I have always admired SAS, the analytics company in North Carolina. It’s not simply because they are a venerable 30+ year old company in the tech space, but because they do many things very well. Today they announced a couple of bright spots on their horizon that I thought would be worth sharing.
1. Did I mention they are a privately held company still run by their founder? Today this private company announced record revenue of $2.725 billion in 2011 and increase of 12% over the year before.
2. SAS is also one of the best places on the planet to work. I’ve been there and I drank the lemonade. Today I learned that SAS is ranked #3 on 2012 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list in the US. You have to understand what a disappointment this is because SAS has been number one twice. All I can say is that it must be hard to be a judge.