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David S. Linthicum is a consultant 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. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise's TechBeacon marketing website.

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.