Abandoning the Paper Paradigm in Australia
Investors don’t want paper according to research by the University of Leipzig in Germany, with 96 percent of investors basing their investment decisions on information they find online (we assume the other 4% are using a dart board). And governments around the world are right behind them. According to Grant Hehir, Auditor-General of New South Wales, Australia “We hardly print documents anymore. We’re at the point where the majority of users don’t want a piece of paper – it’s a waste.”
With the reporting and sharing of business information moving online to experience the benefits “of being less expensive, more user-friendly, as well as often offering data that is reusable and more accurate, there are some things to keep in mind according to Australian Business Magazine In the Black: Ensure consistent branding; use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and XBRL; Cross-link related content; and use analytics to identify areas of most interest to readers. There’s more – click here to read it.