February 2016

Start your #SASGF social plans

Start your #SASGF social plans!
Start your #SASGF social plans!
With SAS Global Forum (#SASGF) quickly approaching, many of us are starting to plan our travel and conference schedules.

So why not also start your social plans? That’s right; being active on social media, particularly on Twitter, is a great way to be part of the SAS community.

To kick off, all you need to do is set up a Twitter handle and start following and sharing. If you don’t have a Twitter handle (or don’t know what one is), check out this 18 Practical Twitter Tips for Beginners blog post.

Once you have a Twitter handle (and have changed the default egg profile picture :-) ), start following tweeps (people’s peeps on Twitter). Some suggestions are:

Also, you may want to check out some popular SAS-related hashtags such as #SASGF, #SAS, #SASusers, #SAStip, #SASAdmin, #SASCertified, #SASInsights, #SASPartners, #SASprofs.

Whether you’re going to SAS Global Forum or not, we’d love to know your Twitter handle and your favourite hashtags and Twitter tips (use the comments below).

FYI, my Twitter handle is @HomesAtMetacoda; I look forward to connecting and sharing with you!

See you in the Twittersphere ;-)
P.S. Now that you’re a tweep, join us at the #SASGF #TweetUp in person, or on Twitter, on Monday 18th April.

Metacoda listed in CIO Review magazine’s top 20

CIO Review's Metacoda certificate

If you check out CIO Review’s magazine list of the 20 Most Promising SAS® Solution Providers 2016, we’re pleased to say that you will again find Metacoda – among an impressive list of well-known organizations who all add value to SAS customers.

In the CIO Review article, Metacoda co-founder, Michelle Homes, talks about the motivations that drive our business and the many ways we are helping SAS users around the world, including how:

  • a long-term hands-on involvement with SAS products helps us to understand customer needs
  • our products help support the SAS philosophy that a stronger offense is the best defense when it comes to information security
  • Metacoda Plug-ins save time and money for organisations by making SAS metadata more visible, and eliminating the need for complex code to manage, review, troubleshoot, document, test and audit your SAS platform installation with confidence
  • the new Metacoda Identity Sync Plug-in can easily import, check and synchronize identity-related SAS metadata with enterprise directories.

Importantly, we’d like to thank our staff, customers, partners and friends for your terrific support.

As the CIO Review article sums up,

5258 we value networks and know that ongoing open communication with customers is the lifeblood of our business. Being a part of the SAS community is very important to us, both professionally and personally, and we love being active on social media and in the SAS forums and blogs. Hope to see you online soon! Michelle Homes, Founder, Metacoda

If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you, please contact us or one of our partners and/or visit our stand in The Quad at SAS Global Forum 2016 in April. We look forward to hearing from you!

PS If you’re coming to SAS Global Forum 2016, make sure you come along to the #SASGF #TweetUp event, which we’re co-hosting on the Monday evening.