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Artificial Intelligence
24th September 2020
Forecasting – why managers should care

Forecasting is not a new concept for most companies. However, not all companies have historically treated forecasting as a key business process, claiming that 1-2% more accurate forecasts wouldn’t make a tangible difference to their business. By Spiros Potamitis, Data Scientist at SAS UK & Ireland

17th September 2020
SAS named a leader in analytics and machine learning solutions

SAS has been named a leader in The Forrester Wave: Multimodal Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning Solutions, Q3 2020. The report noted “SAS offers strengths across the board, including exceptionally well-integrated AutoML and other guided analytics capabilities.”

Artificial Intelligence
10th September 2020
Four analytics use-case domains for municipalities to exploit

Local government gets some bad press. There is no doubt that some could be better, but many are strongly focused on delivering high quality services for their citizens. However, these 'good news' stories seldom make the press - even in local newspapers in slow weeks. Like most public sector organisations around the world, local governments also face increasing pressure to do more with less. Budgets are cut, and efficiencies are demanded. It ...

27th August 2020
Why banks need to change their operating models now

Twelve years ago, the banking industry suffered deep reputational damage in the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis. Bankers took the blame - in some cases deservedly - for large-scale economic problems that took a severe toll on many of society’s most vulnerable people.  Brian Holden, Global Director, Financial Services at SAS UK & Ireland

19th August 2020
Can data science get fans back in the game?

Sports and entertainment entities wrestling with how to create a live fan experience and follow coronavirus safety guidelines are turning to analytics and optimisation software. SAS' data science for venue optimisation enables college athletic programs, professional sports organisations and entertainment venues to quickly run seating and attendance simulations to maximise ticket sales, revenues and attendance while supporting fan safety.

13th August 2020
Five essentials to build a data strategy

The success of an AI-based technology revolution all begins with a solid data strategy. A successful data strategy ensures that the organisation can use, share and move data resources easily and efficiently where data is managed and used effectively and efficiently to deploy and ensure analytical models continue to perform successfully over time. By Dr. Iain Brown, Head of Data Science at SAS UK & Ireland

4th August 2020
SAS offers free analytics software to counter disruptions

The global pandemic has crippled supply chains and left retailers and consumer goods manufacturers out of step with consumer demand. SAS is offering these companies help with Retail & CPG Cloud Analytics Quickstart, a 90-day fee-waived portfolio of supply chain analytics software and services to counter COVID-19 disruptions and improve demand planning to achieve optimal stock and service levels.

Artificial Intelligence
29th July 2020
AI and monitoring in the fight against procurement fraud

Procurement fraud is, to put it simply, huge. An estimate by PwC a few years ago suggested that it was one of the most common economic crimes around the world. That estimate has not changed. What’s more, few companies have taken steps to address the problem. Guest blog written By Laurent Colombant, Continuous Controls and Fraud Manager at SAS

Aerospace & Defence
22nd July 2020
British Army chooses SAS to accelerate its digital transformation

The British Army has invested in SAS Viya to enable better and faster decision making as part of its digital transformation programme known as Project THEIA, as it looks to improve operational efficiency, use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to automate certain tasks and analyse complex data to unlock new insights.

Artificial Intelligence
10th July 2020
What do AI users predict for its future?

While politics and society have distracted us for the past few years, a far more subtle but important revolution has been happening right under our noses. Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a crucial part of our day-to-day. Self-learning machines are embedded in services or devices used by three-quarters of global consumers. And algorithms choose what news we read and the entertainment we consume. So let’s be clear - to ...

Artificial Intelligence
25th June 2020
SAS named leader in AI-based text analytics by Forrester

Unstructured text is the largest human-generated data source, offering a wealth of insights for organisations able to uncover them. SAS helps businesses capitalise on the massive amounts of text data, discovering trends and opportunities that otherwise would have been missed. As a result, SAS was named a Leader in AI-based text analytics in two reports, The Forrester Wave: AI-Based Document-Focused Text Analytics Platforms, Q2 2020...

18th June 2020
Collaboration to support faster cloud transformation

KPMG and SAS have announced a plan to establish Cloud Acceleration Centres with specific focusses in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The organisations will work together to help accelerate the move to the Cloud for SAS clients. 

16th June 2020
Partnership to shape the future of analytics and AI

Microsoft and SAS have announced an extensive technology and go-to-market strategic partnership. The two companies will enable customers to easily run their SAS workloads in the cloud, expanding their business solutions and unlocking critical value from their digital transformation initiatives.

1st June 2020
2020 Magic Quadrant for Multichannel Marketing Hub

Multichannel marketing capabilities have never been more important to brands than they are today. The pandemic has accelerated the need to go all-in on digital marketing – ready or not. Adopting a hybrid marketing approach at this time can help brands not just weather the present crisis but emerge stronger at the other end. 

20th May 2020
World Bee Day: SAS cracks enigma code for bees

As part of its commitment to using data and analytics to solve the world’s most pressing problems, SAS’ recent work includes helping to save the world’s No. 1 food crop pollinator - the honey bee. With the number of bee colonies drastically declining around the world, in honour of World Bee Day, SAS is using technology such as IoT, machine learning and visual analytics to help maintain and support healthy bee populatio...

Events News
13th May 2020
Dates set for virtual SAS Global Forum

SAS has reimagined its annual SAS Global Forum. SAS is transforming the traditionally in-person conference into a virtual experience, free and streaming live May 19th and June 16th.

Artificial Intelligence
29th April 2020
AI to empower community and track pandemic

With the world laser-focused on tackling the novel coronavirus crisis, SAS puts analytics to work where it’s needed most. Using its AI technology in new ways, the analytics company has developed a COVID-19 Data Analytics Resource Hub to help businesses and individuals across industries combat the virus.

Artificial Intelligence
22nd April 2020
Crowd-driven AI to help track deforestation

SAS is committed to building a global community of innovators that use technology to ignite positive change for people and the planet. This Earth Day, SAS and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are implementing the next generation of crowd-driven AI to help power algorithms designed to help us better understand our planet.

Artificial Intelligence
28th February 2020
SAS announces expansion of its Glasgow R&D Centre

SAS has confirmed a further significant expansion of its Research & Development (R&D) Centre based in Argyll Street, Glasgow. Having doubled the size of its Scotland R&D centre since its inception in 2014 to around 100 employees, SAS will now expand it by a further 20% in 2020, investing in a team of highly skilled data scientists to focus on technology development.

19th February 2020
SAS a leader in 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner has recognised SAS as a leader in its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. The report evaluated SAS for its completeness of vision and ability to execute. This is the seventh consecutive year for SAS to be recognised as a Leader in this Magic Quadrant.

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