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Who Really Does Your Audit?
A PCAOB rule would let everyone know the answer. October 12, 2011
Free Cash Profiles: The Software Makers
Among the biggest companies, Google lags way behind Microsoft and Oracle in terms of its ability to produce cash as it grows. But two smaller firms, Verisign and Advent Software, exceed the giants. October 7, 2011
Spreadsheets: Honey I Shrunk the Scrollbar Slider
The slider on the vertical scrollbar that allows Excel users to navigate among several screens has been accidentally shrunk to a point that it is unusable. What now? October 5, 2011
Making Audits More Audible
New rules would require auditors to speak up about possible problems, and describe in more detail what they do and don't look at. October 1, 2011
Spreadsheets: Automate the Selection and Sum of Variable Rows
Make quick work of summing variable rows choosing only data you specify based on row numbers and labels. September 21, 2011
Walk Like a Start-Up with Less Capex, More Opex
Take a hint from VCs (who reject business plans that include capital spending for IT) and focus on the product, not the plumbing. September 15, 2011
Spreadsheets: What's Your Best Excel Rookie Mistake Story?
Bill Jelen is collecting your best tales of Excel woe perpetrated by users claiming to have mastered the spreadsheet software. Tell us your tale. September 14, 2011
Spreadsheets: When Charts Drop to Zero
Are you thwarted by an Excel chart that drops to zero – and off the charts – when data is not available for the current period? Here's a quick fix. September 8, 2011
Free Cash Profiles: The Computer Hardware Industry
The secret ingredient in a recipe for sustainable growth? Getting paid in advance. September 8, 2011
Comparability: Still Up in the Air?
An influential accounting organization is concerned about IFRS migration. September 1, 2011