SAS announcement in education initiatives

From the Research Triangle, some pleasant and positive news-

“As a high tech company, SAS depends on a strong educational system for its long-term success,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. “Beyond that, STEM education – developing skills for a knowledge economy – is critical to American competitiveness. Without emphasis on STEM, we sacrifice innovation and export our knowledge jobs to other countries.”

Goodnight and SAS have been active in education for years. The SAS co-founder and his wife, Ann Goodnight, launched college prep school Cary Academy in 1996, and the SAS inSchool program has developed educational software for schools since the mid-1990s. In 2008, Jim Goodnight made SAS Curriculum Pathways available free to all U.S. educators. The web-based service provides content in English, mathematics, social studies, science and Spanish.

SAS is the only Triangle-based company among the Change the Equation corporate partners, but the group includes several other companies with a significant Raleigh-Durham presence: chief among them IBM (NYSE: IBM), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK), and Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO).

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Read more: SAS joins IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco Systems in Obama education effort – Triangle Business Journal



There was a time when when the word NYT invoked that’s where we read about news and politics. In 2009, the most happening news on statistical software came from NYT ( KD Nuggets and the Journal of Statistical Software are not too happy about that either).

The latest article calls SAS as a software giant under siege-and it’s Good Life under threat.

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This inspired me to an old movie poster I saw once- It’s also called Under Siege.

Given the fact that the under siege SAS earned 2.4 Billion Dollars last year alone

and the market capitalisation o New York Times is 1.25 Billion Dollars.

Why doesn’t DR Goodnight buy the New York Times itself for 600 million dollars and have enough change left over for………. err a Happy Thanksgiving.

























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