Analytic software vendor says it will give more access to training to make executives, partners, and students more data-enabled
Data analytics and Big Data are changing the way businesses view the world and make decisions. The rising importance of data-driven management and enablement technologies is driving SAS’s pledge to push analytics everywhere, for everyone, by providing tools and training to a wide range of constituents.
The Lowdown: At its annual SAS Global Forum conference in Dallas, SAS said it will offer training to data scientists, business executives, partners, students, and professors on how to leverage data analytics tools, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Additionally, SAS is releasing a number of new products to aid businesses and academics in the distillation and interpretation of data.
The Details: At its conference, SAS plans to showcase how its SAS Platform incorporates and interoperates with other applications and technologies, such as artificial intelligence, to distill raw data into predictive models and actionable intelligence. SAS says many businesses struggle to operationalize analytics, and by providing access to training and awareness, SAS hopes to unlock the potential of data-driven decision-making across several industries. SAS is also investing $1 billion in the development of artificial intelligence, including the release of SAS Viya for Learners, a free application that exposes AI capabilities to professors and students.
“There’s a renewed focus on data and analytics today, driven by increased computing power, a more connected world, and powerful technologies like AI and machine learning,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. “Our challenge is to make use of all data to solve the biggest issues. SAS provides analytics for every kind of user that’s open to all the technologies they have. And these powerful analytics can help them anywhere, in any business, and scale to the size of any problem.”