‘Tis the season. Sending cuddly koala-ity vibes

The Metacoda koalas are sending cute cuddly koala-ity vibes to all our friends around the world. We’ve sure missed seeing you in-person this year, but we count our blessings that our strong and resilient SAS community has done such an amazing job of staying positive and connected via the virtual world. Here in Australia, the […]

A tasty SUGA concoction of eggs Florentine, Docker, Tandoori, HaaS and koalas!

I’ve always loved a good trivia quiz – the friendly competition, adrenalin and camaraderie – so it’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of the monthly SAS Bowl trivia events launched in August. Thanks to the SAS Communities management team for providing such uplifting events in a year when we need all the connection […]

A notable November for SAS fans and administrators

Whatever way you look at it, 2020 has certainly been a challenging and notable year, and November will no doubt be a particularly notable month for many. As we move towards the end of the year, we hope the coming year is a better one for us all. We note there are several SAS events […]

Keeping your SAS platform secure!

SAS platform security is essential in our data-driven world. Do you regularly monitor and test your SAS security model? With ongoing changes – such as increased adoption, department movement, and organization re-structure – how do you ensure your SAS platform stays secure and people only have access to the data assets they’re supposed to? Read […]

Don’t miss these SAS events in September (and the chance to help #SaveTheKoala)

Metacoda customers, partners and staff know very well the many benefits that Metacoda Plug-ins software can bring to an organization. But there’s still nothing quite like the buzz of introducing Metacoda Plug-ins software to someone for the first time, and hearing feedback like this: “The plug-ins are cool!! They easily help to identify all the […]

Tune in to SUGA Live on 23 September

We have many things on our minds at the moment, so in case you missed it, System Administrator Appreciation Day was on Friday 31st July. It’s never too late to show some appreciation to your Sys Admin (and to your SAS Admin since we like to also celebrate SASAdminDay). If you take a look at […]

Recognizing your SAS Admin on #SysAdminDay!

Got plans for Friday 31 July? How about recognizing System Administrator Appreciation Day (#SysAdmin Day), which is held annually on 31 July (this will be the 21st year!). But what exactly is SysAdmin Day you ask? Well, according to the slightly tongue-in-cheek explanation at www.sysadminday.com, SysAdmin Day is… “only the single greatest 24 hours on […]

Strength in numbers and keeping in touch ?

A lot has certainly changed since our March newsletter! On a positive note, we’ve seen ‘strength in numbers’ as people have come together to meet collective challenges. We’ve also witnessed a new respect for the ‘strength in numbers’ as the eyes of the world have turned towards data and analytics for answers and direction. As […]

Tag, you’re it! Learn about the Infinite Game at #SASGF.

In the lead up to the virtual SAS Global Forum (SASGF) 2020 event on June 16, SAS CTO/COO, Oliver Schabenberger shared on LinkedIn one of the books on his top reading recommendations earlier this year is The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek and that he has the privilege in speaking with the inspiring author and […]

Impacting people, communities and our planet…

This month we reflect on the fact that in a non-COVID-19 world, we would have been sponsoring and experiencing the Nordic SAS Forums in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark during May. Of course, we’d hoped that these SAS community events could be held later in 2020 (as originally announced), but we’ve recently learned that all […]