Web 2.0 is rapidly changing the landscape of professional information, in particular how professionals search for information and communicate with one another. CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, recently undertook research to better understand the relationships between Professionals, Information and Web 2.0 applications.
More than 200 CCH customers from professional service firms and academic institutions across the Asia Pacific region responded to a range of questions on how they use Web 2.0 applications in their workplace and how they expect to use these applications in the future.
The questions focused on four elements of Web 2.0; wikis, blogs, social networks, and RSS feeds and readers, all of which are fast becoming an invaluable extension to the way that professionals traditionally communicate or conduct research.
Over 90% of professionals believe that Web 2.0 has relevance in the workplace whilst 59% of Professionals use Web 2.0 at least once a week; these figures are set to increase over the next three years.
Other key findings include:
- Legal professionals have higher adoption of Web 2.0 applications compared to Accounting professionals.
- The primary professional use for Web 2.0 is research, current awareness and communication with peers.
- Trust in Web 2.0 applications discourages many from using the applications in a professional setting however, this will change over the next 3-5 years.
- Peer reviewed information will become increasingly more valuable over other traditional sources.
To learn more about Professionals and Web 2.0 please click on the link below:
The official launch of the Professionals and Web 2.0 whitepaper will be held at:
Information Online 2009 14th ALIA Exhibition and Conference
20-22 January, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour, NSW, Australia
Hall 5, Stand 111 – 112
About Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific
Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific is headquartered in Sydney, Australia and operates in eight countries: Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan and India. Our customers are the accountants, tax advisors, auditors, lawyers and executives who drive the world’s fastest growing economies.
In the Asia Pacific market, Wolters Kluwer is represented by the CCH brand. While CCH has established itself as a leading publisher, we have also broadened our media formats to meet the needs of our customers. Today we deliver via multiple media formats and our in-house specialists support the online delivery of information, workflow tools and services. For more information, visit www.cch.com.au
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services globally for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2007) of €3.4 billion, maintains operations in over 33 countries across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific and employs approximately 19,500 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.wolterskluwer.com.
Kevin Ormrod Craig Scowen
Regional Director Business Development Regional Knowledge Manager
Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific
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