Joe McKendrick

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

Latest Posts

The big four gotchas

If you're looking for a good read on the "gotchas" that come out of a Web services deployment, check out this latest article from Mike Lehmann, Oracle's Web services guru.

January 6, 2005 by


Is the price right?

As demands for a higher quality of service (QoS) perpetually rise, service providers -- the organizations "exposing" Web services for active use -- will need to determine how to price for their offerings. While there are some companies now (like Amazon) that make Web services available at no charge, it's simply not sensible to think this industry is going to come anywhere near its potential without a revenue model.

January 5, 2005 by Britton Manasco


SOAring or SOAking?

Every vendor with code to peddle has glommed on to the SOA hype cycle, but is anyone buying it yet? We asked this question of 427 Web services developers responding to the latest Evans Data survey.

January 5, 2005 by


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


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


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


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


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