Many SAS programmers have some SQL knowledge from working with a particular database vendor’s software before they discover that they can use SQL in their SAS programming, by simply enclosing their SQL statements inside of a PROC SQL invocation. They might wonder what the differences are between what they can do with the standard or vendor specific SQL that they already know, vs. what the corresponding capabilities are specific to SAS SQL.
Version Control Management tools are important to organizations that have any kind of work products that need to have a record of changes being made throughout time. Why use it? Two big reasons are risk mitigation and business management, important reasons for any one individual, but an even more compelling need when collaborating with others.
The Holidays are approaching quickly, and the time of gifting and giving is upon us. As much as we all love opening presents, let’s face it, the joy of receiving yet another bath product that we may never use, or a necktie we may never wear, is very fleeting. I rather love the new tradition a friend of mine started in her family. They created a list of each member’s favorite charity, and donate to to each other’s preference in lieu of a gift. A great idea, especially for the person who “has everything.” Whatever your tradition, the Holidays are the perfect time to think about how we can help others less fortunate, and how to give back.
Business Wire reports that by 2020, approximately 72 percent of the total American workforce will be working remotely.(2) As the popularity of deskless employees rises, so do the challenges it creates. Time management, technological hiccups, interruptions and time zone differences are common issues faced by people that work out of their home office, but perhaps the most challenging is adequate communication with the mother office.