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Are hybrid AI implementations the answer? 7 October 2019 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
7 October 2019 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute

Open source and proprietary artificial intelligence implementations offer benefits and disadvantages, says SAS.

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Future-proof your people 27 September 2019 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
27 September 2019 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Akesh Lalla, country manager, SAS South Africa.

Artificial intelligence presents enterprises with both an opportunity and a challenge, says Akesh Lalla, country manager, SAS South Africa.

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19 July 2019 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
19 July 2019 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Operationalising AI and analytics in real world environments 10 June 2019 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
10 June 2019 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Kelly Lu, business solutions manager for advanced analytics and AI, SAS.

SAS understands how important the `smart city' concept is, so it looked to the urban environment as a way to compose an example of taking AI and analytics into the real world.

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Key industries must evolve to survive in the analytics economy 13 March 2019 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
13 March 2019 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Akesh Lalla, country manager, SAS South Africa.

The significant impact analytics has had on a wide variety of market sectors in recent times suggests this is fast becoming one of the key requirements in business planning, regardless of industry.

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New trends drive greater adoption of analytics 4 March 2019 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
4 March 2019 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Akesh Lalla, country manager for SAS South Africa.

The adoption of analytics is increasing significantly, driven by a wide range of factors, encompassing everything from AI and open source to the soon-to-launch local cloud data centres.

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Solving problems through greater diversity 13 December 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
13 December 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute

The shortage of senior female professionals in the IT space has been noted before, but remains a concern in the present, despite much ado having been made of the situation in the past.

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Data science career requires constant learning 22 November 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
22 November 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Melissa Jantjies, systems engineer, SAS.

Graduates today need to be aware that the speed of technological change is such that they will need to learn new skills and take additional courses throughout their career, if they are to remain relevant.

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Analytics is key to reducing money-laundering crimes 6 November 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
6 November 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
William Lawrence, Regional Practice Lead: Fraud and Financial Crimes at SAS.

Since banks are the first and last line of defence when it comes to identifying money-laundering transactions, they need the right tools, in the form of advanced analytics, to assist them.

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How analytics and AI is changing business 30 October 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
30 October 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Desan Naidoo, VP SAS Africa.

Analytics is a key part of today's digital economy. With AI now making it possible to analyse increasingly vast quantities of information at very rapid speeds, enterprises today can do even more with their data.

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Bridging the gender gap 1 October 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
1 October 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Leanne Gordge, strategic account executive, SAS.

There are many moral reasons for seeking to bring more women into the data sciences, but there is also a very good business reason: they offer something different.

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Graduates need to understand the tools industry uses 20 August 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
20 August 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Murray de Villiers, Senior Manager: Global Academic Programmes, SAS.

While open source analytics programs are effective in an academic environment, corporates want graduates who also understand how to use the sophisticated enterprise technologies that are required by business.

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It's time to produce business-ready graduates 8 August 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
8 August 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Murray de Villiers, Senior Manager: Global Academic Programmes, SAS.

There's a disconnect between what universities teach and what industry needs, says Murray de Villiers, senior manager: Global Academic Programmes at SAS.

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How we found the best place on earth 2 August 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
2 August 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Craig Stephens, Advisory Solutions Manager for SAS Africa.

A SAS project designed to demonstrate the abilities of advanced analytics and machine learning has determined, thanks to a range of carefully weighted variables, where people would most like to live.

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Tomorrow's talent: it's all in the data 10 July 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
10 July 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Aneshan Ramaloo, senior business solutions manager, SAS.

How AI and analytics is helping to create the skills index that will be used to determine future generations of football stars.

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Adopting the right tech critical to success 17 May 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
17 May 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Charles Nyamuzinga, Senior Business Solutions Manager, Pre-Sales Risk Practice SEMEA, SAS.

Banks across Africa face many compliance and risk challenges, but the implementation of an effective Risk and Finance Platform can help them to stay relevant in a rapidly changing market.

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Data analytics provides an answer to POPI challenges 7 March 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
7 March 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Obed Lesejane, Senior Business Solutions Manager, SAS South Africa.

As the POPI Act looms, businesses are trying to straddle the line between data mining and data protection.

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Using analytics to improve the world 23 February 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
23 February 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Antionette van Zyl, Business Solutions Manager, SAS South Africa.

The Data for Good campaign aims to apply analytics to global challenges, thereby improving lives around the world, says Antionette van Zyl, business solutions manager at SAS SA.

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Vital role of analytics as Day Zero approaches 16 February 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
16 February 2018 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute

Advanced analytics can assist in both curbing excessive usage by citizens and identifying structural failures leading to the loss of water.

