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Background Checks Business Booms Thanks to China

Firms that provide background checks on businesses and individuals from university applicants to management candidates have never been in such high demand thanks to a flood of fraudulent claims by Chinese businessmen and applicants… Some of the world’s leading commercial and private information services have reported that the growing problem of academic and work qualification fraud in China has lead ... Read More »

SAP and Google Team to Put “Big Data” on the Map

Intuitive Overlay of Enterprise Data onto Maps to Fuel Better Business Decisions SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) announced that it is building on its collaboration with Google to help customers manage large data volumes in intuitive, visual displays and facilitate faster, more-informed decisions. SAP plans to enhance its business analytics software with location-based data capabilities, allowing people to interact with real-time ... Read More »

Transparency: Keeping an Eye Out

Revealing the Truth Behind Corporate Lies Background-checking financial records, balance sheets and even key individuals in a firm before signing a deal with them are an essential part of international business today, and may even be a legal pre-requisite. Questions everyone setting up a deal with a foreign or even domestic company should be asking are: How do you deal ... Read More »

Observations from the BIIA Forum 2011: D&B’s Anthony Scriffignano’s Message to Users and Members

BIIA surveyed credit managers at the tail end of the global financial crisis concerning the performance of credit information during the crisis.  The response was that information companies played catch-up during the crisis pointing to a lack of real time data.  Furthermore financial statements were rendered useless because the liquidity crisis caused supply chains to collapse rather quickly.   BIIA asked ... Read More »

D&B Releases Free Tool to Identify Businesses Potentially Impacted by Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan

Tool Provides Insight on Customers, Partners and Suppliers in the Region SHORT HILLS, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– D&B (NYSE: DNB), the world’s leading source of commercial information and insight on businesses, has released a free search tool that allows individuals to identify companies that are located in the prefectures impacted by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This information ... Read More »

BIIA / Incisive Media Business Information Forum March 24, 2011

Mark your calendar:   BIIA and Incisive Media are organizing a Business Information Forum 2011 in conjunction with the Online-Information Conference and Exhibit.  The afternoon session of the Business Information Forum will deal with the specific issue of overcoming the asymmetries of information in the SME.  The following key topics are being presented: The Work of the IFC (World Bank Group) ... Read More »


61% of North American companies intend to increase investments in market intelligence in 2010-2011 according to the 2009 Global Market Intelligence Study by Global Intelligence Alliance. Many North American companies have spent the last two years focused on tighter cost management and improving their competitive advantage.  The recession has been a huge wake-up call on the important role of Market ... Read More »

Meet our Full Member Teikoku Databank America (TDB)

Teikoku Databank America, Inc. is one of the leading sources of Japanese business intelligence.   TDB began operating in 1992 in New York as a wholly owned subsidiary of Teikoku Databank, to provide various Teikoku Databank services to countries in the world.  Its parent company Teikoku Databank is one of the premier business information providers of Japanese corporate, industry, and ... Read More »

Meet our Full Member Worldbox

Worldbox Business Intelligence is an independent service with information on more than 50 million companies worldwide. Worldbox also offers a Global Debt Recovery Service. Worldbox provides an unrivalled gateway to a vast repository of company information, providing easy access to detailed data on a range of essential areas, including: authentication and verification of company registrations and accounts, corporate and financial ... Read More »