Here in the United States, we have our general election (where we elect the president) every four years - and 2020 happens to be one of those election years. This time we seem to have a lot more people voting early. I can't tell you the reason they're voting early
Two billion people worldwide experience food insecurity and 14% of food produced for humans to consume is wasted before it arrives at the wholesaler, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The FAO celebrates World Food Day on October 16, 2020. This year’s event focuses
Como utilizar soluções tecnológicas de análise de dados para garantir ganho de eficiência, de produtividade, e oferecer respostas mais rápidas e assertivas na solução de problemas? Essas são questões comumente levantadas por diversas organizações privadas, e a busca por resultados as obrigam a buscar essas respostas. No setor público, entretanto,
When an election is on the horizon, I always feel compelled to plot some data! And this time I'm plotting North Carolina's voter registration data! State Data For this graph, I downloaded several of the data snapshots from the NC State Board of Elections' website, and plotted a line showing
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month, which have the important goals of preventing suicide and promoting the idea that recovery from behavioral health conditions is achievable. Amid an unprecedented year of stressors, 2020’s awareness months around behavioral health conditions have become more relevant to far more people. In recognition of the challenges and changes in people’s work lives,
Les institutions gouvernementales que ce soit pour la défense, les transports, les services publics, la sécurité, ou les soins de santé ont un défi et une opportunité à traiter : donner un sens à d'énormes volumes de textes non structurés qui ne font que croître. Plus de 80 % de
Ser más eficiente gastando menos recursos Vender más (aún en estos tiempos) Tener unido a los equipos de trabajo, a pesar de las distancias Mantener seguro el entorno TIC de la empresa ahora desde casa Tomar las decisiones correctas en medio de escenarios de incertidumbre Afectación directa a la producción
Getting people with mental health conditions the help they need is a top priority for many Californians, according to a recent California Health Care Foundation report. In 2004, Golden State voters approved the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Enacted into law in January 2005, MHSA has generated approximately $15 billion
Local government gets some bad press. There is no doubt that some could be better, but many are strongly focused on delivering high-quality services for their citizens. However, these "good news" stories seldom make the press – even in local newspapers in slow weeks. Like most public sector organisations around
Through our new strategic partnership, SAS and Microsoft are helping the public sector realize the power of analytics in the cloud. I spoke with Daniel Sumner, Worldwide Director of Smart Infrastructure at Microsoft, to explore the possibilities of more robust analytics and cloud strategies in government — and the technology
Lisa Lucas explains why people, knowledge and tech are vital for contact tracing.
Identification of Concepts and Topics based on out-of-the-box rules. It is common practice to develop a business or industry specific taxonomy.
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue of tax administration was low on the agenda for most. Beyond the obvious public health concerns, most business and government leaders were focused on how best to keep businesses afloat. But for those in federal, state and local governments responsible
Los gobiernos y los diferentes sectores están creando protocolos para reactivar muchas de las actividades que solíamos hacer antes de la pandemia reduciendo los riesgos. Ante esta nueva etapa de apertura y reactivación, ¿se ha puesto a pensar en el tipo de decisiones que tiene que empezar a tomar ahora?
If the UK economy is going to achieve the target of bringing all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 the application of Intelligent Decisioning will play a major role in helping achieve this target.
How have healthcare providers and governmental agencies predicted the fast-changing, potentially exponential increase in the need for medical services and equipment through the various stages of the COVID-19 pandemic? Mathematical techniques that attempt to model and understand the likely spread of the disease have been instrumental. The SEIR model is
The current state of policy enforcement during an infectious disease pandemic is mostly reactive. Public health officials track changes in active cases, identify hot-spots and enforce containment policies primarily based on geographic proximity. By combining telecommunications data -- which we turn into mobility information -- with public health data of
질병 확산을 억제하고 경제적 영향을 최소화하기 위해서는 인구가 어떻게 이동하는지 분석하고, 지역 내 접촉자를 추적하여 적절한 의사결정을 해야 합니다. 이번 SGF 시리즈에서는 인구 이동 분석과 접촉자 추적 등 SAS 분석 기술이 어떻게 팬데믹 극복을 위한 의사결정을 지원하는지에 대한 SAS 짐굿나잇 회장과 스티브 베넷 글로벌 정부기관 프랙티스 부문 이사의 세션을 소개합니다.
Quienes seguimos el Virtual SAS Global Forum 2020 realizado este 16 de junio, tuvimos la oportunidad de disfrutar una conferencia de talla mundial hecha de manera virtual, como bien lo describió nuestra Vicepresidente Mundial de Marketing, Jennifer Chase. Asimismo, tuvimos la oportunidad de presenciar múltiples anuncios hechos durante este día, tal
Adverse outcomes, and the rapid spread of COVID-19, have accelerated research on all aspects of the disease. You may have found it overwhelming, and very time-consuming, to find relevant and specialized insights in all the scientific literature out there. To aid researchers in quickly identifying relevant literature about key topics
Luego del visto bueno que la plenaria de la Cámara de Representantes (uno de los órganos legislativos de Colombia) diera a la Ley de Borrón y Cuenta Nueva, habeas data para el sector financiero, es claro que el proyecto contempla una amnistía por única vez a los usuarios que se
SAS Public Sector's Elena Shtern is your guide as you extract data from the Federal Reserve Economic Data site using the SASEFRED interface engine, part of SAS/ETS® software.
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
El año pasado hablábamos de las descomunales capacidades de cómputo y de cómo las organizaciones y los gobiernos podían transformar todos estos datos en mayor inteligencia de negocios. Este año, el mundo ha cambiado para todos y la analítica avanzada; la toma de decisiones basada en la proyección de escenarios;
You may not have heard the term "whole person education" before but it recognizes the critical intersection of schools and a young person's behavioral health. When I was running youth behavioral health treatment programs, schools were a major part of raising awareness and advocating for help for many kids. I
If you are a government leader, or one of the millions of people employed in the public sector globally, these last 100 days have probably been the most challenging of your lifetime. It is also an unprecedented opportunity to show how dedicated public servants and their agencies can best serve
La crisis sanitaria y social provocada a nivel global por la pandemia del COVID-19 ya ha mostrado cómo algunos gobiernos están apostando por tecnologías punteras, como la inteligencia artificial, analytics, big data o machine learning para una toma de decisiones basada en datos. Muchos países abordan la desescalada de la