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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Gartner weighs in on UDDI 3

Gartner weighs in on UDDI 3

Gartner estimates that about 10 percent of organizations now use UDDI, and makes another prediction: that UDDI may eventually merge with other specifications, including ebXML Registries, "which are used as much as UDDI."Gartner only foresees about 20 percent of new projects in Global 2000 companies adopting UDDI by year-end 2007.

February 12, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Can SaaS eliminate shelfware?

Can SaaS eliminate shelfware?

I had the opportunity to sit in on a session on "Software as a Service" at the C3 (Corporate & Channel Computing) conference going on this week in New York City.  The panel consisted of IBM SaaS guru Dave Mitchell, JamCracker's Todd Johnson, and Intacct's Robert Jurkowski.

June 29, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Connecting the SOA dots with UDDI

Connecting the SOA dots with UDDI

When BEA's "AquaLogic" hits the market, one of its most interesting features will be a service registry that employs the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) standard. (Details on the service registry can be found here.

June 10, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Utility computing, literally

Utility computing, literally

When IBM said it envisions computing power to be available as a utility the same way electricity is offered, I didn't realize they meant it literally. But this report in today's Houston Chronicle shows that it is being done, with broadband being delivered over the electrical grid.

July 11, 2005 by in Tech Industry

IBM gets SaSsy

IBM gets SaSsy

IBM is putting some of its muscle into the Software as a Service (SaaS) model, announcing new resources to help its partner ISVs develop and adapt applications -- such as accounting, human resources and ERP -- to be delivered as services. IBM's Software as Service (SaS) offerings will be delivered through online tools, consulting, workshops, and an online directory of ISVs that are providing SaaS.

May 25, 2005 by in Tech Industry

It's all about chunking

It's all about chunking

Musing more about Tuesday's SOA Executive Forum, one thought seems to stick out. A number of speakers described service-oriented architecture as the process of breaking applications into bite-size chunks to be delivered when and where they are needed.

May 19, 2005 by in Tech Industry