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griffith jones
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Hello ...

Does anybody have an opinion on how widely Swing apps are accepted in Fortune 500 companies? My client -- a small IT secruity outfit, is considering revamping their flagship product, a Swing application with a SQL Server backend.

They're questioning whether it makes sense to continue developing the existing Swing app -- possibly provisioning it via WebStart, or, to bite the bullet and develop a full-fledged J2EE app. They have the idea that thick clients are a hard-sell -- or even automatically rejected, at certain companies.

Has anybody else come across a thick-client ban?

Any opinions would ne much appreciated ...

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First, please don't cross post - I deleted the copy from "Java News", where it didn't fit anyway.
 
Don Kiddick
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I don't think any compaies ban thick clients, most companies use Word or Outlook for instance. You will probably not be able to use webstart as a delivery mechanism with many large companies as they will have their own way of delivering apps to their users. You can always supply the app on a cd in this case though.
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Thanks for the input, Don. Good point about WebStart bumping up against corporate standards ...
 
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