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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Video killed the radio star (and other paradigm shifts)

Video killed the radio star (and other paradigm shifts)

Early in my career, I had the opportunity to work on some projects with the Association for Information Systems Professionals, a group that had taken one wild ride on the information technology roller coaster.(Note, not to be confused with the Association of Information Technology Professionals, formerly Data Processing Management Association, a vibrant group based in Chicago.

January 3, 2005 by in Hardware

An SOA for every purpose

An SOA for every purpose

Service-oriented architectures don't have to cover the entire enterprise; they can be process or application focused. This recent article on business intelligence tools puts SOA in another light; as the infrastructure that supports a specific set of applications.

January 3, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Passport gets stopped at the border

Passport gets stopped at the border

Microsoft's Passport service took another blow the other day, with online auction giant eBay announcing that it will no longer support the ability for members to sign on using Passport. Members currently using Passport will have to sign in through eBay directly.

December 31, 2004 by in E-Commerce

Quality is job 1,and job 1.1 too

Quality is job 1,and job 1.1 too

Concepts such as quality assurance and testing have been rare in the Web services world. Surveys I have conducted find that less than a third of Web services developers apply QA and testing to their services.

December 29, 2004 by in Cloud

Inevitable confusion

Inevitable confusion

Today's confusion over Web services standards was inevitable, argues Tarak Modi. Two reasons: 1) rapid advancement within the industry that eclipsed existing standards and 2) political jostling among vendors to gain a competitive edge.

December 28, 2004 by in Cloud

Can Bob the Builder do SOA?

Can Bob the Builder do SOA?

Speaking of Bob Vila and home construction (see Britton's recent post on new ways Web services may change our lives, including changing light fixtures), this construction analogy surfaced on the Microsoft XML team's blog site. Below are some excerpts.

December 27, 2004 by in Tech Industry

2005-2015: the decade of SOA!

2005-2015: the decade of SOA!

With apologies to our fellow ZDNet bloggers who may want to lay claim to 2005 for their own technology spheres, we have word from some industry movers and shakers that 2005 will belong to SOA. That's right, the year 2005 will be "The Year of SOA," said Eric Marks, founder of AgilePath and co-author of Executive's Guide to Web Services and Business Darwinism Evolve or Dissolve, in a recent interview with KnowledgeReports.

December 24, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

All tomorrow's services...

All tomorrow's services...

It's easytoget lost in the technical minutiaeassociated with SOA and Web Services. Presented with a blizzard of acronyms (SOAP, SOBA, XML), business decision-makers might even be tempted to roll their eyes and walk away.

December 22, 2004 by in Cloud

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