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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Putting even more SaaS into SOA, and vice versa

Putting even more SaaS into SOA, and vice versa

Do we need more proof that SOA and Software as a Service (or cloud) are drawing closer into each others' orbits?SaaS providers are finding that building their offerings using service-oriented architecture methodologies offers the least path of resistance to connecting with customers.

October 16, 2008 by in Cloud

Response to financial crisis may mean more IT work ahead

Response to financial crisis may mean more IT work ahead

Governments all across the world are responding to the current financial crisis with a range of nationalization initiatives, and increased support of various parts of the financial services industry through guarantees and pumping in increased liquidity.You know what it means when there's more government involvement with enterprises.

October 12, 2008 by in Banking

SOA soon part of the 'cloud'? Hold that thought

SOA soon part of the 'cloud'? Hold that thought

There has been a fair share of speculation that SOA will blend in one form or another into Web Oriented Architecture or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the foreseeable future, and this discussion has appeared frequently on this blogsite. (A discussion on SOA and WOA posted here.

October 1, 2008 by in Cloud

Good data, good SOA

Good data, good SOA

No sooner had I put up my last post on why SOA needs data governance when I see Dave Linthicum had posted a similar theme at his site a little earlier in the day. <Commence Twilight Zone theme music....

September 23, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

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