Energized about energy

I’ve been told I have rocks for brains before, but right now I have rocks on the brain – the kind that are millions of years old and contain precious stores of oil and gas. One reason I have petroleum on my mind is that I’ve just returned from Brazil, where […]

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Analytics: the prescription for health care

The US health care industry is always getting a bad rap. It takes heat for being too expensive or not efficient enough or just too complicated. We know we need it, and that living long and healthy lives requires it. But we also know we love to complain about it […]

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Baskets full of benefits from analytics

With as much as I travel, I have to confess that I’ve become a bit of a food snob. And for good reason, I might add. Two days in a Chilean hospital will make anyone stick with what they know and trust. After that experience, it was just me and […]

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From Santa to SAS, Macy’s delights customers

Rowland H. Macy was a shrewd businessman. Bearing a red star tattoo on his hand – the same iconic star that now adorns his chain of department stores – Mr. Macy was the first to usher Santa into his store as a way of luring Christmas shoppers back in 1862. […]

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These shoes were made for walking

As head of SAS Americas, I walk a lot. In and out of meetings, onto planes, sometimes over competitors and always into Jim Goodnight’s office whenever I’ve got good news to share. Plus I pace on stage. All that walking requires a good shoe. I’ve found the best shoe is […]

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Q4 2013 Intelligence Quarterly: It’s a big data world

Smart organizations have been analyzing data for years to increase profits and improve customer or citizen experiences. In the “big data” era, however, the most analytical organizations are moving beyond process improvements to find new levels of value in their data assets. They are anticipating needs. They are creating new […]

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Our desire to know

… there are rare occasions when history matches the complexity of the world with just the right technology, innovation and leadership … Do you think analytics is reserved solely for big businesses and data scientists? Or do you see it as something that can change the world? Do you realize […]

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Q3 2012 Intelligence Quarterly: Fraud is everyone's problem

We have yet to recover from the economic crisis. But the turmoil seen in the struggling global market could yet be dwarfed by the utter devastation a cyber-crisis could unleash. As a company, SAS is frequently asked to support compliance efforts, such as FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), but […]

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Q2 2012 Intelligence Quarterly: High-performance analytics

Big data. Hyperconnectivity. Speed to intelligence. These central themes have served as common threads in previous issues of Intelligence Quarterly, a journal that examines the many ways analytics transform the world. Taken separately, these elements could be seen as just added complexities, but the convergence of the three is where […]

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Q1 2012 Intelligence Quarterly: Energy transformation 2.0

In this year's first issue of Intelligence Quarterly, we examine the role of analytics in the energy sector of today – and the transformations it could bring to bear for the future. Although news headlines as of late have centered on the economic crisis, the energy discussion is not one […]

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