education

10月 272020
 

Editor's note: This blog post is the first in a series of posts, originally published here by our partner News Literacy Project, exploring the role of data in understanding our world. Charts and graphs are useful tools for communicating complex information. They allow consumers to see — rather than read or calculate — differences [...]

Data visualizations: What are they really communicating? was published on SAS Voices by Jen Sabourin

7月 202020
 

I think we can all agree that lifelong learning is the future, for all of us. We know that we need to learn and develop all the time, simply to stay abreast. The world is changing fast, and we must change with it. Investing in analytics talent is an investment in your future.

Create a corporate learning culture

Organizations may embrace the concept of data in their work cultures, yet they fail to commit to developing the analytics skills their teams need to harness the data. Organizations often don’t know what skills their team has, the skills they’re lacking, or even where they need their employees to go. Corporate training brings new avenues for career development and professional training, and that can have a huge impact on retention.

Companies that understand the importance of continued skill development for their employees will set out a vision and develop a corporate learning culture. Leaders are needed who can drive a cultural change towards continued learning in the organization. Hiring curious people and rewarding that curiosity develops the right mindset. Revealing the knowledge gap that employees have is a good trigger to get the learning started.

When an organization wants to close the talent gap for Analytics and AI, SAS can offer support on the whole journey.

Company objectives and goals will determine how the skills development program will be shaped. Once the roles and desired skills levels are determined, SAS will provide a Learning Needs Assessment to uncover the skills gaps.

Based on the findings from the assessment, a program for learning and development will be proposed for the different target audiences and to work towards company goals.

With readily available digital assets, the first steps to a learning platform can be realized quickly. By dynamically developing more assets and creating domain and company specific materials, continuous learning is encouraged and facilitated.

Power of online learning

Today most of us are forced to work from home due to COVID-19. We know the future of work will look different; we are getting used to the digital channel for communicating and interacting. Though the digitization of learning has been going on for many years, learning content is now moving to the cloud, becoming accessible across multiple devices and teaching environments and often being generated, shared, and continually updated.

Millennials feel most comfortable with this digitization, but the wider workforce will ultimately benefit from access to digital learning assets. Integrated cloud-based platforms enable more than just new computer programs or smartphone apps. Smart organizations are now expanding their use of cloud-based learning to run personalized online courses, small tailored live web sessions, instructional videos, e-coaching, communities, virtual classrooms, and simulations games. SAS is responding to this need by offering several free options for learning including e-Learning, online tutorials, lab time, SAS Academy for Data Science, and a SAS Learning Subscription that offers more than 100 e-Learning courses. There is something for everyone!

Finding analytics talent within your workforce can be challenging. It can be hard to assess the skills and identify the talent you need for specific solutions. With an unparalleled depth of understanding in the industry, SAS can help identify, cultivate and grow analytics talent in your organization. In addition, we’ll help you to build a talent pipeline in partnership with local academic institutions, if needed.

Do you want to start today with learning essential skills? Take a look at how SAS can help your organization to get ahead, through our learning solutions customized to help you train your team. Or transform it.

Shaping the future of lifelong learning was published on SAS Users.

6月 232020
 

“SAS co-founder and Executive Vice President, John Sall used to say, ‘SAS was born on a farm, raised on drugs and grew up in the industry,’” recalled Dr. Herb Kirk. Before joining SAS in 1979, Kirk spent ten years as a consulting statistician to North Carolina State University Department of [...]

SAS: Born on a farm, raised on drugs and grew up in the industry was published on SAS Voices by John Gottula

6月 232020
 

“SAS co-founder and Executive Vice President, John Sall used to say, ‘SAS was born on a farm, raised on drugs and grew up in the industry,’” recalled Dr. Herb Kirk. Before joining SAS in 1979, Kirk spent ten years as a consulting statistician to North Carolina State University Department of [...]

SAS: Born on a farm, raised on drugs and grew up in the industry was published on SAS Voices by John Gottula

12月 042019
 

If you’re like me, you struggle to buy gifts. Most folks in my inner circle already have everything they need and most of what they want. Most folks, that is, except the tech-lovers. That’s because there’s always something new on the horizon. There’s always a new gadget or program. Or a new way to learn those things. If you know folks who fall into this category, and who love SAS, boy do I have some gift ideas for you:

Try SAS for free

If you know someone who is interested in SAS but doesn’t work with it on a daily basis, or someone looking to experiment in a different area of SAS, let them know about our free software trials. Who doesn’t love free? And you’ll look like a rock star when you point out that they can explore areas like SAS Data Preparation, SAS Visual Forecasting, SAS Visual Statistics and lots more, for free.

SAS University Edition

Let’s keep things in the vein of free, shall we? SAS University Edition includes SAS Studio, Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/IML, SAS/ACCESS, and several time series forecasting procedures from SAS/ETS. It’s the same software used by sites around the world; that means it’s the most up-to-date statistical and quantitative methods. And it’s free for academic, noncommercial use.

Registration to SAS Global Forum 2020

Oh my gosh, you would be your loved one’s favorite person! I’ve been to many SAS Global Forums and I love seeing the excitement on someone’s face as they explore the booths, sit in on sessions, and network to their heart’s content. SAS Global Forum is the place to be for SAS professionals, thought leaders, decision makers, partners, students, and academics. There truly is something for everyone at this event for analytics enthusiasts. And who wouldn’t want to be in Washington, D.C. in the Spring? It’s cherry blossom time! Be sure to register before Jan. 29, 2020 to get early bird pricing and save $600 off the on-site registration fee.

