Five reasons why companies need to secure their spreadsheets

Spreadsheets may have revolutionised the business world, but they have also opened it up to significant operational and financial risk. Organisations need to take action now and secure their business-critical information or face the consequences. EUCplus looks at the main reasons why.

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What is agile and what are its benefits?

What is agile and what are its benefits?

Agile is more than a buzzword. It is a structured and iterative approach to project management and product development that promotes the frequent delivery of working software, aids collaboration and ultimately improves customer satisfaction. Brickendon’s agile experts John Harrop and Aditya Oak look at some of the benefits of implementing agile methodologies.

Aaaargh, no free seats, spaces or desks; Aaaargh, unnecessary stress and poor wellbeing

Aaaargh, no free seats, spaces or desks; Aaaargh, unnecessary stress and poor wellbeing

Do you ever feel like there is one stress too many to deal with in a morning? And do you find yourself wishing you could be transported from your home to your work desk without the stress of negotiating the journey or wondering whether there’ll be a free space for you to sit in? You’re not alone. Read on to find out the stresses many of us face daily and what can be done to address these issues.

Organisations ‘alarmingly’ unprepared for spreadsheet risk

Organisations ‘alarmingly’ unprepared for spreadsheet risk

A poll of risk professionals found that only a third of organisations have a robust EUC policy, an alarming figure given that 47% of respondents said their business uses more than 1,000 spreadsheets for day-to-day functioning and 30% admitted that more than 25% of the spreadsheets used were critical to the running of their organisation. EUCplus CEO Chris Burke highlights the benefits of implementing a comprehensive risk management policy.

53% of businesses open to serious operational risk; Chris Burke writes in accountingWEB

53% of businesses open to serious operational risk; Chris Burke writes in accountingWEB

EUCplus CEO Chris Burke shares his concerns about new figures showing that more than half of organisations are not managing their spreadsheets correctly and are therefore opening themselves up to serious operational risk. He talks about the importance of implementing a comprehensive policy to manage all business-critical spreadsheets and how failing to do this can have a significant negative impact on your business.

Is real-time financial reconciliation the holy grail banks have been waiting for?

Is real-time financial reconciliation the holy grail banks have been waiting for?

The banking world is very competitive and organisations are doing everything they can do put themselves ahead of their competition. John Harrop, one of our senior consultants, looks at how reducing the time lapse in reporting trades and moving to real-time reconciliation could unlock significant savings and help make organisations more competitive.

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