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
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
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
I was recently invited to address a group of high school students who are enrolled in a SAS programming course. That's right -- I said high school students. These students are part of the Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) at a local high school. The AOIT is part of the
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,
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
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.
The new advanced degree program in analytics at North Carolina State University is drawing a lot of interest. We ran a brief news article in sascom when the program was first announced, and we're planning a longer q&a article for the next issue of the magazine. Don't wait for your