A recent survey from Evans Data Corp. Santa Cruz, Calif., found that Web services adoption plans are widespread across all industries, including insurance. The survey found that 100% of industry IT executives planning to work with the technology within the next two years.However, the survey also found that these deployments are moving at a slow pace, with only 15% of applications impacted in a meaningful way. In addition, J2EE currently leads as the primary Web services platform, according to the survey findings.

At this time, Java/J2EE has an edge, but many companies have simultaneously adopted .NET technology as well. J2EE is in place at 70% of enterprise sites, compared with 55% for .NET. However, .NET is expected to close the gap during the coming year, narrowing the margin to 83% versus 72%. One thing is certain: The large majority samples for each platform indicate the bulk of enterprises will be building on both J2EE and .NET.

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