Joe McKendrick

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

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Terry Schurter, chief analyst with,offers some interesting food for thought in a recent piece at BPM Today.

March 2, 2005 by Britton Manasco


Goodbye SOA grunt work?

"You stop sending me information, and you start getting me some."- Gordon Gekko, Wall Street, 1987Our IT systems and processes, thanks in large part to standardization and Web services specs, are pulling data out of stovepipes and making it accessible to anyone who needs or wants it.

March 2, 2005 by


Hammers and nails

When you're holding a hammer in the air, everything begins to look like a nail. That's the essence of a smart new piece by Michael Liebow, Vice President of Web Services for IBM's Global Services Division.

February 24, 2005 by Britton Manasco


Out of the box

What does SOA mean for the future of the software industry? Who wins and who loses?

February 22, 2005 by Britton Manasco


OASIS is not an island

It just seemed too good to be true -- that people from all across theindustry could put their minds together, collaborate, and come up withsolutions and methods that can automate and advance the competitiveness of our businesses. Now, a calcified, creaky, and lopsided patent structure threatens to gum up the two best things we have going for us in this decade -- Web services and open source.

February 22, 2005 by


SOA: Who's running this show?

I heard from Loosely Coupled's Phil Wainewright the other day, who shared the results of an SOA management market survey he just published. Loosely Coupled took a hard look at the 14 vendors that play in this space, and estimates that the size of the market stood at about $60 million at the end of 2004.

February 21, 2005 by


The new alignment

The SOA wave -- which promises to embed business processes in code -- will drivetighter alignment between business and IT, according to a recent piece in Optimize Magazine. Citing Forrester Research analyst Randy Heffner, the article makes the case that IT development roles and responsibilities are shifting.

February 17, 2005 by Britton Manasco