From Hackathon to Demo Day, students showcase clever solutions

When SAS Scotland gave students 48 hours to build a prototype computer system to help increase police effectiveness, nine teams accepted the challenge. The venue was the University of Glasgow's Hackathon, one of the largest student hackathons in the UK, attracting 200 attendees. SAS Scotland has co-sponsored the event for the past three […]

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Building a firm foundation for your future proof data strategy

In my first post, I talked about the hell of using Excel for all your data needs; in my second post, I covered the building blocks and initial first steps that will lead you to a future proof data strategy. Now let’s zoom in on the three domains that underpin […]

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The hell of Excel, or why you need to future proof your data strategy

This summer, I had several interesting sessions with customers and prospects. Much to my surprise, two of them, both multinational organizations, were doing most of their data related tasks in Excel. This happens every now and then -- I come across organizations (like yours?) where people are manipulating and ‘analysing’ […]

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Why should you use visual analytics?

Are you eager to explore and understand your data? Do you want to improve processes and drive more revenue? Do you want to work with data using an intuitive, easy-to-use interface? This is now possible with visual analytics, technology which combines analytics with interactive visualizations. As published in a recent […]

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Helping retailers get their unfair share

USA Today recently published an article titled 10 retailers take two-thirds of your money. The story highlights the revenue distribution among the Top 100 retailers in the S&P 1500. It was startling to see that such a small number of retail powerhouses take in such a large percentage of consumers’ income. […]

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How to import Twitter tweets in SAS DATA Step using OAuth 2 authentication style

Twitter is becoming an important data source for organizations who want to better understand customer feedback on social channels. Before you can analyze Twitter data, however, you’ll need to import it into SAS. This post explains one way to do just that. Twitter supports authentication methods such as OAuth signed […]

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What do you get from the new SAS Visual Analytics Community?

Looking for an information exchange for visual analytics? I'm happy to announce the arrival of the new SAS Visual Analytics support community! Have a question? Ask it. Have an idea to share? Post it. Join and you’ll have access to lots of great information and resources. The SAS Visual Analytics […]

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Identify your analytics strengths and weaknesses

Industry-changing dynamics like mobility, smart products, social media and embedded computing put a premium on big data and the insights you can gain from organizational data. As a result, the opportunity to be disruptive with analytics has never been greater. Yet, when it comes to making analytics work, not all organizations […]

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SAS Business Intelligence development: We listened. We improved. We made it easy.

Enthusiastic SAS Global Forum users flocked to the SAS Business Intelligence Development Roundtable for an interactive panel discussion on the current BI and reporting solutions portfolio including SAS Enterprise BI Server, SAS Enterprise Guide, SAS Mobile BI and SAS Visual Analytics and the future focus of the products. Panelists included SAS representatives from Product […]

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Explaining the value of analytics doesn't have to be difficult or complex

It goes without saying that if you know the value of analytics, it can sometimes be frustrating when leaders who may not have an analytic background do not understand or see the difference between basic reporting and advanced analytics. At SAS, we often refer to those two very different things […]

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