This is great! Keep up the good work. In the section of "A good place to work" a picture inside the cafeteria or child care facility would be good; pictures add a lot. How about a campus overview photo or a simple map of the campus? — Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 14:42, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
- I think the article, while factually correct, does have a flavor of being written by SAS itself. It seems to avoid some of the controversy such as the legal skirmishes about knockoffs and does not do much to place SAS within the context of the other earlier competitors such as BMDP, SPSS, etc. It is probably also important to indicate that with only a few exceptions, it has adopted the business model of licensing the software rather than selling it. The shift from being only a mainframe system to a multiplatform system has a lot more complexity including becoming a major vendor of compilers for first PL/I and C. I also think that the early adoption of SAS to use for mainframe computer performance evaluation had a major impact in its adoption by many corporations as the systems programmers also provided good installation support. If folks agree with some or all of the above points, I am glad to do at least some of the work in providing citations for these points. --Statprof (talk) 16:25, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
- That sounds great. Just a heads up - there's a conversation on the Talk page of the SAS (software) page, about adding information on licensing. I think the SAS language page covers the legal skirmish (there may be others I don't know about). IMHO product adoption information could reasonably go on either the SAS Institute page or the product page at SAS (software). I leave these decisions up to you guys, but just want flag the issue of figuring out what goes on which article. I agree the article does have a corporate tint and could some slight editorial improvement as well. I am a COI editor that submitted the request to consider the content. User:COIDave 07:08, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
For latest information on the SAS community, check in on http://www.sascommunity.org
In particular, there is a new leadership council for the SAS community (described on the homepage.)
For the SAS Institute article, I'll be paying particular attention to user-related information.
Charles Edwin Shipp (talk) 13:51, 2 September 2012 (UTC)
Watching the JMP article-page in Wikipedia
There is a neat picture on http://jmp.com/about/events/summit2012/ with the following quote:
"Discovery Summit 2012 will take place September 10-13 in the Executive Briefing Center located in the LEED Platinum-certified Building C on SAS world headquarters’ picturesque campus."
The SAS article-page needs to also explain the central nature of JMP software development and marketing—and for that matter, SAS software development and marketing, as a top corporation. I remember the comment of CEO Jim Goodnight at the annual user group conference right after the business alliance between SAS Institute and IBM, "Finally, IBM has some good software."