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.
With the emergence of cloud services, Biostatistics departments are increasingly opting to outsource their Statistical Computing Environments. In our experience, the following are the reasons we have seen for moving to a hosted model: Quicker Start-up Time, Administration & Cost.
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.
Autumn is here, and the season of gift-giving is almost upon us. DataCeutics is well-known in the community for its Philanthropic contributions. CEO Matt Ferdockfeels strongly that happy workers do great programming. “We encourage our employees to participate in charity work and social groups that give them a sense of belonging, as well as to provide a better life for others,” Ferdock says. “It's part of keeping our employees happy,” he continues.
In computer science, a Macro is a rule or pattern that specifies how a certain input sequence of characters should be mapped to a replacement output sequence of characters, according to a defined procedure. Today, Macros are used in a number of different industries for very good reasons.
In the life sciences field, Document QC Teams need to possess an in-depth understanding of many different therapeutic areas, as well as extensive experience in the QC work that goes along with the documents these areas generate. Attention to detail and clear communication must be among the highest priority.
Considered by many the “Father of Modern Statistics,” Fisher laid the foundation for using different variables simultaneously in experimentation. He was the first to plan for the unexpected in testing, driven by the quest for certainty in the presence of uncertainty.
Outsourcing is quickly becoming one of the most utilized business practices in today’s challenging economy and has saved many businesses from failure by cutting costs, improving revenue and boosting operations. By outsourcing document QC, you can save time and costs by allowing your employees to continue their day-to-day activities, while document QC is completed by highly experienced, dedicated professionals in an efficient and timely manner.