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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.

iCloud: It's Not the Cloud, But It's Good for the Cloud

Apple's iCloud could help give cloud computing a good rep that encourages true cloud adoption

Watch Out: The Feds Want to Regulate the Cloud

Government regulation could have a chilling effect on cloud computing and complicate what should be simple and dynamic

The Cloud Won't Save You Money -- And That's OK

Analysis: The industry's dirty little secret: Cost savings aren't the actual value of the cloud.

Is the Cloud Killing Apple?

Recent financial results from Apple's competitors show that the company may be losing more ground than it's gaining from the cloud

Chromebooks and the Cloud: The Ugly Truth

Although Google's Chromebooks seems like a boon for cloud computing, the platform will fall far short of expectations.

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Three Dirty Little Cloud Secrets

What you need to know before committing to the cloud, whether vendors like it or not

Why Virtualized Hybrid Clouds Won't Happen Any Time Soon

Even with the moves by virtualization giants, the virtualized hybrid cloud could be farther off than you think

Why Google Should Buy Amazon.com

Although the thought of this megadeal leaves many scratching their heads, here is why it's a good thing to do.

Three Reasons the Cloud Does Not Need Google's Chrome OS

The release of the long-anticipated Chrome OS will drive many in the cloud computing space to say, 'So what?'

Software Architects Have the Best Job Today -- But Can They Adapt?

Cloud computing needs software architects, but few truly get it -- and the major cloud providers have snapped up those who do

What Cloud Providers Can Learn From Facebook

If you view users as just revenue sources, you forget all about service -- the cloud's key value.

Will Your Cloud Provider Be Around in 2011?

This will clearly be the year of cloud consolidation, so you need to be careful where and how you place your cloud computing bets.

The Big 3 Cloud Computing Mistakes to Avoid

Although enterprises are getting a better understanding of cloud computing, huge mistakes are still being made. Here's what not to do.