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Concerns Over Web 2.0 Applications: IT Decision Makers

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There is a huge concern over the proper usage and security of Web 2.0. About 40 percent of IT decision makers across government and corporate sectors have rolled out the technology in their companies.

A survey conducted by CDW Corp. shows that 31 percent worry that Web 2.0 will be used for personal use over work, another 28 percent are worried over the issue of information security and a 27 percent say that employees would be wasting time over the use of this technology.

Web 2.0 enables creativity, information sharing and collaboration among users and has helped in the development of various web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, wikis and blogs. Apart from this, PDAs and laptops are some of the applications where Web 2.0 is applicable and it enables teleworking as well as better connectivity for employees.

CDW survey further reveals that Web 2.0 has gained momentum in some places. In the next five years, about fifty-three percent of IT decision makers across all sectors have a firm belief that Web 2.0 applications will substantially improve employee performance.

About 67 percent of large businesses have already installed implemented some form of Web 2.0 applications or tools, IT decision makers in medium-sized businesses fall slightly behind with 53 percent currently using Web 2.0. Only 27 percent of small businesses and 30 percent of government organizations have adopted Web 2.0.

Web 2.0 can prove to be of great importance to small and medium-sized organisations in terms of increased efficiency and productivity.

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