The New Normal is Strange

The first time I used the Internet it blew my mind. As a diplomat brat, at any point in time everyone I knew was everywhere but where I was. Thanks the miracles of Gopher, Veronica, IRC and email, the tyranny of distance didn’t seem so oppressive any more. When I […]

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Let’s chat about big data and innovation

 “The best data scientists are those that combine deep statistical / data / machine learning skills with domain knowledge.” “[Most companies] haven't properly addressed the need for cultural change!... There's still this prevailing perception that it's a technology & skills problem.” “Analytics only ever tells you one of two things—it […]

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The Most Unusual Way You’ve Learned JMP

How do you learn best? In your sleep, when the unconscious mind is most receptive to suggestions? Calling to the “powers that be” for one of those “aha” moments when everything just sinks in? Swearing to your parents that you were actually studying when you came up with this plan? […]

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Three reasons to learn SAS macro facility

People tend to think of the SAS macro facility as something to tackle when you’ve reached ‘advanced programmer’ status. But macro programming can be easy to learn, and it allows you to work faster and more effectively. Here are three reasons why you should consider learning the macro facility, even […]

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The Most Unusual Place You’ve Had SAS

So, what is the most unusual place that you have had SAS? Okay, I admit it; I used a somewhat provocative title and lead sentence to get you to read this blog.  It must have worked because here you are.  But, do not worry; there are no hidden meanings, untoward […]

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Are We Listening Yet? Tools of Change 2011

Contributed by SAS Publishing's Julie M. Platt, Mary Beth Steinbach, Shelly Goodin, and Sandy Varner Wednesday, February 16 Julie M. Platt TOC ended with a series of presentations that focused in how to get content noticed. In thinking about our authors, their content, and our users, my key takeaways today […]

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SAS Press–2010 is a wrap. What should be next?

Dear SAS Users - As I write this last post for 2010, I have one ear listening to the weather forecast for signs that we should pull out the sleds and snow boots. MAYBE we’ll get a little snow in the next few days to make it really seem like […]

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Branded! Winning Retailers in the New Digital World

Contributed by Bernie Brennan and Lori Schafer Everywhere you look, people are using social media to share their views about brands, often from their mobile devices, in a store aisle, or while “checking in” at a location with an app like Foursquare. We now live in a new world of […]

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SAS Authors Answer!

Have you ever wanted to ask your favorite author why they wrote their book? I recently had the opportunity to interview several of our authors and ask them a series of questions that we are introducing in a new video series called SAS Authors Answer! Over the next few weeks, […]

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Podcasts: On the road with 21 SAS authors and experts

I was thrilled about getting the opportunity to attend SAS Global Forum again this year. Not only did I get to spend time visiting lovely Seattle for the first time, but I was able to catch up one-on-one with 21 of our illustrious authors, colleagues, and users—and ask a lot […]

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