|Topic:||Defining Web 2.0|
|Author:||Dr Ajay Kumar Data|
|Organisation:||Data InfoSys Ltd|
Dr Ajay Kumar Data is the CEO of Data InfoSys Limited. He established the first and largest WiFi hot spot in Rajasthan and the first ISP of the State. He has won many honours for his contributions to telecommunications in India including: Certificates of Excellence from the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Jaipur, for outstanding services; the International Millennium Gold Star Award; the Indian Junior Chamber’s Outstanding Young Person in Rajasthan; the American Biographical Institute’s Recognized Diploma of Honour; a Distinguished Leadership Award in the International Directory of Distinguished Leadership for outstanding contributions to Information Technology; and an Honorary appointment to the Research Board of Advisors of American Biographical Institute, USA. He was elected, unopposed, as President of TiE, Jaipur (The Indus Entrepreneurs) for two years. Dr Data is currently the President of Young Entrepreneurs Organization, Jaipur Chapter, which is a part of the Global Entrepreneurs Organization. Dr Data earned an MBA in Computer Science from Newport University, USA and a PhD in Electronic Data Processing from the Netherlands. He also holds a diploma in System Analysis & Design from Uptron.
It is difficult to define Web 2.0. It is not a technical specification; it is a social phenomenon driven by the growing popularity of collaborative, interactive, socially oriented websites. Individual users typically produce much of the content and make it available to friends, family and other interested parties. Web 2.0 is also used to denote the growing use of cloud computing – the use of third party storage, raw computing capacity and many types of software – accessed via the Internet.