Posts Tagged ‘ Regional Conferences ’

10 tips for building a successful team or users group

January 11, 2011
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10 tips for building a successful team or users group

Each time I attend a users group event, I'm amazed at the high caliber event that can be acommplished by volunteers in their spare time. I learned during a NESUG panel discussion that finding and motivating those volunteers may sometimes be diffic...
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Why use SAS/GRAPH? Tips for beginners or refreshing hookups

November 29, 2010
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Why use SAS/GRAPH? Tips for beginners or refreshing hookups

The “SAS/GRAPH for beginners” presentation seemed homemade for me. And since many of the SAS Tech Report readers are interested in SAS/GRAPH, I decided to sit in on this NESUG 2010 presentation. The paper was written by George Obsekov and Jona...
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Improving customer loyalty with attrition modeling

November 16, 2010
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Improving customer loyalty with attrition modeling

Customer retention is a vital concern to many industries including financial services, telecommunications, healthcare and insurance. Many organizations use data mining and analytics to analyze customer behavior to learn attrition risk factors mos...
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Four tips for building a social media audience

November 15, 2010
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Four tips for building a social media audience

Social media is an information gathering and exchange tool. It is one tool in the communication grab bag – an idea that is slowly starting to sink in for marketing professionals and non-professionals alike, which is making social media more appr...
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Social media isn’t for everyone, is it?

November 15, 2010
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Social media isn’t for everyone, is it?

The NorthEast SAS Users Group conference invited Dave Thomas, Executive Director for New Marketing Labs, to give the keynote address at Sunday night’s opening session. His address was titled “Why Should SAS Professionals Use Social Media?” T...
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A Regional Love Affair

November 11, 2010
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A Regional Love Affair

Texas gets into your blood and good people at a great conference get into your heart. At least that's what happened to me this week when I went to the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel in Austin Texas* for the South Central SAS Users Group (SCSUG) annua...
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Keys to good macro design

September 28, 2010
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Keys to good macro design

On the final day of SESUG 2010, I only had time to attend one presentation. I chose Frank DiIorio’s %whatChanged: A Tool for the Well-Behaved Macro for two reasons: 1.) Papers about macros are big hits with SAS Tech Report readers and 2.) DiIori...
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A little code from SESUG 2010

September 28, 2010
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A little code from SESUG 2010

William Benjamin Jr. (Bill after you get to know him) is a SAS author and longtime SAS user. His was another title that I felt SAS users would really want to hear about. Benjamin presented Leave Your Bad Code Behind: 50 Ways to Make Your SAS Code ...
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