clouds have key capabilities that were missing in the past. With various granularity levels and better integration, vertical clouds will work this time.

Poor cloud architecture and operations are killing cloud ROI

Poor cloud architecture and operations are killing cloud ROI

It's old news that some enterprises are not getting the expected value from cloud computing. It’s time to be real about the core causes and how to fix things.

Defining a cloud solution by the skills you actually have

Defining a cloud solution by the skills you actually have

Everyone wants top-of-the-line cloud architecture, but many are finding they have to compromise and work with the skills they can find and afford.

Did AI blow up your cloud bill?

Did AI blow up your cloud bill?

Enterprises must balance their interest in artificial intelligence with cloud cost overruns. It's a good time to look at the value cloud-based AI actually brings.

2023 could be the year of public cloud repatriation

2023 could be the year of public cloud repatriation

With cloud costs and complexity higher than expected, many enterprises are making a U-turn and putting applications and data back in traditional systems.

New Year’s resolutions for cloud pros

New Year’s resolutions for cloud pros

Look forward to a new year and new ways to beef up your cloud computing skills. Here are some ways to prepare for whatever the future may bring.

When will cloud computing stop growing?

When will cloud computing stop growing?

The pandemic caused a huge cloud computing growth spurt, and cloud is now the foundation for all emerging technology. Growth will continue, but the rate is debatable.

3 cloud architecture best practices for industry clouds

3 cloud architecture best practices for industry clouds

As enterprises seek industry clouds to boost their overall cloud ROI, they should architect with integration and security in mind and not limit their choices to one provider.

When containers are not the answer

When containers are not the answer

Containers are being sold as a cure-all for cloud computing systems, but they have a specific purpose, and in many instances should not be used.

The best way to pursue cloud sustainability

The best way to pursue cloud sustainability

Making your cloud deployment cost-efficient kills two birds with one stone: It saves money and helps your sustainability goals.

The exploding multicloud management market

The exploding multicloud management market

The past few years saw the proliferation of multiclouds and tools to manage them. Now it's time to update your strategy to maximize multicloud ROI.

Who is invited to your cloud strategy party?

Who is invited to your cloud strategy party?

Small inner circles that control overall cloud strategies and deployment decisions are on the rise, even though it isn't in the best interest of the business or IT.

Complexity is the enemy of cloud security

Complexity is the enemy of cloud security

Cloud security and IT security in general often overlook complexity. It’s not taught in security courses, and most experts don’t consider it in risk analytics.

Cloud computing gets back to basics

Cloud computing gets back to basics

Recent trends show a return to cloud fundamentals, such as data, development, deployment, and security, rather than chasing what’s new and cool.

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