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Changing User Attitudes to Reduce Spreadsheet Risk

  title={Changing User Attitudes to Reduce Spreadsheet Risk},
  author={Dermot Balson},
A business case study on how three simple guidelines: 1. Make it easy to check (and maintain) 2. Make it safe to use 3. Keep business logic out of code changed user attitudes and improved spreadsheet quality in a financial services organisation. 
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