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.

AI cloudops is coming, whether you like it or not

New tools help you pick the right cloud configuration

New tools help you pick the right cloud configuration

Getting an optimal cloud configuration is something you can do yourself, but emerging tools can help do it better

How to find devops staff who are good at both technology and people

How to find devops staff who are good at both technology and people

A new study shows that to optimize devops you need a mix of hard technology skills and soft people skills. But how do you get that combination?

2 security tricks your cloud provider won’t tell you

2 security tricks your cloud provider won’t tell you

Security operations (secops) are more effective if you pair them with governance operations (govops) and cost operations (costops)

2 reasons a federated database isn’t such a slam-dunk

2 reasons a federated database isn’t such a slam-dunk

The ability to use data in place is a great solution for using heterogeneous data in the cloud. But it's easy to create performance and security flaws when you do so

How to address IoT’s two biggest challenges: data and security

How to address IoT’s two biggest challenges: data and security

The internet of things generates colossal amounts of data from typically unsecure devices. Left as is, either problem could lead to catastrophe

2 reasons to avoid industry-specific cloud technology

2 reasons to avoid industry-specific cloud technology

Too often, industry-specific platforms use inferior technology and take too much work to reconfigure

The danger of having a cloud-native IT policy

The danger of having a cloud-native IT policy

Cloud-native means lockin. What you need to determine is how much lockin is worth the advantage of a single throat to choke

Containers: The pros and cons you may not know about

Containers: The pros and cons you may not know about

“We are using containers” is the battle cry of enterprises looking to get to the ultimate in performance, scalability, and portability—but you don’t always get what you expect

Beware the siren song of no-ops

Beware the siren song of no-ops

Some enterprises are buying into the no-ops premise, and so are setting unrealistic expectations for what cloudops should be

What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ

What cloud computing can learn from good BBQ

The process and ingredients that it takes to make your cloud computing project work are directly related to how you get a perfectly smoked piece of meat

3 reasons you shouldn’t use chatbots

3 reasons you shouldn’t use chatbots

Voice interfaces may seem cool, but they are often ineffective, inefficient, and costly to build. So you need a really good reason to use a chatbot

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