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More effective credit risk scoring for Africa 15 December 2017 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
15 December 2017 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute

Charles Nyamuzinga, Risk Consultant at SAS, says regulators are becoming more stringent on governance and control issues around methodologies and data that banks use to develop the credit scoring models, and to determine how much capital they need to cover future losses.

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Using analytics to overcome IFRS 9 challenges 15 December 2017 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
15 December 2017 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute

Charles Nyamuzinga, Risk Consultant at SAS says effectively, IFRS 9 demands that accounting statements provide a more accurate view of a bank's financial situation, by bringing the impairment methodology used within finance closer to the risk processes employed in expected loss calculations under the Basel regime.

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How analytics is winning the fight against cancer 27 November 2017 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
27 November 2017 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute

Aneshan Ramaloo, Senior Business Solutions Manager at SAS, points out that when it comes to dealing with chronic diseases, there are also numerous proactive ways of using analytics.

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Delivering a new level of customer experience 27 November 2017 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
27 November 2017 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute

David Cosgrave, Customer Intelligence Lead: EMEA South at SAS, says regardless of your industry, customers will compare you to modern CX leaders, like Amazon and Uber.

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Obtaining customer data for analysis - in a hassle-free manner 27 November 2017 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
27 November 2017 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute

Online retailers gain access to a wide variety of electronic data about customers, each time these clients visit their website. In order to best utilise this information and improve their services, retailers need to understand that there are effectively two types of customers - those that are known quantities, and those that are unknown.says David Cosgrave, Customer Intelligence Practice Lead: EMEA South at SAS.

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How analytics can take the 'black' out of Black Friday 27 November 2017 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
27 November 2017 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute

David Cosgrave, Customer Intelligence Practice Lead: EMEA South at SAS says it should be remembered that while the Black Friday sales are an extremely busy time for retailers, it is an equally busy period for consumers.

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Case study: IOT and predictive maintenance keep trains rolling 12 October 2016 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
12 October 2016 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Finnish railway VR Group uses SAS Analytics to provide punctual travel service. (Photos courtesy of VR Group.)

Finnish railway VR Group uses SAS Analytics to provide punctual travel service and improve customer satisfaction.

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Africa ripe for analytics solutions 19 September 2016 - For SAS Institute by africa
19 September 2016 - For SAS Institute by africa
Razel Mushiana, GM for the Rest of Africa at SAS Software, says analytics is clearly improving the state of business in both Africa's public and private sectors.

The solution to fraud and compliance challenges in Africa lies in the effective use of data and and data analysis, says SAS Software.

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Applications of text and social media analytics 12 May 2016 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
12 May 2016 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Whitepaper: Applications of Text and Social Media Analytics.

Social media was lauded for its ability to aid the government in tracking down the killer-bombers in the 2013 Boston Marathon, but was condemned for misinformation.

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Create a consistent customer experience from analytically-based, real-time decisions 1 February 2016 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
1 February 2016 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Whitepaper: Create a Consistent Customer Experience from Analytically Based, Real-Time Decisions.

If a business provides a better experience, it can charge for the value of the transformation that experience creates.

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What's next in local government? 28 January 2016 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
28 January 2016 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
SAS Whitepaper: What's next in local government?

A special report from government executive's route fifty and the international city/county management association.

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The transformative role of analytics in education 28 January 2016 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
28 January 2016 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
SAS Whitepaper: The Transformative Role of Analytics in Education.

Diverse data sources must be used to make fact-based decisions that improve student success and professional development.

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Worldwide Smart City business analytics software 2015 vendor assessment 25 November 2015 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
25 November 2015 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Whitepaper: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Smart City business analytics software 2015 vendor assessment

With solutions that help city leaders use analytics to make their cities run more efficiently, SAS earns analyst recognition in 2015.

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TDWI best practices report 16 October 2015 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
16 October 2015 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
SAS Whitepaper: Next-Generation analytics and platfroms

Next-generation analytics and platforms for business success.

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Moving past traditional BI to self-service analytics 9 September 2015 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
9 September 2015 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Whitepaper: Moving past traditional BI to self-service analytics

Higher education harnesses the benefits of instantaneous decision-making.

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Analytics on a grand scale 1 September 2015 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
1 September 2015 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
SAS Institute Whitepaper: Analytics on a grand scale

Better answers faster through analytic technologies.

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Big data and predictive analytics 3 August 2015 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
3 August 2015 - For SAS Institute by SAS Institute
Whitepaper: Big Data and Predictive Analytics: On the cyber security front line.

On the cyber security front line.

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