Posts tagged “SAS”
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
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
SAS now has a key role in a new federal initiative to stop patent trolls. SAS, which has a contract with IP.com, will convert 38 years of user documentation and technical papers into electronic form."Providing our information to IP.com will give patent examiners the ammunition they need to object to questionable patent applications," says Tim Wilson, SAS Senior Intellectual Property Counsel.
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, 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.
RTI partners on epilepsy work; SAS ranked in report; lawyers use cloud tools; Kenan-Flagler dean recommended; Abbott gets new trial
In our Bulldog Blog's latest life sciences and technology update: RTI partners on epilepsy network; SAS makes ranking; lawyers use more cloud tools; Kenan-Flagler dean recommended; AbbVie gets new drug trial.
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.
Square worth $5B?; SAS lands big deal; PayPal's new service; Merck stock jumps; BlackBerry's new sales chief
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.
SAS to tout 'Big Ideas;' Sony TV service; Quintiles' new deal; Nortel settlement; Yahoo touts ads; Twitter co-founder's startup
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.