Wednesday, December 5, 2007

SEC driving internet distribution

It's great to see Christopher Cox, chairman of the SEC, evangelizing use of the internet for investment information. It's coming like a train down the tracks and it's refreshing having the official body trying to move the market ahead of the train. I've commented on whether CEO blogs can create inconsistency from management - but at least, so far, the SEC has been somewhat supportive of Sun's push to use the web as an investor communication medium.

The issue of the potential for this being a problem for the over-50 crowd (as raised by the AARP) is real though. We see in our own customer base that some of our most aggressive, creative users are younger and our older clients are definitely more comfortable with a push model (email reports) that with on line access, RSS, IM or - what is bound to come next - widgets.

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