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LexisNexis South Africa to Acquire Korbitec

LexisNexis South Africa, part of RELX Group, has agreed to purchase Korbitec (Pty) Ltd from the Naspers Group for an undisclosed amount. The transaction is subject to approval by the South African Competition Commission.  Korbitec is a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions for South African property professionals, with two leading products, GhostConvey and Windeed, in addition to its Banking ... Read More »

FICO: Why Analytic Innovation Matters

Scott Zoldi, Vice President of Analytic Science at FICO recently returned from Payments 2015 where he was invited to speak on advances in behavior analytics—specifically fraud analytics that differentiate unusual customer behavior from fraud, including collaborative profiling that anticipates new previously unseen behavior. Here are his observations and recommendations: This analytic innovation is just one of 92 patent applications pending in ... Read More »

CRIF Opens Office in Shanghai

To meet the increasing demand for risk management and business information solutions in the region, CRIF opened of a new office in Shanghai.  Alongside existing operations in Beijing, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, and India, the new office will strengthen CRIF’s local presence as well as throughout the Asia-Pacific region. CRIF will be able to deliver integrated solutions and business ... Read More »

Equifax in Partnership with National Independent Automotive Dealership Association

Equifax Expands NIADA Partnership to Provide Industry Insight and Consumer Auto Loan Payment Reporting Capabilities to Independent Dealers Equifax Inc. is expanding its partnership with the National Independent Automotive Dealership Association (NIADA) to support independent and Buy-Here-Pay-Here (BHPH) dealerships. For the 2015 NIADA Used Car Industry Report, Equifax provided insight on subprime auto lending trends and partnered to conduct the ... Read More »

Lattice Engines adds HG Data’s Installed Technology Datasets to Drive Its Predictive Engine

Lattice Engines adds the most comprehensive global dataset of installed technologies, making its predictive B2B sales and marketing platform even more powerful  HG Data, one of the global leaders in competitive intelligence on installed technologies, and Lattice Engines, the leading provider of predictive marketing and sales applications, announced today that they have entered into a partnership.  This agreement gives Lattice Engines ... Read More »

Cyber Security:  Mobile Banking Security

Over 50 percent of consumers use mobile banking apps.  With millions of transactions occurring between consumers and companies each day, hackers are finding more and more ways to steal this sensitive data. In fact, 70% of Apple iOS paid financial apps have been hacked and 95% of Android paid financial apps have been hacked. This type of vulnerability calls for ... Read More »

Penton Appoints Barbara Couchois And George Assimakopoulos

Penton Appoints Barbara Couchois And George Assimakopoulos To Lead Its Explosive Growth In Marketing Services and expanding strategic agency relationships Penton, an innovative professional information services company, today announced that it has appointed Barbara Couchois to the newly created role of vice president, marketing monetization and named George Assimakopoulos head of client services, to drive the company’s exceptional growth in marketing services. The company’s ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate:  The Number of Troubled Companies on the Rise

Number of Troubled Companies Rise in Latest Default Risk Study – Greece and United Stated dominated A monthly study tracking the probability of defaults among companies rose to its highest level in several months in June. The dubious list was dominated by companies based in Greece and the United States. An index tracking the percentage of companies with a default ... Read More »

TransUnion Partnership with CellControl Saves Lives

In late May, TransUnion announced a new partnership with Cellcontrol to offer a new technology that provides enhanced protection against distracted driving. The announcement was made at TransUnion’s Insurance Summit in Chicago, a two-day gathering of more than 100 insurance executives from across the nation. In conjunction with the announcement, TransUnion released the findings of its teen driving survey, which polled ... Read More »

Forrester Research:  Database-As-A-Service

Forrester Research has recently published a report on Database-as-a-service (DBaaS), a new and emerging publiccloud database service. Business leaders demand next-generation applications and new insights to drive more intelligent engagement and better decisions. To get there, enterprise architects need to design an agile technical architecture that can scale automatically with capabilities, such as databases, that are always available to support ... Read More »

LifeLock Introduces Identity and 401(k) Theft Protection for the Workplace

New Product Offers Enhanced Protection Exclusively Through the Benefits Channel LifeLock, Inc. (NYSE:LOCK) announced its newest product, LifeLock Benefit Elite™ identity theft protection, created specifically for employers and brokers to offer as a benefit for employees. With easy enrollment and convenient payroll deduction, this new product will be available for employees at a competitive price. LifeLock Benefit Elite™ protection is ... Read More »

Worldbox Launches Comprehensive Company Database for Africa

The global Business Intelligence company Worldbox now offers complete identification company records for Rwanda, Tanzania, Mauritius, Uganda and Madagascar with extended business records for 25 other African countries.  Worldbox’s industry-leading business information database now contains the complete identifications of registered companies in 56 per cent of countries within the Africa continent, and coverage is continuing to grow month-by-month. Adding to ... Read More »

Data Breaches Could Cost UK Businesses 20bn Pounds

New regulations will significantly raise reporting and financial stakes for companies.  Two thirds of customers affected say they would cease doing business with an affected organization.  New figures reveal that mid-sized and large businesses could be in line for fines totalling £20bn if they fail to protect their customers from data breaches.  Companies that suffer a breach could face serious ... Read More »

Postrecession Start-Ups have Decreased 44.7 Percent

Experian® announced that the number of businesses started each year after the recession has decreased substantially — nearly 45 percent (44.7 percent).   According to an Experian analysis on business start-ups, in 2010 29.1 percent of all small businesses were newly formed, while in 2014 just 16.1 percent were start-ups. The analysis also found that the restaurant industry was the top ... Read More »

Got Good Cyber Insurance Cover? Beware of Holes in Your Policy

A brand new decision from a federal trial court in Utah is a sobering reminder that just because you have purchased “cyber” insurance does not mean that your insurance company will pay a cyber-related claim.  In Travelers Property Casualty Company of America et al. v. Federal Recovery Services et al., the insurance company sued its policyholder for a declaration of ... Read More »

Cyber Security Breaches on the Increase in the UK

PWC have been commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to survey companies across the UK on cyber security incidents and emerging trends. This survey aimed to provide greater awareness amongst UK business of the risks, insights on how companies are mitigating those risks (or not) and key trends. The survey results can also provide companies with ... Read More »