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
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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
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.
I never took calculus. I can’t code. I have no industry expertise in supply chains or Basel III. My most lengthy study of AI is watching Bernard reanimate Dolores on Westworld. Based on the above, you could make the argument that I have no place in an analytics company. But
"Practical AI" might seem like an oxymoron to some. But that’s only if you view artificial intelligence as a futuristic and unrealistic pursuit. Kirk Borne, PhD, decidedly does not. Borne is the Principal Data Scientist and an Executive Advisor at global technology and consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. In this
The recently released results of a new joint survey from SAS and the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) on the use of AI in risk management makes for very interesting reading. Here are the highlights from the study, which involved more than 2,000 participants from across the global financial
As I was waiting to board my flight to Houston, I looked around and noticed a lot of women waiting to board the same flight. Evidenced by their company shirts or the terminal window on their laptop screens, I determined that most of them, like me, were heading to the
This Fall 2018 issue of Foresight, our 51st, opens with Fotios Petropoulos’s review of Paul Goodwin’s latest book, How to Profit from Your Software: A Best-Practice Guide for Sales Forecasters. Fotios notes that the author doesn’t single out any one software system, but keeps the discussion general and so applicable to many products.
Every day we hear from educators and students. And every day we listen -- to a tweet, an email supporting our team, a survey response, a comment on a resource at curriculumpathways.com, a review in the App Store, a rating in the Add-Ons for Google Docs, a comment on a
What if? Two simple words. A bold question. Driver of change and progress. Fuel for innovation. “What if?” perfectly captures core values of the SAS culture: to be curious, forward-thinking and to challenge assumptions in solving problems. Today, I would like to introduce to you the people behind four of
Better decisions and analytics innovation – fringe benefits of having comprehensive data governance policies.
Data-Science-Plattformen müssen vielen Anforderungen gerecht werden. Ihre Aufgaben sind relativ genau definiert – und die Erwartungen, die Unternehmen mitbringen, oft sehr hoch. Darüber hinaus sind die Anwendergruppen alles andere als homogen. Dieser Blog erläutert, was insbesondere IT-Entscheider erwarten. Was ist eine Data-Science-Plattform? Die Antwort ist einfach: Sie dient dazu, Erkenntnisse
SAS Studio is the latest way you can access SAS. This newer interface allows users to reach SAS through a web browser, offering a number of unique ways that SAS can be optimized. At SAS Global Forum 2018, Lora Delwiche and Susan J Slaughter gave the presentation, “SAS Studio: A New Way to Program in SAS.” This post reviews the paper, offering you insights of how to enhance your SAS Studio programming performance.
The SAS® Global Forum Technology Connection isn’t just an opportunity to show off what SAS has been working on. It’s a chance to meet the people behind SAS® technology, see the results of their relentless curiosity, and understand how the world is transformed by it. Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and
In the extended enterprise, data integration challenges abound. David Loshin explains.
It is not laziness—it is efficiency!!! Programmers are often called lazy; we even call ourselves lazy. But we are not lazy, we are just being efficient. It makes no sense to type the same code over and over again or use more keystrokes than are absolutely necessary. Keyboard Macros You
This is a guest blog by Shelly Hummel, LMFT and Carole Cullen, LMFT as part of the Work/Life February Relationships Series. We offer our sincere thanks to Shelley and Carole for volunteering to contribute! Jennifer and Dave have been married for 3 years. “We have a huge argument every December
To get full value from analytics programs, Todd Wright says be sure you can first access, integrate, cleanse and govern your data.
David Loshin explains how to set up a data catalog that will help you get more value from a data lake.