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.

The biggest obstacle to cloud is people

The biggest obstacle to cloud is people

People and culture prevent many businesses from capturing the true value of cloud computing. Transforming organizational culture and revamping KPIs can help.

Cloud computing and the metaverse

Cloud computing and the metaverse

How does cloud computing factor in to the metaverse? Here are some thoughts before you put on your VR glasses and buy digital real estate.

‘Cloud native’ confusion continues

‘Cloud native’ confusion continues

The term ‘cloud native’ is years old, but we don’t agree on what it means and what value it brings.

The truth about VDI and cloud computing

The truth about VDI and cloud computing

Enterprises are looking to VDI to make secure remote work possible, hopefully without sacrificing productivity, cost, and security.

Use the cloud to strengthen your supply chain

Use the cloud to strengthen your supply chain

Stressed supply chains cause revenue and productivity issues and disrupt our own lives. Whose supply chains are still working well, and what technology are they using?

The lowdown on low code and no code in the cloud

The lowdown on low code and no code in the cloud

Low code and no code can be part of a successful cloud solution, but you need the proper protection mechanisms to guard against inadvertent mistakes.

IT spending will be mostly cloud soon. Are you ready?

IT spending will be mostly cloud soon. Are you ready?

Cloud computing budgets will hit 51% of IT spending by 2025 and will continue to increase beyond that. It’s time to change how we think about cloud.

Embedded intelligence: concepts versus buzzwords

Embedded intelligence: concepts versus buzzwords

Although we've called 'continuous intelligence' by different names in the past few decades, the concept is important. Don't be distracted by the label.

The top edge computing providers are the public clouds

The top edge computing providers are the public clouds

The tech press predicted that edge computing would displace cloud computing, but public cloud powerhouses deliver much of today’s edge computing.

Overdoing service-focused cloud development

Overdoing service-focused cloud development

Microservices, cloud services, and general-purpose services are fantastic development tools that sometimes get overused. Here are some signs you’ve gone too far.

A short guide to cloud computing training and certifications

A short guide to cloud computing training and certifications

Wondering how to make your way through the cloud computing training maze? Here’s how to get the most out of training for the least amount of money and time.

3 multicloud myths that cloud pros still believe

3 multicloud myths that cloud pros still believe

We have enough experience with multicloud that there are no more surprises, right? The ideas that multicloud prevents lock-in, is cheaper, and is more resilient are still out there.

Enterprise data centers won’t really go away

Enterprise data centers won’t really go away

Recent survey data indicates that cloud will push traditional enterprise data centers into extinction. However, extinction events are rarely that simple.

Cloud architecture must accommodate rapid change

Cloud architecture must accommodate rapid change

Yesterday we built architectures around static requirements that changed slowly. Today's cloud-based configurations need to quickly adapt to growth and change.

The forces behind enterprise cloud spending trends

The forces behind enterprise cloud spending trends

After a small decline in 2021, cloud spending is up again, but perhaps not for the reasons we expected, which are often based on faulty assumptions.

The lowdown on industry clouds

The lowdown on industry clouds

This new trend is an old trend. Industry-specific services are now being offered by the big cloud providers, giving companies more benefits with less risk.

View cloud architecture through a new optimization lens

View cloud architecture through a new optimization lens

Just getting a cloud deployment to work is no longer the goal. Focus on new metrics and approaches to build and deploy an optimal solution.

Maybe cloud migration needs more than six Rs

Maybe cloud migration needs more than six Rs

The six Rs are a common part of cloud migration plans. However, perhaps it’s time to pay more attention to what each workload specifically needs.

The real value of 5G and cloud computing

The real value of 5G and cloud computing

There’s a lot of hype around 5G and how it applies to technologies such as cloud. Together, they have the potential to reshape distributed, complex systems.

Using the cloud to build more affordable housing

Using the cloud to build more affordable housing

Residential construction is ripe for cloud computing disruption. The cloud can play a more significant role as we get closer to automated delivery of housing.

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