Joe McKendrick

Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, data, and enterprise computing topics at industry events and Webcasts. As an independent analyst, he has authored numerous research reports in partnership with Forbes Insights and Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. In a previous life, Joe served as director of the Administrative Management Society (AMS), an international professional association dedicated to advancing knowledge within the IT and business management fields. He is a graduate of Temple University.

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Gartner: What's Hot, What's Not

Gartner: What's Hot, What's Not

There's plenty of Web services and SOA action taking place in Orlando this week, thanks to Gartner's Application Integration and Web Services Summit, with attendance topping more than 1,000.

November 16, 2004 by in Cloud

Underhyping the Web

Underhyping the Web

Famed venture capitalist John Doerr, who was once elevated tothe "Reckless Optimist's Hall of Fame" by the Silicon Valley based Churchill Club, has some new predictions to make. He believes that the potential of the Internet has been "underhyped.

November 15, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Another Amazon Adventure

Another Amazon Adventure

Amazon has just launched a beta of a new feature of its Web services called Simple Queue Service. SQS is intended to offer "a reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for buffering messages between distributed application components.

November 12, 2004 by in Amazon

Giving Alphabet Soup a Bad Name

Giving Alphabet Soup a Bad Name

For those of you who have had your fill of standards, you're in good company. In the latest Web services study I just wrapped up for Evans Data, we found that even the early adopters still aren't quite up to speed with the alphabet soup.

November 11, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Big Iron Redux

Big Iron Redux

There's a great piece out by InfoWorld's Eric Knorr on the impending resurgence of the ultimate SOA machine: the mainframe. Big Iron is constantly given up for dead, yet IBM is reporting record sales, especially the ones that run Linux.

November 10, 2004 by in Cloud

The Big Blue Boot Camp

The Big Blue Boot Camp

IBM has been sending its consultants to "boot camp" to learn the principles of service oriented architecture (SOA). Now, the company reportedly has an army of 35,000 that are trained and ready for an SOA invasion.

November 10, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

SOA in the Loop

SOA in the Loop

Speaking of cities and SOA (see Britton's posting below), here's a literal example. BEA Systems just announced it has signed on the city government of Chicago to implement a citywide "service-oriented architecture.

November 9, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Customer-Driven Innovation

Customer-Driven Innovation

Much of the current attention in the Web services world tends to revolve around the IT vendors -- such as IBM, Microsoft, BEA and Sun -- that are working to establish key standards. No doubt, such vendor-driven efforts arecritical to the growth of the field.

November 5, 2004 by in Innovation

Metaphor Watch

Metaphor Watch

As Joenoted in a previous post, one of the most significant challenges hampering theadvance of Web Services today is the opaque and abstruseway we speakof it.We are still very focused on tech talk and standards concerns; we have yet to really paint a vision that will grab the attention of business decision-makers and influencers.

November 4, 2004 by in Cloud

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