Just to set the record straight, I’m a programmer who loves to write code. While SAS Enterprise Guide (EG) does make reporting easier, this time it’s not the displays that caught my eye. EG won this round hands down for ease of use to summarize data. This blog post will
On March 28 I had the pleasure of moving to our new office building on the scenic SAS campus in Cary, NC. This aesthetic and functional structure houses the sales, marketing, and SAS executive management offices, as well as a generously appointed Executive Briefing Center for hosting our visiting customers.
The popular SAS user networking site sasCommunity.org has announced a new contest called Points for Prizes that you don’t want to miss. Visit their Website for details on how you can earn points by contributing content or code. Three lucky winners will win SAS Press books! Contest rules can be
In today’s changing environment the hype seems to focus on new, updated, latest release, newly developed, cutting edge and so on. With so many new SAS books to choose from, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at our most popular backlist titles (books that were published
Contributed by Angela Hall, Senior Technical Architect at SAS, (@angelahall1) The SAS Global Forum Technology Session included the technically funny comedian Don McMillan , who pulled out the #SASGF11 program and stated, very seriously, that there was plenty of comedy material within those pages. He then highlighted the long and
By analyzing and organizing taxonomies and tones within social media channels, organizations can better know how to directly market to online customers, says SAS Media Intelligence Director Mark Chaves at SAS Global Forum. Mark said the influence of social media on the consumer-buying process is stronger than ever. More than
This morning I delivered a talk to visiting high school students at the SAS campus. The topic: using SAS to analyze Twitter content. Being teenagers, high school students are well familiar with Twitter. But this batch of students was also very familiar with SAS, as they all have taken SAS
Contributed by Sy Truong, co-founder of Meta-Xceed. SAS Global Forum has always been a chance for developers and managers at SAS to shine, and this year in Las Vegas was no exception. There are a couple of trends and development directions that I found interesting on the demo floor in
Besides experiencing a few Elvis sightings, hanging out with Venus poolside, and temporarily joining a Cirque group--I got a chance to meet some really grounded SAS superstars at SAS Global Forum 2011. And since today is my first day back in the office post-conference, I’m revealing a few marquee moments:
Unlike any other software vendor, SAS has one of the most vibrant and engaged user communities in the world. SAS User Groups (SUG), communities formed and managed by SAS users, are in place all over the world. In the US alone we have regional and local SUGs as well as
Social media was an undeniable common theme at this year's SAS Global Forum, infiltrating general sessions, paper presentations, posters and conference attendee engagement. Former editor of this blog, David Thomas, spoke at SAS Global Forum and told attendees that social media may be a phenomenon, but it’s not a fad.
Linking business analytics to economic value is a hard problem. Despite all the smarts that get poured into models, it's hard to tie them to financial measures such as profitability. And, because of that, it's hard to justify investment in analytics. Need headcount? Sorry, try again. Need tools? Sorry, can't
While the first day of the SAS Global Forum Executive Conference focused on the business application of analytics, the second day was dedicated to analytics and IT management. One of the keynote presenters was Erik Brynjolfsson, the Schussel Family Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Erik’s research and