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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Survey hints at SOA skills shortages to come

Survey hints at SOA skills shortages to come

IBM commissioned a survey of attendees at its recent SOA customer confab, and concluded that SOA -- at least among this group -- is finally evolving from an IT activity to that of a more strategic business initiative. IBM said that the strategic decisions to adopt SOA "are shifting away from the realm of IT staffers to business executives.

July 11, 2007 by in Developer

Birds of a feather? More on the awkward SOA-BPM dance

Birds of a feather? More on the awkward SOA-BPM dance

Miko Matsumura weighed in on the recent discussion around the relationship between SOA and business process management (BPM), noting that perhaps a good analogy would be a mating dance seen in the wild, versus a dance involving nervous high-school sophomores:"Like the mating dance of the Sand Hill Crane, this dance looks a bit gawky but serves a very real purpose. To the untrained eye, the movements seem awkward.

August 6, 2007 by in Developer