Communication Technologies

Small businesses fear abuse of Web 2.0 features Wiesbaden in Germany modern information and communication technologies (ICT) are computer and Internet, more and more professional and private life of many people above all. This emerges from the latest results of the surveys of the Federal Statistical Office. The share of workers who use a computer regularly during their working time, has since January 2003 by 14 percentage points to 60 percent in the rise. In private households, the proportion of persons aged 10 years, using a computer, has increased to 76 per cent. Especially the so-called digital natives behave increasingly more economically.

It had it over now into the blood, to do about CD orders quickly via the Internet. “But also in the generation of the digital immigrants online banking has spread greatly, so the transaction with data that we commonly associate with privacy,” know the IT expert Andreas Rebetzky, Director global information technology at the technology specialists Bizerba. At the same time, modern information and communication technologies change providing information to the company. So, around 21 percent of the companies that use computer have an intranet. 76 percent of these companies working documents for the daily business can be downloaded via the intranet, at 61 percent, manuals, guidelines and training materials are available and during more than every second company latest company news will be published on the internal website. Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), however, not use the potential of numerous functions about help through E-logistics or tutorials with online elements so far. This emerges from a study of the network of e-commerce. The reason: Especially small businesses without their own legal department have significant demand for information to the online law as well as network and information security.

So, more than half of the companies surveyed in the use of Web 2.0 services see a threat to the operation. Many company bosses afraid of image damage and elusive legal risks. The corporate world can’t reach around however a preoccupation with Web 2.0. It is working on all aspects of society from which fundamental, technology evangelist at Adobe in the conversation with so, Duane Nickull, senior Golem. It how they share information and how is chosen in the future affects how people spend their money. For example, imagine that a piece of information that they need to respond to ten minutes because they will otherwise lose money, reached anyone at the same moment. Such an event could shake the very foundations of society, to bring the people to leave their jobs. One could observe something in the past, for example, with large falls of in equity markets. This system, in which people have the same information, identify a trend and draw the same conclusions, reached the World Wide Web.