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, SOA, data, and enterprise computing topics at industry events and Webcasts. As an independent analyst, he has authored numerous research reports in partnership with Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. for user groups such as SHARE, Oracle Applications Users Group, and International DB2 Users Group. He is also independent analyst for GigaOm Pro. 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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Can this fish grow legs? What biology can teach us about SOA

Can this fish grow legs? What biology can teach us about SOA

I've been following the technology industry for years now, and there's always been talk about a "revolution" or "evolution" underway.I've come to the conclusion that "revolution" has been too extreme of a term to describe most of the paradigm shifts we've seen, which therefore relegates most of these shifts to "evolutionary" status.

published November 28, 2007 by

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How do you measure SOA success? Try IT backlogs

How do you measure SOA success? Try IT backlogs

Hub Vandervoort, CTO of Progress Software, has a simple and direct way to measure SOA success -- check out the level of IT backlogs. Hub shared this approach as part of a podcast interview I conducted as part of the run-up to recent InfoWorld Executive Forum.

published November 14, 2007 by

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