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Introduction and Objectives
Open source and free tools available trough the internet are becoming popular nowadays. Moreand more people are getting familiar about the benefit of these tools. There is a significantincrease of open source tools that make information available toa large number of professionals.Google, like other leading internet companies, is offering a very large number of free tools.However, how do information usersact with Google tools? In other words…
Are Information users aware of all theses tools and sources?
How are these tools utilized by Information users?
Which are the most useful with respect to Information Users?
These 3 questions motivated us to develop a survey with the aim of understanding more aboutthis topic.
() see for instance:http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/() We consider information user those practitioners and other professionals that utilizesinformation for their job and make better decisions. They can beend user or information providers as for instance consultants or competitive intelligencepractitioners.