Joe McKendrick

Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. Joe is co-author, along with 16 leading industry leaders and thinkers, of the SOA Manifesto, which outlines the values and guiding principles of service orientation. He speaks frequently on cloud, data, and enterprise computing topics at industry events and Webcasts. As an independent analyst, he has authored numerous research reports in partnership with Forbes Insights and Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. In a previous life, Joe served as director of the Administrative Management Society (AMS), an international professional association dedicated to advancing knowledge within the IT and business management fields. He is a graduate of Temple University.

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Amazon: king of the enterprise IT cloud

Amazon: king of the enterprise IT cloud

In a previous post, I marveled at the irony of a bookseller going into the software business (Amazon Web Services), while some IT companies go into the book publishing businesses (IBM Press).Now the bookseller-turned-IT-vendor has teamed up with the IT-vendor-turned-bookseller.

February 15, 2009 by in Amazon

SOA design patterns, explored in detail

SOA design patterns, explored in detail

Many organizations' efforts to move to SOA have been mired by organizational issues, by conflicting vendor messages, and by architectures that may amount to little more than Just a Bunch of Web Services. While no two SOA implementations are alike, Thomas Erl author of SOA Design Patterns, as well as a team of industry contributors, have effectively identified the similarities in composition services need to have at a sub-atomic level in order to interact with each other as we hope they will.

February 6, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

A 'service-oriented architecture' for data makes sense

A 'service-oriented architecture' for data makes sense

How about a "service oriented architecture" for data? Over at the Informatica Perspectives blogsite, I quoted from a presentation given by Madan Sheina, principal analyst within Ovum's Software Applications group, who proposed that a data architecture be designed along the same lines as SOA for applications - in what he calls "process-driven data integration.

February 3, 2009 by in Developer

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