Joe McKendrick

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

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We want our XQuery

While XQuery has gained a lot of support and interest over the past two years, Microsoft has apparently bailed on the standard. In January, the Redmond software giant announced that it was dropping XQuery from the next release of its .

May 2, 2005 by


The SaaS paradigm

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has never been hotter. It was the top topic at SandHill Group's Software 2005 conference in Santa Clara last week.

May 1, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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Fusion: Oracle's "Websphere" and more

Oracle has a lot of middleware products, now they will all have a common brand name, just as IBM has its Websphere brand.   Oracle Fusion Middleware is a newly created brand for Oracle's family of middleware products, which includes Oracle Application Server, Oracle Developer Suite, and Oracle BPEL Process Manager, among others.

April 28, 2005 by


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