Posts tagged “SAS”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Findings in a new study could shed light on consumer behavior in other businesses, such as restaurants or retail, but only hotels were studied for this report. In it, user reviews hold more weight than price for consumers selecting hotels. Read how SAS plans to use these findings.
With the goal of greater transparency, pharmas are now working with analytics company SAS to put make make clinical trial data more accessible. Read why this matters.
Several high-tech and life science firms based in North Carolina or who have a large presence here crack the "Best Multinationals" to work for list in Europe. But several of them also drop somewhat from the 2012 list.
While SAS' energy management software comes years later than other smart grid software makers, SAS could be entering the market at just the right time. Read more on why.
New SAS software cuts "big data" analysis from days, even hours, down to seconds. Learn why SAS sees big opportunity in the health care space.
A national Big Data consortium is launching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Renaissance Computing Institute with the goal of identifying problems with and finding solutions for working with large amounts of data.
The state of Kentucky will utilize SAS Analytics to fight fraud in its Health Benefits Exchange. In another deal, SAS provides a Norway insurer with risk management services.
The tour follows up on the result of a recent survey in which SAS identified a big business opportunity. Many executives have no idea what "Big Data" really is - and what it can mean to their companies.