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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5 features SMBs want from data visualization

To read more ongoing tips and insights for small and midsize businesses, follow our SAS4SMB blog series or visit SAS for Small and MidSize Business. Data underpins the operations and strategic decisions of every business. Yet these days, data is generated faster than it can be digested, making it challenging […]

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SAS named “Champion” in InfoTech Midmarket BI Report – Why should you care?

To read more ongoing tips and insights for small and midsize businesses, follow our SAS4SMB blog series or visit SAS for Small and MidSize Business . The software industry is a complicated place, with new technologies constantly being introduced. As a small and midsize business (SMB), how can you keep up […]

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What to look for in a self-service BI solution?

In my earlier blog last week I discussed the four main capabilities that make a BI solution worthy of self-service BI moniker.  And those are: Ease of accessing relevant data; Ease of analyzing that data; Ease to consume and share results and; Ease to deploy and manage the solution. You […]

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What makes a BI solution worthy of self-service BI moniker?

In last week’s blog titled “What is self-service BI and why should small and midsize businesses care” we established that self-service BI is all about simplicity. “EASY” defines self-service BI. But what makes a BI solution worthy of “self-service BI “ moniker? Depending on who you ask, you will get […]

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Picture this: The power of analytics extended to everyone in your organization

In my last blog post I revealed the WOW factor of SAS Visual Analytics.  In summary: analyzing billions of rows of data, across vast numbers of columns, via 100+ correlation calculations in SECONDS (wow). What exactly does that mean?  SAS Visual Analytics takes full advantage of SAS’ high-performance analytics technology.  […]

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