Slow but sure adopters

Web 2.0 is slowly winning converts among agencies and government
contractors, according to a new survey released this month by CDW
Corp.

Respondents cited concerns about proper usage and security as the
main reasons for reluctance to adopt the technologies.

Thirty-one percent said they were worried that Web 2.0 will be used
for personal reasons instead of work, 28 percent are concerned about
information security and 27 percent worry about employees wasting
time. But 53 percent also said Web 2.0 applications will improve
employee performance during the next five years.

Currently using Web 2.0

Small businesses: 27%

Midsize businesses: 53%

Large businesses: 67%

Government: 30%


Supportive leadership

Small business: 29%

Midsize business: 49%

Large business: 58%

Government: 22%

Living up to hype

Small business: 28%

Midsize business: 50%

Large business: 57%

Government: 30%

Will improve performance

Small business: 34%

Midsize business: 59%

Large business: 69%

Government: 45%


Important for attracting and retaining the next generation of employees

Small business: 44%

Midsize business: 73%

Large business: 85%

Government: 61%

Source: CDW Corp.

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