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Netflix prize winner to deliver SAS Global Forum keynote

Chris Volinsky, the director of statistical research at AT&T Labs, will deliver the keynote address for the communications industry track at SAS Global Forum in San Antonio. In addition to his expertise in advanced analytics for telecommunications, Chris is a member of a team of researchers that provided the best

Tammi Kay George 0
Government and technology - making a difference

The themes of best practices and how to quantify return on a technology initiative have raced through my reading the past couple of weeks. The Economist’s recent special report on Government and Technology struck me because it covers so many issues – including citizen expectations – facing governments trying to

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A quick look back from Gartner BI Amsterdam

Recently, the European leg of Gartner's BI Summit series wrapped up Amsterdam. With the crazy pace of vendor consolidation and the release of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for BI Platforms Q1 2008 on the Friday prior to the conference, everyone wanted to hear what the folks had to say about

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Bringing TV and Radio Advertising into the Digital Age

Will media measurement systems like Nielsen C3 and radio’s Arbitron Personal People Meter be enough to stop ad spending from moving to the Internet and mobile devices? Howard Cosell never sent my dad and me a thank-you note, but perhaps he should have. Neither one of us could stand Howard,

Alison Bolen 0
SAS babies and M&Ms

Since Dave mentioned the M&Ms, I thought I'd pop in here for a few minutes and tell you my long-standing theory on the M&Ms at SAS. I've always joked that we lace them with fertility drugs before placing them in the break rooms. That's possible, right? Look, I've worked here

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Are we just acting global-y?

What does it mean to be a global company? I certainly think SAS qualifies. We just released our 2007 financial results which show that, in additional to experiencing 15 percent growth and hitting a record US$2.15 billion in revenue, 56 percent of our revenue came from outside the U.S. and

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M&Ms really aren't all that expensive

If you know anything about SAS as a workplace, you've probably heard we offer free onsite healthcare to our employees and their covered dependents, we have subsidized onsite daycare, a great big gym and a pool and personal trainers and onsite massage therapy and lots of other amenities, and we've

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Eyes wide open for data visualization

Are you the “finder” of lost things in your house: Lego pieces, earrings, cell phones, etc.? If so, you will especially appreciate a compelling new white paper called Visualizing Change: An Innovation in Time-Series Analysis by Stephen Few, an expert in data visualization. Few is Principal of consulting firm Perceptual

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