Posts tagged “SAS”

Updated June 16

Premium Lock Exclusive: Former Lenovo exec Tom Looney talks apprenticeships, giving back

Tom Looney, the retired senior executive at Lenoovo who championed bringing business to North Carolina, is in his latest career seeking to boost the state through apprenticeships for Wake Tech Community College at area employers. In an exclusive Q&A, Looney talks about giving back and how apprenticeships could help address a growing need for skilled workers.

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Updated June 12

Premium Lock SAS coordinating agencies in Zika response

SAS, which already supplies software to most of the world's pharmaceutical companies, is using its reach to bring local government health agencies together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, academic researchers and vaccine makers.

Updated May 30

WRAL TechWire Hall-of-Famer: Dr. James Goodnight, from moment of inspiration to building SAS, a global software powerhouse

In the second of our interviews featuring WRAL TechWire's first five Hall of Fame selections, Dr. James Goodnight, co-founder and CEO of Cary-based SAS, talks about the inspiration to create a company, what factors enabled the company's success, and much more.

May 30

WRAL TechWire Hall-of-Famer Dr. James Goodnight, part 2: Advice on overcoming adversity, his proudest SAS memories, and the Triangle's bright future

For all the success Dr. James Goodnight has had in building SAS into a global $3B-plus company, he's also had to overcome adversity (Midway Airlines, a video game startup). So how should people deal with their own setbacks? In the second part of our Q&A, he also offers advice to entrepreneurs about startups, his proudest achievements, and his recommendations on how to keep the Triangle great.

Updated May 24

Premium Lock SAS names new top sales exec as a long-time veteran exits

Nick Lisi is the new top sales executive at SAS in a senior leadership shuffle at the $3 billion-a-year software firm in Cary. He replaces long-time SAS veteran Carl Farrell, who also had served as chief revenue officer.

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Updated May 23

Premium Lock Red Hat hails defeat of 'patent trolls' at Supreme Court

Supreme Court The Supreme Court is making it easier for companies to defend themselves against patent infringement lawsuits in a case hailed by North Carolina's attorney general. Red Hat and SAS are among firms that have waged a long legal battle against so-called "patent trolls."

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Updated May 23

Premium Lock Supreme Court grants SAS hearing in patent dispute

SAS logo   In a patent fight dating back to 2012, SAS earns a hearing at the Supreme Court where attorneys for the Cary-based software firm will argue that all, not some, patent claims must be reviewed in a case. The U.S. Patent Office and lower court decisions had gone against SAS.

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Updated May 22

Premium Lock 100+ scientists, statisticians pitch in to help non-profits at SAS hackathon

Non-profit organizations StepUp Durham, Habitat for Humanity, public health startup Counter Tools, and the Anti-Defamation League can make better use of data today after receiving plenty of expertise from volunteers at a SAS-hosted hackathon.

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Updated May 12

Premium Lock SAS network restored after outage, denies being hacked

SAS logo   The headquarters campus for SAS suffered a network outage on Friday for a "limited time" due to a hardware issue, a company spokesperson says. The company says it was not hacked.

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Updated April 27

Premium Lock First WRAL TechWire Hall of Famers: Five pillars of NC's tech success

The first five recipients of WRAL TechWire's Hall of Fame honors for lifetime achievement are well-known contributors to the growing, evolving success of North Carolina's high tech, life science and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Updated April 27

Premium Lock TechWire Awards go to six individual, six corporate Triangle tech, life science leaders

Startups, entrepreneurs, executives, investors and several of the Triangle's top tech and life science companies share the spotlight, taking home 12 awards at the fifth WRAL TechWire Awards. Plus, the first five members of TechWire's Hall of Fame are honored as are several Editor's Choice Award recipients.

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Updated April 27

Premium Lock Dr. James Goodnight, part 2: Advice on overcoming adversity, his proudest SAS memories, and the Triangle's bright future

For all the success Dr. James Goodnight has had in building SAS into a global $3B-plus company, he's also had to overcome adversity (Midway Airlines, a video game startup). So how should people deal with their own setbacks? In the second part of our Q&A, he also offers advice to entrepreneurs about startups, his proudest achievements, and his recommendations on how to keep the Triangle great.

April 20

Premium Lock IoT Slam Live announces agenda for June RTP event

 The Internet of Things community, the world's largest network of corporate executives and IoT professionals, has disclosed the agenda for its IoT Slam Live conference. The event is set for June 21-22 at the Archie K Conference Center in Reseach Triangle Park.

April 4

Premium Lock SAS, Cisco team up to bring faster analytics to Internet of Things

SAS is bringing the power of its data analytics and networking giant Cisco is utilizing its networking expertise to deliver almost instant analysis across devices linked to the Internet of Things.

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March 22

Premium Lock SAS steps up analytics talent drive with $3.4M Clemson deal

Noting that "analytical talent is in short supply and high demand in today's business world," SAS is adding Clemson to a growing global university network focusing on creating a larger talent pool of potential data experts. SAS, meanwhile, is looking to fill hundreds of jobs.

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Updated March 20

Premium Lock SAS co-founders' fortunes surge, says Forbes

Jim Goodnight and John Sall, the co-founder billionaires of SAS software in Cary, are much wealthier men in 2017 than a year ago, according to the latest list of the world's richest from Forbes.

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Updated February 7

Premium Lock NC CEOs to launch reading initiative

Jim Goodnight     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."

February 2

Premium Lock TechWire@15: 'Not even SAS escaped 2001 unscathed ...'

WRAL TechWire 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.

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Updated January 25

Premium Lock Crystal ball gazing with SAS: IoT, AI are big 2017 opportunities

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.

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Updated January 25

Premium Lock What to expect at SAS after another year of growth: Modest hiring, possible Asia expansion

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.

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