SAS and Temasek Polytechnic Strengthen Singapore's Business Analytics Industry
SAS funds Business Intelligence & Analytics Centre at Temasek Polytechnic to open doors to hot analytics careers for students.
Singapore (Dec. 18, 2012) – SAS, the leader in business analytics, and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) today announced the launch of the Business Intelligence & Analytics Centre at TP's School of Informatics & IT. The state-of-the-art facility strengthens the partnership between the two organisations and grows TP's offerings for students of the new Diploma in Business Intelligence & Analytics.
The first polytechnic facility of its kind in Singapore, the Centre will provide students with hands-on experience with SAS solutions, access to SAS analytics experts and opportunities to participate in projects to gain insight into today's business challenges. The Centre has resulted from a partnership which aims to equip students with the latest analytics technology and the opportunity to apply it in real-world scenarios based on the needs of industry today.
"This strategic partnership between SAS and TP underlines our commitment to work with Singapore's institutions of higher learning to develop a sustainable business analytics ecosystem," said Bill Lee, Managing Director of SAS Singapore. "Today, as analytics experience has become a valuable commodity, organisations in Singapore face an analytics skills gap. Our partnership with TP will help develop a pipeline of analytics talent that is critical to bolster the competitiveness of businesses in Singapore."
"The Business Intelligence & Analytics Centre breaks new ground for TP. We are delighted at the opportunity to work with SAS to equip our students with industry-relevant skills and experience in business intelligence and analytics, which is a crucial skill area that is being developed in Singapore. TP believes the launch of this Centre, will allow the industry and students to form a mutually beneficial partnership, where industry research projects are met with academic analysis and applied testing," said Boo Kheng Hua, Principal and CEO, Temasek Polytechnic.
The Business Intelligence and Analytics Centre has an extensive suite of data integration, statistical, data mining and reporting software that support the end-to-end business analytics life cycle. These software were chosen after an exhaustive review by SAS experts and TP faculty to ensure relevance and applicability to the industry and the students' curriculum.
The Centre is part of the school's network of competency units and specialist centres aimed at providing students with a rich and holistic learning experience, to simulate up-to-date industry operations, and to foster a mutually beneficial partnership where industry research projects are met with academic analysis and applied testing.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions delivered within an integrated framework, SAS helps customers at more than 45,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world
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