Joe McKendrick

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

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Hong Kong government embraces SOA

Actional Corp. has joined HP Services and Getronics to deploy a new SOA-based e-government exchange that enables Hong Kong's citizens,producers andvariousgovernmentalagencies toeasily access and sharerelevant information.

March 24, 2005 by Britton Manasco



Yahoo is making its internal systems resources available to developers through Web services, notes Alice LaPlante in Web Services Pipeline. "Yahoo has joined the ranks of Google, eBay, Amazon.

March 22, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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In a recent opinion piece at, John Hagel, author of the forthcoming book The Only Sustainable Edge, argues that SOA is generating tangible benefits in the marketplace.

March 21, 2005 by Britton Manasco


SOX, meet SOA

Jasmine Noel, an expert in infrastructure management, is cited by ZDNet's Chris Jablonski for remarks on the opportunities presented to organizations by compliance laws such as Sarbanes-Oxley.

March 21, 2005 by


SOA radio

ZapThink is hosting a new series of free web radio "casts" to address some of the key issues in the field right now. Seems like a pretty good cast of participants, actually.

March 21, 2005 by Britton Manasco


Of registries and repositories

As if we needed more confusion in the SOA world,ZapThink's Ron Schmelzerpoints out in a new piece that "registries" are being confused with "repositories," while the UDDI spec is being confused with a product. "In the world of SOA, significant confusion surrounds the storage and management of Service metadata that developers need during design time, as well as the metadata that the SOA infrastructure requires to manage Service operation during runtime," he states.

March 17, 2005 by Britton Manasco


Indigo: Microsoft's 'phat client'?

Linux isn't the only competitive threat to Microsoft. Web services/SOA-based technologies are prompting companies to revisit the notion of thin-client computing, as a way to cut deployment costs, improve security, and deliver value.

March 16, 2005 by


Registry of choice?

Can a small and young, yet ambitious company define the Web services registry standard? That's what Infravio, which was started by two Stanford students(and brothers) in 1999, intends to accomplish.

March 16, 2005 by Britton Manasco