Joe McKendrick

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

Latest Posts

Seeking: SOA Renaissance Man

What might the job description for an enterprise-minded, SOA architect read like? Good question -- and one that ZapThink's Ron Schmelzer takes on in a recent piece.

July 28, 2005 by Britton Manasco


You say you want a revolution...

George Martin, legendary producer of a legendary band called the Beatles, was recently quoted as saying he "disapproves of modern technology because now anyone can make a record in the comfort of their own home." He also noted that, "with iPods, mini-recorders and all the new technology, people can lie in their bath and make a rock record.

July 28, 2005 by


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


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


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