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Vivian Powell

Operations Manager

Turning data into decision power.

Big data. Analytics. Fiber. Yep, we’ve got all three, and smart companies in our region are using those powerful tools to help organizations large and small convert massive amounts of complex data into informed, intelligent decisions.

SAS® software was created here by researchers at N.C. State University who needed to analyze agricultural research data. From those roots sprung SAS, the company, now the largest independent vendor of business intelligence in the world.

The same innovation ecosystem that helped SAS start and grow has attracted nearly every household name in the informatics business – IBM, NetApp, Cisco – and scores of others you may not know. Ipreo Holdings provides market intelligence, data and technology solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals. Evalueserve offers data analytics and big data science for financial services research and analytics. 

We’re a magnet for data centers – from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Computing Center to New York-based MetLife’s recently global technology and operations headquarters. That’s due to our highly reliable, low-cost power, high concentration of IT and knowledge workers, and exploding global demand for cloud computing, managed services and secure storage from virtually every industry sector.

Our data connections are only growing stronger thanks to AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, Google Fiber and others investing heavily in our Gigabit-speed infrastructure. In fact the City of Wilson became North Carolina's first Gig City to offer internet access through Greenlight.

Plug in and grow with our world-leading Informatics cluster.