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BIG DATA and the Securities Skill Shortage

Finding a security analyst with the data discovery experience to combat modern threats is like searching for the mythical unicorn. The person does not exist. Recent high profile, high-impact data breaches across industries, including financial, healthcare, and retail, prove that today’s cybercriminals are adept at finding and fully exploiting even the smallest security gaps. Detection of their malicious activity often ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Partners with NGOs to Fight Human Trafficking

Powerful data analytics will enable companies to identify sources of labor in their supply chains and avoid risk of involvement in exploitation Thomson Reuters announced new partnerships with two of the world’s premier anti-slavery organizations to turn the power of data analytics onto corrupt labor brokers and people traffickers.  Companies and financial institutions can become unwitting participants in slavery due ... Read More »

FINTECH at its Best: Goldman Sachs Enters the Fray

Goldman Sachs is entering online lending!  BIIA editorial comment. Six months ago Goldman Sachs was a lead underwriter on the initial public offering of Lending Club, the biggest and brashest of a new breed of online lenders.  There it got an inside view of how financial disrupters work.  Now this financial powerhouse is looking to disrupt the disrupters, launching its ... Read More »

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Lays Out U.S. Strategy

Alibaba’s U.S. strategy is about getting more American companies on its platform to sell to Chinese consumers — not about trying to market to U.S. consumers, the company’s founder and executive chairman, Jack Ma, emphasized on Tuesday. “We need more American products to go to China,” Ma said at Tuesday’s Economic Club of New York gathering at the Waldorf Astoria ... Read More »

LexisNexis India Acquires Universal Law Publishing

LexisNexis has acquired its Delhi-based rival Universal Law Publishing for an undisclosed amount.  LexisNexis India is the domestic arm of the USD 9-billion Anglo-Dutch Reed Elsevier group and claims to be the leader in the around Rs 500-crore legal publishing industry in India. While LexisNexis India employs around 200 people here, Universal Law Publishing has a headcount of around 50 ... Read More »

WAND Launches Fire Department Taxonomy

Fire Departments carry a lot of responsibility.  Not only do they fight the fires in our communities, they also rescue people from dangerous situations and provide a variety of fire and emergency safety education programs for everyone from preschoolers to senior citizens. Firefighters also spend many, many hours in training throughout their careers.  Unlike most of us, they also stay ... Read More »

Linking Data is the Biggest Challenge for Global Marketers

Annual global research identifies linkage, technology and organizational structure as the three key challenges in digital marketing Digital marketers are facing an on-going battle getting to grips with the huge amounts of data they have to work with. The biggest hurdles and key priorities for marketers this year are dependent on having accurate, enriched data, linked together in a central location ... Read More »

Worldbox Expands Hong Kong Office for Asian Operations

Worldbox Business Intelligence has expanded its Hong Kong bureau to serve as a hub for Asia-Pac co-ordination, as well as offering corporate solution services as an extension of its company information product line. The Swiss-based firm, specializing in international cross-border business information, has expanded its Hong Kong office to become the regional headquarters for the Asia Pacific region. Founder and ... Read More »

Alibaba launches Korea Pavilion on Tmall.com

Alibaba Group, has announced the launch of a Korea Pavilion on its Tmall.com platform.  Tmall.com’s Korea Pavilion opened on 18th May and allows any Korean retail goods to be listed. Tmall.com’s Korea Pavilion was introduced in a ceremony at the aT Center by Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, and Choi Kyunghwan, Deputy Prime Minister of Korea. ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates:  Trends to Keep an Eye On

Burundi – new election deadlines and more violence; China – growing international use of the yuan; Greece – down to the wire; Uzbekistan – unusually volatile black currency market. CANADA:  Extreme weather and the global oil price drop hit the economy in the first quarter. While the weather effect is passing, oil will have a negative influence for some time. ... Read More »

Employment Screening Reveals Rise in ‘Bad’ CVs

Due diligence specialists are reporting that inaccurate job applications are at their highest levels since 2011, with 63% of CVs containing inaccuracies already this year. Over a third were found to have errors regarding employment history, while 30 per cent featured incorrect claims of professional qualifications or memberships.  The findings come from HireRight’s checking of 26,000 European, Middle Eastern and ... Read More »

Three barriers to B2B data-driven marketing

Ask any business marketer about the importance of data, and you’ll get plenty of good answers. “It’s essential,” they’ll say. “Data drives everything we do.” That’s a good thing, since marketers are under increasing pressure to manage, collect, and make use of data, according to a recent CMO Club/Gartner study. But in my experience, answers like this are just lip service. ... Read More »

Cyber Security: There is No Secure Inside

There is No Secure Inside – So Get the Most from your Firewall Firewalls seem like a fixture of IT security, having been used for more than 15 years in most business environments to protect our internal assets from the hacks out there on the big bad Internet.  Yet too often we read the headlines and hear about another network ... Read More »

Using Unreliable Data Won’t Help Credit Invisibles

American Banker recently published an Op-Ed from Jim Wehmann, head of FICO’s Scores business. In it, he delineates some of the risks associated with the approach being promoted by those claiming that tens of millions of previously “invisible” consumers can qualify for mortgages based on data that exists today in their credit bureau files. An important debate is occurring in the mortgage industry ... Read More »

Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB) Singapore and Hospital Alliance Singapore to Launch Special Credit Reporting Service

A new credit report has been launched in Singapore to help hospitality firms in their risk management.  The SCCB Hospitality Credit Report is a joint effort by Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB) and Hospitality Alliance Singapore (HAS).  It will be made available to members of seven key associations under HAS, benefitting some 80 hospitality firms. According to SCCB, payment performance ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires 30% Equity Stake in Economic Research Company Nomisma

CRIF will enter with a 30% stake in Nomisma’s share capital, becoming the largest shareholder as well as the only shareholder-industrial partner in the Bologna-based economic and industrial research company. The transaction involves the acquisition of a minority stake aimed at future industrial partnerships. The Bologna-based economic research company will maintain complete and unchanged operational independence. The new structure will ... Read More »