In pursuit of excellence ... with SAS centers of excellence

One of the many things we do at SAS is help our customers create a culture of analytics, often by establishing centers of excellence. In the simplest terms, centers of excellence enable organizations to better exploit analytics – or other forms of technology – to their competitive advantage. At SAS, […]

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Q4 2012 Intelligence Quarterly: Public sector innovation

Has the public’s tolerance for austerity reached the tipping point of social unrest? Is having an increasingly large portion of public resources spent on financing debt rather than education and health anti-social? Has the public’s confidence and trust in public reforms and government officials eroded beyond repair? You might feel […]

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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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Inspired by Facebook: Five ways to create a culture of innovation

Visitors to the SAS campus in Cary, NC often walk away feeling inspired by our corporate culture and our creative surroundings. I felt the same sense of inspiration after a recent visit to Facebook’s headquarters in Palo Alto. There’s a real energy there that comes partly from the group effort […]

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Risk, fraud, innovation. Who’s in the driver’s seat?

There was another trend I noticed at our recent Premier Business Leadership Series event. Risk and fraud have been important areas of focus for us and our customers, and the downturn shed a lot of light on those areas. We had some great panel discussions on those topics at PBLS […]

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Where you go can determine where you end up

In my last post I talked about the value of employee loyalty, and how it has a direct relationship to innovation. Having loyal employees doesn’t do you any good if you don’t listen to them. You have to empower the people in the organization to make their own change. Provide […]

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Loyalty insurance

I wear a lot of hats at SAS, including one for HR. Health insurance is one of the biggest issues facing corporate HR departments today, and healthcare reform is one of the biggest issues facing Americans. I’m concerned with the way we’re headed with our healthcare system. The majority of […]

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Worried about the economy? Take a risk.

Two weeks ago I was in London at our Premier Business Leadership Series event. I’d like to say I came away more optimistic about the economy and the end of this downturn, but I’m not sure I can. I don’t think we in mature markets are doing a very good […]

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