Posted Jun. 10, 2014 at 4:22 p.m.

Premium Lock At CEO's direction, SAS software quickly boosts typhoon relief

Published: 2014-06-10 16:22:35
Updated: 2014-06-10 16:22:35

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Data analytics as a tool to help save lives in an emergency? Yes. Thanks to the compassion of billionaire Jim Goodnight, rescue organizations in the Philippines were able to make rapid use of analytics to crunch big volumes of data - such as tweets from a disaster zone - to deliver actionable results. I.e., helping to save lives. Analytics is not thought to be a quick process. In the case of super Typhoon Haiyan, that belief turned out to be wrong....

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