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EXPERIAN UPDATE ON TRADING RESULTS FOR SIX MONTH TO MARCH 2008

Experian issued an update on trading for the six months to 31 March 2008.  Commenting on the performance of Experian, Don Robert, Chief Executive Officer, said:  “Experian’s strong portfolio of businesses enabled the Group to deliver a good second-half performance, despite continuing marketplace challenges in the US and the UK. Total revenue growth was 21% for the second half, with ... Read More »

PRIVACY & DATA SECURITY: SURVEY EXPOSES BAD PRACTICES

According to a survey commissioned by StrongMail Systems (e-mail security company), some marketing managers appear to be cavalier in handling sensitive consumer data.   The survey which covered 900 data security and marketing professionals found 7% of marketing managers would disclose customer’s sexual orientation to third parties, 14% would disclose political affiliation, and 19% would disclose credit card details.  Some marketing ... Read More »

EXPERIAN Q1 RESULTS CONTINUE TO BE IMPACTED BY CREDIT CRUNCH

Organic growth for continuing activities rose one percent in the Q1, 2008 [FINANCIAL YEAR APRIL 2008 – MARCH 2009], as Experian’s core Credit Services unit deteriorated in line with expectations, nevertheless revenues grew 16 percent due to the impact of recent acquisitions.  According to Reuters, Experian is widely perceived as an indicator of sentiment in financial services. It has seen ... Read More »

THE LOST GENERATION – PEOPLE UNDER 30 – MAY NEVER READ PAPERS

Hugo Dixon, Editor-in–Chief of Breakingviews.com stated at a recent Global Information Industry Summit, organized by the US based Software and Information Industry Association, that print journalism is in inexorable decline and newswires are being commoditized.  Faced with ‘a lost generation’ – people under thirty years of age – who will never read a paper, newspapers experience declining circulation, which generally ... Read More »