Newsletter

The newsletters I sent out roughly monthly from December 2002 to April 2007.

News update 2007-04: April 2007 =================== Contents: 1. Last issue 2. Newsletter information =============== 1. Last issue Some of you may have noticed that this newsletter hasn’t appeared for a while, and somebody has even asked why (hi Steve!). Early this year I decided that I was going to stop being an independent consultant, and […] Read more

News update 2006-11: November 2006 =================== Contents: 1. Small error, big result 2. Nobody will ever… 3. Just pick it up and carry it 4. Newsletter information =============== 1. Small error, big result Guess what happens when you put the wrong data in? Surprise, surprise, you get the wrong answer out at the other end. […] Read more

News update 2006-10: October 2006 =================== Contents: 1. Software versions 2. Bogus data 3. Is testing necessary? 4. Blogging and wikis 5. Newsletter information =============== 1. Software versions Want to lose 4.8 billion euros? It looks as if a good way to do it is to make sure that different parts of your organisation are […] Read more

News update 2006-09: September 2006 =================== Contents: 1. Shock horror spreadsheet risk! 2. Are you aligned? 3. Whose risk is it again? 4. Newsletter information =============== 1. Shock horror spreadsheet risk! There’s been some coverage recently about how spreadsheets can pose a security risk. Apparently spreadsheets are widely used to analyse corporate data, and the […] Read more

News update 2006-08: August 2006 =================== Contents: 1. Whose risk is it anyway? 2. Replacing spreadsheets to reduce risk 3. Preaching to the converted 4. It’s everywhere 5. Newsletter information =============== 1. Whose risk is it anyway? There’s been a fair amount of press coverage recently about Dell laptop batteries bursting into flames. There are […] Read more

News update 2006-07: July 2006 =================== Contents: 1. Software in ICAs 2. Is it safe? 3. Don’t try this at home 4. Measuring risk 5. Newsletter information =============== 1. Software in ICAs Many thanks to everyone who has completed the online survey about software use in ICAs, at http://www.louisepryor.com/survey.html If you haven’t completed the survey […] Read more

News update 2006-06: June 2006 =================== Contents: 1. Software in ICAs 2. The proof of the pudding is in the testing 3. Portable insecurity 4. Sharing spreadsheets 5. Newsletter information =============== 1. Software in ICAs Many thanks to everyone who has completed the online survey about software use in ICAs, at http://www.louisepryor.com/survey.html If you are […] Read more

News update 2006-05: May 2006 =================== Contents: 1. Software in ICAs 2. Spreadsheet compliance 3. Crying wolf 4. Accountability 5. Newsletter information =============== 1. Software in ICAs Over the last few years there have been some big changes in how insurance companies are run, not the least of which has been the introduction of ICAs, […] Read more

News update 2006-04: April 2006 =================== A monthly newsletter on risk management in financial services, operational risk and user-developed software from Louise Pryor (http://www.louisepryor.com). Comments and feedback to news-admin@louisepryor.com. Please tell me if you don’t want to be quoted. Subscribe by sending an email to news-subscribe AT louisepryor.com. Unsubscribe by sending an email to news-unsubscribe […] Read more

News update 2006-03: March 2006 =================== A monthly newsletter on risk management in financial services, operational risk and user-developed software from Louise Pryor (http://www.louisepryor.com). Comments and feedback to news-admin@louisepryor.com. Please tell me if you don’t want to be quoted. Subscribe by sending an email to news-subscribe AT louisepryor.com. Unsubscribe by sending an email to news-unsubscribe […] Read more

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