Artisan crafted SAS programs

Madison Avenue has a new phrase to describe the things they are trying to sell to us: artisan crafted.  These days, there are artisan crafted breads and rolls, artisan crafted beers, artisan crafted coffees, artisan crafted soaps, and a host of other artisan crafted products.  Artisan crafted seems to have […]

Looking for authors at Analytics 2014

For the second year in a row, I am headed to the European Analytics conference. This year the conference will be held in Frankfurt, Germany, June 4-5. Last year’s conference was so informative. I learned more about SAS’ analytical power, and I talked to many customers about the books that SAS […]

There is more to using information than just the right technology

Aiman Zeid is the author of the new book, Business Transformation: A Roadmap for Maximizing Organizational Insights. Aiman heads Organizational Transformation Services for SAS Institute’s Global Business Consulting unit. He has helped numerous organizations on four continents evaluate their organizational maturity and readiness to deploy business analytics. In this Q&A, […]

SAS tourism

How do they spell “SAS” in Japan?  What does the Japanese version of the SAS Display Manager look like?  How is a SAS programming class conducted in Tokyo?  These may sound like pretty random questions, but I found myself wondering about them as I began preparing for my trip to […]

SAS Press authors share in the thrill of victory

With the 2014 Winter Olympics in full force, many of you may be spending your free time cheering on your favorite athletes and marveling at their amazing abilities. Aren’t the athletes amazing in the way they spin, twirl, and fly through carefully practiced routines? The amount of preparation, practice, and […]

The scoop on customers

This has not yet been publicly announced, but I’m too excited to keep it a secret. SAS recently created a new division devoted exclusively to customer support. The division’s name is Customer Engagement and Support (CES); its leader is Fritz Lehman and it consists of four divisions: Publications, Education, Technical […]

Prepare yourself for Text Analytics

Text (aka unstructured) data is real, it’s huge, and it’s rapidly building up (both internally – at your company, and externally – on the web). You’ll only see more in the days to come. And guess what? If you are practicing traditional analytics at your company, foraying into unstructured data […]

10 new SAS books

Are any of these stellar books on your shopping list? Our 10 latest titles cover the spectrum from analytics to programming to statistics—and come from industry leaders, as well as top SAS and JMP experts. If you like to sample before you buy, you’ll find an accompanying free excerpt with […]

SAS and the city

One of the perks of being a SAS Press Author is being invited to give presentations at local SAS users group meetings.  There are over 70 registered local SAS users groups distributed throughout the United States, from sea to shining sea.  Local groups serve a given geographic area—often near a […]

Two Englishmen at Analytics 2013 in London

Welcome to another installment of my blog series Data Preparation and Data Quality on the Road. The main actors here are my two SAS books Data Preparation for Analytics Using SAS (DP) and Data Quality for Analytics Using SAS (DQ), who are allowed to accompany me to many conferences, SAS […]