Joe McKendrick

Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.

Latest Posts

Big surprise: SOA enters the trough of disillusionment

Gartner has released its 2005 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, one of 68 hype cycles released by the analyst firm this year. Along with the really funky stuff, such as carbon nanotubes, podcasting, and mesh networks, SOA and Web services get a special mention -- a very special mention -- in the analyst firm's assessment.

August 30, 2005 by


Anatomy of a Service Contract

As companies actually begin to implement SOAs, they are starting to ask questions about key essentials such as: What goes into a Service Contract?

August 24, 2005 by Britton Manasco


SOA's deep impact on software

SOA is the top trend in the software industry, according to attendees at's Enterprise 2005 conference earlier this month. Asked what technology will have the most impact on the software industry in the next 12 months, 30% picked Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs).

August 23, 2005 by Britton Manasco


Software architects and SOA interdependencies

Sandra Rogers, program director for service-oriented architecture (SOA), Web services, and integration research at IDC, was recently asked what professional role becomes particularly important as the SOA movement evolves. Her answer: software architect.

August 22, 2005 by Britton Manasco