Saturday, September 20, 2008

IT Decision Makers Cautious in Adopting Web 2.0

IT Decision Makers Cautious in Adopting Web 2.0 in the Workplace

More than 40 percent of IT decision makers have rolled out Web 2.0 tools, but most of them are hesitant to adopt web 2.0 because of security and usage concerns. According to CDW’s survey, 31 percent worry that Web 2.0 will be used for personal use over work, 28 percent are concerned about information security, and 27 percent worry about employees wasting time.

Web 2.0 is a modern web technology intended to enhance creativity, information sharing and collaboration among users. These concepts have led to the evolution of web-based communities and hosted services. Nowadays, organizations are recognizing the clear advantages of Web 2.0, even though there have been some hesitation among IT decision makers to adopt Web 2.0. According to CDW, IT decision makers believe that Web 2.0 applications will improve employee performance in the next five years. According to the survey, 67 percent of large businesses have already implemented some form of Web 2.0 applications or tools, 53 percent of medium-sized businesses are currently using Web 2.0 and 27 percent of small businesses and 30 percent of government organizations have adopted Web 2.0. So, we can say that Web 2.0 becomes an asset to all size of organizations by offering increased efficiency and productivity. The Vice President of CDW, Mark Gambill, said the proven benefits of Web 2.0 are likely to outweigh its risks across all types of organizations

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