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D&B and FirstRain to Deliver Deep, Actionable Insight Through Structured and Unstructured Business Data

D&B (NYSE:DNB), and FirstRain, announced a partnership to deliver a ground-breaking solution combining structured and unstructured business data and analytics. The solution will provide a 360-degree view of a company that unifies relevant social content with D&B’s leading commercial content in a simple and seamless manner that is easy to use and integrate into business applications, in near real time. ... Read More »

Sales and Marketing Intelligence Services: Dun & Bradstreet Ranks Overall Highest in an Outsell Product Review

Dun & Bradstreet Sales & Marketing Solutions received the highest overall ranking in the recent Outsell product ranking report on “Sales and Marketing Intelligence Services”.  Outsell used D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions as an “umbrella” term which includes three of the company’s flagship products: Hoover’s, D&B360, and D&B Direct. Outsell reviewed five products in the Sales and Marketing Intelligence Services ... 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 »

IMS Health Acquires Pygargus

IMS Health has acquired Pygargus, an industry-leading life sciences advisory and analytics firm based in Sweden, to further advance its technology-enabled Real-World Evidence solutions and global RWE footprint. The acquisition brings together IMS Health’s market-leading RWE capabilities with Pygargus’s proprietary technology for extracting and integrating patient-anonymous information from sources that include electronic medical records, health registries and claims databases. The ... Read More »

Veda Partners with ITM

Veda announced a strategic alliance with ITM … The Data Specialist (ITM), the company responsible for setting the standard of data audits within the superannuation industry. The new alliance provides Veda’s superannuation customers with streamlined access to ITM’s data audit capabilities, and the specialized data interrogation tool DataSapient. In turn, ITM customers will benefit by not only being able to identify data ... Read More »

D&B Q3 2013 Revenues Flat

D&B reports core and total revenue flat year over year, before the effect of foreign exchange (down 1% after the effect of foreign exchange).  Diluted EPS before non-core gains and charges up 14% year over year; GAAP diluted EPS up 6%.  Operating income before non-core gains and charges was flat year over year; GAAP operating income up 10%.  Free cash ... Read More »

Kroll Ontrack Launches Portfolio and Project Management Solution

Kroll Ontrack announced the launch of a breakthrough portfolio and project management solution on ediscovery.com, empowering users to collaboratively manage their cases as a collective portfolio from any device.  Through interactive dashboards that provide real-time metrics about ediscovery spend and project details, ediscovery.com allows organizations to accurately track and forecast spend, identify trends and find opportunities for greater efficiency. Key ... Read More »

D&B Sweden in Partnership with Syncron

Bisnode subsidiary Dun & Bradstreet Sweden has signed a partnership agreement with Syncron, enabling secured business intelligence data based on the global ID system for company identification, built on DUNS®Numbers. By integrating D&B Insight with daily quality data for BI, Syncron customers get integrated access to the global ID-System built on DUNS®Numbers.  Giving Syncron users an advantage to daily secure ... Read More »

D&B-Optimized Database Rationalizes Purchases For SKF

The Swedish engineering company SKF, a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services, has chosen BISNODE – D&B to stream-line its supplier database. With D&B rationalization, SKF has optimized its database of suppliers. The transparency gained enables more efficient purchase strategies and cuts costs. Global engineering company SKF is present in over 130 countries and purchases ... Read More »

D&B Direct 2.0 Delivers Flexible, Streaming, Enterprise-wide Access to Data and Analytics from D&B and Third-party Providers

D&B (NYSE:DNB) announced the release of D&B DirectTM 2.0, the API solution providing enterprise-wide access to a broad range of business insight.  With a unified web services platform, the addition of risk scores and ratings, fraud and compliance monitoring, digital and social intelligence and more, D&B Direct 2.0 dramatically improves an organization’s ability to embed rich data and analytics in their business ... Read More »

Infogroup Enhances Bulk Update Capabilities to Create Best-in-Class Offering

Infogroup announced major enhancements to its Bulk Update product.  Bulk Update has been significantly upgraded so that clients now have a smarter and faster workflow to manage their local listings across Infogroup’s widespread network. In light of these enhancements, clients’ utilization of Bulk Update has been expanding and includes several leading SEO companies: Whitespark, Internet Matrix and RioSEO. Bulk Update ... Read More »

News from the EASDP Congress

BIIA Chairman David Worlock commented on some of the more salient happenings at the recent EASDP congress in his latest blog: Good Bye Native Websites! One of the more surprising and perhaps the more shocking news was the announcement that EASDP was to merge with EIDQ, Europe’s directory enquiries services.  Obviously the Yellow Pages industry is unraveling too fast to ... Read More »

Building Your B2B Marketing Database

Your most important tool in B2B is, arguably, the marketing database.  Without a robust collection of contact information, firmographic and transactional data about customers and prospects, you are adrift when it comes to customer segmentation, analytics, and marketing communications of all sorts, whether for acquiring new customers or to expand the value of existing customers.  In fact, your database is ... Read More »

Acxiom Revenues Down 2%

Acxiom revenue (quarter ending June 30th 2013) was $266 million, down 2 percent compared to $272 million for the prior-year period.  Income from operations decreased 5 percent to $24 million in the current quarter, compared to $25 million in the prior year. Marketing and Data Services revenue decreased 2 percent to $188 million in the quarter, compared to $192 million; ... Read More »