Nationwide Relies on SAS to Manage Risk 


Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company selected SAS, a leader in business intelligence (BI), to help strengthen its enterprise risk management (ERM) program.


Nationwide seeks to safeguard its customer policyholders’ interests by ensuring its financial well-being while protecting sensitive policyholder information. 


“One of the goals of enterprise risk management is to enable a portfolio or enterprise level view of a company’s risk profile. For large organizations, operational risks can be a particularly challenging part of that profile to effectively identify, assess, measure and manage. Many operational risks can exist across an enterprise, often making them the shared responsibility of dispersed risk managers. Nationwide plans to use SAS OpRisk Management across risk management programs to further enhance and integrate our enterprise risk management capabilities,” said Mike Mahaffey, Nationwide’s vice president of enterprise risk management. “SAS OpRisk Management provides an efficient, effective and standardized way to collect, measure and report data from multiple risk management programs such as internal audit, compliance, legal and information risk management, among others.” 


Cambridge University Extends Collaboration with InforSense


Cambridge University, Department of Pathology extended its existing relationship with InforSense Ltd. The extention will include renewing licenses for the InforSense platform and BioSense and the addition of new licenses for TextSense for text analytics and GenSense for Genome Wide Association study analysis.


"We have been working with InforSense for many years in our bioinformatics department, to provide services to other departments in the University, particularly for gene expression analysis,” said Professor Nabeel Affara, Department of Pathology. "We are now starting to run genomewide association studies and have been impressed with the capabilities of GenSense, particularly the new copy number variation functionality.”


Thomas Cook Books Netezza as Enterprise Data Warehouse


Thomas Cook (formerly MyTravel) selected the Netezza Performance Server (NPS) system as its enterprise data warehouse. The new system will improve the performance of the warehouse, while simplifying maintenance.


“Our legacy data warehouse had been struggling to perform under rapidly growing volumes of data for some time. As our business continued to grow, we became concerned that our existing systems weren’t capable of scaling to our requirements without a massive financial investment and increasing the complexity of the warehouse. The Netezza data warehouse appliance is already in production for real-time customer segmentation. It will eventually be used as the backbone of our Business Intelligence operation to analyze data across all of our channels to market, including the Web. We have been extremely impressed with its performance so far,” Margaretha Bremar, CIO at Thomas Cook in Northern Europe said.


Texas Department of Transportation Deploys MicroStrategy


The Texas Department of Transportation deployed MicroStrategy to provide enhanced reporting and analytics for its crash records information system.


The Texas Department of Transportation selected MicroStrategy for the reporting and analysis of data to help improve the safety of Texas roadways. The Texas Department of Transportation will analyze accident reports to assist the law enforcement community in placing officers in areas where policing may lead to reduced traffic accidents and deaths. MicroStrategy replaced multiple, manual processes.


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