What you should know about SAS Factory Miner

On July 14, 2015 SAS released SAS Factory Miner, our latest advanced data mining and machine learning product.  This new product provides automated predictive modeling by segment in a high velocity grid enabled environment, allowing modelers to run hundreds of models within minutes and find champion models by segment quickly. [...]

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Vote on the Analytics 2015 sessions you want to hear

Update: The winning sessions are Data mining - open source integration with SAS and Forecasting - multistage models for highly seasonal and/or sparse demand series. Get registered for the conference today. We'll see you in Las Vegas! __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Analytics 2015 conference in Las Vegas, Oct. 26 and 27 is designed for [...]

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“Think and Do” approach to educating big data students

One of the big topics at SAS Global Forum 2015 is the analytics skills gap. Tonya Etchison Balan of the Poole College of Management at NC State University presented a case study approach for teaching analytical skills. The motto at NC State is “Think and Do.” What that means is [...]

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How to build an Analytic Center of Excellence

'Develop an Analytic Center of Excellence (COE)' could be translated to – develop a culture of analytics in your organization such that every department and division sees value in analytics and pursues measurement for all strategic decisions. tags: analytics, NESUG, papers & presentations, US Regional Conferences

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Managing big data at the speed of risk

“When I started using predictive analytics in 1991, I had a desktop computer with a 600 megabyte hard drive running SAS® 5.0 something,” said Olivia Rud, respected business intelligence thought leader and author of Data Mining Cookbook: Modeling Data for Marketing, Risk and Customer Relationship Management. Technology has vastly improved [...]

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WUSS up San Francisco??

The Western Users of SAS Software (WUSS) have the best acronym ever, and they're putting on an amazing conference in San Francisco this week.  The conference kicked off today with conference chairs Kathryn Valdes and Ginger Carey’s announcement that the Pacific Northwest Users Group is merging with WUSS next year, adding [...]

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PREMIER takes charge of the Credit CARD Act

The Obama Administration and subprime lenders agree on one thing: Borrowers with bad credit lack the clout - both financial and political - to rebuild their lives without help from somebody ... somewhere. Where they disagree - royally - is over how. The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act of [...]

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Unattention data miners!

Are you planning to attend WUSS 2011 or are you a data miner who will you be in the San Francisco Bay area on Saturday, October 15 and looking for an "Unusually," "Uninteresting" data mining Unconference? An unconference is an event where users suggest topics, get together and discuss them in [...]

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Analytics helps credit card issuers reprogram for CARD

The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD) of 2009 was triggered by the financial crisis and designed to protect subprime borrowers by forcing lenders to provide more transparency and more reasonable, fairer rates and fees to borrowers. This has proven a costly burden for US lenders as they [...]

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News from Premier Sponsor Teradata

SAS Global Forum appreciates the support of its sponsors. I asked a Teradata representative some questions so that we could get to know this valued Premier sponsor better. 1. Can you provide some background information on the Teradata Corporation? Teradata is the world’s largest company focused solely on raising intelligence [...]

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