QUIZ: Sensible To Get eXtensible?

By David F. Carr  |  Posted 2003-04-01 Email Print this article Print

Find out if the eXtensible Business Reporting Language is something your company needs.

  Disagree     Agree
1. We want to impress our investors and lenders with our willing support of full financial disclosure.

2. My company wants to be seen as high-tech regardless of whether we really need XBRL.

3. My company deserves greater attention from financial analysts.

4. We have been planning to upgrade or replace our financial-reporting software.

5. Regulations in our industry will soon require financial reports in XBRL.


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David F. Carr David F. Carr is the Technology Editor for Baseline Magazine, a Ziff Davis publication focused on information technology and its management, with an emphasis on measurable, bottom-line results. He wrote two of Baseline's cover stories focused on the role of technology in disaster recovery, one focused on the response to the tsunami in Indonesia and another on the City of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.David has been the author or co-author of many Baseline Case Dissections on corporate technology successes and failures (such as the role of Kmart's inept supply chain implementation in its decline versus Wal-Mart or the successful use of technology to create new market opportunities for office furniture maker Herman Miller). He has also written about the FAA's halting attempts to modernize air traffic control, and in 2003 he traveled to Sierra Leone and Liberia to report on the role of technology in United Nations peacekeeping.David joined Baseline prior to the launch of the magazine in 2001 and helped define popular elements of the magazine such as Gotcha!, which offers cautionary tales about technology pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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