AT&T announced today that SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market, has selected AT&T for global networking services to connect SAS’ sites in Latin America. Under the three-year agreement, SAS appointed AT&T to connect five locations in Brazil, Argentina and Chile through AT&T’s Virtual Private Network (VPN).
AT&T VPN provides SAS with dedicated connections to integrate its employees and partners more effectively, create synergies across their regional operations, and enable a faster launch of new services. “We selected AT&T as our single provider to seamlessly manage our local, regional and global requirements,” said Gerson Fogaça, IT Manager of SAS Brasil. “We are very pleased with the solution provided by AT&T."
"Our service levels have improved by integrating many of our critical business applications, allowing us to achieve greater productivity across our office locations and, at the same time, decrease our overall IT expenditures.” “We are committed to providing high level services and advanced technologies that facilitate SAS to continue deploying innovative solutions in support of its growth in the region,” said Eduardo Farinelli, AT&T Business Solutions sales center vice president for South America. “The agreement with SAS to support its Latin American operations extends a long-term global relationship focused on delivering a reliable and secure backbone that allows SAS to streamline its IT applications across a single platform.”
SAS established its operations in Brazil in 1996 and has offices in the major cities of Brazil in Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia as well as in Chile and Argentina. With more than 170 employees, SAS provides services to 150 customers in several industries including finance, telecommunications, energy, government, manufacturing and education.