SAS continues to execute on its vision to turn data - wherever it's from, in whatever form - into priority-shifting insights. "Data is an asset of growing importance to organizations," said SAS CEO
SAS also anticipates continued growth this year in: Data Management, as companies with huge amounts of data struggle to prepare it for analysis. More and more companies are adopting the open-source Hadoop framework for data storage and processing. SAS works closely with partners and customers to help data scientists, business analysts and executives transform big data into knowledge and bottom-line results. Data Visualization, which allows everyday users to explore data by simply pointing and clicking. SAS® Visual Analytics licensed by more than 1,400 sites worldwide, will gain new functionality in the months ahead. Industry-Specific Solutions, which address the unique needs of banks, insurers, retailers, government agencies, manufacturers, energy companies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, telcos, hotels and more. In 2014, SAS will roll out new and improved solutions to address crucial business needs, from forecasting power demand, optimizing retail channels and managing risk to detecting and preventing fraud, retaining customers, and addressing customer omnichannels and digital marketing needs. SAS Solutions On Demand, as more companies look to cloud-based solutions to unlock the benefits of complex analyses. SAS offers 25 products in a cloud-based delivery model. These include solutions for drug development, education, anti-money laundering, fraud detection, marketing optimization, customer intelligence, social media analytics and more.
"The ability to inform intelligent actions via analytics is not a new idea," said
"Now that data volumes have reached or exceeded predicted levels, the opportunity, as well as the complexity, has increased. With 25 percent of 2013 revenue reinvested in research and development and leaders with a track record of anticipating what's next, SAS is equipped to help organizations across geographies scour big data for fresh perspectives."
SAS Senior Vice President
"Organizations that are first to incorporate some of these open data sources into an existing analytical framework will have an edge over their competitors," added Davis. "More and more, SAS is the lens through which business leaders look at data so they can see what's coming and adjust course." SAS ADDRESSES SKILLS SHORTAGE FUELED BY DEMAND FOR ANALYTICS The need to solve complex business problems through analytics is intensifying demand for software and services. It has also created a vacuum of talent. A
SAS is focused on education to equip the 21st century workforce. SAS supports education through innovative products and services that improve teaching, learning and administration. In the U.S. alone, SAS supports 15 master's degree and more than 50 certificate programs in analytics and related fields. New SAS education initiatives in 2014 will augment those programs to multiply talent.
"We're committed to building the next generation of data-savvy professionals," Goodnight said. "Anyone who wants a good-paying, recession-proof skill set should consider a career in analytics." ABOUT SAS SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 65,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®. SAS and all other
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