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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Market player machinations may warp, but not 'kill', SOA

Market player machinations may warp, but not 'kill', SOA

Dave Linthicum recently offered a somewhat dour assessment of the SOA market, determining that there at least five things killing SOA as we know it these days:Venture capitalists (by micromanaging SOA vendors);Sarbanes-Oxley (by scaring away SOA vendors);Big consulting firms (by mismanaging SOA projects);SOA skill shortages; andVendors that still promote "SOA in a box.

December 4, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Telltale signs of SOA governance deficit

Telltale signs of SOA governance deficit

Are there any "telltale signs" that an organization is missing the governance boat when it comes to efforts to effectively deploy SOA methodologies? Todd Biske, enterprise architect extraordinaire and author of the recently published work on SOA Governance, observes that many organizations may have conflicting priorities that emerge when it comes to SOA-based projects.

December 1, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

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