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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OASIS is not an island

OASIS is not an island

It just seemed too good to be true -- that people from all across theindustry could put their minds together, collaborate, and come up withsolutions and methods that can automate and advance the competitiveness of our businesses. Now, a calcified, creaky, and lopsided patent structure threatens to gum up the two best things we have going for us in this decade -- Web services and open source.

February 22, 2005 by in Legal

Patents pending

Patents pending

If things don't go right at the federal bankruptcy court in San Francisco this December 6th, Web services could potentially have its very own SCO Group drama at some time in the not-so-distant future. There's an effort underway in what could be the industry's most important test to date of its ability to shield Web services methods from legal shenanigans.

November 25, 2004 by in Legal

39 patents, five days...

39 patents, five days...

It is estimated that there are currently 100,000 software patents inexistence, according to Gregory Aharonian, editor of the InternetPatent News Service and Bustpatents.com, quoted last month in Baseline.

December 1, 2004 by in Legal

39 patents... seven days...

39 patents... seven days...

In Friday's post, we discussed the urgency of a patent auction taking place December 6th that could put some of our most fundamental Web services standards in the hands of the highest bidder. Here's more perspective on the urgency of the matter in an eWeek editorial.

November 29, 2004 by in Legal

OASIS' potential patent punch

OASIS' potential patent punch

Our colleague David Berlind posts this thoughtful piece on the issue of patents as they relate to Web services standards. David says OASIS, or  the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards -- the leading venue for "ratifying" certain Web services standards -- is actually a patent shelter for the big vendors.

July 12, 2005 by in Legal