Joe McKendrick

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

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SOMA and IBM's brave new world

I'm not sure I'd brand a product or service as "SOMA," as this was the drug used to keep the masses calmed and stupified in Aldous Huxley's classic Brave New World. But let's begin at the beginning.

January 27, 2005 by


Service revolution

The global service economy is in a state of upheaval and transformation. The trends and technologies discussed here in SOA are certainly contributing to this coming shift.

January 26, 2005 by Britton Manasco


2005: The year people will be talking a lot about SOA

Many organizations have just barely begun to get their feet wet in Web services, and are understandably confused about the SOA phenomenon. So while pundits may be calling 2005 The Year of SOA, let me make this 100% guaranteed, accurate forecast: 2005 will be The Year People Will Be Talking a Lot About SOA.

January 25, 2005 by


Integration at warp speed now possible?

It seems everybody's starting to get some SOA religion, from Dade County's call center to an Indiana-based cabinetmaker. What really jumps out in a recent article on all these implementations is that Web services/SOA is many things to many people.

January 24, 2005 by


Smoking SOA

British American Tobacco -- which operates in 180 countries and manufactures Dunhill, Pall Mall and Lucky Strike cigarette brands -- is leading the pack in the SOA world. With 64 Enterprise Resource Planning platforms worldwide (with as many as 2,000 applications on some of them), the company was desperate to bring some senseto itsIT infrastructure.

January 24, 2005 by Britton Manasco


Okay, where are the flying cars?

Our fellow ZDNet blogger Dana Blankenhorn picked up on this unusual story about XML Smell, and how it may finally bring some predictions from long ago to reality. The concept of "smellavision," along with a similar concept for movie theaters always seemed like one of those intriguing applications that the Jetsons and other people of the future would enjoy.

January 24, 2005 by