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HG Data’s Big Data X-ray Vision Boosts Marketing Response Rates

According to VentureBeat, BIIA member HG Data is launching a public beta test of its marketing and sales data.   Imagine you could know with reasonable certainty exactly which CRM system, database, hardware, or other business software a prospective client is using right now.  That’s exactly what HG Data, does for marketers and sales reps.  “This is the sales guy’s best friend ... Read More »

Creditsafe UK 2013 Scorecard on Most Searched Companies and Directors

Creditsafe analysed its UK database of 3 million limited companies and 10 million directors in December 2013 to establish the most searched for enterprises and individuals by its 30 000 UK customers during 2013.  ….and the winners are:  Neville Wilshire infamous star of BBC’s ‘The Call Centre’ was the most searched for company director in the last 12 months. Neville, ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate: Myanmar Eases Company Registration Amid Unprecedented Growth

Myanmar authorities have indicated that they will speed up company registration by cancelling the ‘temporary permit’ issuance, as the country sees strong international investment. Company formation traditionally worked in Myanmar by applying to the Directorate of Company and Investment Administration (DICA) to obtain a permit to trade and to register. This granted the applying company with a temporary company registration, ... Read More »

Creditreform Launches FirmenWissen Watchlist

Creditreform’s (Germany) subsidiary ‘FirmenWissen’ (Company Knowledge) has launched a new service called ‘Watchlist’ for its premium customers which includes new functions and data sources.  The current service is an event driven alert service which provides e-mail notification on company register changes, availability of new financial statements etc. The new Watchlist service allows clients to configure their own internal watchlist and ... Read More »

Global 5000 Adds more Records and New Features

Global 5000 added a search feature and one can now search for companies in the database and look at individual profiles — check out the search function here — SEARCH Corporate Education & Training Global 5000 have updated the Corporate Education & Training spending estimates for all the records in the database. The data is based on survey research that ... Read More »

The State of Market Intelligence in 2013: Global MI Survey Findings

Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA) has published the results of its Global Market Intelligence Survey 2013 which is the sixth in a series of studies conducted by GIA since 2006 on how companies around the world conduct market intelligence, and how leading companies use market intelligence for better decision making. According to GIA it is the largest and arguably the most ... Read More »

Small, Spotty and Zero Data: Insights Gleaned from the Absence of Data

Insights appear to be funny things.  They don’t necessarily depend on data, but, without corroboration in the objectively measurable, insights must be taken on faith.   In essence that’s a slippery slope to superstition and subjective decision making. Sleuthing is everything.  Insights are something one usually has to work for, and, more often than not, that involves vetting the data from ... Read More »

Onvia Announces a Strategic Business Intelligence Solution to Identify and Evaluate Government Contractors

Onvia announced the release of Vendor Center, a new strategic business intelligence solution to identify and evaluate government contractors. Vendor Center: Reports which companies are winning government business by industry and geography Lists active term contracts and awards won by each vendor Provides detailed product and pricing data by vendor based on past bid results Summarizes firmographic data for each ... Read More »

Evaluating BI Services in Asia Pacific

Local Market Expertise And Experience Should Be A Primary Evaluation Criterion For BI Services: “Global” business intelligence service providers do not necessarily have a strong presence in all (or even most) of the key markets in Asia Pacific. While access to global resources can be a clear differentiator, a strong physical presence in the region is essential to helping ensure ... Read More »

Bisnode Acquires Great Consulting Nordic AB

Bisnode has strengthened its offering in strategic advice for better decision support and has acquired Great Consulting Group Nordic AB, a Swedish consulting firm with expertise in analysis and advice in connection with strategic and operational decisions. The acquisition has strengthening Bisnodes portfolio by being able to offer additional support and advice to help its customers make smart decisions. Great ... Read More »

Business Intelligence: Through 2016, 90% of Business Decisions will be Based on a Fraction of the Available Relevant Data

This rather sobering assessment comes from Gartner and will be discussed at the Gartner Business Intelligence & Information Management Summit 2014  Exactly how can an organization “capitalize” on all the available and accessible data sources?  Last year, the industry was simply trying to understand the hype around big data and all the new styles of analytics. This year’s Summit will ... Read More »

Gartner Australian Business Intelligence & Information Management Summit 24-25 February 2014

24-25 February 2014 | Hilton Hotel, Sydney Australia The Gartner Business Intelligence & Information Management Summit being held in Sydney from 24-25 February 2014 is the must-attend event for BI, information management, and analytics professionals. This year’s agenda, built around the theme, “The Future of Your Business: Transparent, Decisive, Personalized,” explores how to apply new BI and analytics technologies to ... Read More »

BIIA Website Traffic Soars

Appearances of BIIA Directors at recent industry events are probably one of the causes for renewed interest in BIIA as the unique visitor count peaked at 44,753 with 81.2% being new visitors.  These visitors pulled over 189,905 pages from www.biia.com Another reason is the fact that BIIA has become one of the largest networks and information sources for business information ... Read More »

Worldbox Launches Bank Database

BIIA member Worldbox Business Intelligence has released an extensive subscription database profiling Switzerland and Liechtenstein’s financial institutions, including public and private banks.   Edward Sornio, the company’s General Manager, says the database is an invaluable resource for anyone working in finance and capital.  “Swiss banks and their internal workings have long been shrouded by secrecy, but our resource offers all available information ... Read More »

Asiagate Ramps up its Asian-wide Business Intelligence Offering

A dozen national credit information agencies across Asia have combined to provide the single most powerful due diligence and business research service in the region.   Asiagate Chairman, Ben Wong of Total Credit Management Services Hong Kong, says: “Globalisation and emerging economies in Asia generate more and more business opportunities every year, but the risks of doing business there are ... Read More »

Supply Chain Risk: Collaboration between LexisNexis and Corbus

Corbus is collaborating with LexisNexis to offer two LexisNexis® products that help companies mitigate supply-chain risks more effectively and efficiently. This collaboration leverages the strengths of these two Dayton-based companies, delivering supply market risk monitoring and intelligence to increase the value of outsourced procurement operations. One of the products, Lexis® Diligence, helps clients gain better intelligence when evaluating potential or existing ... Read More »

Iron Solutions Doubles Headquarters Office Space, Announces Plans to Add Staff

Iron Solutions, the company that specializes in providing data, intelligence, and technology tools for equipment dealer profitability, is expanding at its Franklin headquarters, doubling its office space and adding staff. Iron Solutions is now occupying two floors of the three-story office building at 660 Bakers Bridge Avenue, with a total of more than 12,000 square feet of space. The company ... Read More »

Ratings Agency Fitch Bids For Mergermarket

Fitch Group has lodged an interest in acquiring Mergermarket, which charges subscribers fees for supplying information about takeover deals and companies to the City and Wall Street.  The business is being sold by Pearson, the FTSE-100 media and education group which owns the FT and a stake in Penguin Random House, the global book publisher. Final bids for Mergermarket are ... Read More »