Do or die: Analytics key to survival

What difference can one letter make? A lot, if you consider the recent downgrade of the US credit rating. And even more when it’s combined with the euro’s inability to use currency adjustments to balance fiscal conditions in Europe. We started this year worrying about the shape of the economic […]

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A good headline is important

SAS was recently featured in a New York Times article by Steve Lohr. It was a pretty comprehensive piece that talked about our competitive position with regards to IBM and open source software, as well as the challenge of staying out in front of the data explosion. The article also […]

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The downturn didn’t kill sustainability

I had a busy travel week recently. I attended the SAS Forum Netherlands, a CIO roundtable event and the SAS Forum Belux. All were great events and it was especially good to see SAS customers participating at these forums. We learn so much from direct interaction with our customers and […]

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Recovery is relative

There’s an article in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal titled “The Economic Recovery: Fast, Slow or Neither,” claiming that we’re pulling out of the economic slump, and giving various predictions on whether the economy will rebound slowly, quickly, or spike and return to a slump. Another really interesting article in The […]

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The world is flat. Except for sushi.

I just got back from a trip to Singapore for our Premier Business Leadership Series, with a stop in Tokyo. Sometimes I think that if I was blindfolded, put on a plane in Raleigh and let off in Tokyo or Singapore, the only real difference I’d notice would be the […]

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What analytics are, and what they are not

In my last post I talked about our analyst conference in Spain and what messages resonated with them. We talked about analytics and how they can help our customers in the downturn. We also talked about making those advantages more accessible through software as a service. It's part of a […]

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