SAS books

I worked for many years in SAS Press and saw, firsthand, how excited folks get over a new book. I mean, who doesn’t want the 6th edition of the Little SAS Book or the latest from Ron Cody? Browse more than 100 titles and find the perfect gift. Don’t forget, SAS Press is offering 25% off everything in the bookstore for the month of December! Use promo code HOLIDAYS25 at checkout when placing your order. Offer expires at midnight Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (US).

A SAS Learning subscription

Give the gift of unlimited learning with access to our selection of e-learning and video tutorials. You can give a monthly or yearly subscription. Help the special people in your life get a head start on a new career. The gift of education is one of the best gifts you can give.

SAS OnDemand for Academics

For those who don't want to install anything, but run SAS in the cloud, we offer SAS OnDemand for Academics. Users get free access to powerful SAS software for statistical analysis, data mining and forecasting. Point-and-click functionality means there’s no need to program. But if you like to program, you do can do that, too! It’s really the best of both worlds.

SAS blogs

I began this post with something free, and I’ll end it with something free: learning from our SAS blogs. Pick from areas such as customer intelligence, operations research, data science and more. You can also read content from specific regions such as Korea, Latin America, Japan and others. To get you started, here are a few posts from three of our most popular blog authors:

Chris Hemedinger, author of The SAS Dummy:

Rick Wicklin, author of The DO Loop:

Robert Allison, major contributor to Graphically Speaking:

Happy holidays and happy learning. Now go help someone geek out. And I won’t tell if you purchase a few of these things for yourself!

Gifts to give the SAS fan in your life was published on SAS Users.

12月 042019
 

If you’re like me, you struggle to buy gifts. Most folks in my inner circle already have everything they need and most of what they want. Most folks, that is, except the tech-lovers. That’s because there’s always something new on the horizon. There’s always a new gadget or program. Or a new way to learn those things. If you know folks who fall into this category, and who love SAS, boy do I have some gift ideas for you:

Try SAS for free

If you know someone who is interested in SAS but doesn’t work with it on a daily basis, or someone looking to experiment in a different area of SAS, let them know about our free software trials. Who doesn’t love free? And you’ll look like a rock star when you point out that they can explore areas like SAS Data Preparation, SAS Visual Forecasting, SAS Visual Statistics and lots more, for free.

SAS University Edition

Let’s keep things in the vein of free, shall we? SAS University Edition includes SAS Studio, Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/IML, SAS/ACCESS, and several time series forecasting procedures from SAS/ETS. It’s the same software used by sites around the world; that means it’s the most up-to-date statistical and quantitative methods. And it’s free for academic, noncommercial use.

Registration to SAS Global Forum 2020

Oh my gosh, you would be your loved one’s favorite person! I’ve been to many SAS Global Forums and I love seeing the excitement on someone’s face as they explore the booths, sit in on sessions, and network to their heart’s content. SAS Global Forum is the place to be for SAS professionals, thought leaders, decision makers, partners, students, and academics. There truly is something for everyone at this event for analytics enthusiasts. And who wouldn’t want to be in Washington, D.C. in the Spring? It’s cherry blossom time! Be sure to register before Jan. 29, 2020 to get early bird pricing and save $600 off the on-site registration fee.

SAS books

I worked for many years in SAS Press and saw, firsthand, how excited folks get over a new book. I mean, who doesn’t want the 6th edition of the Little SAS Book or the latest from Ron Cody? Browse more than 100 titles and find the perfect gift. Don’t forget, SAS Press is offering 25% off everything in the bookstore for the month of December! Use promo code HOLIDAYS25 at checkout when placing your order. Offer expires at midnight Tuesday, December 31, 2019 (US).

A SAS Learning subscription

Give the gift of unlimited learning with access to our selection of e-learning and video tutorials. You can give a monthly or yearly subscription. Help the special people in your life get a head start on a new career. The gift of education is one of the best gifts you can give.

SAS OnDemand for Academics

For those who don't want to install anything, but run SAS in the cloud, we offer SAS OnDemand for Academics. Users get free access to powerful SAS software for statistical analysis, data mining and forecasting. Point-and-click functionality means there’s no need to program. But if you like to program, you do can do that, too! It’s really the best of both worlds.

SAS blogs

I began this post with something free, and I’ll end it with something free: learning from our SAS blogs. Pick from areas such as customer intelligence, operations research, data science and more. You can also read content from specific regions such as Korea, Latin America, Japan and others. To get you started, here are a few posts from three of our most popular blog authors:

Chris Hemedinger, author of The SAS Dummy:

Rick Wicklin, author of The DO Loop:

Robert Allison, major contributor to Graphically Speaking:

Happy holidays and happy learning. Now go help someone geek out. And I won’t tell if you purchase a few of these things for yourself!

Gifts to give the SAS fan in your life was published on SAS Users.

4月 112019
 

What's the impact of using data governance and analytics for the business side of education? It's an interesting question, and during a video interview, Dale Pietrzak, Ed.D., Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation (IEA) at the University of Idaho shared details on the results they're realizing from using SAS for data [...]

The impact of data governance and analytics: An interview with the U. of Idaho was published on SAS Voices by Georgia Mariani

8月 022018
 

Recently, Scott Jackson, Director Business Intelligence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shared their data quality, reporting and analytics journey. They're using SAS in a multitude of ways – from operations, institutional research, athletics – and are now looking to scale to the enterprise. They've been so successful [...]

Scaling data and analytics across the University of North Carolina was published on SAS Voices by Georgia Mariani

7月 212018
 

Of course you know how to create graphs ... But do you often find that preparing the data to plot is often the hardest part? Well then, this blog post is for you! I'll be demonstrating how to import Excel data into SAS, transpose the data, use what were formerly column [...]

The post Import Excel data, transpose, and plot it! appeared first on SAS Learning Post.