SAS Earns Spot on 2012 InformationWeek 500 list of top US innovators

Center for IT Analytics Featured as Innovative Support of Private Cloud

SAS is among the nation's most innovative users of business technology. The company's Center for IT Analytics (CITA) won recognition from InformationWeek 500 for its support of a large external hosting environment and private cloud. This is in addition to traditional IT services – servers, storage, virtualization technology, business applications and network infrastructure. The scale and complexity of SAS' IT infrastructure was unimaginable just a few years ago.

"The InformationWeek 500 has recognized the most innovative users of business technology for 24 years, and this year's innovations were particularly impressive," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "What the editors looked for are unconventional approaches – new technologies, new models, new ways of grabbing business opportunities and solving complex business problems with IT."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings, as they spotlight the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

About SAS

SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW® .

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