Global analytics firm SAS has announced its passion for, and commitment to, analytics as the key to digital transformation and the driver of global solutions is so great it wants to help everyone, everywhere in every business be able to apply analytics to their situation.
Virtualisation and cloud computing vendor Citrix has appointed 20-year sales industry veteran and former SAP executive Colin Brookes as senior vice-president of sales and service for the Asia Pacific & Japan region.
Contact centre solutions company Genesys has appointed former Oracle senior executive David Janssen as vice-president of professional services for Asia Pacific and Japan.
Anaytics company SAS has expanded its industry-recognised certified training programme to address Australia and New Zealand’s critical dearth of skilled data scientists.
SAS is a hugely successful, privately owned, mega analytics software company that lives by good, old fashioned values, to keep its staff and clients inordinately pleased.
A recurring theme at this year’s SAS Global Forum is the acute shortage of trained business analysts and data scientists. The shortfall of big data and analytics professionals in the US could reach 190,000 by 2018. One keynote speaker emphasised that if you want to guarantee your kid a job interest them in analytics.
SAS has had a long and deep relationship with education – from offering its full SAS suite free to university teachers and students to building its own academy.
21 billion IoT devices by 2020, 50 billion by 2050 – that’s a lot of data and potentially a lot of noise from the IoT Tsunami.
SAS has developed a tool to bring siloed data together to give marketers a 360-degree view of their customers.
SAS Viya is the new, modern, cloud ready, next-generation high-performance analytics and visualization architecture designed for all skill levels, scalable to any size, and built for big data challenges like machine learning.
I am a guest, along with journalists from 14 other countries, at the SAS media day held at its Carey, North Carolina Headquarters, and at its user conference following in Las Vegas.
SAS has secured a contract in Ireland to provide its data management and reporting technology to assist financial services and fund management firm Aegon with its data analysis and, at the same time, satisfy industry regulatory requirements.
Telstra is employing ever more sophisticated analysis techniques to retain and acquire customers. It outlined some of the techniques at a Sydney seminar.
The growth in the Smart Grid and smart metering in Australia has made the local electrical utilities market one of the largest in the world for data analytics software, says one major vendor.
Altis Consulting has appointed Katrina Pilcher as ACT regional manager and Shaune Rolfe as Victoria state manager.
SAS is making a pitch for the business of companies with lots of data to analyse.
Worldwide business intelligence platform, analytic applications and performance management software revenue hit US$12.2 billion in 2011, a 16.4 percent increase from 2010 revenue of US$10.5 billion, to take the position as the year's second-fastest growing sector in the overall worldwide enterprise software market.
Hitachi Data Systems has appointed Chris Clarkson as its state manager for South Australia. He will be in charge of the company's new Adelaide office.
Business intelligence applications are the latest technology to get the cloud treatment with new research suggesting that 69 per cent of Australian CIOs are using, planning or considering BI delivered as a service.
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