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David S. Linthicum is SVP at Cloud Technology Partners 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.

The 'Open Cloud' is Getting Awfully Confusing

OpenStack, CloudStack, variations, and vendor spin are starting to confuse would-be adopters of the open source cloud.

Wozniak is Wrong About Cloud Computing

But by raising red flag, Apple co-founder highlights important detail for anyone considering the cloud: Read the privacy policy.

Shocker: Government Agency Drafts Sensible Cloud Computing Strategy

But Department of Defense's cloud plan could be at risk if it continues to rely on the same old IT contractors.

Cloud Computing's Sad State: Innovation is in Short Supply

While everyone copies one another or rebrands old software as the private cloud, enterprise buyers must sniff out real value.

This Just In: Cloud Computing is Hard, and Takes a Long Time

A recent survey from Cisco finally tells us what we suspected all along.

Two Cloud Myths Busted: Lock-In and Locked Up

When it comes to technology dependency and risk of legal compliance, the cloud is just like everything else.

A Surefire Recipe for Cloud Failure

Too often, IT leads with the technology and overlooks the other ingredients in a cloud rollout: planning, strategy, architecture.

Redefining Cloud Computing -- Again

Hype, misuse, and misplaced aspirations have clouded the term's definition. Here's what it's really about.

Employees Get the Cloud -- IT, Not So Much

Once again, individuals are ahead of their employers (and IT) in adapting to and exploiting the new technologies.

Big Data and the Cloud: A Far from Perfect Fit

Although big data and cloud computing are linked, there are technical reasons you shouldn't combine them by default

Why CES 2012 Should Have Been Called the Cloud Electronics Show

These days, pretty much any new electronic gizmo has a cloud behind it -- a retail cloud, that is.

How to Get Rich In the Cloud

The demand for these three positions will rise as cloud computing grows.

Why Supercomputers Will Live Only in the Cloud

Analysis: With rise of supercomputing and high-end platforms in public clouds, the day will come when you can't get them any other way.

Three Surefire Ways to Screw Up Cloud Computing

As best practices continue to emerge, so are the things that will kill your cloud project -- guaranteed.

Uh Oh: The Cloud is the New 'Bring Your Own' Tech for Users

A new study shows that corporate IT is concerned about the deployment of cloud computing applications without the involvement of IT.