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What you need to know about the upcoming SAS Global Forum

By Bruce Cohen, SAS Global Alliance Manager


The SAS Global Forum and Executive Conference 2012 is scheduled to take place between April 22nd- April 25th 2012 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and HP is a platinum sponsor.  HP will be highlighting some critical areas of interest in the HP booth as well as speaking sessions for anyone currently using or planning to implement SAS Analytics.


We’ll talk about how:

  • HP gives SAS users the speed to react as fast as your business
  • HP provides you with consistent, trusted and verifiable information
  • HP helps enable environmentally sustainable computing
  • Combining powerful SAS Analytics with HP Converged Infrastructure provides excellent value today and prepares you for tomorrow

We’ll also have some great demonstrations at the HP booth that include:

And you can expect some insightful discussions at some of the HP speaking sessions that include:

HP & RedHat for SAS

Wednesday, April 25, 9:00 am – 9:20

Northern Hemisphere E-3


Using SAS & Vertica to Increase online Effectiveness and Revenues

Wednesday, April 25 – 9:00 am – 9:50

Northern Hemisphere, A1


Storage 101: Understanding Storage for SAS Applications

Monday, April 23, 05:00 PM - 05:20

Northern Hemisphere E-3


While your current IT infrastructure was the right answer to yesterday’s business challenges, it may be faltering under today’s extreme demands for providing more information to more workers in less time at reduced cost. If you’re looking for a more cost-effective way to meet these demands—as well as make evidence-based decisions and streamline IT infrastructure management—HP and SAS have the answer.


With SAS Business Analytics Framework and SAS Analytic Solutions running on HP Converged Infrastructure, you can modernize your information with all-new levels of simplicity, integration, and automation.

Learn more or register for the event today!

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