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SharePoint Fest – Denver 2014

BIIA member WAND will be exhibiting at the Denver SharePoint Fest at the Colorado Convention Center September  22 – 24, 2014.  Wand will be showing off the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal for SharePoint and talking about how WAND is helping our customers speed up the process of bringing high quality taxonomies into the SharePoint term store. At SharePoint Fest – Denver ... Read More »

Business.com Launches New B2B Digital Media Platform

Business.com launches a new platform that transforms the way B2B marketers connect with buyers, accelerating the company’s mission of providing executives the ability to acquire the knowledge, products and services they need to run their businesses. The new platform and site uses a state of the art data platform, combined with a powerful content delivery system, to deliver high quality ... Read More »

FICO Survey: Mobile Banking Drives Customer Loyalty and Satisfaction

A comprehensive survey of U.S. bank customers conducted for FICO found that 82 percent of mobile banking app users are satisfied with their bank, compared with only 71 percent among those who do not use a mobile banking app, and 76 percent of the mobile app users are likely to recommend their bank, compared with only 67 percent of the non-users. The survey also ... Read More »

Amazon Announces New Mobile Payments Service

Amazon has announced plans to launch their own mobile payments app that will compete directly with currently apps including Square and PayPal. The new service, dubbed the Amazon Local Register, will work similarly to other mobile payment apps, allowing users to accept payments via credit and debit cards using the smartphones and tablets. The web retail giant will use their current payments ... Read More »

Creditreform Boniversum: BONIGO Awarded Trusted Store Seal

Creditreform’s Boniversum’s new service BONIGO, the credit service for individuals www.bonigo.de was awarded the EHI seal and the seal of approval “Trusted Shops”. BONIGO was launched in January 2014 and offers individuals the opportunity to obtain their own credit information online. In addition, BONIGO offers other credit services such as forwarding credit data to third parties, for example a landlord. ... Read More »

Veda Acquires KMS Data in NZ Delivering on its Growth Strategy for Marketing Services

Veda announced the acquisition of New Zealand data and analytics company KMS Data.  The investment is part of Veda’s growth strategy for its Marketing Services division, Inivio, and provides a platform to extend Australian solutions to the New Zealand market. KMS Data will be re-named Inivio New Zealand. KMS Data is a key player in the New Zealand consumer marketing ... Read More »

Creditsafe Launches Integrated Solutions

Enables Businesses to Build Credit Checking into their Company DNA Creditsafe application programming interface (API) enables businesses to integrate credit checking with finance and customer relationship management (CRM) systems Easy access to data on 120 million companies across the world from business applications Creditsafe has announced the launch of its Integrated Solutions platform, which enables organizations to access credit reports ... Read More »

Jailed, Fined, Deported: When a Business Investigation in China Goes Wrong

The British corporate investigator who worked for GlaxoSmithKline, Peter Humphrey, has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison for illegally obtaining private information on  Chinese citizens.  He was fined £19,000 for sourcing the data for an investigation report, and will be deported from the country after serving his sentence. His US-citizen wife – who worked alongside him – was sentenced ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Bulgaria – a caretaker government with a slew of pressing challenges; Central African Republic – a truce agreement broken before the ink was dry; Italy –in the third recession since 2008; Korea (South) – a corporate surtax to stimulate the economy? ARGENTINA:  Just months after the government unveiled a new inflation index to address accusations that it was cooking the ... Read More »

Wisers Information Ltd Secures Funding

Wisers Information Limited (“Wisers”), China’s premier media intelligence and data aggregation solutions provider, has secured an investment from SAIF Partners, a private equity firm provider of growth capital to companies in Asia. Wisers is a fast growing, Hong Kong, China based information analytics and search solutions provider. The Company has developed leading-edge technology and web-based tools for searching, monitoring and ... Read More »

Outsell: Operational Risk Management Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trends

Outsell has taken a look at the Operational Risk Management Market.   The latest report provides a detailed look into the market for Operational Risk Management solutions and forecasts growth in this segment through 2017. Outsell looks at the global distribution of the ORM market and highlights trends driving growth of these innovative technologies. Risk management professionals will learn how ORM ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Sales Expectations Soar

Fourth quarter outlook for increased sales at 11-year high After stalling over the past three months, the outlook for sales has risen to the highest level since 2003, with 46 per cent of businesses expecting increased activity in the fourth quarter of the year while nine per cent anticipate fewer sales and the majority no change. The upbeat response to ... Read More »

FICO Releases FICO Score Economic Calibration Service 2.0

Improves loss forecasting and capital allocation decisions as Lenders can make better capital allocation decisions under different economic conditions by understanding the resulting impact on consumer credit risk To help lenders predict future consumer risk under a variety of economic scenarios, FICOannounced the release of FICO® Score Economic Calibration Service 2.0. This service forecasts how credit risk levels at each FICO Score range ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate:  More Businesses, More Failures

23 per cent jump in new businesses during Q2 2014 In signs that confidence about the trading environment may be strengthening, the number of business start-ups in Australia has jumped by 23 per cent compared the previous quarter and by eight per cent from a year earlier On the back of record low borrowing costs and expectations of stronger growth, ... Read More »