Alison Bolen 0
BI in the public sector

I've read lots of coverage recently about the new Butler Group report that says public sector agencies could be making better use of business intelligence. That's good to know and not too surprising - but how? Peter Dorrington, head of industry marketing strategy at SAS UK, has a few ideas.

Alison Bolen 0
Whose rules? The business rules.

In this recent DM Review article, Robert Blasum does a good job of defining and describing "business rules" and explaining why they matter in business intelligence. I'm linking to it because I remember this being a term that confused me for a long time when I first started working at

Chris Hemedinger 0
Puzzling presentations

Okay, you've got the leading analytical and business intelligence software at your fingertips: how can you use it to impress your friends and colleagues? Well, for one thing, you can use it to solve your Sudoku puzzle. I'm preparing my presentation for SAS Global Forum: "Extending SAS Enterprise Guide and

Chris Hemedinger 3
Why I'm not in marketing

  I was searching for a metaphor to introduce SAS user conference attendees to SAS Add-In for Microsoft Office. Press PLAY on the video to see what I came up with. I premiered this movie at a recent SAS conference in Atlanta (hey, there was even a tie-in with the

Alison Bolen 0
E-mail. They say it's not for fun anymore.

First I read the post, I only use email to communicate with old people. Then I came across the speech, Incantations for Muggles: The Role of Ubiquitous Web 2.0 Technologies in Everyday Life, from social media expert danah boyd where she says: These days, email is primarily a tool for

Dave Handelsman 0
It's not just about the Paycheck

I'm new to this whole blogging thing, but I've come to realize over the years that I often believe that what I'm thinking is completely and totally unique, where unique is a polite term for off-beat or unusual. And where nobody else could possibly have had this thought before, and

Alison Bolen 0
Another new voice: Dave Handelsman

Say hello to our newest contributor, Dave Handelsman, who is a Principal Product Manager for Clinical R&D at SAS, which means he works as a liaison between the life sciences market and the SAS Pharmaceutical Software Development division. Basically, he's responsible for conveying the market's needs to the SAS R&D

Chris Hemedinger 0
Writing the book on data visualization

Like most things I come across, this started out as something completely different. A colleague sent me to Stephen Few's Web site about data visualization to highlight an example related to SAS. While I was there though, I read this recent entry about IBM Visualization Data Explorer. Back in the