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Posts tagged “SAS”

Updated January 16

Premium Lock SAS ranks No. 2 again on Fortune 'Best Place to Work' list

SAS logo at its Cary headquarters  SAS, the world's largest privately held software company, ranks No. 2 on the latest "Best Place to Work in the U.S." as reported by Fortune magazine. SAS also was second a year ago and has made the list each year since Fortune launched the program in 1998.

January 14

Premium Lock Square worth $5B?; SAS lands big deal; PayPal's new service; Merck stock jumps; BlackBerry's new sales chief

Bulldog In our Bulldog blog's tech and life science news update: Square offers shares at $135 each; SAS signs Europe's leading drugstore chain; PayPal testing new service; Merck shares jump on drug news; BlackBerry names new sales chief and lands $250M in investment.

January 8

Premium Lock SAS to tout 'Big Ideas;' Sony TV service; Quintiles' new deal; Nortel settlement; Yahoo touts ads; Twitter co-founder's startup

Bulldog Our Bulldog blog wrapup of the latest technology news: SAS has big plans for the National Retail federation show; Sony plans Internet-based TV service; Quintiles strikes info deal with Georgia firm; judge OKs Nortel deal; Yahoo unveils new services; Twitter co-founder launches new photo app.

January 2

Premium Lock Goodnight adds $1.2B to fortune, says new billionaire update, but ...

The latest "Bloomberg Billionaires Index" reports that Jim Goodnight, co-founder and CEO of Cary-based SAS, has another great year for investments in 2013. However, he falls four spots in rank as his personal gains fall below the pace of many others on the world's financial elite list.

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Updated November 26, 2013

Premium Lock Analyze this: SAS steps up education commitment with Teradata deal

When it comes to education, SAS co-founder and CEO Jim Goodnight backs his talk with money and resources. On Monday, SAS expanded that commitment to create a better educated U.S. workforce by announcing a partnership with Teradata that will make analytics more widely available to college students - at no cost. While SAS has worked with Teradata to create the "Legion of Analytic Superheroes" to honor industry leader, this new effort is designed to generate student (and job-candidate) superheroes. The head of education at SAS talks with WRALTechWire about the decision.

SAS puts analytics into college classrooms - free SAS puts analytics into college classrooms - free

Updated November 21, 2013

Premium Lock Technology skills gap threatens US future, author says

SAS will host a forum on Thursday to discuss the threat posed to the U.S. by a lack of students focused on technology skills. SAS CEO Jim Goodnight and Jim Whitehurst, CEO at Red Hat, will reiterate their call for more STEM emphasis in schools. Leading the program will be Gary Beach, publisher emeritus of CIO Magazine and author of the new book "The U.S. Technology Skills Gap." Is the threat real? yes, says Beach, who talks with WRALTechWire about how this "skills gap" is the equivalent to a permanent recession.

Book examines skill gaps in U.S. Book examines skill gaps in U.S.

November 21, 2013

Premium Lock Author: Skills gap debate in US is about education, not immigration

SAS will host a forum on Thursday to discuss the threat posed to the U.S. by a lack of students focused on technology skills. Gary Beach, publisher emeritus of CIO Magazine and author of the new book "The U.S. Technology Skills Gap," is coming to SAS to discuss what he sees as a major threat to the U.S. He also says the skills debate is not about immigration. Plus, STEM change begins at home.

"Skills Gap" threatens U.S., author says "Skills Gap" threatens U.S., author says

November 19, 2013

Premium Lock SAS produces 'heat map' tracking international job connections across U.S.

Following up on the first-of-its-kind "heat map" to track economic development in every North Carolina county, SAS has created a similar national map with the aim of helping further international education of U.S. students. SAS is working with the Asia Society and the Longview Foundation on the map, which was unveiled Monday. But data gathered for the project shows the U.S. needs to do more to educate students about the world - and the business opportunities available overseas.

