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Posts tagged “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.

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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.

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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.

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Updated March 25, 2014

Premium Lock March Madness 2014 defies even predictive modeling at SAS

Who better to forecast the NCAA men's basketball tournament other than the software gurus at SAS and their partners? But even the men and women using analytics software and high-performance computing power to predict what shoppers will buy next and what products will be hot at Christmas can't forecast March Madness. So confesses Jared Dean, confessed basketball junkie, who heads Research and Development at SAS.

Updated March 24, 2014

Premium Lock SAS CEO Goodnight takes stage to unveil predictive data visualization

CEO Jim Goodnight takes the stage at a conference to demonstrate how SAS continues to take number crunching to higher levels of visualization. A new software suite, Visual Statistics, turns data into graphical predictive models. Meanwhile, Lenovo is using a variety of SAS tools to help understand customer concerns and to detect issues before they mushroom. SAS also announces other new products and an expanded analytics education initiative called "Analytics U."

Turning data into graphics at SAS Turning data into graphics at SAS

March 4, 2014

Premium Lock SAS co-founders Goodnight, Sall drop on Forbes' richest list

Slight drops in the estimated fortunes of Jim Goodnight and John Sall - the co-founders of software giant SAS - sent them both lower in the annual Forbes Billionaires list. However, the duo is still worth more than $11 billion, the magazine says.

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Updated February 21, 2014

Premium Lock 'Patent trolls' have a new enemy: SAS software

SAS logo at its Cary headquarters  SAS now has a key role in a new federal initiative to stop patent trolls. SAS, which has a contract with, will convert 38 years of user documentation and technical papers into electronic form."Providing our information to will give patent examiners the ammunition they need to object to questionable patent applications," says Tim Wilson, SAS Senior Intellectual Property Counsel.

Tags: SAS, TechLaw
January 31, 2014

Premium Lock Super Bowl social media insight from SAS analytics

SAS software won't be able to predict the Super Bowl winner this Sunday but the analytics capabilities of the technology can offer a lot of insight about the thoughts of the teams fans. See what SAS analytics found.

SAS analysis of Super Bowl Tweets; trends, hashtags authors SAS analysis of Super Bowl Tweets; trends, hashtags authors

Updated January 23, 2014

Premium Lock SAS cracks $3B in revenues for first time with 5% growth in 2013

SAS, the world's largest privately held software company which calls Cary its home base, topped $3 billion in revenue for the first time in 2013. A 5 percent increase in revenues also ensured that SAS stretched its streak of consecutive years for record growth to 38. The streak dates to the founding of the firm.

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