When it comes to technology and cloud computing many have an opinion or have written a book on the topic but CloudTalk is honored to have David Linthicum SVP of Cloud Technology Partners as a guest this week who didn’t just write a book on computing he wrote a total of 13 books on computing.  David is also an analyst and blogger at GigaOM Pro and InfoWorld and is a speaker and thought leader on everything cloud computing sharing his insights at events, on his podcast and is extremely active on twitter.  We couldn’t be more excited to have David as our guest this week to talk with the #CloudTalk Community about the future of the cloud in 2015!

David will join Daniel Newman and Brian Fanzo the hosts of #CloudTalk on October 16th at 9am PT / Noon ET.

You can get all the information about the Hangout and Twitter chat here at www.broadsuite.com/Cloudtalk 

CloudFutureGraphicDavidLIn a Recent Blog Post from on GigaOm David wrote about the future of the Cloud in 2015.

I’m just wrapping up the Q3 report, which should soon be published here. In doing so, I’m forced to think about what has happened in the cloud computing space in the last 3 months. Also, what I think will occur toward the end of the year, and next year.

While it could be a bit early to begin making calls around the cloud technology space in 2015, I think the more mature the cloud computing market gets, the easier it is to predict. Predicting any technology market trajectory is really a matter of understanding the near past, the existing patterns, and then using those patterns to pick the likely direction of the market, even the events that are like to occur.

We do this exercise to get those who are moving to cloud to think about what’s next, and dial the changing vision into their cloud computing plans so they make wise investments in time and money. Here’s what I see…  Read the full GigaOm Post here!


With Davids wealth of knowledge and 13 books we will have lots to talk about, thankfully we know Brian Fanzo one of the co hosts has no problem talking fast!

Below are the 8 Questions we plan on asking during the 1 hour G+ Interview but that could all change based on community input on Twitter.  Make sure to use hashtag #CloudTalk on twitter on October 16th from Noon to 1pm ET as we will be adding questions from the community!

Questions for the Community and David Linthicum:

  • Q1. Is Cloud Computing a trend and a game changer or is it a buzzword? #CloudTalk
  • Q2. How has data & companies increase use of analytics affected #Cloud adoption? #CloudTalk
  • Q3. In what ways have IT job skills been affected by #CloudComputing? #CloudTalk
  • Q4. Agility is a known benefit of #CloudComputing What does that mean for today’s businesses? #CloudTalk
  • Q5. With AWS, Google & Microsoft Cloud owning the public cloud what is the future of Openstack? #CloudTalk
  • Q6. In 2015, Total Cost of Ownership & Cost of Risk will have an impact on Enterprise Cloud #CloudTalk
  • Q7. What Technology Trends are you most excited about in 2015? #CloudTalk
  • Q8. What’s the craziest explanation you’ve heard for “Cloud”? #CloudTalk

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More About David Linthicum @DavidLinthicum

David (Dave) S. Linthicum is an Analyst for Gigaom Research and is with Cloud Technology Partners. Dave is an internationally recognized industry expert and thought leader, and the author and coauthor of 13 books on computing, including the best-selling “Enterprise Application Integration” (Addison Wesley). Dave keynotes at many leading technology conferences on cloud computing, SOA, Enterprise Application Integration, and enterprise architecture, and has appeared on a number of TV and radio shows as a computing expert. Dave’s latest book is “Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise, a Step-by-Step Approach.

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