Joe McKendrick

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

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Generation Z, where are you?

IBM just announced another, more powerful mainframe -- and there are plenty of implications for SOA and Web services. Today Big Blue announced the 'z9,' which the vendor claims can process one billion transactions per day, more than double the number the previous biggest iron of iron, the zSeries z990, could handle.

July 26, 2005 by

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SOA's legacy

One reader of this blog recently made a very astute point: that the reason people think older houses were built better is because the ones that weren't built well probably collapsed some time ago. Likewise, the legacy we see around are the solidly built applications that survived years or decades.

July 21, 2005 by

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Off the critical path

It's obviously no fun to have to worry about having your IT job offshored or outsourced. But now you have something else to worry about: the possibility that you may be removed from the critical path.

July 20, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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Web services numbers too big to ignore; but what does it mean?

A new study out of IDC concludes that spending on Web services will increase seven-fold over a five-year period. The analyst firm says there's a shift underway, from simple Web services creation to more "robust consumption," defined as "security, management, messaging and event processing, and the assembly of services into composite solutions.

July 20, 2005 by

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Next big thing?

What will be the next big thing? Not Service Oriented Architectures, Open Source, or Software as Service, argues Mike Nevins, former managing partner of McKinsey & Company's Global High Tech Practice at SandHill.

July 19, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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War of the worlds

As if the software world was not facing enough threats, the hardware world now threatens to undermine software business models left and right. New chip architectures and other hardware trends now raise the prospect of software industry upheaval.

July 15, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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IT-based collaboration has barely just begun

Collaborative information technology is already changing the world in dramatic ways, but even greater changes are on the horizon. Some of the threats and opportunities were explored in depth at the recent Supernova conference co-sponsored by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in San Francisco.

July 14, 2005 by

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Testing? You bet your BPEL you need testing

Colin Adam and I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Narendra Patil, president, CEO, and co-founder of Optimyz, to talk about the challenges around SOA and Web services testing.  The bottom line is that end users will access services as an entire business process -- not as a single operation, he explains.

July 14, 2005 by

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