In my 25 years in the data and analytics arena, I’ve had the good fortune to work across many sectors. Historically within the private sector, but more recently with the public sector. With digital transformation firmly on the agenda, public sector bodies are leading the way in many ways in
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I have probably touched on this topic many times before: accessing the data that has been loaded into a master data environment. In recent weeks some client experiences are really highlighting something that is increasingly apparent (and should be obvious) for master data management: the need to demonstrate that it
David Loshin's latest blog post: "Balancing Performance Measures for Data Accessibility using Data Federation."
I discovered QR codes just a few months ago. As I did research to find out more about them, one of the first articles I came across spoke about the fact that QR codes had basically run their course and their time had come and gone. Darn, another trend I
Embracing AI is wonderful. From a practical business perspective, though, there are limits. This issue is broader than AI. However, I’ll constrain the conversation to that for now, given the attention AI is getting these days. Yes, some processes are undoubtedly good candidates for automation, but avoiding “technocentrism” is critical to
In a world where technology is a cornerstone of society, opportunities in the tech sector should be within reach for all. Yet, for many people, education, resources and access barriers stand in the way. According to research by McKinsey, Black people make up 12 percent of the US workforce but only
With SAS® Viya® and Snowpark Container Services (launching in private preview), organizations can tap into the full potential of their data and use it to improve revenue, increase margins, operate more efficiently and exceed customer expectations.
AI – just like humans – can carry biases. Unchecked bias can perpetuate power imbalances and marginalize vulnerable communities. Recognizing the potential for bias is one of the first steps toward responsible innovation. Doing so allows users to include diverse needs and perspectives in building inclusive and robust products. Through
We demonstrate a few common and essential public health functions using SAS Viya. Our goal is to show the art of the possible within the realm of accessibility.
Responsible innovation is critical because technology does not exist in a vacuum. It affects us all in unexpected ways. We know analytics has an undeniable impact on society. For example, analytics can help hospitals manage their inventories for essential items like wheelchairs and bladder scanners, help sports teams curate a
Cloud technologies enable greater access to analytics. The shift to providing less complicated usability empowers decision-makers and offers a competitive advantage previously unattainable. Companies of all sizes and sectors embrace cloud technologies to address data and information challenges. IT departments are short-staffed and expected to support a large and varied
Did you know that about 8% of the world's men are colorblind? (More correctly, 8% of men are "color vision deficient," since they see colors, but not all colors.) Because of the "birthday paradox," in a room that contains eight men, the probability is 50% that at least one is
In 2021, the RFC and ABLE EIG recruited volunteers for focus groups and interviews to find out more about fitness, wellness, and recreation experiences of people with disabilities at SAS. To read more about that process, check out this SAS Life blog. As we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month
It was the summer of ’22. And in the words of Taylor Swift, “I remember it all too well” (Taylor’s version, of course). From mentoring opportunities, networking with top leaders and other interns, exploring our culture that promotes well-being and work-life integration to having meaningful work to gain real world
The Young Health Leader Summit is a one-of-a-kind event for health care heroes to come together and tackle some of the biggest challenges in the industry. The event also hosts a unique competition where the young health leaders are tasked with "doing the most good" in 24 hours. The 2022
There are several alternatives to writing to a Microsoft Word file when you use the SAS® Output Delivery System (ODS). The RTF, TAGSETS.RTF and TAGSETS.RTF_SAMPLE destinations create an RTF formatted file. The WORD destination, which is still considered preproduction, creates a DOCX formatted file. The destinations provide many of the same functions, although some features are unique to each one. The destination that you choose might vary depending on your desired final output.
More newsworthy than ever, since the pandemic, the so-called ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) is one of the hottest topics in any organization, any industry. No surprise, ESG investing continues to soar in 2022. Did I tell you I work for a company that has a solar farm, bees and
In 2021, the RFC and ABLE Employee Inclusion Group teamed up to find out more about fitness, wellness, and recreation experiences of people with disabilities at SAS. The goal was to understand employees' individual and collective experiences with the RFC, and opportunities to enhance accessibility and inclusivity of programs offered.
This blog post was written by Dr. Maryam S. Jaffer, Director Data and Statistics, Emirates Health Services; Dr. Bashar Balish, Senior Director, Cerner; and Michel Ghorayeb, UAE Managing Director, SAS. The future of health care has never been more exciting. Artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics have captured center stage
Companies look to the SAS Cloud and SAS Managed Application Services experts to ensure improved time to value for their analytic solutions. A large part of that value is keeping your data safe and secure in the SAS Cloud because let’s face it: Analytic solutions are only as good as
Curiosity means asking questions, digging in. It’s what allows us to make progress on some of the world’s most pressing problems – obstacles that can sometimes feel too big to solve. When it comes to these complex problems, where do you begin? At SAS, we start at the crossroads between
A good public transportation system is crucial to develop smart cities, particularly in great metropolitan areas. Network optimization algorithms can be applied to better understand urban mobility, particularly based on a multimodal public transportation network.
COVID-19 has upset nearly every prediction and business plan for 2020 across the planet. Making predictions for 2021 may seem like a fool’s errand at this point, but many trends and consequences are already obvious and emerging from the global pandemic. The last global pandemic of this magnitude, the Spanish
Dashboards and metrics support data-driven decisions – if you understand the terms.
July marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark civil rights legislation that has positively impacted the lives of millions of people with disabilities in the United States. It’s always a good time to hear the perspectives of others, and this time presents a unique
Procurement fraud is, to put it simply, huge. An estimate by PwC a few years ago suggested that it was one of the most common economic crimes around the world. That estimate has not changed. What’s more, few companies have taken steps to address the problem. “Procurement fraud is notoriously
Forecasting is a daunting task during normal conditions, and even more so during a disruption. But in times of greatest stress our smartest and most creative people stand out, and our true leaders emerge. You'll find these kinds of leaders among my colleagues at SAS -- smart and creative people
Assessing a company from the outside can be tricky business – but it shouldn’t be. That’s why we’re pulling back the curtain on the #saslife. From our values to our vision for the future, we’re giving a transparent look at what it’s really like to work here. At SAS, it’s
This summer the Accessibility and Applied Assistive Technology team at SAS launched a new course that teaches students with visual impairments how to independently analyze data, which is a critical skill that all students need for success in college and their careers. However, many students with visual impairments don’t have
David Loshin gives CIOs 4 suggestions for shaping successful digital transformation initiatives.