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IBM Launches Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud

IBM (NYSE: IBM), joined by more than 100 business partners, launched the IBM Digital Marketing Network in the cloud to help chief marketing officers (CMOs) and their teams more quickly and easily integrate new marketing services to measure and improve their effectiveness in real-time. IBM Digital Marketing Network provides customized dashboards for e-commerce, mobile, and digital marketers allowing them to view how their ... Read More »

Onvia Provides Accelerated Delivery of Government Bids and RFPs

Onvia, Inc. (www.onvia.com; NASDAQ: ONVI) announced it has significantly improved the timeliness of publishing bids and RFPs on a daily basis.  Onvia data shows that agencies have shortened the average response time allowed for bids and RFPs from 24 days to 19 days in the last eight months. “The need for timely access to government bids and RFPs has never been greater ... Read More »

Panjiva Adds 80,000 Records of US Exporters to Its Database

Panjiva, provider of a business-to-business platform for procurement, has added data on more than 80,000 companies exporting goods from U.S. ports. Panjiva draws on data from U.S. Customs and processes it to generate information about a supplier’s history. The resulting company profile includes detailed information such as contacts, certifications, sustainability efforts and financial health. Panjiva already makes U.S. supplier information ... Read More »

BISNODE Belgium Acquires Business Intelligence Startup BIside

Putting Business Intelligence at the Very Heart of Marketing-Solutions Portfolios BISNODE Belgium has acquired the business-intelligence startup BIside.  The company provides strategic analysis and solutions for product development, communications and engagement practices, sales optimization, online communication, customer-care optimization and risk reduction. BIside was founded by Thierry van de Merckt, who alongside having managed BIside also teaches business intelligence as associate ... Read More »

BOL Thailand Reports Q2 Revenue Growth of 20%

Bangkok-based business information provider, Business Online (BOL), reported revenues for the quarter were US$3.4 million, an increase of 20% over the same period last year.  However, net profit for the period was down by 32% to US$587,000. BOL also released its results for the six months ended 30th June. Revenues in the first half were US$6.2 million, a 16% increase ... Read More »

Nielsen Acquires R.R.Bowker’s Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions

Nielsen, the media and information measuring service, is acquiring book data vendor R. R. Bowker’s Business Intelligence and Commerce Solutions product units.  The deal will close in a month, and gives Nielsen the ability to measure e-book sales in the U.S. and U.K., while also tracking book volume and sales trends using a variety of demographic criteria. The two services ... Read More »

Experian Announces PowerCurve™ onDemand

Experian® announced the availability of PowerCurve™ OnDemand, a powerful, multitenant, software-as-a-service solution that allows Experian’s clients to implement originations and customer acquisition strategies quickly and with low risk. The offering helps to extend Experian’s lead in credit information.  By packaging PowerCurve OnDemand with commercial and credit data and analytics while also connecting to internal and third-party data sources, Experian ensures ... Read More »

Bloomberg Takes New Steps to Keep its Reporters from Snooping on its Customers

Bloomberg L.P. said it has adopted new procedures to protect client information after an outside review found the financial news and data failed to restrict its reporters’ access to subscriber data two years ago. The review, led by law firm Hogan Lovells and regulatory compliance firm Promontory Financial Group, said a number of journalists used subscriber data in their reporting, ... Read More »

Veda Readied for IPO

Veda, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s leading credit information group is being readied for an IPO.  According to the Australian Financial Review Veda’s owners, Pacific Equity Partners, are considering to float the company.  Speculations are that the business may be valued at more than AUS$1bn. Source:  businessspectator.com .au Read More »

D&B Publishes Global Economic Outlook to 2017

D&B has published its Global Economic Outlook to 2017 offering global and regional insights, upgrades and downgrades. In terms of Global Risk Insights D&B has downgraded its 2013 global growth forecast due to uncertainty around the windup of quantitative easing, growing political risks, amplified risks on OECD debt levels, and structural rebalancing in emerging markets.  Headwinds remain in the form ... Read More »

Creditreform FirmenWissen: Intelligent Linking of Corporate Profiles with Company News

FirmenWissen (Neuss, Germany) has expanded its product offering with a cooperation with GBI-GENIOS (Munich) to include press data  that ensures an intelligent combination of news and company profiles.   In total 801 press sources are included in the offer, sourced from local newspapers (for example Kölner Stadtanzeiger, Stuttgarter Nachrichten) supra-regional daily and weekly newspapers (including the F.A.Z., Handelsblatt, the clock) ... Read More »