Posts tagged “SAS”

Updated April 20, 2016

Premium Lock Internet of Things, cloud are latest targets for SAS

While smart refrigerators and homes, ever-increasingly complex hand-held devices and machine-to-machine communications receive plenty of IoT hype, complex analytics through which companies can rapidly process crucial data also is a huge opportunity. So says SAS, which is making a big play in the Internet of Things.

April 8, 2016

Premium Lock Why did SAS back new IP Law Institute at NCCU?

SAS logo   North Carolina Central University is launching a Intellectual Property Law Institute with the help of funding from Cary-based software giant SAS. Why? A SAS patent executive explains.

Updated April 7, 2016

Premium Lock NCCU launches IP Law Institute with funding from SAS

NCCU North Carolina Central University is launching a Intellectual Property Law Institute with the help of funding from Cary-based software giant SAS. Plus: Point by point, key missions of the new institute.

Updated March 24, 2016

Premium Lock SAS No. 6, Duke U. No. 14 on Forbes' best employers list

Forbes  SAS and Duke University are two of the nation's top large company employers in the U.S., according to a new report from Forbes magazine. UNC-Chapel Hill also makes the list.

Updated March 15, 2016

Premium Lock Tech leaders line up behind today's $2B NC bond vote

N.C. flag             As North Carolina voters head to the polls today to pick nominees in both major political parties, there's a non-artisan issue at stake too: A $2 billion bond issue known as Connect NC. And several tech leaders have made clear they want the bonds to pass.

Updated March 3, 2016

Premium Lock Cary's Kimley-Horn, SAS crack top 10 in 'Best Companies to Work for' list

Fortune Two Cary companies are among the "100 Best Companies to Work for" list from Fortune magazine with Kimley-Horn Associates placing seventh and SAS eighth.

Updated March 2, 2016

Premium Lock Cary's Goodnight, Sall soar on world's billionaires list

North Carolina's two wealthiest people - Jim Goodnight and John Sall - soar higher on the world's billionaires list as compiled by Forbes. The two added substantially to their fortunes in 2015, bouncing back from a decline over the past two years.

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Updated February 29, 2016

Premium Lock SAS joins Smart Cities council; Valeant CEO is back; Google car crash; HoloLens costs $3K

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and life science news: SAS joins Smart Cities Council; Valeant's CEO returns to work; a Google car involved in an accident; and Microsoft to sell HoloLens for $3,000.

Updated February 22, 2016

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 February 11, 2016

Premium Lock Want a job in the 'Next Evolution'? Try analytics

Help wanted sign        With robots, more automation and the rise of cognitive computing being predicted to erase hundreds of thousands of jobs in North Carolina over the next generation, a new report predicts growing job demand in one area: Analytics. Companies need hundreds of thousands of data scientists and data managers as they broaden use of analytics across the enterprise. At Cisco, the search is on for internal talent.

Updated February 4, 2016

Premium Lock SAS drives revenue to 40th straight record: $3.16B

Driven by increased sales globally, a surge in new customers and a near 10 percent increase in R&D spending to develop new products, Cary-based SAS set a record for revenue in 2015 at $3.16 billion. Revenues grew 2.3 percent despite a strong U.S. dollar as the privately held firm also stretched its streak of never losing money. The good news means SAS is adding jobs.

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January 28, 2016

Premium Lock So why did Informatica hire former SAS exec Jim Davis?

Informatica So why did big data giant Informatica lure away Jim Davis to become its chief marketing officer after Davis spent years as CMO at SAS, another big data rival? Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy had his reasons. What were they?

January 13, 2016

Premium Lock Informatica completes management reshuffle, formally announces ex-SAS exec as CMO

Big data firm Informatica, which has a growing footprint in the Triangle, has completed its management shakeup after going private last summer. Former SAS Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis is part of the big four in changes that include a permanent title for the CEO, a new board chair and a new chief financial officer.

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Updated December 24, 2015

Premium Lock SAS promotes execs to chief marketing officer, chief customer officer

When SAS co-founder and CEO Jim Goodnight disclosed the departure of executive vice president and chief marketing officer Jim Davis to Informatica, a rival big data firm, he said SAS had a "deep bench" of executive talent and would soon name a replacement. On Wednesday afternoon, he promoted two SAS veterans to new jobs.

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Updated December 18, 2015

Premium Lock Former SAS exec Jim Davis takes chief marketing officer post an Informatica

Jim Davis, the long time executive vice president and chief marketing officer at SAS, is taking on the same title at Informatica. In an interview Friday, Davis disclosed what he will be doing at the California-based big data company and why he chose to leave SAS. Informatica's CEO says he's glad to have Davis onboard.

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December 14, 2015

Premium Lock Report: Cloud-based analytics demand to soar in 2016

A report from research firm IDG (and sponsored by Informatica), 63 percent of more than 400 IT executives say they plan to deploy or investigate cloud-based analytics in 2016. And more than 70 percent plan to deploy such services over the next three years.

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December 14, 2015

Premium Lock Informatica's new push: integration, governance, security for big data

StrikeIron now part of Informatica With the hiring of Jim Davis, the executive vice president and chief marketing officer at SAS, and through the acquisition of StrikeIron, data management firm Informatica has certainly raised its profile in the Triangle. So what's going on at the company when it comes to big data? Analyst Meaghan McGrath of Technology Business Research offers her insight.

Updated December 10, 2015

Premium Lock The Jim Davis mystery continues - and SAS pushes back against WTW

So what will former SAS Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis be doing at Informatica? We checked with Informatica and ... Meanwhile, SAS pushes back against WRAL TechWire's assessment of what his departure means.

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Updated December 9, 2015

Premium Lock CMO Davis leaving SAS for big data rival Informaticia

Jim Davis  Jim Davis, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of SAS, is leaving the company for California-based Informatica. Privately held like SAS, Informatica also focuses on big data, analytics and data integration.

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Updated December 9, 2015

Premium Lock Losing top marketing officer Jim Davis is a crushing blow for SAS

Jim Goodnight and John Sall, the multi-billion-dollar-fortune-holding founders of SAS, are the best-known public faces of the company. But in sales and marketing circles, the straw that stirred the drink much of time time was held in the hand of Chief Marketing Officer Jim Davis. Now, he's gone. This is not good news for the world's largest privately held software company.

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