With its recent acquisition of UK-based software firm Memex, this Engineering News report says that SAS has strengthened its position in the rapidly growing law enforcement and national security markets. According to the report, the acquisition will enable SAS to target the emerging market for fusion centers which combine the resources of multiple law enforcement agencies.
"SAS CEO Jim Goodnight says that the Memex acquisition is a key element of SASs global initiative to enhance its law enforcement, criminal justice, homeland security and intelligence offerings.
"The move is consistent with SASs strategy to acquire companies with crucial technologies that enhance or extend SASs 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."