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Panjiva: What’s Driving U.S. Exports?

BIIA member Panjiva reports that the U.S. exported nearly $140 billion in March, making the month the strongest ever for U.S. exports.   Panjiva’s Trendspotting report shows that March 2012′s $139 billion in exports represented a 7% increase from March 2011 and was $3 billion higher than the next highest month, January 2011. So, what are the top products and ... Read More »

BIIA at the Kuala Lumpur APEC Conference on Financial System Capacity Building and Financial Inclusion

BIIA was invited to attend the meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) on May 22nd 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and participated in discussions on Financial System Capacity Building: Financial Inclusion. Financial inclusion is a very important tool in creating employment and poverty reduction efforts.  In the last decade microfinance institutions showed tremendous success in outreaching and serving ... Read More »

Outsell Inc. Expands to Support Global Growth

Outsell, Inc., a founder member of BIIA, continues to increase the depth and breadth of its industry coverage, unveils new brand, launches a new version of its iPad app, and expands its executive team to support global growth.  The company announced today that it is expanding its high value research and advisory services to consumer media and software applications, and ... Read More »

HG Data Company Wins Innovation Honor at “Big Data” Industry Event

HG Data Company, a technology startup transforming the business intelligence industry, has been honored as one of the three most innovative “big data” startups at the Data 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. “While LinkedIn maps the relationships between people in business, HG Data maps the relationships between the actual businesses,” said Craig Harris, Founder and CEO of HG Data. “Our ... Read More »

D&B and GlobalSoft Partner with Informatica to Power-Charge Customer Master Data

D&B enters Master Data Management market with GlobalSoft and Informatica; businesses can now leverage timely customer data using D&B’s Data-as-a-Service platform and global database, improving data accuracy, decision making. GlobalSoft, a global software consultancy, and D&B have partnered to launch D&B360 for Informatica MDM. This marks the first time that D&B has used its Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution to integrate its ... Read More »

Sinotrust Reports 15% Growth in 2011

Sinotrust, China’s leading automotive market research and business information company, released its 2011 results at a recent annual meeting which also coincided with Sinotrust’s 19th anniversary. Lei Lin, Co-President & Joint CEO of Sinotrust announced that Sinotrust’s business revenue in the year 2011 topped 350 million Yuan (US$55 million), which was an increase of 15 percent compared to the previous ... Read More »

Sinotrust Celebrated its 19th Anniversary with the Theme “Create Lasting Brilliance, Trust for the Future”

The evening of April 27, 2012 marked the grand event of Sinotrust’s 2011 annual meeting and the company’s 19th anniversary celebration. The event was attended by founders and leaders of Sinotrust, including its Co-President & Joint CEO Mr. Brook Zhang and Mr. Lei Lin, representatives from Experian China, a strategic partner for Sinotrust, as well as representatives from the Sinotrust ... Read More »

TransUnion Q1 2012 Revenues Grew by 14%

TransUnion reported revenue of $280.6 million, an increase of 14.1% compared to the prior year period. Excluding the impact of weakening foreign currencies, revenue increased 15.4% compared to the first quarter of 2011. Operating income was $65.6 million, an increase of 19.1% compared to last year. Net income attributable to TransUnion was $10.2 million compared to a loss of $25.5 ... Read More »

D&B Releases D&B360 with Enhanced Data and Analytics for Deeper Customer and Prospect Insights

D&B (NYSE: DNB), has made available enhanced data functionality for D&B360, including company financial data, competitor information and industry research.  D&B360 seamlessly integrates D&B data and other essential business information into CRM applications and provides data management, cleansing and enrichment capabilities.  By providing a deeper understanding of a customer’s financial position and industry standing, sales and marketing teams using D&B360 ... Read More »

BOL’s Revenue Down 10%, Profits Up 38%

Business Online (BOL) a Bangkok-based business information provider, has announced its results for the quarter ended 31st March 2012.  Revenues were US$2.5 million, down 10% year-on-year. BOL’s net income in the quarter was US$438,000, an increase of 38% compared to the same period in 2011.  Diluted earnings per share in the period were Baht 0.02. BOL’s online information service generated ... Read More »

Panjiva Research: Waterborne Shipments to the USA up11% March to April

The research team of BIIA member Panjiva reports: Trade activity experienced another healthy bump from March to April.  Specifically, the number of waterborne shipments coming into the U.S. experienced a 11% month-over-month increase from March to April.  Previous year’s March to April changes: +7% in 2011, +4% in 2010, +10% in 2009, +8% in 2008.  The number of global manufacturers ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Phil Cotter to the Board of Directors

Business information expert Phil Cotter appointed to the Board of Directors of BIIA Phil Cotter is founder and CEO of Cotter Consulting Ltd.  He is based in the UK.   Phil Cotter has extensive general management experience of driving profitable growth through innovation and leading change to adapt to market trends in the information industry.  He served as Managing Director of ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Ruth P. Stevens to the Board of Directors

Marketing expert Ruth P. Stevens appointed to the Board of Directors of BIIA.  Ruth P. Stevens consults on customer acquisition and retention, teaches marketing at Columbia Business School and is a guest blogger at HBR.org and Biznology.  She is past chair of the DMA Business-to-Business Council, and past president of the Direct Marketing Club of New York. Crain’s BtoB magazine ... Read More »