By Dominic Jones on March 29, 2011
IN WHAT surely ranks as one of the worst web publishing practices, hundreds of companies are posting important disclosure documents on their investor relations websites in formats that prevent people from copying text.
By Dominic Jones on February 12, 2009
SINCE a few people have asked recently about the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) requirements for online annual reports and proxy statements, I thought I’d put them in this post for future reference. Although many aspects of the so-called e-Proxy rules are not being done well, I think the most overlooked aspect is the [...]
By Dominic Jones on February 3, 2004
MANY companies will have thought about changing how they publish their annual reports online. Their objectives may be to communicate better by moving up to a more interactive report, or to save money by going down to a less elaborate report. In either case, they are likely to have run into a product that seems [...]
By Dominic Jones on January 19, 2004
THERE has been a sharp decline in the usability of online annual reports over the past year with more companies opting for formats that make accessing information hard for investors. Only 37% of reports meet an acceptable standard of usability. And while tighter budgets in 2003 might have something to do with the drop in [...]