Sherrine Eid believes there is strength in numbers. At SAS, we have access to some of the best and brightest scientists, mathematicians, econometricians, epidemiologists and biostatisticians, who are all driven by the same thing: They want to make this world a better place. "My passion is to objectively assess patterns
Being overwhelmed by the volume of news isn’t a new phenomenon. But today, our sense of being overwhelmed has increased and triggered feelings of fear, frustration and anxiety, given the ongoing developments and research tied to COVID-19. How do we sift through the volume of information facing us and truly understand whether the news we consume is factual or based on
By Sarah Gates, Analytics Platform Strategist at SAS, and Olivier Penel, Data & Analytics Strategic Adviser at SAS Today, organizations of all types are having to change their perspective – of how to do business, of how to collaborate with remote employees, of how to best engage with customers and
A note from Udo Sglavo: The need for randomization in experimental design was introduced by the statistician R. A. Fisher in 1925, in his book Statistical Methods for Research Workers. You would assume that developing a successful treatment for COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will eventually conclude in
A blog article by Ali Alajme , Director of Health Information Systems, Ministry of Health & Prevention Bashar Balish, Senior Director & Client Leader - Cerner Middle East & Africa Marcel Yammine, General Manager, Gulf and Emerging Markets (GEM) - SAS Digital transformation of the healthcare sector has seen
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month, which have the important goals of preventing suicide and promoting the idea that recovery from behavioral health conditions is achievable. Amid an unprecedented year of stressors, 2020’s awareness months around behavioral health conditions have become more relevant to far more people. In recognition of the challenges and changes in people’s work lives,
By now, you’ve heard about our work helping customers combat the coronavirus pandemic. As COVID-19 numbers rose rapidly and cities around the world shut down; SAS ramped up. From our Viya-powered COVID-19 dashboard to the COVID-19 Scientific Literature Search and Text Analysis environment and deployment-ready models, our teams moved quickly to be there for our customers when
After 6 months of staying at home, limiting grocery store trips and cooking with what you have due to the COVID-19 pandemic, do you sigh at the thought of another rice, beans or pasta meal? Are you tired of preparing the same go-to meals time and time again? Do you
In the third post of his series, Jim Harris looks at types, terms and timing of coronavirus tests.
By now, you’ve heard about our work helping customers combat the coronavirus pandemic. As COVID-19 numbers rose rapidly and cities around the world shut down; SAS ramped up, and the unlimited talent and brilliance of our people shone brightly. From our Viya-powered COVID-19 dashboard to deployment-ready models, our teams moved quickly to be there for our
Through our new strategic partnership, SAS and Microsoft are helping the public sector realize the power of analytics in the cloud. I spoke with Daniel Sumner, Worldwide Director of Smart Infrastructure at Microsoft, to explore the possibilities of more robust analytics and cloud strategies in government — and the technology
Last year when I recorded an on-demand webinar on the topic of Managing Stress I had no idea that in a few short months the world would change so much due to Covid-19. Almost overnight, the everyday stressors people feel became exacerbated worldwide and this same stress and anxiety has
Remember back to your early school days, singing with all your classmates “If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands!” and then we’d all clap our hands. Being happy back then was so simple. Today, it’s hard to get away from all the negative headlines of 2020! It’s
Twelve years ago, the banking industry suffered deep reputational damage in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis. Bankers took the blame – in some cases deservedly – for large-scale economic problems that took a severe toll on many of society’s most vulnerable people. The crisis severely shook banks
Lisa Lucas explains why people, knowledge and tech are vital for contact tracing.
As he watched me unpack yet another Amazon delivery, my husband decided to do an intervention. Scattered around me on the floor were solar panels, water purification tablets, tarps, hunting knives and enough batteries to power New York City for many weeks. It was 2019 and hurricane season was upon
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue of tax administration was low on the agenda for most. Beyond the obvious public health concerns, most business and government leaders were focused on how best to keep businesses afloat. But for those in federal, state and local governments responsible
How can organizations be more resilient during an uncertain business and public health situation? Lessons learned from organizations at the front lines of crisis response reinforce the importance of good analytic governance. These leading organizations have shown us that the fundamentals of the analytic life cycle – data, discovery and
Dashboards and metrics support data-driven decisions – if you understand the terms.
Move from rapid response to long-term resiliency based on these 5 tips.
COVID-19 has significantly altered our lives in many ways. While we continue to focus on mitigating infection rates by staying at home, social distancing when out, frequent handwashing and wearing masks, it’s important to think about how we can increase our resilience so that if we do get sick with
As soluções de analytics são muito importantes no momento em que estamos vivendo. Tanto no combate direto à proliferação do vírus e no planejamento operacional de governos e instituições de saúde, quanto como arma das empresas para passar pela crise econômica que deve vir como resultado da pandemia da covid-19,
How have healthcare providers and governmental agencies predicted the fast-changing, potentially exponential increase in the need for medical services and equipment through the various stages of the COVID-19 pandemic? Mathematical techniques that attempt to model and understand the likely spread of the disease have been instrumental. The SEIR model is
The current state of policy enforcement during an infectious disease pandemic is mostly reactive. Public health officials track changes in active cases, identify hot-spots and enforce containment policies primarily based on geographic proximity. By combining telecommunications data -- which we turn into mobility information -- with public health data of
질병 확산을 억제하고 경제적 영향을 최소화하기 위해서는 인구가 어떻게 이동하는지 분석하고, 지역 내 접촉자를 추적하여 적절한 의사결정을 해야 합니다. 이번 SGF 시리즈에서는 인구 이동 분석과 접촉자 추적 등 SAS 분석 기술이 어떻게 팬데믹 극복을 위한 의사결정을 지원하는지에 대한 SAS 짐굿나잇 회장과 스티브 베넷 글로벌 정부기관 프랙티스 부문 이사의 세션을 소개합니다.