In a charged economic IT climate, where reduced budgets and staff are the norm and demand for new business applications is unabated, organizations desperately seek to reduce cost without compromising security of data. SaaS (News - Alert) (Software -as – a Service) has seen a rapid uptake and this in turn has given an impetus to business analytics.
Responding to the evolution of cloud computing and SaaS and the increasing need to address risks related to privacy and security of data in highly regulated industries, SAS (News - Alert), touted to be a leader in business analytics software and services, has expanded localized hosting services to global customers using SAS Solutions OnDemand.
By expanding localized hosting services to global customers using SAS Solutions OnDemand, international customers will have access to all the benefits of SAS quickly and cost-effectively and more importantly will allow customers retain sensitive data at home. Privacy of data and security is especially relevant in highly regulated industries such as finance or healthcare.
“The cost and data access benefits of hosted solutions are well established. Implementing SAS Solutions OnDemand through local hosting facilities also assures our global customers of stringent data security and regulatory compliance standards,” said Dr. John Brocklebank, vice president, SAS Solutions OnDemand.
In addition, with localized hosting services, customers will benefit from rapid deployment and integration of SAS analytics. Immediate access to analytics experts provides answers to solutions and customers will also get to save time and resources on installation and maintenance.
“We were providing hosted solutions long before there was a ‘cloud.’ It is a natural evolution for SAS to take this important step, to provide hosted environments that are safe, secure, compliant and regionally available for our customers around the globe,” added Brocklebank.
With thousands of customers in 72 countries, SAS hosted solutions span a variety of cross-industry and vertical industry applications, helps customers at more than 60,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster.