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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Another registry advocate

Another registry advocate

Speaking of the critical role of the registry in SOA (see my previous post on UDDI, below), Infavio's Jeff Tonkel also beats the drum for registry in his latest blogs. Tonkel observes that there is no single corporate registry tostore information on SOA end points and govern theirrelationships and runtime interactions.

November 17, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

The business of business process outsourcing

The business of business process outsourcing

Can Big Blue succeed in BPO? The latest edition of KnowledgeWharton, published by the University of Penn's Wharton School, reports that IBM continues to shift away from platforms to services, with nearly half of its $89 billion revenue from last year coming from services.

November 17, 2004 by in CXO

UDDI, Interrupted

UDDI, Interrupted

UDDI, or the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration protocol, got a bad rap a couple of years back when the dot-coms dot-bombed. UDDI is considered one of the four basic Web services standards (along with XML, SOAP, and WSDL), but was closely associated with e-commerce, intended to serve as the "yellow pages" for linking providers and consumers of Web services.

November 17, 2004 by in Tech Industry

Utility or Futility?

Utility or Futility?

While Web services and open source software are poised to transform the software level of the IT stack, companies such as IBM and Hewlett Packard are hoping to also transform the hardware level through utility computing. They intend to sell computing cycles as a service.

November 16, 2004 by in Dell

A Long Bus Ride, Lots of Transfers

A Long Bus Ride, Lots of Transfers

Gartner vice president and analyst Roy Schulte, who has been tracking service-oriented IT since before the days of CORBA, feels a new headache coming on. This pain comes in the form of enterprise service buses, or ESBs -- the logical layers where application components from different systems can meet and mingle, as reported by TechTarget's Jon Panker.

November 16, 2004 by in CXO

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

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