Joe McKendrick

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

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SOA's strong medicine

ZDnet's Dan Farber recently sat down with Harvard Medical School CIO John Halamka, to talk about his technology-driven healthcare organization. (See post here, which will lead you to a video).

April 13, 2005 by

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Software sector under attack

Joshua Greenbaum, a principal at Enterprise Applications Consulting, argues that the traditional software business model is heavily threatened by the spectre of SOA and composite applications. "The whole notion of a software license -- and with it maintenance and service -- will be under attack as soon as service-oriented architectures and composite applications start dominating the market," he contends in Web Services Pipeline.

April 12, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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A Call to Liberty

The Liberty Alliance announced the release of three new interface specifications for identity-based Web services -- Presence, Geo-locations and Contact Book. Contact Book Service Interface is a common method for users to manage and share personal or business contacts regardless of contact book provider, enabling service providers to access or automatically update, at the user's request, information like billing or shipping address.

April 12, 2005 by

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Gartner: smaller business will do SOA, too

ZDNet's Chris Jablonski cites a new Gartner report (accessible to paying clients only) that predicts that 40% of all development investments among small to medium-size businesses will be going to SOA (service-oriented architecture) or SOBA (service-oriented business applications) within the next five years.Gartner's tangled alphabet soup aside (SOA vs.

April 8, 2005 by

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Roadmapping SOA

IBM has introduced a new?service methodology to guide companies that are considering SOA investments.

April 5, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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SOA what?

Much of the feedback we get to the postings on this blogsite contains a healthy amount of skepticism about the whole notion of "SOA." Many feel it's the latest empty container of hype to be unleashed by vendors.

April 5, 2005 by

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