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Gartner Acquires Nubera

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced the acquisition of Nubera, a privately held company based in Barcelona, Spain. Terms were not disclosed.  Nubera, whose flagship web property is GetApp, helps organizations discover, compare and choose the right business software and applications for their needs. The services provided by Nubera are ... Read More »

Data Breaches — We Should Focus on How, Not Who

In cybersecurity, knowing your adversaries’ techniques and tactics can help you better defend and prevent successful attacks. It’s an important part of your strategy.  But when attribution becomes the focus of the story, we risk not examining how an attacker was successful. Looking at a breach from a “whodunit” point of view makes for better headlines and helps sell threat ... Read More »

TransUnion Partnership with CellControl Saves Lives

In late May, TransUnion announced a new partnership with Cellcontrol to offer a new technology that provides enhanced protection against distracted driving. The announcement was made at TransUnion’s Insurance Summit in Chicago, a two-day gathering of more than 100 insurance executives from across the nation. In conjunction with the announcement, TransUnion released the findings of its teen driving survey, which polled ... Read More »

LifeLock Introduces Identity and 401(k) Theft Protection for the Workplace

New Product Offers Enhanced Protection Exclusively Through the Benefits Channel LifeLock, Inc. (NYSE:LOCK) announced its newest product, LifeLock Benefit Elite™ identity theft protection, created specifically for employers and brokers to offer as a benefit for employees. With easy enrollment and convenient payroll deduction, this new product will be available for employees at a competitive price. LifeLock Benefit Elite™ protection is ... Read More »

Worldbox Launches Comprehensive Company Database for Africa

The global Business Intelligence company Worldbox now offers complete identification company records for Rwanda, Tanzania, Mauritius, Uganda and Madagascar with extended business records for 25 other African countries.  Worldbox’s industry-leading business information database now contains the complete identifications of registered companies in 56 per cent of countries within the Africa continent, and coverage is continuing to grow month-by-month. Adding to ... Read More »

Data Breaches Could Cost UK Businesses 20bn Pounds

New regulations will significantly raise reporting and financial stakes for companies.  Two thirds of customers affected say they would cease doing business with an affected organization.  New figures reveal that mid-sized and large businesses could be in line for fines totalling £20bn if they fail to protect their customers from data breaches.  Companies that suffer a breach could face serious ... Read More »

Postrecession Start-Ups have Decreased 44.7 Percent

Experian® announced that the number of businesses started each year after the recession has decreased substantially — nearly 45 percent (44.7 percent).   According to an Experian analysis on business start-ups, in 2010 29.1 percent of all small businesses were newly formed, while in 2014 just 16.1 percent were start-ups. The analysis also found that the restaurant industry was the top ... Read More »

Cyber Security Breaches on the Increase in the UK

PWC have been commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to survey companies across the UK on cyber security incidents and emerging trends. This survey aimed to provide greater awareness amongst UK business of the risks, insights on how companies are mitigating those risks (or not) and key trends. The survey results can also provide companies with ... Read More »

Salesforce Debuts Analytics Mobile App

Salesforce has introduced the first mobile app for its Wave Analytics platform. Select iOS users are piloting Sales Wave Analytics, which Salesforce will release to the public at an undisclosed date. The app will connect to other services on Salesforce’s CRM platform to derive data and provide “actionable insight.” Features include sales-accelerator templates, historical analysis and a task-creation and deployment option called Sales Wave Actions. Partners might find ... Read More »

Acxiom Unveils Powerful, Next-Generation Marketing Capabilities

Company Relaunches Digital Impact, its Email and Cross-Channel Marketing Business as Acxiom Impact, an Advanced Marketing Offering Specifically Designed to Meet the Unique Needs of Sophisticated Enterprise Marketers Acxiom® announced the relaunch of Digital Impact, Acxiom’s email and cross-channel marketing platform and services business, under the new name Acxiom Impact™.  The relaunch reflects a new platform release and improved services specifically ... Read More »

Mira Inform India to Expand Overseas Operations in Dubai and Hong Kong

Credit information company Mira Inform India announced plans to expand its overseas operations by opening subsidiary companies in Dubai and Hong Kong.  Mira Inform has expanded its operation to Japan (Mira Inform Japan) in 2013 and is awaiting legal clearance to form Mira Inform America LLC. Mira Inform claims to have an online database of 1.4 unique credit information reports ... Read More »

LexisNexis Risk Solutions to Provide Clinical Analytics Support to AultCare

Company’s Solutions to Offer New Insight into Health and Benefits Administration and Population Health Management LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the company has been selected to provide clinical analytics support to AultCare, a third-party administrator that processes health insurance and benefits claims. AultCare will use a diverse suite of LexisNexis clinical analytics solutions to help its 165,000 commercial, Medicare Advantage, individual and ... Read More »

TransUnion and Cellcontrol Partner to Reduce Losses Associated with Distracted Driving in Insurance Telematics Solution

Recent Survey Reveals Parents Demand Distracted Driving Protection Technology TransUnion and Cellcontrol, a leader in distracted driving prevention and usage-based insurance data collection, have joined forces to offer a new technology that provides enhanced protection against distracted driving. The announcement was made at TransUnion’s Insurance Summit in Chicago, a two-day gathering of more than 100 insurance executives from across the ... Read More »

Experian in Partnerships with AxiaMed and Ingenico Group

Experian teams with AxiaMed and Ingenico Group to provide efficient and secure payment processing devices to healthcare organizations New EMV-compliant solution reduces fraud liability and increases patient payment security In an effort to help healthcare providers comply with upcoming fraud-liability standards and protect their patients, Experian Health today announced it has joined forces with AxiaMed and Ingenico Group to deliver a new solution that ... Read More »

Baidu Kicks Off ‘Indoor GPS’ Rollout In China

Baidu has begun the rollout of indoor location services powered by indoor mapping provider IndoorAtlas to the 270 million monthly active users of its Baidu Maps service. IndoorAtlas had been in beta testing, with the company saying it can pinpoint a location inside a building within 6.5 feet. IndoorAtlas-developed software lets the compass contained in smartphones pinpoint a person’s indoor location ... Read More »