Feeds

Top UK companies waste millions on duff web sites

Get away...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Application security programs and practises

The UK's top companies are wasting millions of pounds on dismal Web sites, according to a report not out today.

The full report, from Web site testing outfit Business2WWW and Interactive Bureau/Porter Research, isn't due out until later this year.

But some pre-released material warns that companies are spending loads of dosh on Web sites that don't work and are difficult to use.

It points out that some FTSE 100 sites are littered with hundreds of errors including broken links and pages that don't display.

According to the experts this suggests that sites are simply not being maintained.

One of the worst offenders is the Telecoms and Technical Services sector which averaged 171 errors per company Web site.

The research also found that the best performing sector among FTSE 100 companies was Leisure, Entertainment and Travel. The worst was Real Estate and Support Services.

Those behind the research declined to identify which companies performed well - and those that didn't.

However, Rodney Tyler, MD of Interactive Bureau, said the problem was so bad that "large amounts of money are being potentially squandered".

Which sounds really, really, really bad, doesn't it? ®

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.