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Driven by strong growth in cloud computing-related data analytics and with the help of a growing number of partners, SAS drives revenues to a record high and extend its profitability for a 39th consecutive year. But currency "headwinds" - a weakening Euro and strengthening dollar - cut into what would have been an even better year, says a top SAS executive.
Teaming with SAS, the Town of Cary is utilizing software branded as "Aquastar" to constantly monitor water usage. The system benefits consumers and the Town with savings estimated at $10 million a year, Cary's finance director says.
Jared Dean is leaving a top spot at SAS where he was senior director of research and development to join Raleigh-based StepLeader as its chief technology officer. Why leave such a job at the world's largest privately held software company for a startup? We have the details for our WRAL TechWire Insiders.
#WTWTrends for Wednesday: Tech Out, Building Q, Venture Atlanta, #UNCReport, TwitterFlight 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.
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.
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.
SAS EVP Keith Collins used examples of remote medicine and big data in agriculture to prove the advantages of broadband coming to North Carolina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IT groups boycott IBM; McConnell joins Keona board; Siemens slashing jobs; NC bank picks SAS; NetApp raising $500M; DataChambers picks contractor
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.