"Chang Chung" <chang_y_chung@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote in message
> On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 06:06:06 -0700, RolandRB <rolandberry@HOTMAIL.COM>
> >How many pharmaceutical sas sites are there? Roughly, that is. 100,
> >500, 1000?
> Interesting question. Let's see.
> 1. it is definitely less than 44,000 since si says that it has 44,000
> customer sites world wide (http://sas.com/)
> 2. it is over 19 for sure because that is the number of fortune 500 pharma
> companies in
> and si says sas is the "the choice of 100 percent of the Fortune 500
> pharmaceutical companies" (http://sas.com/industry/pharma/develop/)
> 3. so it is somewhere between 19 and 44K for sure. Now for guessing part.
> lists 16 industries in home page (http://sas.com/) so 1/16th of the 44K or
> 2,750 may fall into each one. assuming those sites are under "life
> industry and I think 2,750 may be the best guess, given limited
Out of curiosity, what's a "pharmaceutical sas site"? My previous job was
at a company that had over 40 offices scattered around the world, and
numerous programmers and statisticians who worked almost exclusively from
home, but almost all SAS programming took place on a single server located
at one physical site - offices and individuals connected to that server via
the web. (Almost, because there were 4 licenses for individual laptops.)
Do CRO's count as pharmaceutical sites?