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Thoughts about

In all other chapters the technical aspects of my SAS profession have passed by.
Not all things have been mentioned.

Other subjects aside SAS I have done in segregated chapters.



Certification      Learning paths      SASAdmin

S kills
A rchitecture
S ecurity
A nalysis
D ocumentation
M aintenance
I nstallation
N on-SAS
 
SAS Administrators work The work of a SASadmin is a challenging one. His role is not always understood. As you look at the SAS Platform Administrator the different roles can become more clear.


The role of IT and the CIO. A relation with SAS administration.
Best Practices in SASĀ® Administration (video 2 parts)
IT can help derive greater benefits from analytics and big data , (video 4 parts)

SAS has started a certification program. So you can underpin you statements knowing and understanding SAS. SAS certifications, link to certified professionals
You can find my name in the list.


Some link with relevant Information about the SAS Administrator and his work are:
Paul Homes, 14 nov 2012 IT skills or SAS skills--what´s more important?
LeRoy Bessler, 7 nov 2012 SAS administrators: Providing maximum benefit
Rex Pruit, 23 oct 2012 What makes a GREAT SAS administrator?
373-2011 Troubleshooting tips techniques
415-2011 Minimalist maintenance
220-2008 Thotwave -> SAS admin
177-2009 PJM -> SAS admin
179-2009 supporting SAS Server Architecture


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apple

Apple


Market Position, Cult status

In the Bi, Analytics Apple doesn't play an important role. SAS is not available on apple-products. You can use some things by emulations within apple.
I don´t want to start a discussion how nice or bad Apple or other suppliers are. Just to mention some facts.
OS-X the apple Operating System is based on Unix BSD. Information about it is found at: OSX_technology .. apple     osxbook Conclusion: All general properties I mentioned with Unix also applies to Apple. Of course they will have solved many issues better.

Flash & Apple is a combination that is not well to be used. See: flash statement Steve Jobs When searching for < flash adobe safari Imac lion > you&quatt a lot issues about problems.


Conclusion: When you want or have something based on Flash there will be problems with Apple-products.
SAS was just implementing now all kinds of presentations with flash. See Bi-server fact sheet fact sheet SAS Bi-server

apple The way apple protects its environment is rather crude.

Sorry, writing this, it looks of an opinion.
At this moment no SAS clients ar available within the Apple environment. That is wat it is.
For the Ipad (Apple) and more kind of tablets SAS is devlopping something. And of course the wap ODS style interface is available roambi
As the hardware used by Apple today is the same as is for Windows running Windows is possible
parallels



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AJAX WEB 2.0 , Mobile

modern

Ajax WEb 2.0

Ajax , acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, and Web 2.0 are techniques to modernize the web-access. It has got less attention because ot the mobile-hype.
With SAS there is a lost of XML to do. The Interfacing can be done by XML requets to SAS-servers. 201-2007 Ajax-sas

Mobile

mobile

General Approach: - Android - IOS - Win8 -

These are seen as the near future to deliver information on.
Knowledge how to connect them to Analytics information is the near future requirement.

office-analytics is mentioning AMO and Eguide with SAS/STAT
visual-analytics is looking quite different to other SAS procducts. Includes SAS Mobile BI, metnioning SAS/Access. Product is new (2012).
visual-analytics announcement SAS Visual Analytics includes:
..
While the high end is not limited, SAS LASR Analytic Server reference configurations begin with an eight-blade server with 96 processor cores, 768 gigabytes memory and 4.8 terabytes (TB) of disk storage. The upper end of the reference configurations is 96 blades with 1,152 cores, 9.2 TB memory and 57.6 TB of disk storage, enough disk space to store the entire Library of Congress six times.




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SAS other meanings

green

Out of IT

This is clearly something different, just doing searches it requires attention to order and filter the results.
I different languages there is a possible local meaning to sas. The Dutch versions:

complex

IT related - Not BI

This is clearly something different, most of them I have described in the glossary chapter.
confused

IT related - Analytics

This is very confusing. The same abbrevation should not be used by different suppliers.




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Open source / SAS

aligned

Tweets: SAS a bad way

There are many discussions to not use use but (....) like SAS-versus-R (linkedin Oleg), smarttecco or Handle with Care - R Packages - Are they business ready? or polls/2010/switching-from-sas-to-wps (kdnuggets)
The setting is that at universities students are learning R and developing aversion to use SAS.
The mismatch has always been there. Fortran and Cobol where once the standard commercial programming languages. they have never been educated at universities. The simple reason can be that at education programs no inteference with commercial parties is accepted.

More information I have gathered at: BI - intro - tools chapter

agree

Tweets: Internal business, SAS acceptance

You can see SAS as a IT-tool or been delivered to the business. The business goals are often forgot while focussing on technics.
It is very easys with SAS to get into a training wiht no relation to your background. Imagine financial analysts are doing IT technics and It technical department the financial work.
Within my own experience I have seen this have lead to personal aversion to SAS.

A subject where SAS is failing is getting the security (data network) doen in compliant way. With financials external auditing and all governemental regulations this is a major shortcoming. SAS is seen as a threat to get a secured enviroment as it will open all access and having no control.
More information I have gathered at: Sox Basel Solvency (glossary)




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drama

SAS Language clones


Curia - Legal court

SAS language is not copyright protected. It is free to be emulated.
Case C-406/10   SAS - WPS lawsuite (wiki)

WPS , World Programming Ltd , minequest

The World Programming System (WPS) is a powerful and versatile platform for working with data. WPS software can run programs written in the language of SAS.

It has some limitations as not all of SAS is available, but also advantages.
Running SAS-code on Systems SAS institute have no support for.

drama

SAS Language, client alternatives


App dev studio

appdev (sas.com) description of this approach.
appdev (support.sas.com) tecnical references including eclipse , apache tomcat

Other parties




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Links

link sas There are personal sites with SAS to be found. I made just a selection. In the area of Clinics (CDISC) more history is present.




link sas Some sites have a dedicated location for SAS others are specialized. The proceedings are containing very good presentations not that good and sometimes missing papers at all.
Some of the good ones I have made references in my SAS chapters.
  Companies - addons - consultancy - education
plug ins - products
metacoda.com (paul homes -au 2012)
SAS Alliance Silver Member that specialises in the development of software add-ons and plug-ins to
 
tips-and-techniques
technical-papers
amadeus
SAS Alliance silver member, SAS Consultancy, SAS Technical Services, Lifetime Support and SAS Training.
resources
thotwave.com
Alliance Partner with a vast array of services
 
hollandnumerics -
overtontechnologies (stephen -us 2012) -
 
sapinfoex.com/sas Computer Based Training via online that helps anyone learn software
jigsaw academy India Analytics, promoting
  List servers - Community - Asking questions
ittoolbox present many years
sasprofessionals  
SAS community community
 
run submit site meant to be for questions/answers
SAS-l University of Georgia SAS list
 



link sas More general Information BI and related toolings.



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