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Cary-based SAS launches COVID-19 data hub as resource for businesses, individuals

CARY —  SAS specializes in data, so naturally it’s going to turn to data analytics to tackle the novel coronavirus — and now it wants to help you do the same.

The Cary-base software analytics firm has launched a COVID-19 Data Analytics Resource Hub to help businesses and individuals across industries navigate the current crisis.

The hub delivers an assortment of free resources and tools, making real-time COVID-19 insights accessible to all. Central to this is a data visualization dashboard, which uses SAS Visual Analytics capabilities and allows users to probe the most recent statistics via interactive charts, graphs, diagrams and more, with drill-down capabilities to depict the status, location, spread and trend analysis of cases around the globe.

“SAS has always been committed to the belief that knowledge is empowering, and the COVID-19 Resource Hub is our way to inform, enable and inspire the analytics community to make a difference,” said Scott Calderwood, director of Digital Experience at SAS, in a statement.

“As people and businesses are forced to adapt, we see the power of analytics to help allocate high-demand resources, forecast impacts, track potential exposure, detect and halt fraud, and improve health. Together, we’ll get better – with better data and better decisions through analytics.”

Meanwhile, the new Data Discovery Environment provides free 30-day access to SAS Viya. Users can access dashboards, detailed reports and actual COVID-19 data consolidated from sources such as the World Health Organization, National Health Council and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through the application, users can create robust predictive models, forecasts and reports with capabilities for machine learning, data mining, optimization, model management and more.

The accompanying Data Discovery Learning Portal provides access to free training courses and videos to help users along their analytics journey and COVID-19 discovery.

The online hub also includes myriad flexible SAS training options for learners and professionals, such as webinars, extended Live Web course offerings and a variety of free resources, including e-books, e-learning, and 30 days of free access to SAS Learning Subscriptions and the SAS Academy for Data Science.

Original Article Source: WRAL TechWire