Almost all the reasons Java isn't being adopted are addressed by Ada. But we need to convince people that Ada solves these problems.
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__ Companies Hesitant To Adopt Java, Study Says___
The lack of a Java standard and fragmentation among vendors
are two key factors substantially holding back adoption of
the programming language among enterprise users, according
to a forthcoming report by Netroscope, a startup research
firm founded by a former JavaSoft manager.
The report, to be released by the Santa Clara, Calif,,
market research firm on Oct. 12, shows that even
vertical markets that are aggressively implementing Java at
the enterprise level, such as financial, telecom, discrete
manufacturing, and education, are considering the language
for less than 10% of their enterprisewide applications and
architectures. The adoption rate is significantly lower for
the health care, government, and construction sectors. Also,
more than 50% of the enterprises, across all vertical
segments, believe that Java isn't ready to play a
Among the reasons cited in the report: A lack of standards.
"I can't believe that Sun does not see that they need to
make Microsoft involved in this process," says Netroscape
principal Natalie Shaheen, a former JavaSoft marketing
research manager and Sun analysis manager. "Sun still isn't
able to see what users want."
Among the other reasons cited for the tepid enterprise
interest in Java are absence of Java in performance-
intensive applications and lack of a clear Java product
The E-mail survey was conducted of hundreds of managers at
Fortune 1000 companies and their subsidiaries.
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