Presented by Jerome Nadel at Documentation and Training Life Sciences, June 23-26, 2008.
A lot of attention has been devoted to the subject of Web 2.0. Companies are exploring how to incorporate Web 2.0 concepts into their externally-facing systems. Some take an IT-centric approach, focusing on the underlying technology and its implementation. Others examine the potential business benefits through improved communication and collaboration. However, both perspectives frequently struggle to demonstrate ROI in the face of uncertain user adoption and control/security issues. This presentation will examine Web 2.0 from a very specific angle: user experience in a business context, where "can do" meets "will do", and how that applies in life sciences, where customer needs are unique compared to traditional e-commerce or brochure-ware sites.