Joe McKendrick

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

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Killing the "Killer App"

Can we just start talking like grown-ups? At this point in the evolution of the tech industry, it's really disheartening to hearWeb services and Service-Oriented Architecture spoken of as the "next killer app.

December 7, 2004 by Britton Manasco

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An object plea

There's a lot of confusion in the market about the definition of a "service" versus an "object." SOA development, for one, is similar to object-oriented programming in that components are reused in new configurations.

December 6, 2004 by

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UDDI finally springs into action

The insurance industry may be a conservative lot, but I've noticed they have been ahead of the curve with Web services. The industry's big challenge is that carriers rely on networks of independent or semi-independent agents up front, but run a lot of mainframes in the back.

December 6, 2004 by

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Just for CICS...

More interesting news out of Big Blue. IBM has just introduced a new version of its 35-year-old Customer Information Control System (CICS) transaction server to support Web services.

December 2, 2004 by Britton Manasco

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Our first billion, at last

A couple of months back, Radicati Groupput out an estimate that the Web services market would be worth about$950 million in 2004. Since it's now December, we can assume we're onthe verge of reaching that first billion-dollarmilestone.

December 2, 2004 by

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Think talent

ZapThink, an analyst firm focused on SOA and XML, has offered some pioneering insights on the talent necessary to usher in a new era of Web services. Central to the movement will be skilled consultants, according to the firm.

December 1, 2004 by Britton Manasco

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