Joe McKendrick

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

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Who gets the credit (or blame)?

Dion Hinchcliffe mused on our recent post on who should get credit for launching the Web services/SOA revolution (BusinessWeek says Microsoft started it all), and reviewed the sequence of contributions that led us to where we are today. He provides this excellent timeline.

February 11, 2005 by

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Stealing Xmas

There was a lot of ho-ho-ho about a new era of "interoperability" between Microsoft and Sun platforms as a result of last year's financial settlement between the two companies. In early December, talk of impending breakthroughs was at a fever pitch.

February 10, 2005 by

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Microsoft: two views

As noted in a previous post, Microsoft is now actively campaigning for interoperability between various vendor's platforms, not just its own. Optimize recently ran this point/counterpoint to the simple question: "Is Microsoft integrating with others?

February 9, 2005 by

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Can you spare a cycle or two?

Fellow ZDNet blogger David Berlind describes events at the recent GlobusWorld gird confab in Boston. Grid represents the next generation of clustering -- in which workloads can be spread across multiple processors -- and much more.

February 9, 2005 by

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Revolutionary purge?

SOA is "one of those perfectly mind-numbing expressions that defies even a modicum of consistent definition, sounds important, and gives everyone the freedom to do it 'their way," argues BPM Group chief analyst Terry Schurter. "What an incredible waste of time, money and energy.

February 7, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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SOA power

As Bruce Silver points out in Intelligent Enterprise, companies need business process management (BPM) to be agile. "But to achieve agility without breaking the bank, you can't simply rip and replace," he adds.

February 7, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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