I've been a SAS programmer for 26 years and counting. I started with the Display Management System (DMS) interface into SAS, which today is referred to as the window environment (and yes, I have used the command line interface as well, which is still available today). DMS consisted of three initial [...]
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has read and contributed to threads on the internet about all the different languages used for data mining. But one aspect that's been left out of most of these comparisons is that SAS is more than a 4th generation programming language (4GL). [...]
SAS is an analytical platform, not just a language was published on SAS Voices by David Pope
In a recent presentation, Jill Dyche, VP of SAS Best Practices gave two great quotes: "Map strategy to data" and "strategy drives analytics drives data." In other words, don't wait for your data to be perfect before you invest in analytics. Don't get me wrong -- I fully understand and [...]
Every where you turn today, you run into analytics. If you talk about big data, you will talk about analytics, if you talk about the internet of things (IoT), you will talk about analytics, if you talk about automation ... well, you get the picture. When used properly, analytics has always [...]
Having addressed the adaptability and power of an analytics environment in my last two posts, I thought I'd close out this mini-series of blogs by providing the business and technology implications of three attributes that need to define any truly open and unified analytics environment: Cohesion Business: The platform enables […]
3 attributes of an open and unified analytics environment was published on SAS Voices.
In my last post I described "4 adaptability attributes for analytical success," and in the past I've discussed the strategic role analytics play in helping organizations succeed now and into the future. Now I'd like to discuss three attributes that define a powerful analytics environment: Speed Accuracy Scalability [NOTE: Any […]
3 attributes that define a powerful analytics environment was published on SAS Voices.
After reading a recent LinkedIn post by Jeff Haden, "Want to Achieve Lifelong Success? An Army Ranger Says You Need This 1 Trait the Most", (spoiler alert: It's adaptability) something occurred to me. One of the reasons I enjoy solving business problems with analytics is that analytics is all about […]
Ready for another (soon to be classic) fun, custom-made for IT holiday jingle?? Fire up the hot chocolate, gather around the water cooler and belt this one out at the upcoming office party: Have a holly, jolly smart grid It's about time we upgraded our electric infrastructure I don't know […]
It's that festive time of year again, so you may want to build yourself a fire and grab a cup of hot chocolate as you prepare for a rousing round of holiday/IT joy. Grab your co-workers and gather around the water cooler while singing along to this post and others […]
Analytics provides better insights into why something happened, or helps provide decision makers with information about what will happen in the future. That allows organizations to act now to improve outcomes instead of reacting to events after they happen. But it takes more than analytics alone. Achieving this level of […]