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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Does Nicholas Carr still matter?

Does Nicholas Carr still matter?

Just about everyone now has video equipment and software, and can make their own full-length, studio-quality movies. But last time I checked, there hasn't been an unusually large surge of new Steven Spielbergs or Spike Lees coming on the scene.

February 1, 2006 by in CXO

Automate a mess, get an automated mess

Automate a mess, get an automated mess

Or alternatively, "Outsource a mess, get an outsourced mess." Pegasystems has identified what it calls the "Nine Worst Business Processes,"  presumably based on their difficulty to capture and automate.

April 25, 2005 by in CXO

The business of IT...  is business

The business of IT... is business

ZDNet's Chris Jablonski cites some of the latest thinking out of Gartner in a compelling piece on the ongoing evolution of IT service management. Gartner analyst Colleen Young is an advocate of IT service management, which, in her words, "professionalizes the IT function.

March 15, 2005 by in CXO

Trade show bellwether: looking up

Trade show bellwether: looking up

I just heard that InfoWorld/IDG, which is sponsoring the SOA Executive Forum to be held this coming Tuesday in New York, is expanding the venue's capacity to accommodate additional attendees.Good news for IDG, of course, but it also suggests our IT economy is really picking up steam.

May 13, 2005 by in CXO