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Informa Sells U.S. Government Contract Business Robbins – Gioia

Informa plc has sold off its non-core Robbins Gioia division to management. U.S.-based Robbins Gioia — which is a consulting company mainly to the U.S. government — was acquired by Informa in 2005 and has come under pressure as a result of the U.S. government moving more work in house. The business reported a 15 percent drop in revenue last ... Read More »

D&B Releases D&B360 with Enhanced Data and Analytics for Deeper Customer and Prospect Insights

D&B (NYSE: DNB), has made available enhanced data functionality for D&B360, including company financial data, competitor information and industry research.  D&B360 seamlessly integrates D&B data and other essential business information into CRM applications and provides data management, cleansing and enrichment capabilities.  By providing a deeper understanding of a customer’s financial position and industry standing, sales and marketing teams using D&B360 ... Read More »

Panjiva Research: Waterborne Shipments to the USA up11% March to April

The research team of BIIA member Panjiva reports: Trade activity experienced another healthy bump from March to April.  Specifically, the number of waterborne shipments coming into the U.S. experienced a 11% month-over-month increase from March to April.  Previous year’s March to April changes: +7% in 2011, +4% in 2010, +10% in 2009, +8% in 2008.  The number of global manufacturers ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches Direct Intelligence Service for US Insurance

Thomson Reuters announced the launch of its Direct Intelligence Service for Insurance, a direct data feed of live regulatory information that insurance compliance managers can use to better manage risk. The intelligence available includes latest updates, pending and final regulations, regulatory guidance, administrative codes, insurance bulletins, statutes, pending bills, enacted laws, agency guidance, and agency decision material from close to ... Read More »

Online Information Show 2012 London, United Kingdom

November 20-21, 2012, Victoria Park Plaza Hotel, London, United Kingdom MESSAGE FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR-STEPHEN DALE Surviving and thriving in a chaotic and increasingly volatile global environment requires organisations to be far more agile and innovative than at any time in our recent history. We’ve moved from the industrial age to the age of knowledge, where competitive advantage is predicated ... Read More »

Australian Credit Climate: Pitfalls and Red Flags of Bad Credit Management

Recent news reports have shown a long list of companies entering external administration and having issues with bad debt.  The increasing number of organisations finding themselves in trouble indicates a greater need for companies to pay closer attention to credit risk management. Veda’s Business Credit Demand Index for the December 2011 quarter showed that mainly small and medium sized businesses ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches Social Media Sentiment Analysis Offering

Thomson Reuters today announced an extension of its machine-readable news offering to include a sentiment scoring service for social media.  The new capability will mine the expansive wealth of social media and blog content to deliver digestible analytics on selected companies and market segments, to help trading and investment firms identify and capitalize on new opportunities. Thomson Reuters News Analytics ... Read More »

Australia: New Personal Property Securities Register Goes Live

BIIA member Veda has been at the forefront of the information services industry for many decades. The launch of the federal government’s Personal Property Securities Register, signals a new era for businesses and consumers across Australia. The PPSR brings significant changes to existing Australian business practices, from commercial lending and trade credit, to leasing, legal and professional services. The PPSR ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters 2011 Revenues up by 5% – Announces US$ 3bn Impairment Charge

Thomson Reuters reported full-year revenues from ongoing businesses of $12.9 billion, an increase of 5% before currency from the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA increased 20% from the prior year with the corresponding margin up 280 basis points to 26.4%. Underlying operating profit increased 9% from the prior year with the corresponding margin up 50 basis points to 20.0%. The reorganization ... Read More »

D&B Appoints Paul D. Ballew Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Almost unnoticed and without fanfare D&B is ramping up its data and analytics capabilities by hiring Paul D. Ballew as Chief Data and Analytics Officer.    He will be responsible for global data and information management, customer analytics, predictive analytics and the overall data and analytic strategy for the company.    According to Mr. Ballew’s credentials he does not come with ... Read More »

Thomas Network: Manufacturer-Distributor Disconnect Study

Thomas Network has released a study on the topic of Manufacturer-Distributor disconnect situation. Caution still pervades the distribution environment and distributors are finding themselves doing more for customers while battling for less business post-recession.  Distributors cut staff and costs in 2009 and focused on implementing productivity initiatives Primary concerns include economic conditions (58%); Price competition (43.6%); Increased operation costs (37.4%); ... Read More »

Reuters Software affirms Thailand Commitment Despite Layoffs

Reuters Software (Thailand) says it remains committed to Thailand despite a recent reorganization that resulted in layoffs.  The company last month laid off 40 quality assurance staff out of its total of 1,400 employees. The country’s largest software employer said the country remained one of the top three development centers for US-based Thomson Reuters.  Thomson Reuters Thailand has two business ... Read More »

Meet Our Associate Member Panjiva

Panjiva is the leading intelligence platform for global trade professionals.  With detailed information on 1.5 million companies that do business across borders, Panjiva is the go-to source for information for global trade professionals who want to find, evaluate, and connect with companies in other countries. Buyers use the Panjiva platform to: Quickly develop short-lists of potential suppliers Conduct background checks ... Read More »