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If you’re new to the blog in 2013, you might think that Skyyler is only an ACL gear-head. But he DOES write about non-ACL topics. Occasionally.
A looooooong time ago, Leeann asked me to write a post about blogging about internal audit, so here goes. Most of this post applies to blogging on any subject, too. First of all, there is a dearth of good internal … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered why I selected the picture above to represent my blog? This picture illustrates so many aspects and nuances of this blog’s theme. Here’s your chance to put on your thinking cap, and based on what skyyler … Continue reading
Rumors have it that ACL will no longer be available on the desktop (laptop, or other local machine) in 5 years. That is, according to an ACL user who attended the 2018 ACL Connections conference.
ACL ‘robotics’ is ACL scripts dressed up in formal clothes with a designer label. It is NOT robotics. Continue reading
To create a successful analytics program in internal audit, you must dedicate a person to serve as an analytic champion. In an earlier post I outlined 10 Signs Mgmt Doesn’t Really Support Analytics. The first sign I noted was the … Continue reading
If you’re an auditor and you are not yet using Excel PowerPivot, you are missing the next greatest thing since spreadsheets arrived. If you are NOT an auditor, and you don’t use PowerPivot, you’re in the same boat with the … Continue reading
Since some of you are newer to the blog, I thought I’d bring a couple of my favorite posts to your attention.
Today I was adding a new table to a scripted ACL project and kept getting an error. This project automatically opens a folder on the LAN, reads the files in the folder, and loads all of them. All I did … Continue reading
Over the years, I think that Skyyler and I have penned some pretty funny lines. If you’re in the mood for some humor, read on and discover why these lines appeared in these posts. Usually, we were making a serious … Continue reading
Here’s a list of my basic data analytic procedures for Excel. As I add more posts to the series, I’ll update this list. I created this series because: 1) I often get asked by new AND EXPERIENCED auditors how to … Continue reading
As we all know, too few good IT audit blogs exist. So it’s exciting when a new one is launched that shows promise.
Recently, I ran an import script to import a delimited file into ACL, but the last 10 fields were not imported. And I didn’t know it right away, because I received no error message. In addition (or should I say, … Continue reading
Next time you get the cannot perform export to Excel error in ACL, try one of the 3 solutions described below. The full text of the error is: Cannot perform the export. You can export fields with maximum of 254 characters … Continue reading
Below is a list of actual spam comments left on this blog, with the newest comments listed first. I’ve written about spamming before, but decided to save the best of the worst in one place. I realize most of the … Continue reading
Using great titles and intro sentences are so critical to the success of your blog. Not only do they grab the attention of your reader, great titles and introductory sentences seduce search engines like Google into sending you even more … Continue reading
Occasionally when using ACL, the application appears to freeze when I open a dialog box. So I restart ACL and it works fine until I repeat the action that “froze” it in the first place. For me, it always happens … Continue reading
I just realized that this blog is already one year old.
I was rummaging around and found some old articles by David G. Coderre, one of the gurus of data analytics (I mentioned him in my Teach Yourself ACL post). Even though this articles are old, I found some rich history, … Continue reading
I was reviewing my blog stats and noticed that posts regarding employment and interviewing were my all-time most popular posts. At first, this surprised me, but as I thought about the economy and how many people (including myself) were laid off, … Continue reading
Is PCI still relevant? Some are proclaiming that PCI is irrelevant due to the recent, high-profile breaches. David Mortman disagrees, and I’m on his side.
You can teach yourself how to use Audit Command Language (ACL), the data analytics software from http://www.highbond.com. ACL is used by internal auditors and others to:
When’s the last time you cleaned out your wallet or purse or secured sensitive data on your hard drives? Many of us intend to practice good security and protect ourselves at home, and many others don’t even give it a … Continue reading