12-21-2016 12:15 PM
As 2016 winds down, many of us at SAS are already well into planning software releases for next year. 2017 promises to be a busy one for data management R&D teams working to expand capabilities of existing products and introduce new products too. More details about our plans will be shared in coming weeks but I can give you an idea of the things that are important to us as we forge ahead into the new year.
Our R&D teams are working hard to deliver on this vision for data management to the benefit of all our great partners like yourselves. Keep the conversations going here on SAS Communities--your input makes a difference.
12-21-2016 03:01 PM
Just a suggestion
Definition of governance?
"Corporate governance is the way a corporation polices programmmers.
In short, it is a method of governing the programmers like a sovereign state,
instating its own customs, policies and laws to its programmers
from the highest to the lowest levels."
When the police installed speeding and red light cameras revenue went up along with safety. I don't have a problem with this. However the police did not aggressively market the cameras. They did not go door to door telling drivers what a potential life saving development cameras were.
I don't think it will help SAS in the long run to aggresively market auditing and policing especially where it is not needed, ie when a programmer only has access to public data or works solely on a local workstation. Make this clear when promoting governance.
Don't make auditing and policing the primary SAS products.
01-02-2017 09:21 AM
I used the word "governance" as shorthand for a wide range of features that provide organizations with the capabilities they need to address demands for accountability in data usage. Here are some example of what I had in mind:
The decision of whether or not to use governance-related features is up to each organization using SAS software. Businesses in highly regulated industries are those asking the loudest for these tools. Many are subject to severe financial penalties for failure to implement adequate governance policies. You may not be working in an organization where these are pressing concerns but many are.