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Jobs susceptible to computerisation

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Terence Boyle explores capital versus labour issues in the current second industrial revolution

Moore’s law and interim management

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Terence Boyle considers the impact that continually developing technology has on interim management.

Interim in the cloud

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Mike Imms shares his experience of moving to the cloud.

Seeing through the clouds

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Cloud computing saves money by squeezing the middle levels of a client’s IT staff. This creates an hourglass business model with people in the middle being replaced by less IT skilled people like the users at the bottom. In business today the best price performance solution is usually going to come from using low cost computers to replace people.

Cloud computing and people

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Cloud computing is the delivery of computer services on a pay-as-you-go basis over the internet. It gives SMEs access to the sorts of systems that were once only affordable by big organisations. IM can take advantage of this by introducing effective feedback controls to see how the systems are performing.

Excel hell

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Cell-based modelling is a root cause of Excel hell.

Microsoft Excel: cash-flow modelling

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The March issue of the Interim Management Group newsletter included an article by Access Ireland's Alex Reeves entitled Cash modelling for interim managers. Discussing the cash forecasting requirements of interim managers (IMs), the article highlighted the challenges facing IMs when constructing advanced forecasting models within MS Excel-based applications. This article continues this exploration of cash-flow modelling tools.

XBRL: threat or an opportunity?

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It seems that eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) will soon become the world's standard business reporting language. It was originally developed from its better-known big brother, eXtensible Markup Language (XML), on the other side of the Atlantic by one of the Big Four.