Joe McKendrick

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

Latest Posts

Bringing BTO to SOA

Chris Lochhead is almost always interesting -- and amusing. In an insightful interview with the flamboyant chief marketing officer of Mercury Interactive, Chris Jablonski gets some forward-looking perspectives on the three layers of IT that must be managed as we turn it into a business driver as opposed to a mere mechanism of support.

June 7, 2005 by Britton Manasco


Integration in the SOA age

Web services and SOA serve many purposes, but integration of applications and data is the far and away the main appeal to implementing the specs and standards. I have the privilege of joining Gartner's L.

June 1, 2005 by


BEA's Free Flow

Over at Between the Lines, Dan Farber offers some insight on BEA's new go-to-market strategy.  Code-named Project Free Flow, the company's approach is "basically a service infrastructure grid that allows composite applications and services to be composed that are abstracted from the underlying systems and technology.

May 31, 2005 by Britton Manasco


SOA path: Core business flexibility

The most interesting path in Forrester's six path SOA framework (see previous post) is the one that leads to "core business flexibility." As analyst Randy Heffner explains, this path "identifies places where business change is slowed by application delivery schedules and restructures processes, message flows, data structures and application integration paths to enable faster application change.

May 30, 2005 by Britton Manasco