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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Government contractors advised to SOA-ize future bids

Government contractors advised to SOA-ize future bids

In a sign of a potential massive impending shift of government systems to service-oriented architecture, one analyst firm advises technology firms looking for federal government contracts to think SOA.Washington Technology quotes Input's Deniece Peterson, who says standardization is the rule these days in government systems.

published January 11, 2008 by

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SOA: first or final cut?

SOA: first or final cut?

Just as economists don't agree on how the economy will do in 2008, the picture is murky as to whether SOA would be seen as an instrument for cost cutting or something to be cut if corporate budgets were to be trimmed.In a new post, Dave Linthicum makes the observation that "there seem to a few companies that are cutting their SOA efforts due to the softening of the economy," noting that they regard SOA as "special projects" that are among the first to get cut.

published January 10, 2008 by

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