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.

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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Gartner: developers not paid to 'reuse' services

Gartner: developers not paid to 'reuse' services

Paolo Malinverno, vice president of research at Gartner, said SOA will fail without proper governance, because without governance, developers will ignore any reuse credos. Quoted in ComputerWeekly, Malinverno was speaking at an SAP conference when he warned that developers should not be allowed to modify an SOA.

September 8, 2006 by in Developer

Is SOA a threat to IT jobs?

Is SOA a threat to IT jobs?

If service-oriented architecture lives up to its promises, it will drastically cut integration and development costs. Multiple IT departments across enterprises will be rendered redundant as applications are built with reusable, already-built services.

October 16, 2006 by in Developer