SAS joins Smart Cities Council to Help Cities Transform with Analytics

By CIOReview | Monday, March 14, 2016
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CARY, NC: One of the leading innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services provider, SAS has joined the Smart Cities Council (SCC), to assist municipal governments make better use of data, social media and the Internet of Things (IoT). To aid cities address pressing challenges in new ways, the SCC organizes government entities, technology providers, experts and others. According to SAS, the Smart Cities Council is the world’s largest smart cities network and the leader in smart cities education.

With SAS Analytics cities, states and countries worldwide will be able to improve citizen services, prevent losses from fraud, preserve natural resources, and promote transportation alternatives. Cities will be drawing from an array of technologies to handle current and future data challenges.

In the cloud or in storage, High-performance analytics quickly process data at rest. Event stream processing, on the other hand, analyzes massive amounts of data in motion, in near-real time when answers are needed quickly. In unstructured data such as social media, contextual analytics is valuable for spotting trends and topics buried. Headquartered in NC, USA, SAS is the leading analytics firm that offers a wide array of data management, business intelligence and analytics solutions, and collaborates with governments to create innovative offerings customized to specific departmental and agency goals. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 80,000 sites.

Based out of Redmond, WA, the Smart Cities Council is the world’s largest smart cities network and one of the leaders in smart cities education. The Council focuses on a world where digital technology and intelligent design are combined to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs.