Ok, apologies for sticking to a similar topic as my opening post. However, while spending vacation in Cyprus (very hot by the way!) a couple of events reinforced my desire to share with you the importance of using credited, current tools/information with the right level of granularity. With regards to
Joining SAS in North Carolina as a marketer from New York City has been a real eye opener. Language like OLAP, DI, ERM, DPPM and various other business intelligence buzzwords have been thrown my way in a vernacular I am not completely used to. The cuisine and culture are a
SAS for Dummies is now available for sale here and at bookstores everywhere. While it's not likely the most famous book to premier this month, I personally have gained much satisfaction from seeing it go out and land in the hands of eager readers. Even if you won't admit to
Naming your child is a big responsibility. For many people, the task involves combing through the Big Book of Baby Names and picking a handful that sound good, and heading into the delivery room with those candidates in mind. (Then again, some folks might just leave it to public opinion.)
Trips to far-away conferences fill me with dread: 1) I don't like to fly; 2) Striking up conversations with people I don't know is difficult and wears me out. The Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference (IRE) which I recently attended in Phoenix, proves it's worth venturing outside my comfort zone.
I recently visited New York to attend the PRMIA Frontiers of Technology Forum to hear and discuss the main issues that are impacting the world of risk management. While I was travelling, the airline misplaced my luggage. Reliable information, whether it’s related to finance, risk, marketing, sales – or to
While the recent issue of Computerworld tells us that IT execs are preparing for hurricane season, researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh have predicted a busier-than-normal season. The same researchers who were so accurate last year in predicting a milder-than-normal season are back, this year forecasting a
Just a quick post here to introduce our latest sascom voices contributor, Hope Squires. Hope is the managing editor of sascom magazine, and she edits the SAS industry newsletter for the communications, content and entertainment industries. She also recently edited a 52-page sascom magazine supplement that focused on performance management
Rhesus monkeys can figure out basic probabilities, according to this study. Now I suppose that given enough monkeys and time, they might even replace your forecasting department. But I wouldn't worry. They haven't even managed to come up with the works of Shakespeare yet.