Joe McKendrick


Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. As an independent analyst, he has authored numerous research reports in partnership with Forbes Insights, IDC, and Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. Joe speaks frequently on cloud, data, and enterprise computing topics at industry events and Webcasts. He 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. 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.

Joe McKendrick has no direct investments in the companies he covers. He is contracted for research work for Forbes and Information Today that is sponsored by various software and technology solution providers. Over the past two years, sponsors have included AWS, Dell, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, and VMware. These engagements are disclosed on any blog posts mentioning these companies.

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US CIO Kundra: government IT should be more like Animoto

US CIO Kundra: government IT should be more like Animoto

At this week's Economist innovation conference, US CIO Vivek Kundra expressed admiration at how Animoto, a video-building site, was able to quickly scale to 4,000 servers to meet a spike in demand. Even though it spends billions on IT, US government systems are driven to their knees by unexpected spikes in traffic.

February 18, 2011 by in Virtualization