In a evaluation of 200 check points, FM has announced the top corporate websites. The evaluation was conducted on the top 100 JSE listed companies. Companies listed on the JSE and AltX which fell outside the Top 100 were also invited. However, out of a potential of 50 entrants, only 5 applied.

Ranked on 200 different criteria, including technical quality, usability and response times to online queries. What emerged, whilst that some are getting it right, usability appears to be the biggest down side with reports on navigation issues or simply being unable to conclude a full transaction in an online environment. In the investor relations segment, the average score (out of 100), was 46,23. With commerce at just 32,56 with recruitment lagging behind with a dismal 19,23.

BHP Hilton emerged the leader, followed by Coronation Fund Managers in second place and Nedbank Group in third place. See the full list of the top 30

Clearly, these large corporates are not paying enough attention to the potential that their web presence offers, and in a world of increasing connectivity, best they move quickly …

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