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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Five changes now shaping SOA as we know it

Five changes now shaping SOA as we know it

Okay, enough wrangling over whether SOA is dead, or is thriving, or never even existed, or crashed somewhere near Roswell, New Mexico. The indisputable fact is many organizations are now working toward service orientation for at least part of their business application offerings, and this will only grow.

March 6, 2009 by in Enterprise Software

SOA and information tech 2009: a year of extreme focus

SOA and information tech 2009: a year of extreme focus

My recent post of whether SOA and enterprise architects should be "firefighters" this year, and less "architectural" -- based on a post by Ian Finley -- received some interesting comments.To recap, Ian says architects should concentrate more on firefighting this year, since "you don't call an architect when your house is burning.

February 23, 2009 by in Developer

SOA will accelerate cloud computing -- here's why

SOA will accelerate cloud computing -- here's why

Quote of the week:"SOA is not required to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing, but well-designed architectures will require less work for them to be cloudified.  From this perspective I see SOA as an enabling technology that will accelerate migration to the cloud.

February 23, 2009 by in Cloud

New mega-association for enterprise architects announced

New mega-association for enterprise architects announced

This just in: The Association of Open Group Enterprise Architects (AOGEA) today announced a merger with the Global Enterprise Architecture Organization (GEAO) to form what it calls "the largest professional body for enterprise architects in the world."At the time of this announcement, the combined organization serves more than 9,000 members in 72 different countries.

February 23, 2009 by in Banking

Commentator 'depressed' that cloud sounds just like SOA

Commentator 'depressed' that cloud sounds just like SOA

Stacey Higginbotham, a commentator for GigaOm, recently remarked that a recent HP tutorial on cloud computing was "depressingly similar to the idea of service oriented architecture," noting that "HP offered clouds as merely a means to deliver IT as a service inside the enterprise." (Thanks to Loraine Lawson for the pointer.

February 22, 2009 by in Cloud

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