The risk detectors versus the spreadsheet

"A spreadsheet is like having the company chequebook in your desk drawer. There's a difference between being able to spend money and doing it within a proper, controlled environment."

This is the view of David Bishop, leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers' risk assessment services practices in the UK, a man who spends his working life identifying how much trouble spreadsheets are causing to the organisations that use them.

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