While support.sas.com remains the holy grail of SAS support resources, there are so many good choices, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together a new guide to make things easier for new SAS users: the SAS Starter Kit.
SAS Viya is our latest extension of the SAS Platform and interoperable with SAS® 9.4. There were a number of SAS Viya presentations at SAS Global Forum 2018. In this series, we will review several of the most interesting talks. This post reviews Hadley Christoffels’ talk, A Need For Speed: Loading Data via the Cloud.
For those of you who weren't able to attend SAS Global Forum 2018, you can still learn a lot from the content shared there. Gain knowledge from your SAS family. SAS Global Forum 2018 papers and videos now available.
If you won’t be in Denver, stay engaged to everything happening through the SAS Global Forum 2018 Virtual Event. With content streaming live from opening session, tech connection, tech talks and a few breakout sessions, you’re sure to find something you love. And don't forget to join the conversation on social media.
Sebastian Dziadkowiec and Piotr Czetwertynski presented the talk “An Agile Approach to Building an Omni-Channel Customer Experience” at SAS Global Forum 2018. Keys to building a successful and future-proof omni-channel customer experience Most organizations acknowledge that building a seamless and consistent customer experience is critical to long-term success. The big question is:
According to Glassdoor, data scientist tops the list of the 50 Best Jobs in America. The rankings are determined by combining three factors: number of job openings, salary and overall job satisfaction rating. With a median base salary of $110,000, an abundance of unfilled positions and high job satisfaction, there’s no denying that data science is hot.
Goutam Chakraborty is a busy man. In addition to serving as SAS professor of marketing analytics at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Chakraborty is the director and founder of the SAS and Oklahoma State University MS in Business Analytics and an award winning author and professor. He teaches courses in such areas as business
Do a quick search on “data scientist” on any of the popular job boards and there’s no denying the global shortage of data scientists is a real one. And, whether you’re looking for the salary commensurate with the prestigious title, a fast pass to the C-suite, or simply want to
This April, more than 5,000 SAS users and business leaders will converge on Denver CO for the premier event for SAS professionals: SAS Global Forum 2018. The event provides an excellent forum to expand your SAS knowledge and network with users of all skill levels. (Last year I found myself having lunch one
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.-Winston Churchill If you've visited SAS documentation (also known as the "SAS Help Center") lately, you may have noticed that we've made some fairly significant changes in the documentation for SAS products and solutions. The new site is organized in a new way, search
Sometimes life is just too busy, and I bet many of you feel the same way. If you’re like me, you’re playing a number of roles: employee, spouse, parent, community leader, coach and so on. With all the craziness, it’s likely we’re shortchanging another role that’s critically important to our
If you’re in the field of analytics, you’ve undoubtedly heard about SAS Viya. Designed for all analytic professionals, regardless of skills or experience, SAS Viya seamlessly handles big, complex, diverse data. It also supports any programming language, allowing analysts to choose the tool that makes them most productive. Recently a colleague
Though I'm more of a marketer than a technologist, I do work at a technology company, which means I'm acutely aware of the well-documented shortage of analytical professionals. But there's another shortage in the field that doesn't get nearly the attention: the dearth of women in analytics. During her Analytics Experience 2017 keynote address, Reshma Saujani highlighted the issue,
You might not know it by looking at me (I’m rounding up when I tell people I’m 5’8”) but I’m a huge basketball fan. I’ve been following the sport since I was 10, coaching it for the last decade and playing on teams throughout my life, still dedicating my winters
My daughter is a junior in high school, and for almost every semester she’s taken an online course as part of her studies. This semester she’s taking Spanish 3, an advanced level course where every word of instruction is spoken in Spanish. Each morning she joins the class from our
Trivial Pursuit, Justin Bieber and Timbits. Some pretty great things have come from Canada, eh? Well, you can go ahead and add expert SAS programmers to that impressive list. In this video, six Canadian SAS programmers, with more than 115 years of SAS programming experience between them, share some of their favorite, little-known SAS programming tips. You're sure to discover a new trick or
In addition to his day job as Chief Technology Officer at SAS, Oliver Schabenberger is a committed lifelong learner. During his opening remarks for the SAS Technology Connection at SAS Global Forum 2017, Schabenberger confessed to having a persistent nervous curiosity, and insisted that he’s “learning every day.” And, he
The code clinic at SAS Global Forum 2017 $0 copay, no deductible. No waiting rooms, no outdated magazines. What kind of doctor’s office is this? While we might not be able to help with that nasty cough, SAS Code Doctors are here to help – when it comes to your
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles to help current SAS programmers add SAS Viya to their analytics skillset. In this post, SAS instructors Stacey Syphus and Marc Huber introduce you to our new Introduction to SAS Viya Programming for SAS 9 Programmers video library, designed to show SAS programmers how they can
Editor's note: The following post is from Emma Warrillow, Chief DiGGer at Data Insight Group Inc. (DiG). Emma is a featured speaker at SAS Global Forum 2017 and recently named as one of the Top Women in Direct Marketing by Direct Marketing News. Learn more about Emma. “I need
Editor's note: The following post is from Shara Evans, CEO of Market Clarity Pty Ltd. Shara is a featured speaker at SAS Global Forum 2017 and a globally acknowledged Keynote Speaker and widely regarded as one of the world’s Top Female Futurists. Learn more about Shara. In the movie Minority Report lead
Editor's note: The following post is from Xiaoyuan Zhang, presenter at an upcoming Insurance and Finance User Group (IFSUG) webinar. Learn more about Xiaoyuan Zhang. As a business user with limited statistical skills, I don’t think I could build a credit scorecard without the help of SAS Enterprise Miner. As you
Yawn. Stretch. Blink. Blink again. It is 8:00 a.m. on the first day of the semester, and you know you haven’t had enough sleep (or coffee), but did the professor really just say that we are going to learn statistics? Why did I sign up for this class again? While that
Regardless of how long they’ve used the software, there’s no better event for SAS professionals than SAS Global Forum. The conference will attract thousands of users from across the globe and is an excellent place to network with and learn from users of all skill levels. To help those relatively
Editor's note: The following post is from Melissa Marshall, Principal at Melissa Marshall Consulting LLC. Melissa is a featured speaker at SAS Global Forum 2017, and on a mission to transform how scientists and technical professionals present their work. Learn more about Melissa. Think back to the last technical talk you were an
The job market for individuals with analytical skills is hot, and it’s only getting hotter. A recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute puts the situation in perspective, citing a shortfall of nearly 200,000 professionals with strong analytical skills by the year 2018. Businesses are looking to colleges and universities
Next up in our series, Students in Analytics, we feature a recent graduate – Sara Armandi. Sara graduated from the University of Copenhagen earlier this year and stayed close to SAS – very close. She’s part of graduate program that SAS offers to help her develop her skills as a
If you’re doing data processing in the cloud or using container-enabled infrastructures to deploy your software, you’ll want to learn more about SAS Analytics for Containers. This new solution puts SAS into your existing container-enabled environment – think Docker or Kubernetes – giving data scientists and analysts the ability to
For a SAS professional, presenting at SAS Global Forum 2017 can be a very rewarding. It can enhance your conference experience, help expand the knowledge of the broader SAS community, and advance your career by putting you on display as an expert SAS professional. It can also be a little
It’s been called the sexiest job of the 21st century and the most valuable career skill you can add to your resume. Of course, I’m talking about analytics. And whether you call them statisticians, data scientists or business analysts, individuals with analytics skills are in high demand. SAS is doing