Posts tagged “SAS”
On Feb. 9 at Creech Road Elementary School, the leaders of some of North Carolina's most prominent businesses - inlcuding SAS, Red Hat and AT&T, will spearhead the national release of a report from the Business Roundtable (BRT), "Why Reading Matters and What To Do About It."
Just last week SAS announced another year of record revenues, posting $3.2 billion for 2016. That's nearly TRIPLE the Cary-based software giant posted in 2001 as the tech sector suffered through the "dot com" bust. WRAL TechWire takes a look back at SAS circa 2001 when talk continued that CEO Jim Goodnight was still thinking about taking the company public.
SAS continues its unbroken streak of revenue growth dating back to its founding in 1976 with $3.2 billion in sales for 2016. And in looking ahead for 2017, its top marketing officer sees big opportunities for the software giant coming through artificial intelligence as well as the hot Internet of Things.
Facing currency headwinds thanks to a stronger US dollar, SAS still grew revenues in 2016 in a streak dating back to 1976. As for what's to come in 2017, SAS Chief Marketing Officer Randy Guard projects more growth, jobs, possible expansion in Asia, and continuing development of new products as well as services.
Tech news: No Tesla recall; Uber pays $20M; Samsung fire update; SAS big data survey; social media-terror lawsuits
Note to our readers: The Bulldog wrapup of technology news, which has been a staple of WRAL TechWire for years, is taking on a new look. We are expanding it to incorporate Triangle and regional headlines, not just news from The Associated Press and other wires. In effect, the Bulldog will become the new home for other occasional WTW posts such as Triangle Headlines. No one publication in the Triangle can adequately cover all the tech and life science news that's happening daily - well, make that hourly. The Bulldog, which draws its name from an old newspaper term for early editions and from WTW Editor Rick Smith's late bulldog Roxie, will attempt to bring you a daily wrapup of highlights.
SAS is introducing its CodeSnaps for students to learn code for controlling robots at a Raleigh school today as part of SAS Curriculum Pathways - just in time for Christmas.
Looking for a job? Like to work at SAS which is No. 2 on the world's Great Place to Work list? SAS is hiring - and not just data scientists or engineers. SAS explains the qualities of people the Cary-based software firm is looking for. Plus, SAS offers some tips on how to get noticed. Be warned: The competition for jobs is fierce.
Cary-based SAS is ranked No. 2 in the 2016 World's Best Multinational Workplaces list from the Great Place to Work institute. Rankings are based in large part on survey responses from employees.
SAS earns special recognition in the latest sustainability report from Business Roundtable, being recognized as a global leader. As part of that report, CEO and co-founder Jim Goodnight spells out why sustainability is important to the Cary-based global software firm.
Armistead Sapp, a long-time senior executive and chief technology officer at SAS, is launching his own startup focusing on "radically open source" with a likely Internet of Things angle after stepping away from the Cary software giant. So who replaced him at SAS?
Oliver Schabenberger, a former college professor who joined SAS in 2002 who holds several patents in software design and algorithms, is the privately held software firm's new chief technology officer.
Mayne Pharma's $50M GSK deal; UNC-CH opioid drug project; SAS targets heat, disease; RTI's $2M biofuels deal
In today's wrapup of tech and life science headlines from around the Triangle region: Mayne Pharma spends $50 million to acquire some GSK dermatology assets; UNC-CH researchers help develop an opioid drug candidate from scratch; SAS works with an Arizona county to fight heat and disease; and RTI International lands a $2M-plus biofuels contract.
A new survey from Money magazine finds that employees who learn how to use statistical analysis, data mining, data warehousing and data modeling - some of the key skills offered by Cary-based SAS - will earn pay boosts of 5 percent or more. At 6.1 percent, statistical analysis is tops for pay bumps. Other needed skills: Wrangling new tech, strategic thinking and managing the bottom line.
At Tuesday's Full Steam Ahead Awards presented by WRAL Tech Wire at Motorco in Durham, 12 entrepreneurial companies were recognized with the customary conductor's hat and train whistle as leaders in their category. Another five individuals were recognized for their careers of service.
HQ Raleigh and Red Hat each captured two awards in WRAL TechWire's fourth "Full Steam Ahead Awards" on Tuesday night. Dave Rizzo, foounder of NC IDEA and IDEA Fund Partners, and Research Triangle Regional Partnership CEO Charles Hayes are among five lifetime service award recipients.
While smart refrigerators and homes, ever-increasingly complex hand-held devices and machine-to-machine communications receive plenty of IoT hype, complex analytics through which companies can rapidly process crucial data also is a huge opportunity. So says SAS, which is making a big play in the Internet of Things.