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Bisnode sells Kompass in the Nordics

Bisnode has sold Kompass in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Kompass offers ad-based search services that identify companies, industries and specific products. This transaction is in line with Bisnode’s strategy to refine the business and focus on growth in the core offering. Kompass Nordic is a part of a global franchise concept.  Currently, Kompass is present in 70 countries across ... Read More »

Equifax Launches Compliance Solutions for Allowance for Loan and Lease Loss Evaluation (ALLL)

New Equifax Portfolio Review Solution Helps Facilitate ALLL Regulatory Compliance and Junior Lien Reclassification Strategies for Financial Institutions Challenging market conditions and recently updated federal regulatory guidelines are compelling financial institutions to enhance portfolio evaluation methodologies in order to accurately compute their Allowance for Loan and Lease Loss (ALLL).  In order to help these organizations, Equifax has announced its new ... Read More »

LinkedIn Data Breach

LinkedIn stated that it had a data breach that compromised the passwords of some of the social network’s members.   LinkedIn sent emails to members whose passwords were affected, explaining how to reset them since they were no longer valid on the site.  Some security experts who examined the files containing the LinkedIn passwords said the company had failed to use ... Read More »

How to Triple the Effectiveness of Your Trade Show Marketing Program

Are you exhibiting at trade shows as part of your B-to-B marketing strategy?  You’re in good company.  About 18% to 25% of the typical B-to-B marketing budget goes to trade shows.  Direct marketing can play an important part in your success in trade show marketing.   Using direct marketing to promote your attendance at the show in advance can double, triple, ... Read More »

Experian Hitwise Launches New Client Website

Experian(R) Hitwise(R), a part of Experian Marketing Services, announced today the launch of a new interface to provide simple and faster access to insights for clients to execute marketing campaigns that drive results. Marketers must constantly understand what drives site traffic and conversions, across their industry and across channels to stay on top of consumer behavior and trends. The new ... Read More »

Equifax Launches Program to Address Credit Literacy Among U.S. Hispanic Consumers

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) announced that its Personal Solutions unit is launching an innovative program to address credit literacy among U.S. Hispanic consumers, including a Spanish-language web site (www.equifax.com/espanol) and three Spanish-language products.  Equifax is among the first of the major consumer credit product companies in the U.S. to target Hispanics with a program to educate the community on the importance ... Read More »

HG Data Company Launches Technology User Database, “HG Data 400”

HG Data Company, a startup transforming the business intelligence industry, has commercially released the industry’s most comprehensive database of enterprise technology users.  The new “HG Data 400” master file monitors which particular technologies are in use at more than 500,000 geographic sites in the U.S.  From A to Z–Adobe to Zenoss–the HG Data 400 offers marketers, sales executives and researchers ... Read More »

LexisNexis Acquires Sanction Solutions

LexisNexis® Legal & Professional announced that it has acquired Sanction Solutions®, a leading provider of innovative presentation software and services used by lawyers, paralegals and litigation support directors. Sanction® litigation presentation software provides litigators a single resource to quickly assemble documents, exhibits, transcripts, questions, visuals and video that will be used to manage and present evidence throughout litigation, categorize them, ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Firms Brace for Falling Profits

Dun & Bradstreet’s latest National Business Expectations Survey reveals that sales expectations are now at their lowest point in twelve quarters, following a fall of 13 index points against June quarter figures. A similar decline (13 points) in profits expectations has placed the index in negative territory at -5. Dismal sales and profits expectations are flowing through to other key ... Read More »

China Risk Climate: Trade Credit Has Become the Main Source for Financing = Payment Delays more Frequent – Insufficient Access to Credit Retards Growth

Coface, one of the largest global credit insurers, has just released its latest study on the payment behavior of Chinese companies.  The study was conducted during the months of October and November 2011 and is based on interviews of over 1,300 companies in various sectors and with different legal structures. 90% of Chinese companies now use credit transactions Credit sales ... Read More »

Alibaba and Yahoo Agree On Buy-out Deal

Alibaba will buy back half of Yahoo’s 40 per cent stake for a minimum of $7.1bn, a figure pegged to Alibaba’s most recent fundraising valuation of $35bn. Yahoo will receive $6.3bn in cash and up to $800m in newly issued Alibaba preferred stock. To finance the deal Alibaba will raise a mix of debt and equity capital. If the new ... Read More »

FICO Acquires Entiera

On May 8, FICO announced acquisition of Entiera Inc., an innovative provider of customer dialogue management solutions. Entiera’s leading customer dialogue management solution helps enterprises quickly design and execute campaigns across multiple channels in a SaaS environment. Entiera Insight is a best-in-class solution deployed by many Fortune 500 customers.  Entiera manages more than 200 million consumers worldwide via the Entiera ... Read More »

D&B Shutters Shanghai Roadway D&B Marketing Services Co. Ltd.

D&B announced today complete shutdown of its Roadway consumer direct marketing business.  On March 18, 2012, D&B announced it had temporarily suspended its Shanghai Roadway D&B Marketing Services Co. Ltd. (“Roadway”) operations in China, pending an investigation into allegations that certain data collection practices may have violated local Chinese consumer data privacy laws.   D&B are cooperating with the local Chinese ... Read More »

D&B Q1 Total Revenue Flat: – Revenues for North America Down 2% – International Revenues up 8% (BFX)

Total revenue for the first quarter of 2012 was $402.8 million, flat both before and after the effect of foreign exchange from the prior year similar period(1).  Operating income before non-core gains and charges for the first quarter of 2012 was $106.0 million, up 3% from the prior year similar period, primarily due to reengineering savings(2).  North America: Total revenue ... Read More »

LexisNexis(R) Announces FraudPoint(R) Solutions

LexisNexis(R) Risk Solutions announced the availability of FraudPoint(R) solutions to help lenders and financial service firms prevent fraud by analyzing and predicting behavioral patterns of fraudsters and other suspicious identities. Organizations using FraudPoint will benefit by being able to approve more applications for services while limiting exposure to fraud using advanced scoring methodologies and the industry’s largest compilation of identity ... Read More »