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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SOA repositories pave the way for financial mergers

SOA repositories pave the way for financial mergers

We've been speculating that SOA and integration proponents would be kept very busy with all the shotgun weddings and all other manner of turmoil going on within the financial services sector.  ZDNet colleague Dana Gardner has just released a discussion with Harry Karr and Hemesh Yadav, IT architects at Wachovia, who talk about integration challenges as their organization gets absorbed into Wells Fargo.

January 22, 2009 by in Developer

Time for SOA 'Outliers' to reshape service orientation?

Time for SOA 'Outliers' to reshape service orientation?

I've been reading Malcolm Gladwell's latest work, Outliers, which is packed full of interesting observations about people who rose above the rest and achieved incredible success in their respective endeavors.An interesting point Gladwell makes is that all people successful in their respective fields all have one thing -- just one thing -- in common: they have spent at least 10,000 hours learning and internalizing and perfecting their crafts.

January 19, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Eighty-five paths to SOA success

Eighty-five paths to SOA success

Prentice Hall just announced the release of Thomas Erl's latest work, SOA Design Patterns, the industry's first-ever catalog of design patterns for SOA and Service Orientation. Adoption of these proven patterns should help in addressing the quality and capabilities of SOA efforts.

January 14, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

Manes: let's get more 'concrete' about service orienting

Manes: let's get more 'concrete' about service orienting

More on the Architecture Formerly Known as SOA:Anne Thomas Manes created quite a kerfuffle across the blogosphere this past week with her pronouncement that SOA [as we know it]  is "dead," at least as a concept for addressing efficient delivery of services across enterprises.In a follow-up post, Anne says her statement was widely misinterpreted.

January 10, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

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