spreadsheets

Analytics Roundup: Databases and spreadsheets

Sharing what matters | Economist.com
This requires a new level of flexibility in the database. When building most databases today, programmers decide in advance what sort of questions users might wish to ask of the data, by defining what are known as the “schema"

Allowing Business Users To Program Your System Is A Recipe For Disaster
Parts of the solution make sense, but the problem is scare-mongering.

Spreadsheet errors, news stories about spreadsheets with costly mistakes
Ok, now who’s going to measure the benefits?