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.

Latest Posts

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

Sticks and Stones...

Sticks and Stones...

"Standards voyeurs"? That's what Roger Nolan, Sun Microsystems senior director of product marketing, called IBM and BEA for asking to see the JSR-208 specification before anyone else, as reported in Java Development Journal.

November 3, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Survey: Web Services Lowers EAI Costs

Survey: Web Services Lowers EAI Costs

A new survey tracking Web services and SOA growth is out, and some nuggets can be found onthe Evans Data site. As I mentioned in a previous blog entry, I serve as lead analyst for the Evans Data survey series on this topic, and will be sharing various findings with you over the coming weeks.

November 2, 2004 by in Cloud

The SOA Cloud Thickens

The SOA Cloud Thickens

Beware of vendors claiming to use open standards. Pat Thibodeau, writing in ComputerWorld, describes some end-user brushes with vendors hawking Web services applications that are actually proprietary underneath the covers.

November 1, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

And Web Services are a Good Thing Because... ?

And Web Services are a Good Thing Because... ?

Web services and SOA have enormous potential to make our businesses more productive and agile. However, vendors need to start doing a better job of explaining to us why Web services can make a difference, and what parts of Web services really matter.

November 1, 2004 by in Cloud

Newsletters

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
See All
See All

Top Stories