Everyday visual analytics

Imagine you're a business analyst who just discovered a pattern or trend that could significantly help your organization. What do you do next? You share it. Using SAS® Visual Analytics, you've published your results to the Web and mobile device before, but this time you'd rather work with your findings in […]

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Exploring social networks with SAS Visual Analytics

In this interconnected world, it is more important than ever to understand not just details about your data, but also how its different parts are related to each other. Social networks reveal often surprising details about what people think about your product or services, how they are linked to other […]

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How to get analytic results across the enterprise

Over the years, in all my roles within SAS, I've been asked by customers, friends, family and all sorts of people, "What does SAS do?" Bottom-line: SAS delivers results across the organization, because that is what it was designed to do. Specifically, SAS was designed to deliver analytic results, which […]

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Family, friends, love and … Selena Gomez?? What we're thankful for, according to a Twitter analysis

On Thanksgiving, I took a few moments out of my day to use the real-time Twitter search capabilities of SAS Social Media Analytics, and the search term #thankful. I didn’t do this because it’s almost year-end review time and I can say I worked on a holiday. Not entirely, anyway. […]

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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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The (retail) neighborhood changes ... again

Blockbuster recently announced it‘s throwing in the towel and closing its remaining 300 stores in early 2014. My how times change! Blockbuster, bought by Dish Network in 2011, was an integral and intimate part of our lives for years. Teens gathered at the neighborhood Blockbuster to rent movies and hang […]

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How’s the week gone for SAS? It’s easy as 1, 2, 3 …

SAS has had a good week.  No. 1 in Analytics The company remains No. 1 in advanced analytics -- per IDC and Forrester, not just according to marketers like me. And we remain committed to innovation. Our data visualization offering, SAS Visual Analytics, is now used by more than 500 […]

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Get the picture – the WHOLE picture

Imagine working in partnership with someone who gives you only part of the information you need to do your job. Need to call a supplier to place an order? OK, here are the first three letters of the company name.  Want to see how much profit a store made on a […]

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Build on the past and prepare for the future with SAS 9.4

Typically, business success results from a series of decisions and strategies that continue to move the business forward and build on past successes. Choosing SAS 9.4 helps you build on past success and supports your strategy for the future. How? I'll give you four reasons, from four perspectives. SAS 9.4: Simplifies […]

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Some SMBs get tech; others don't

A few weeks back I went shopping for a new car. The experience left me wondering why many dealerships—perhaps the stereotypical small or mid-size US business—were so far behind in use of technology. I was surprised at how little use of tech was in place. At about the same time […]

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