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.

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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.

What most cloud-using CIOs want in 2022

What most cloud-using CIOs want in 2022

A single answer to technical questions, cheaper security, and skills on demand are the biggest items on the 2022 wish lists.

How technology bias impacts cloud architecture

How technology bias impacts cloud architecture

We need to focus on objectivity when we select technology, recognizing that humans can be easily swayed.

2 cloud computing predictions you won’t hear anywhere else

2 cloud computing predictions you won’t hear anywhere else

Every December I see obvious forecasts mostly from PR firms. It’s time for some targeted predictions about governance and cloudops as we enter a new year.

Will multicloud save us from outages?

Will multicloud save us from outages?

A recent outage caused many to speculate that a multicloud could have avoided the impact, but we need to consider a few technology realities (and price tags).

The true value of serverless computing

The true value of serverless computing

Serverless computing just turned seven. Let’s examine when, where, and what to use it for today.

Overcomplicated cloud solutions are making the skills shortage worse

Overcomplicated cloud solutions are making the skills shortage worse

Cloud architects and hiring managers are shooting themselves in the foot by designing too-complex cloud solutions that need specialized skills.

Why the cloud computing hangover?

Why the cloud computing hangover?

Costs, complexity, and lack of skills are prompting enterprises to press pause on their move to cloud.

The cloud as supercomputer

The cloud as supercomputer

Using the cloud to link widely distributed compute instances as a virtual supercomputer opens new possibilities to those without deep pockets.

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