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Dun & Bradstreet to Fuel Informatica’s Intelligent Data Platform

Strategic Alliance Will Enable Informatica Customers to Consolidate Applications and Build Stronger Total Customer Relationships Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA), one of the world’s leading independent provider of data integration software and Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) announced a strategic alliance that natively integrates Dun & Bradstreet content into Informatica’s Intelligent Data Platform and core applications, including Master Data Management (MDM), Total Supplier Relationship (TSR), Data Quality (DQ) and Data ... Read More »

Outsell Signature Event “ConvergenceNOW” a Great Success

BIIA extends its compliments to Anthea Stratigos, CEO and Co-founder of Outsell, and her team for producing an outstanding industry event “ConvergenceNOW!”  The event, which was co-produced with the Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc. (JEGI), took place in the historic town of Versailles outside Paris.  Over twenty presenters covered a wide range of key topics on the convergence of content, technology, ... Read More »

Wipro and Net Suite Launch Business Process Software

Wipro announced the launch of its ‘Finance and Accounting Business-Process-as-a-Service’ (F&A BPaaS) solution for enterprises.  Developed in partnership with Net Suite, Wipro’s F&A BPaaS is a comprehensive, end-to-end business process solution that can help improve business agility, user experience and process efficiency. The F&A BPaaS solution enables enterprises to manage their global F&A operations, with extensive management reporting and analytics ... Read More »

Analytics, Platforms, Software & Workflow plus Big Data Drive Developments in Business Information

Analytics, Platforms, Software & Workflow plus Big Data continue to remain the driving forces in business information accounting for 50% of business development activities in 2012 (see charts). Acquisitions accounted for 24% of announcements. In credit information there were two billion dollar deals in 2012.  Experian acquired a remaining stake in Serasa for US$ 1.5 bn.  Equifax paid US$ 1 ... Read More »

Microsoft Earnings, Revenue Miss Forecasts

Revenue fell 8 percent to $16.01 billion from $17.37 billion a year ago.  Net income according to generally accepted accounting principles fell to $4.47 billion, or 53 cents per share, from $5.74 billion or 68 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Analysts had expected the company to report earnings of 56 cents a share on $16.42 billion in revenue, ... Read More »

IBM Q3 Revenues Down 5% – Earnings Flat

Total revenues for the third quarter of 2012 of $24.7 billion were down 5 percent (down 2 percent, adjusting for currency) from the third quarter of 2011.  Net income of $3.8 billion was flat year-to-year; or $3.9 billion, up 3 percent excluding the impact of UK pension-related charges.  Operating (non-GAAP) net income was $4.2 billion compared with $4.0 billion in ... Read More »