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SAS continues to invest in South Africa's youth
Driving sustainable growth and inclusive wealth creation in South Africa requires engaging the nation's youth in the economy through skills development that will lead to meaningful employment opportunities. In recognition of this, global analytics leader SAS has reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to investing in the nation's young and vibrant talent. Knowing the instrumental role that the youth play in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), SAS continues to provide innovative learnership, internship and mentorship programmes that foster an environment conducive to growth, creativity, and inclusivity. 8 Aug 2023 Read more

SAS sponsors national #Coding4Mandela Day Tournament
Reinforcing its commitment to empower South Africa's youth with the necessary skills and mindset to succeed in the digital era, SAS sponsored the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa (BGCSA) to participate in the #Coding4Mandela Day Tournament that took place on Mandela Day, Tuesday, 18 July 2023. 21 Jul 2023 Read more

2 South African teams lead the charge for real-world change in annual SAS Hackathon
Commencing earlier this year, the SAS 2023 Hackathon aims to inspire 104 teams from 74 countries to be curious and passionate; to invent something new that could change our daily lives, the way we do business, or approach humanitarian causes. South Africa has two teams, from Absa and Dake Solutions, participating in this prestigious event this year, which reinforces the country's commitment to finding innovative, data-driven ways of overcoming the pressing issues facing local markets. 25 May 2023 Read more

Companies struggling in executing customer experience strategies - SAS study shows
Joint SAS survey with CMO Council highlights how the digitised customer journey has changed the CX strategy of most companies. 17 Mar 2023 Read more

SAS strengthens South African cloud presence with Microsoft partnership
Analytics leader SAS has built on its global strategic partnership with Microsoft with the immediate availability of SAS Cloud on Microsoft Azure in South Africa. This forms part of an extensive go-to-market approach by the two organisations in South Africa designed to provide business customers with the ability to run their SAS workloads more easily in the cloud. 7 Mar 2023 Read more

The journey towards digitising the supply chain
The supply chain has been significantly disrupted with shortages and geopolitical events requiring companies to think differently about how best to manage their operational environments. This is where digitisation plays a critical role as it delivers the tools and data required to build agility and resilience into supply chains. 16 Feb 2023 Read more

SAS helps companies find balance in a world of ever-shifting supply chains
SAS® Intelligent Planning Cloud deploys quickly, creates rapid results for retailers and consumer goods manufacturers 7 Feb 2023 Read more

Understanding the future of retail in a data-driven world
Retail success in a highly interconnected, data-driven world requires a balance of multiple dimensions, including providing value to customers at the right time and in the right place, while also reducing friction, and increasing engagement. This is according to some of the findings in the 'Future of retail' e-book that contains insights from retail and consumer packaged goods experts recently published by global analytics leader SAS. 29 Dec 2022 Read more

SAS fortifies the fight against money laundering
It is believed that 2% to 5% of global GDP, or $800bn to $2tn, is laundered annually, and this is a conservative estimate. Money laundering is often associated with illicit weapons sales, smuggling, embezzlement, insider trading, bribery, and computer fraud schemes. 19 Dec 2022 Read more

Analytics enthusiasts assemble: SAS Hackathon 2023 registration opens
Optimising the Canadian government's natural disaster relief. Protecting small farmers from the impacts of climate change. Making web forms more accessible to people with disabilities. Leveraging augmented intelligence to build models for disease identification in support of early lung disease diagnosis. These were just some of the innovative projects developed in this year's SAS Hackathon. Technologists determined to make a difference worked together to apply advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to real-world problems. 13 Dec 2022 Read more

University of the Western Cape campus
As part of its ongoing commitment to helping South Africa develop the skills needed to meet the high demand for data science talent, global analytics leader SAS, in collaboration with the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, hosted an online Divas and Dudes in Data Science event for grade 11 Mathematics learners on Friday, 28 October 2022. 4 Nov 2022 Read more

SAS takes Teachers4DataAnalytics workshops on a roadshow
Forming part of the Teachers4DataAnalytics programme, global analytics leader, SAS held workshops at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Vanderbijlpark Campus of the North-West University (NWU) in mid-October to provide those teachers in attendance with the knowledge and tools to inspire their students to pursue careers in data analytics. 31 Oct 2022 Read more

SAS Viya now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace
The SAS® Viya® analytics platform is now available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace with the click of a button on a pay-as-you-go basis. Full-featured SAS Viya on Microsoft Azure equips customers worldwide with access to essential data exploration, machine learning and model deployment analytics. 28 Sep 2022 Read more

SAS and SingleStore deliver next-generation data and analytics architecture
Analytics leader SAS has joined forces with SingleStore to help organisations remove barriers to data access, maximise performance and scalability, and uncover key data-driven insights. SAS® Viya® with SingleStore enables the use of SAS analytics and AI technology on data stored in SingleStore's cloud-native real-time database. 23 Aug 2022 Read more

SAS recognises global partners driving innovation in the cloud
In today's increasingly connected world, successful business is dependent on creative, nimble and resilient partner networks. Analytics leader SAS' integrated partner ecosystem empowers customer success through sustained innovation in emerging technologies across industries, zeroing in on modernisation opportunities in the cloud to jointly deliver results with confidence. 22 Jul 2022 Read more

SAS survey: Middle East and Africa companies understand importance of delivering experiences that matter
More than half (62%) of companies across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) plan to increase their investments in solutions to improve the customer experience (CX) by up to 50% by 2024. 14 Jun 2022 Read more

SAS' cloud-first portfolio soars with customer success, industry solutions and strategic partners
SAS boldly stakes its future on a powerful cloud analytics platform and AI-driven, cloud-first industry solutions. It's the analytics and AI leader's cloud-first approach that eases customers' digital transformations. 26 May 2022 Read more

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