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SAS acquires Boemska to accelerate AI integration
SAS has announced the acquisition of Boemska, a privately held technology company specialising in low-code/no-code application deployment and analytic workload management for the SAS platform. The acquisition further enhances SAS Viya – a cloud-native, advanced analytics platform – with a rich set of capabilities that boost SAS’ goal of supporting the entire analytics life cycle and facilitating customer migration to the cloud
Analytics available everywhere on cloud-native SAS Viya
Every retail or consumer goods company would like to increase forecast accuracy to improve margins and reduce safety stock levels while simultaneously connecting with consumers in a more meaningful way. SAS has a legacy of helping retail and CPG customers do just that by developing deeper insights that inform users to make more confident decisions. Now SAS is taking those capabilities to the cloud by offering access to its powerful retail analyti...
SAS names Bryan Harris as Chief Technology Officer
SAS has announced the appointment of Bryan Harris to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Harris has more than 20 years of experience researching and developing analytic techniques, enterprise search technologies, distributed computing and cloud architectures, and user experiences for both the federal and commercial industries.
Reimagining the future with analytics and AI
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a new wave of stimulus policies to rebuild the global economy. Digitisation is and will be the key to face any economic, health, ecological or social challenge from now into the future.
Get data science into the boardroom
Where do your data scientists sit? Perhaps they occupy a typically gloomy, computer-filled basement, or maybe they have a glassy building all to themselves. Either way, you’ll not always see business decision-makers walking the same corridors. After all, analytics is best left to the experts, isn’t it? By Haidar Altaie, Data Scientist, SAS UK & Ireland
AI reveals racial disparities in NYC homeownership
An analysis powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revealed racial disparities in homeownership, home loans and foreclosures in NYC. The analysis showed that neighbourhoods with a higher proportion of Black and Hispanic homeowners have lower home values even when home age and square footage are the same.
SAS builds on global strategic partnership with Microsoft
SAS has announced the opening of further SAS Datacenters in the UK and Germany optimised for Microsoft Azure, following the global strategic partnership established by the two companies earlier this year.
How can we build trust in AI?
The pandemic’s disruption may have led to a profound shift in our attitudes towards the exchange of data. Previously, individuals would unlikely hand over sensitive personal information to the Government. Written by Kalliopi Spyridaki, Chief Privacy Strategist, Europe and Asia Pacific, SAS
Pandemic underscores growing need for anti-fraud tech
As the global coronavirus pandemic rages on, another costly pandemic has taken shape. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), 77% of members surveyed reported increasing levels of fraud amid COVID-19 disruption, one-third of them describing it as significant - and 92% expect it to climb further still.
SAS appoints Roderick Crawford as VP & Country Manager for UK & Ireland
Roderick Crawford has been announced as SAS’ new Vice President & Country Manager for the UK & Ireland. Roderick brings more than 20 years’ experience in private equity, corporate planning and IT sales, having worked in over 80 countries across the world. He spent the last four years heading up SAS UKI’s successful public sector team, working with organisations to improve public services through the power of&nb...
The business-defining impact of AI and analytics revealed
As we edge closer to 2021, SAS holds its annual Virtual Forum UK & Ireland 2020. Kicking off at 10am GMT on 12th November, the seven-hour event will provide insights into how analytics can help organisations succeed and gain a competitive advantage. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a wide variety of thought leaders, including SAS CEO Jim Goodnight and Mark Smith, General Manager, Microsoft Solutions, Microsoft UK.
Free data science and analytics digital learning from SAS
To meet the needs of learners and professionals across the UK adapting to new daily routines, SAS continues to offer flexible, free options. From short videos to interactive online courses, the training resources can introduce beginners to programming or statistics or lead to a valuable industry credential like the SAS AI and Machine Learning Professional.
Digital payments fraud surges during pandemic
Amid coronavirus-driven lockdowns and social distancing, proliferating mobile apps and online channels have proven vital lifelines. US mobile banking grew 50% in the first half of 2020, new registrations spiking 200% in April alone. Burgeoning online shopping and contactless payments propelled record e-commerce sales.
SAS enriches Cloud Software and Services for UK public sector
Governments around the world are facing significant challenges as they strive to improve benefits and services for citizens while lowering costs. To help address this SAS has enriched its G-Cloud Cloud Software and Service offerings to help the UK public sector deliver a smarter, more citizen-centric range of services.
SAS to continue support beyond Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics
SAS has announced that it will continue to provide its analytics solutions to British Rowing until December 2021 through the rearranged Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games next summer.
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
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.”
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 ...
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
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.