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A few new voices

If you're tired of hearing about me, my magazine and my basement, then you're in luck. We've recruited a handful of contributors who will also start posting here over the next few weeks. To keep up with who's who, be sure to pay attention to the "posted by" notation at

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"Absolutely, completely in love"

Read what MarketingSherpa says about the quarterly e-mail we send to sascom online subscribers: We are absolutely, completely in love with the ultra-pared-down design of this email newsletter, which boils down a 50-page online magazine into a postcard-sized creative. The sascom e-mail announcement won gold in MarketingSherpa's Annual Email Awards,

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Conference planning

Last week I spoke with Robert Fecht, the SAS Global Forum 2007 Conference Chair, about his plans for this year's conference in Orlando. He was in Canada when we spoke over the phone but heading to North Carolina for a few days of meetings with conference team leaders. Fecht is

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Birthday preoccupation

Walking through the Raleigh-Durham airport recently, I overheard a young woman say to her friends, "Right now I'm only 19. But on October 19th, I'll be 20 ... and then next year on October 19th, I'll be 21." I was trying to remember the last time I looked forward to

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Let the consolidation begin

In our first quarter 2007 cover story "The Future of Business Intelligence" SAS CEO Jim Goodnight and others speculated about the BI vendor consolidation rumors that had been circulating for months. At the time, Dr. Goodnight said: SAS will still be standing as a strong independent vendor after the consolidation.

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Who says performance management does not apply to government?

(editor's note: our first guest post comes from SAS Strategist Gary Cokins.) I don’t know why I was recently surprised to see tangible evidence of performance management applied by public sector organizations. I know that its components – such as strategy maps, balanced scorecards and activity-based costing – are common

Alison Bolen 1
Hello from my basement

I telecommute for SAS from my home in Ohio where I have a nice, little corner office in the basement of our ranch-style house. So I come down here every day and sit in front of the computer for eight hours in my jeans, my cozy sweaters and my snow

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