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TransUnion and Endo Networks Announce New Intercept Marketing Product, Embedding Gamification and Real-Time Decisioning 

TransUnion and Endo Networks have partnered to develop DecisionEdge(SM) Intercept Marketing.  This solution allows financial institutions to replace their “clipboard-based” acquisition strategy with touchscreen computers that embed gamification and automated acquisition techniques at venues such as branches, malls, sporting events, retail stores and airports, among other locations. DecisionEdge Intercept Marketing employs behavioral science and the use of games and contests ... Read More »

FirstRain Releases Significant Upgrade to Mobile Apps for Personal Business Analytics

Innovative Native Applications Give B2B Sales Teams a Personal, Actionable, X-ray View of their Customer’s Business FirstRain, a leader in Personal Business Analytics™, announced the release of its third generation of mobile apps, designed to increase the revenue productivity of enterprise sales teams.  Updated versions for iPhone, iPad and Android and a new Windows Phone 8 App empower users to see ... Read More »

Forrester’s 2013 Data Privacy Heat Map

Forrester has published a data privacy report to help security and risk professionals navigate the complex landscape of privacy laws around the world.  Forrester created a data privacy heat map that highlights the data protection guidelines and practices for 54 different countries. Due to the dynamic nature of data protection legislation, information within the interactive tool is kept up-to-date with ... Read More »

IMS Health Acquires Forcea

Advances Business Intelligence and Performance Management Capabilities, Extends IMS One Platform in Europe IMS Health has acquired Forcea, a leading Belgium-based provider of business intelligence applications and analytics, to advance performance management capabilities for hospitals and life sciences organizations around the globe.  The acquisition brings together IMS Health’s comprehensive information and technology services with Forcea’s hospital-based technology solutions to drive more effective ... Read More »

Apigee Raises $60m

Predictive analytics specialist Apigee has raised $60m in venture financing, which it will use across all areas of its business, to keep up with demand for APIs and big data systems. Apigee combines predictive analytics and advanced machine learning to analyze many types of data and build a comprehensive understanding of individual customers – including their demographics, social media usage, ... Read More »

Google Acquires Analytics Firm Adometry

Marketing analytics firm Adometry, which helps advertisers gauge how their online ads are performing, has been acquired by search giant Google.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Google said the acquisition will not be required to pass through the government regulatory process. CEO Paul Pellman commented in his recent post: “We couldn’t be more excited to join ... Read More »

Global Business Intelligence Industry Sees Strong Growth

The global Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics software market grew nearly nine per cent in the last year, new data shows. A report by IT researchers Gartner billed 2013 ‘a year of contradictions for the business intelligence and analytics software market’, but added that business intelligence and performance management continues to drive business value.  Analysts there predict the business information ... Read More »

SAS and Callcredit Enter Into Partnership to Deliver Data Analytics Service

SAS, a leader in global analytics and Callcredit Information Group, specialists in marketing services, analytics and data,  have entered into partnership to deliver a market leading omni-channel marketing and analytics service. Callcredit and SAS have recently, as part of the partnership, deployed the SAS® Marketing Automation software suite to ASDA, one of the UK’s leading retailers.  The software provides an ... Read More »

D&B Q1 2014 Revenues Up 1%

D&B (NYSE: DNB) consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2014 were US$ 381.9 million, up 1% before foreign exchange and flat after the effect of foreign exchange.   Operating income was US$ 82.3 million, down 6%.  Free cash flow for the first three months of 2014 was $148.5 million; Net cash provided by operating activities for the first three months ... Read More »

D&B Establishes Cloud Innovation Center – Acquires Indicee

D&B (NYSE:DNB) acquired Indicee, an innovator in the cloud-based analytics and business intelligence (BI) space.  Indicee’s Vancouver-based employees will join the global D&B team as part of the newly created Cloud Innovation Center.  Based on comments made in the recent D&B Q1 earnings conference call Indicee provides Cloud based technology and has no products per which D&B would be selling.  The acquisition ... Read More »

Moody’s Corporation Q1 2014 Revenues Up 5%

Moody’s revenue of $767.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 increased 5% from $731.8 million for the first quarter of 2013.  Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2014 totaled $434.2 million, a 4% decline from the prior-year period.  Operating income for the quarter was $333.0 million, a 19% increase from $280.4 million from the same period ... Read More »

FICO Adds Big Data Analytics for Hadoop to FICO Analytic Cloud

FICO (NYSE:FICO) has acquired Big Data analytics technology from Karmasphere, Inc.  The acquisition includes Karmasphere’s Big Data analytics software for query construction and collaboration using Hadoop data stores, together with related intellectual property. As part of the FICO Analytic Cloud, this technology will power insights from Hadoop Big Data for analysts, data scientists and business users. “Our goal is to ... Read More »