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CDW Survey: IT Cautious on Web 2.0

VERNON HILLS, Ill. -- More than 40 percent of corporate IT decision makers across government and corporate sectors have rolled out Web 2.0 tools in their companies, but more than half of them may be hesitant to adopt such applications because of concerns about proper usage and security. According to a new survey of business and government organizations by CDW Corporation, 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 term describing the trend in Web technology and Web design that seeks to enhance creativity, information sharing and collaboration among users. These concepts have led to the development and evolution of web-based communities and hosted services, such as social-networking sites, wikis and blogs. Specific products frequently used for Web 2.0 applications include PDAs and laptops, which both enable teleworking and greater connectivity for employees. For more information about attitudes of IT decision makers toward Web 2.0, please visit

Organizations are recognizing the clear advantages of Web 2.0, even though there has been some hesitation among IT decision makers to adopt these tools,” said CDW Vice President Mark Gambill, the company’s executive responsible for market insights. “With the increased use of Web 2.0 functions like social networking and blogging as business tools, corporations are starting to re-evaluate tried and true ways of communicating.”

CDW Corp.