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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Everything you've ever needed to know about SOA governance

Everything you've ever needed to know about SOA governance

Miko Matsumura has posted some key points about what "governance" is all about, and its worth a read for anyone that wants to lean more about the matter. For example, Miko gives us a working definition of governance ("the creation, communication, enforcement, maintenance and adaptation of policies across the SOA lifecycle of design time, run time and change time.

May 26, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Is SOA 'Snake Oil Architecture'?

Is SOA 'Snake Oil Architecture'?

Grady Booch, IBM's resident software architecture guru, warns that the market is being overrun by what he calls "Snake Oil-oriented Architecture."  In a recent post, he reaffirms that he believes SOA will deliver value to organizations, but that Snake Oil-oriented Architecture "showmen" are selling too much of the sizzle, while neglecting to tell customers about the multitude of hard technical and process decisions that go into long-term SOA.

October 23, 2006 by in Enterprise Software