SAS UK & Ireland teams up with Computacenter to give customers the power to know

Partnership to provide answers for organisations of various sizes wanting to monetise big data

SAS UK & Ireland, the leader in business analytics, has announced a partnership with leading solutions provider Computacenter. This will enable a seamless service to be delivered to various sized businesses wanting to understand and harness the value of data available internally and externally.

According to a recent SAS and e-skills UK report, the market for big data analytics is expected to double in the next three years as companies - large and small - require greater insight for effective business decisions. These decisions could deliver revenue through strengthening customer relations, identifying cost-saving operational efficiencies or actively addressing threats such as fraud and mitigating risk.

The partnership with Computacenter, which operates across all of SAS's key industry sectors and has more than 400 customers globally, will focus on using the power of SAS Visual Analytics so businesses of any size can get visual answers from data in seconds and easily share them across the organisation. Another key solution being offered is ANSWERS from SAS, which allows organisations to outsource analytics so they can get access to insights from their data without heavy investment in skills or technology.

Neil Eke, Director of Datacenter Solutions, Computacenter, said: "All organisations are different and require a blend of technologies which evolve over time to meet their changing business priorities. We advise a wide range of customers on how best to execute their IT strategy and implement the most appropriate solutions, which makes us well placed to assist SAS in explaining to our customers how solutions such as Visual Analytics can help their business and complement existing IT systems."

Richard Bradbury, Alliance Director, SAS UK & Ireland, commented: "Analysing data and finding insight and incremental value from it is becoming increasingly critical to business success and many more companies are looking to utilise their data assets. However, many are holding back because analytics skills are at a premium and knowing where, or how, to start is not always clear. For many organisations in particular, it is the broad bandwidth and skills that SAS and partners like Computacenter can offer that can help them get going, or enhance the steps they have already taken to get even more answers from their data."

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