Joe McKendrick

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

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Up the learning curve

When it comes to Web services and SOA, people are "learning as they go along, picking and choosing ideal best-user cases," says Sandra Rogers, director of SOA, Web services and integration for IDC. Rogers was recently interviewed on the state of Web services and SOA in IT Business Edge newsletter.

April 28, 2005 by


Flat earth?

I can't think of a single meaningful problem we now face that could be solved by more bandwidth. And yet, I keep reading the words of techno-alarmists who are convinced that this is a significant problem facing the United States.

April 22, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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Virtualizing Information Assets

While the Laker Girls were not hired to run any vendor booths this year (as they did last year), attendees seem pleased with the growing maturity of the SOA conversation at Gartner's Application Integration and Web Services Summit early this week. One session that was particularly provocative was Ray Schulte's keynote on "virtualizing information assets.

April 21, 2005 by Britton Manasco


WS-RM or WS-R?

In an impressive display of cooperation, IBM and Microsoft, along with BEA Systems and TIBCO Software, just announced they will submit the latest version of the Web Services ReliableMessaging (WS-RM) specification to the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) for finalization as a Web services standard.

April 21, 2005 by


Whatever it is, everybody is doing it

Forrester Research has released the results of an interesting study on service-oriented architecture, conducted last November, which seems to suggest that just about everyone who's anyone is doing SOA now, or planning to do it real soon. (A summary appears in this TechTarget article.

April 21, 2005 by