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Posts tagged “SAS”

October 22, 2014

Premium Lock #WTWTrends for Wednesday: Tech Out, Building Q, Venture Atlanta, #UNCReport, TwitterFlight Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated October 22, 2014

Premium Lock Massive SAS building, more jobs reflect Goodnight's enduring loyalty to home state

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.

Updated October 14, 2014

Premium Lock Fiber changes face and place of Triangle work force

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.

Updated October 13, 2014

Premium Lock Speed brings opportunity for innovation, education, community

SAS EVP Keith Collins used examples of remote medicine and big data in agriculture to prove the advantages of broadband coming to North Carolina.

Updated October 9, 2014

Premium Lock Former Gov. Bev Perdue joins 'Fiber Transforms Triangle' conference lineup

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.

Former Gov. Bev Perdue Former Gov. Bev Perdue

Updated October 3, 2014

Premium Lock High-power lineup set for 'Fiber Transforms Triangle' conference

Fiber Transforms the Triangle event 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.

Updated September 17, 2014

Premium Lock Goodnight just says 'No' to economic recruitment, jokes 'Internet of Things'

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.

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Updated August 12, 2014

Premium Lock SAS expands data, analytics services to Amazon's 'cloud'

Cloud computing 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.

Updated August 12, 2014

Premium Lock SAS exec: Amazon deal won't have any impact on its own hosting business

SAS 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.

August 11, 2014

Premium Lock SAS to sponsor data research projects in deal with NCSU

SAS logo at its Cary headquarters   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.

Updated August 1, 2014

Premium Lock Patent troll legislation backed by SAS, tech firms, heads to governor

N.C. flag Local tech companies like Cary's SAS Institute pushed for the measure, saying they were often forced to defend themselves against "non-practicing entities," or NPEs, that are shell companies created for the purpose of holding a patent. Those companies then try to enforce the patent against bigger companies, hoping to extract settlements in lieu of costly litigation.

July 10, 2014

Premium Lock Goodnight, Triangle business leaders call for immigration reform

Several Triangle business leaders, including SAS CEO Jim Goodnight, participated in the National Day of Action on Wednesday, as groups nationwide called on Congress to push forward on stalled immigration reform measures.

Jim Goodnight  Jim Goodnight

June 23, 2014

Premium Lock Carolinas HealthCare, SAS and Quintiles named Best Places to Work in IT

2014 Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT Every year since 1994, Computerworld has published a list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT. On Monday, the publication released this year's list.

Updated June 17, 2014

Premium Lock SAS software called 'best-kept secret' in fighting fraud

Industry analyst firm Aite Group applauds the Cary-based company for advanced analytics and custom enterprise fraud solutions in their latest research report issued on Monday.


June 10, 2014

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

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.

SAS analytics helps track typhoon disaster data SAS analytics helps track typhoon disaster data

June 3, 2014

Premium Lock IT groups boycott IBM; McConnell joins Keona board; Siemens slashing jobs; NC bank picks SAS; NetApp raising $500M; DataChambers picks contractor

Bulldog Bulldog tech and life science roundup: Tech groups boycott IBM, Manpower, Infosys over foreign job recruiting; McConnell joins Keona board; Siemens cutting 3,800 jobs; Bank of North Carolina picks SAS; NetApp raising $500 million; Raleigh contractor to build NC Research Campus data center.

Updated May 29, 2014

Premium Lock NCTA steps up support for 'patent troll' legislation

Members of the North Carolina General Assembly area hearing an increasing crescendo of support from key members of the state's technology industry to act on "patent troll" legislation. Helping organize those efforts is the North Carolina Technology Association.

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Updated May 2, 2014

Premium Lock High-tech shares stage at Moogfest - execs explain why

Moogfest is an annual arts and music festival but last week the North Carolina Technology Association teamed up with member Moog Music to add some high-tech to the show. Called "Synthesis," the showcase included SAS and other firms. NCTA's Marc Montoro reports on what happened an Synthesis and why the tech firms chose to participate.

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April 29, 2014

Premium Lock From our archives: The Fred Eshelman saga includes one-person startup at PPD to Wilmington's Walk of Fame and now a $1.1B sale of Furiex

Fred Eshelman Looking back at Fred Eshelman's career: A 2009 blog post recapped a tumultuous year for Eshelman and PPD in which the company's stock was hammered and he stepped down as CEO to become executive chairman. But the year was capped with a salute. From there, Eshelman has continued to make headlines.

Updated March 27, 2014

Premium Lock SAS software tester's graphic tracks tragic missing aircraft mysteries

Robert Allison, a computer science PhD from N.C. State, is just as mystified as anyone else about the disappearance of Flight 370 and is intrigued about other missing aircraft mysteries. To help others wanting to know about these unsolved cases, the NCSU grad has put together an intriguing interactive map/graphic to track these "without a trace" incidents.

SAS engineer's missing airliner map SAS engineer's missing airliner map

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