Joe McKendrick

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

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Converged SOA/open source business model emerges

This week, we saw the launch of a commercial business model built around the growing convergence of open Web services standards and open-source software. A new company, WSO2, has been formed by several Web services pioneers to provide commercialized support to users of Apache Axis tools.

August 5, 2005 by


Software industry disruption

Over at Loosely Coupled, Phil Wainewright has picked up on our recent piece on outcome-driven software pricing. He notes that, "Vendors get understandably excited about the technology they have on offer, and eventually a whole ecosystem of sales and marketing teams, industry analysts, journalists and technology-focused buyers ends up getting totally absorbed into a closed debate about which product, system or architecture is better than another.

August 5, 2005 by Britton Manasco


Peel interfaces from services

Kudos to the headline writer for InfoWorld's story about IBM's mainframe training program at colleges -- "Dear IT graduate, just one word -- mainframes." Now, more legacy-to-SOA news: in a new press release, IBM announced that its WebSphere Portal is now supported on its zSeries mainframes and iSeries midrange servers.

August 4, 2005 by

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Good day, OASIS

ZDNet's David Berlind observed a change at the helm of OASIS. Namely, Sun's Eduardo Gutentag has replaced HP's Jim Hughes as chairman of the board of OASIS.

August 3, 2005 by


Sometimes, change is so easy...

"Parasoft Corporation announced today they have changed the name of Parasoft SOAPtest, their industry leading Web services testing product, to Parasoft SOA Test. The product has been extended to support the broad range of messaging and transport protocols being used to support Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) implementations and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)....

August 2, 2005 by

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Security: We have the technology, but do we have the will?

To find out the latest thinking about SOA security, I turned to a couple of ciphers — namely, TriCipher, and nCipher, two online security companies that recently conducted surveys on the state of advanced security. The results point to the fact that we have the technology for security, but we're going to have to work at managing the processes associated with security.

August 2, 2005 by


British American Tobacco rolls out SOA

"Our existing approaches to integration and application development were costly to implement and sustain, fragmented and hard to consolidate, and time-consuming and slow to deliver value," says Kevin Poulter, application development manager for British American Tobacco, explaining why his company adopted an SOA approach.

August 2, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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BEA's Bus

BEA Systems is having a very busy summer. I can only imagine what it's like to work there -- keep your summer vacation time down to a day, please.

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