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

Alison Bolen 0
Printed matter

Come Friday afternoon (if all goes as planned), we will have sent three separate magazines to print in less than 10 days. Kelly, our editorial director, keeps calling it the perfect storm of magazine production. So far, the waves haven't thrown anyone into the sea - but it's a lot

Alison Bolen 0
SAS experts in the news

SAS used to be known as a quiet company. But that shy, humble reputation is changing as more and more SAS experts raise their voices. I see each new bit of visibility as a good thing. After all, the hiding-your-light-beneath-a-rock approach doesn't help customers any more than false modesty. That's

Alison Bolen 1
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

Alison Bolen 0
"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,

Alison Bolen 0
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

Alison Bolen 0
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

Alison Bolen 0
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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