New map from SAS tracks jobs, international trade New map from SAS tracks jobs, international trade

October 28, 2013

Premium Lock Lenovo taps into big data analytics for consumer growth

Lenovo is collecting lots of data on how people use its devices. Read why the company sees big data analytics as a means to joining the ranks of Apple and Samsung in the eyes of consumers.

Lenovo's Yoga convertible tablet Lenovo's Yoga convertible tablet

Updated October 24, 2013

Premium Lock SAS, SAP see big data opportunities through first ever partnership

SAS and SAP are big data competitors but the two companies are joining forces in a new alliance. "We're trying to move complex calculations to where the data sits," an SAP executive says. WRALTechWire Insiders can read about the factors leading to the partnership.

Image from a SAS video tracks inmemory analytics Image from a SAS video tracks inmemory analytics

Tags: Internet, SAS
Updated October 23, 2013

Premium Lock Friendly rivals now? SAS, SAP team up for first time with new analytics suite

Competitors in the growing data marketplace, SAS and SAP have decided to join forces for a suite of products that incorporates technology from both firms and will be jointly sold by them in a pilot program.

How in-memory analytics works at SAS How in-memory analytics works at SAS

Updated October 22, 2013

Premium Lock SAS ranks No. 2, Quintiles No. 18 in global Great Place to Work list

Several technology and life science firms with a major presence in North Carolina crack the top 25 in the annual World's Best Multinational Workplaces ranking. NetApp, Cisco, Google, Microsoft and Novartis all make the list.

World's Best Multinational Workplaces World's Best Multinational Workplaces

October 22, 2013

Premium Lock Mobile app use prompts SAS move into cybersecurity

SAS slogan SAS plans to add cybersecurity to its portfolio of software offerings. Read more about how analytics will be used in this effort.

Updated October 21, 2013

Premium Lock Despite losing vision, SAS engineer keeps working to help others learn

Ed Summers has been fascinated by computers and programming since his college days at UNC. A degenerative retinal disease slowly deprived him of virtually all his vision but as a software engineer at SAS he continues to write programming and work with others who have disabilities in order to help them capitalize on the advantages of computers. With him 24 hours a day is his seeing eye dog Willie, who even has his own blog at SAS. Today in Raleigh, Summers and others will be encouraging students with disabilities to pursue STEM careers.

Ed Summers and Willie are inseparable Ed Summers and Willie are inseparable

October 18, 2013

Premium Lock SAS strikes deal tackling 'impossible to answer' questions about big data

In establishing a partnership involving software known as Hadoop developed by Hortonworks, SAS says it is enabling customers to gather and analyze data from more sources than ever in a faster and affordable fashion. The deal blends SAS expertise in analytics with Hadoop, which is best known as powerful software for handling data center operations. The two firms are targeting an exploding market for analytics and Hadoop service.

Sample of a data-packed SAS Hadoop report Sample of a data-packed SAS Hadoop report

October 10, 2013

Premium Lock Australian government employment agency to utilize SAS

SAS SAS is going to be doing some more business down under, having landed a contract with another agency of Australia's government.

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Updated September 27, 2013

Premium Lock Analyze this: Town of Cary uses analytics to save money

At a Local Government Symposium put on by Cary-based SAS, the Town of Cary was cited as a case study for how governments can use analytical software tools to save taxpayers money. WRALTechWire talks with Bill Stice, Town of Cary technology director, about how using SAS has paid off. The Town is a paying customer, by the way.

Town of Cary uses analytics from SAS Town of Cary uses analytics from SAS

Updated September 16, 2013

Premium Lock Goodnight drops 11 spots on Forbes' richest Americans list

A recent downturn in the fortune of Jim Goodnight, who owns a majority interest in Cary-based SAS, sends him down 11 spots to 58th on the latest Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans.

Jim Goodnight Jim Goodnight

July 24, 2013

Premium Lock N.C. bio-threat warning system lands $3M in federal funding

Bioterror Rep. David Price announces $3 million Department of Homeland Security grant for innovative bio-threat early warning system.

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