Joe McKendrick

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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.

Joe McKendrick is an independent consultant, editor and speaker. Joe has performed project work (white papers, articles, blogs, research and presentations) for the following companies in the IT marketspace: CBS Interactive/CNET/ZDNet (this blog) ebizQ Evans Data Gartner IBM Informatica IDC Microsoft Systinet/HP Teradata Unisphere Reseach, a division of Information Today, Inc. WebLayers Joe has also performed research work for the following sponsoring organizations in partnership with Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. IBM Luminex Noetix Oracle Corp. Teradata Informatica International Oracle Users Group Oracle Applications Users Group Professional Association for SQL Server International DB2 Users Group International Sybase Users Group SHARE (IBM large systems users group)

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The numbers speak: Amazon cloud soon to be a billion-dollar business

The numbers speak: Amazon cloud soon to be a billion-dollar business

For anyone wondering about the economic viability of publicly delivered, platform-as-a-service cloud computing, here's something to ponder: Amazon Web Services is on track to become a $1 billion business within the next three years. Business Insider quotes UBS analyst Brian Pitz, who estimates the annual revenue for AWS at about $500 million this year, growing to $750 million next year.

August 3, 2010 by in Amazon

Amazon: king of the enterprise IT cloud

Amazon: king of the enterprise IT cloud

In a previous post, I marveled at the irony of a bookseller going into the software business (Amazon Web Services), while some IT companies go into the book publishing businesses (IBM Press).Now the bookseller-turned-IT-vendor has teamed up with the IT-vendor-turned-bookseller.

February 15, 2009 by in Amazon

Another Amazon Adventure

Another Amazon Adventure

Amazon has just launched a beta of a new feature of its Web services called Simple Queue Service. SQS is intended to offer "a reliable, highly scalable hosted queue for buffering messages between distributed application components.

November 12, 2004 by in Amazon