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In a survey of 20,000 American workers, several technology and life science companies as well as other employers with strong North Carolina connections crack the top ranks of "Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list. Among them: Quintiles, SAS, Citrix, Google, Apple as well as three health systems and two universities.
Only two Triangle companies are ranked - again - on Fortune Magazine's "Best Companies to Work For" list. SAS makes the list every year and is No. 4 on the latest. But rising fast in consulting firm Kimley-Horn, which soared to 25th this year from 73rd. So why do employees rate the privately held firm so highly?
SAS, the world's largest privately owned software company, makes Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" in the U.S. once more. But the Cary firm fell two spots to No. 4 in the newest rankings. Kimley-Horn and Associates in Cary also makes the list.
More than 1,270 SAS employees participated in a 58-question survey about the company, and their feedback is a key reason why SAS is No. 4 on the list of "100 Best Companies to Work For" list. SAS has now made the list 18 times. So what did the workers have to say?
Jim Goodnight, co-founder and CEO of Cary-based SAS, is No. 177 on the list of the world's richest people as compiled by Forbes. His SAS co-founder John Sall comes in at No. 462. Bill Gates is richest on the list for the second straight year.
SAS is putting together a new group to focus on helping clients deal with financial risks, and the world's largest privately held software firm has promoted a recently hired banking executive to lead the new group.
Driven by strong growth in cloud computing-related data analytics and with the help of a growing number of partners, SAS drives revenues to a record high and extend its profitability for a 39th consecutive year. But currency "headwinds" - a weakening Euro and strengthening dollar - cut into what would have been an even better year, says a top SAS executive.
Teaming with SAS, the Town of Cary is utilizing software branded as "Aquastar" to constantly monitor water usage. The system benefits consumers and the Town with savings estimated at $10 million a year, Cary's finance director says.
Jared Dean is leaving a top spot at SAS where he was senior director of research and development to join Raleigh-based StepLeader as its chief technology officer. Why leave such a job at the world's largest privately held software company for a startup? We have the details for our WRAL TechWire Insiders.
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Jim Goodnight runs the world's largest privately held software company with more than $3 billion in revenues and operations from China to Latin America. Yet the billionaire founder of SAS continues to invest in jobs and in facilities at the company's Cary headquarters. On Tuesday, he unveiled the latest building - a massive structure named "Q" - and he talked about more jobs. So why build in N.C.? There are many reasons, perhaps none more than old-fashion loyalty.
Access to widespread, high-speed, always-on connectivity is a necessity for business and a boon to public safety, leaders involved in the evolution of the internet said Monday at "Fiber Transforms the Triangle," a half-day conference presented by WRALTechWire at SAS.
SAS EVP Keith Collins used examples of remote medicine and big data in agriculture to prove the advantages of broadband coming to North Carolina.
Former N.C. Governor Bev Perdue, who championed the expansion of broadband access during her term, will be one of the speakers at the "Fiber Transforms the Triangle Conference" on Oct. 13. Also, UNC-Wilmington executive Jim Roberts joins the panelist lineup.
With presenters from AT&T, MCNC, SAS, a keynote address from former FCC executive Blair Levin who helped create the nation's broadband strategy, and panelists from startups to global enterprises, the lineup is set for the "Fiber Transforms the Triangle Conference" on Oct. 13 at SAS.
SAS co-founder and billionaire Jim Goodnight steals the show at CED's Tech Venture with his cutting-edge humor, candid opinions and sage advice. Heard the joke about one refrigerator told the other over the Internet? And be sure to check out our photo slideshow from WRAL's Kelly Hinchcliffe.
Lenovo is one of the first disclosed customers for SAS' offerings as accessed through Amazon Web Services. SAS says the addition is designed to help give clients more "speed and flexibility." Further, SAS is organizing a "cloud" council that includes Intel as a member.
SAS is working with Amazon Web Services to give customers more "speed and flexibility," but the deal will "absolutely not" affect the cloud and hosting services provided by SAS, an executive tells WRAL TechWire.
Cary-based SAS strikes a deal with North Carolina State University to fund computer science and data related projects. The agreement could lead to new products for SAS in the global software company's sole "master research agreement" with a university.
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