June 23, 2010 - SAS, has acquired Memex, a worldwide provider of intelligence management solutions that help improve intelligence processes, enhance public safety, and prevent and deter crime, terrorism and other threats. The company has a strong presence in the law enforcement and homeland security markets.

The move is consistent with SAS' strategy of acquiring companies with crucial technologies that enhance or extend SAS' own product line. The acquisition of Memex will enable SAS to form the key element of an international business to sell both SAS and Memex solutions to the national security, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

SAS, already a player in the worldwide public security and safety markets, intends to carve out a global leadership position, according to a statement from SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. "The Memex acquisition is a key element of our global initiative to enhance our law enforcement, criminal justice, homeland security and intelligence offerings. I want SAS to be the first company public security organizations call to help them apply analytics to solve crime and protect citizens."

Ian Manocha, managing director, SAS U.K. and Ireland, who will serve as Memex Chairman, noted that the law enforcement, justice, homeland security and defense intelligence markets in many countries have been separate, each maintaining its own data. “SAS is expanding its ability to share and use data more efficiently and effectively across local, national and global levels with an aim toward predicting and preventing crime," Manocha said in the announcement.

According to the announcement, with the acquisition SAS will also be able to target the emerging market for fusion centers, which combine the resources of multiple law enforcement agencies. Several U.S. states and major cities have fusion centers that are using Memex technology.

SAS stated that it intends to grow the business globally under the existing executive management team. Memex CEO David Carrick believes that the two companies are a natural fit. "The combination of SAS' business intelligence and advanced analytic offerings with our enterprise search, information processing and intelligence management offerings for the public security sector is unique within the marketplace," he said in the press release about the announcement.

SAS Acquires UK Software Firm Memex

Acquisition strengthens position in rapidly growing law enforcement and national security markets

June 23, 2010 - SAS, has acquired Memex, a worldwide provider of intelligence management solutions that help improve intelligence processes, enhance public safety, and prevent and deter crime, terrorism and other threats. The company has a strong presence in the law enforcement and homeland security markets.

The move is consistent with SAS' strategy of acquiring companies with crucial technologies that enhance or extend SAS' own product line. The acquisition of Memex will enable SAS to form the key element of an international business to sell both SAS and Memex solutions to the national security, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

SAS, already a player in the worldwide public security and safety markets, intends to carve out a global leadership position, according to SAS CEO Jim Goodnight. "The Memex acquisition is a key element of our global initiative to enhance our law enforcement, criminal justice, homeland security and intelligence offerings. I want SAS to be the first company public security organizations call to help them apply analytics to solve crime and protect citizens."

Ian Manocha, managing director, SAS UK and Ireland, who will serve as Memex Chairman, noted that the law enforcement, justice, homeland security and defense intelligence markets in many countries have been separate, each maintaining its own data. “SAS is expanding its ability to share and use data more efficiently and effectively across local, national and global levels with an aim toward predicting and preventing crime," Manocha said in a statement.

According to the announcement, with the acquisition SAS will also be able to target the emerging market for fusion centers, which combine the resources of multiple law enforcement agencies. Several U.S. states and major cities have fusion centers that are using Memex technology.

SAS stated that it intends to grow the business globally under the existing executive management team. Memex CEO David Carrick believes that the two companies are a natural fit. "The combination of SAS' business intelligence and advanced analytic offerings with our enterprise search, information processing and intelligence management offerings for the public security sector is unique within the marketplace," he said in the press release about the announcement.

 

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