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Paul Gittins
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Business Solutions Manager

Paul is a seasoned architect and encourages clients to adopt new SAS technologies embracing Hadoop, in-memory processing and high-end RDBMS. His goal is to persuade client enterprise architects, technologists and data scientists to extend their use of SAS as an enterprise technology, leveraging partners including Teradata, Cloudera, Hortonworks, Oracle and SAP.

Data Management
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The conundrum of Build versus Buy

Don’t laugh, but increasingly I find myself thinking that I’ve been here before. I often find that the underlying situation and argument are familiar, albeit in a slightly different context, with newer brands or technologies. For example, I was recently asked to assist an overseas team respond to a request

Analytics
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The cost of modernization

Unless you live in England, you may not have seen the recent announcement that Buckingham Palace is to undergo a 10-year refurbishment costing the British taxpayer £369M. Even with the post-Brexit devaluation of Sterling, that’s still a sizable spend representing nearly US$500 million. The Queen will remain in residence during

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Nine years (and still together)

The IT industry is littered with examples of short-lived corporate partnerships and alliances that often appear impressive but regularly end or are withdrawn after the initial enthusiasm wanes. The old adage that “actions speaker louder than words” is especially pertinent and I regularly encourage clients to look for tangible examples