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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 »

Veda Renames its Marketing Services Division – Announces Partnership with Datalicious

Inivio (Veda’s Marketing Services Unit) announced a partnership with Datalicious to revolutionize content delivery to corporate websites Australian marketers can revolutionize content delivery on corporate websites – making the ‘one size fits all’ home page a thing of the past – through a first of a kind solution from Inivio and Datalicious, launched recently at the ADMA conference in Sydney.  ... Read More »

Optimizing Search by Using WAND Taxonomy and DataFacet

By using a WAND Foundation Taxonomy and DataFacet automatic tagging will significantly improve a user’s ability to find relevant information. The attached document illustrates the difference in search results once a WAND Taxonomy and DataFacet automatic tagging have been applied.  Shown in the yellow box, the user can now filter the search results using highly relevant business terminology to narrow ... Read More »

Wand Inc.: Bad Search is Costing Money

BIIA member Wand Inc. has recently published a White Paper: Value of Descriptive MetaData for Enterprise Search. There are two main types of information that most organizations need to manage: 1) structured data, which is usually in databases and often quantitative in nature; and, 2) unstructured data, or text.  Structured data is handled fairly well with business intelligence tools and ... 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 »

TransUnion Q2 2013 Revenues Up 6.2%

TransUnion reported revenue of $300.8 million, an increase of 6.2% compared to the second quarter of 2012. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a decrease in revenue of 1.3%. Acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 0.8%. Operating income was $39.5 million in the second quarter of 2013 compared to an operating loss of $29.3 million in the prior year. ... Read More »

Trade Payment Data: Helping Businesses Avoid Risky Customers

Veda, one of Asia-Pacific’s leading provider of consumer and commercial data intelligence and insights, announces that the Trade payment data will be available in Commercial credit risk reports to provide customers with early indicators of potential financial difficulty. Veda’s analysis of trade payment behaviour shows this information to be a lead indicator of financial distress; specifically, that companies with invoices ... Read More »

Veda Australia Honored with Prestigious Australian Business Awards

Veda’s Debtor IQ (www.debtoriq.com) has been honored in the prestigious Best New Product, Best Product Innovation, and Best e-Business Product categories at The Australian Business Awards 2013. Moses Samaha, Veda’s GM of Commercial Risk says “this award provides important industry recognition of the powerful insights that Debtor IQ delivers to Veda’s customers, helping them to cut costs and reduce risk ... Read More »

Veda In Strategic Alliance with NECDL (National e-Conveyancing Development Limited)

Veda announces a strategic alliance with NECDL (National e-Conveyancing Development Limited), the company responsible for delivering a national electronic conveyancing solution to the Australian property industry. The alliance with NECDL will enable Veda’s customers to access Australia’s new property exchange, PEXA, through Veda’s on-line portal, VedaCheck.   VedaCheck provides lenders, lawyers and other professionals involved in mortgage and conveyancing processes integrated ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Consumer Financial Stress Levels Continue to Ease

Consumer financial stress continues to ease this year as Australians maintain a focus on shoring-up their financial position in the aftermath of the global financial crisis and as unemployment creeps higher. With the unemployment rate edging up to 5.7 per cent in June, its highest level since September 2009, the consumer attitude towards increased savings which was established following the ... Read More »

A Tipping Point for ‘Made in America’?

Could $1 billion save American manufacturing?  BIIA member Josh Green, Co-founder & CEO, Panjiva, asked  recently asked this question in ‘APPAREL’ The Obama administration has earmarked US$1bn amount in the 2014 budget to create the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), a system of 15 manufacturing innovation institutes across the U.S.  The political focus on manufacturing and, perhaps more important, ... Read More »