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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Expert: SOA vulnerable to DNS security flaw, too

Expert: SOA vulnerable to DNS security flaw, too

This just in from the Black Hat security confab currently taking place in Las Vegas: Dan Kaminsky, a well-known IT security researcher, disclosed his findings around the Domain Name Server flaw (or DNS cache poisoning vulnerability), and where it can bite. Tim Wilson of Dark Reading reported on Kaminsky's presentation, who said the flaw enables attackers "to exploit the DNS design to quickly guess the transaction ID of an address query and potentially re-route the user to an unexpected domain.

August 6, 2008 by in Servers

BizTalk roadmap revised

BizTalk roadmap revised

Microsoft just announced a new roadmap for the centerpiece of its Web services strategy, BizTalk server, as disclosed in ENT Online. Microsoft has shifted direction with the integration platform several times since its introduction in 2000.

January 20, 2005 by in Servers