Joe McKendrick

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

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Wanted: SOA consultants

Looking for work in the SOA field? Then 2005 may be the year for you as new cross-departmental and cross-organizational SOA initiatives are rolled out.

January 4, 2005 by Britton Manasco

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Video killed the radio star (and other paradigm shifts)

Early in my career, I had the opportunity to work on some projects with the Association for Information Systems Professionals, a group that had taken one wild ride on the information technology roller coaster.(Note, not to be confused with the Association of Information Technology Professionals, formerly Data Processing Management Association, a vibrant group based in Chicago.

January 3, 2005 by

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An SOA for every purpose

Service-oriented architectures don't have to cover the entire enterprise; they can be process or application focused. This recent article on business intelligence tools puts SOA in another light; as the infrastructure that supports a specific set of applications.

January 3, 2005 by

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Professionalizing SOA?

Is it time to start professionalizing the emerging field of SOA? Yes, SOA is more of a design philosophy than an actualprofession at this point.

December 31, 2004 by Britton Manasco

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Passport gets stopped at the border

Microsoft's Passport service took another blow the other day, with online auction giant eBay announcing that it will no longer support the ability for members to sign on using Passport. Members currently using Passport will have to sign in through eBay directly.

December 31, 2004 by

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Quality is job 1,and job 1.1 too

Concepts such as quality assurance and testing have been rare in the Web services world. Surveys I have conducted find that less than a third of Web services developers apply QA and testing to their services.

December 29, 2004 by

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Web as platform

Time was, technologies began their lives in the enterprise and then, eventually, drifted out into the consumer realm. Now, we may be seeing a reversal of this pattern.

December 28, 2004 by Britton Manasco

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Inevitable confusion

Today's confusion over Web services standards was inevitable, argues Tarak Modi. Two reasons: 1) rapid advancement within the industry that eclipsed existing standards and 2) political jostling among vendors to gain a competitive edge.

December 28, 2004 by Britton Manasco

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