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.

What the ‘versatilist’ trend means for IT staffing

Rethinking cloud ROI: Come for cost savings but stay for agility

Rethinking cloud ROI: Come for cost savings but stay for agility

An agility-based ROI approach is a much more effective way to look at the value of cloud computing, and thus to gain that value

The evidence is in: The cloud’s advantages are now clear to business

The evidence is in: The cloud’s advantages are now clear to business

The business community is now seeing directly how the cloud is transformative for business, not something simply for technologists to use

SaaS-ifying your enterprise application? A quick-and-dirty guide

SaaS-ifying your enterprise application? A quick-and-dirty guide

Many enterprises see a need to SaaS-enable applications, making them into a product for customers and partners. But most have no clue about what to do

Capacity alone won't assure good cloud performance

Capacity alone won't assure good cloud performance

Will your cloud-based workload support 100,000 concurrent users? The only way to find out is through performance testing

Don’t worry about selecting the ‘wrong’ public cloud

Don’t worry about selecting the ‘wrong’ public cloud

The reality is that it matters much more about what you do after you pick the provider than which one you pick.

One cloud accounting dilemma will soon be fixed

One cloud accounting dilemma will soon be fixed

New processes from the Financial Accounting Standards Board propose a reasonable way to deal with cloud computing costs

How likely can terrorists, nuclear attacks, or hackers take down the cloud?

How likely can terrorists, nuclear attacks, or hackers take down the cloud?

A recent report estimates a huge financial cost to cloud users, which business insurance won’t cover. But is this something you really need to worry about?

No, edge computing will not replace cloud computing

No, edge computing will not replace cloud computing

Edge computing is simply about pushing some of the cloud’s processing and storage out near to the devices that produce and consume the data

Cloud portability: Why you’ll never really get there

Cloud portability: Why you’ll never really get there

Many cloud technology providers will talk about portability as if it’s a given, suggesting the use of technology such as containers. If only it were that simple

Why you should not worry about cross-tenant cloud attacks

Why you should not worry about cross-tenant cloud attacks

The truth is that the defenses against attacks by other cloud users are strong, and there are much likelier risks you should be focused on instead

Don’t fall for the ‘pluggable cloud’ siren call

Don’t fall for the ‘pluggable cloud’ siren call

As enterprises build more and more multicloud environments, they want the ability to plug and unplug clouds as needed. But it doesn’t work that way

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