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BIIA in Action: Joint Conference with the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

BIIA Chairman David Worlock and BIIA Deputy Managing Director Phil Cotter were part of BIIA’s joint conference with the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.   Back from Hong Kong David Worlock provides this inspiring summary of this event: “Looking out of a Hong Kong Club window earlier this week around 8 pm I observed the ... Read More »

S&P Capital IQ Opens New Offices in Russia and South Africa, Increases Presence in the Netherlands

To better support expanding business is Europe, the Middle East and Africa, S&P Capital IQ, a provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics, has announced the establishment of offices in Moscow, Russia, and Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as increased presence in the Netherlands. S&P Capital IQ’s investment decision was based on the recognition of the region’s growing capital ... Read More »

MarkLogic World 2013

April 8-11, 2013  –  The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Time is running out to save big $’s on MarkLogic World registration fees– register by January 31st to secure the price of $995 ($1,395 regular price) for a savings of almost 30%. MarkLogic World 2013 will feature over 40 breakout sessions covering topics around Big Data Search, Application Development, Analytics and ... Read More »

FICO World 2013

FICO (NYSE: FICO) announced that it has opened registration for FICO World 2013, the leading international conference on analytic strategies. FICO World 2013, held April 30-May 3 at the Hilton Miami Downtown, will address how companies are using Big Data analytics to understand and collaborate with today’s connected consumer. This year’s FICO World, the company’s 35th corporate conference, will feature four days of sessions and networking events under the ... Read More »

Oracle Buys Cloud-base Analytics Platform Provider DataRaker

Oracle announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire DataRaker, a provider of a cloud-based analytics platform that enables electric, gas and water utilities to leverage vast amounts of data to optimize operational efficiency and improve the customer experience. Leading-edge utilities are investing in infrastructure to collect massive amounts of data from millions of distributed smart meters and ... Read More »

Equifax Acquires Controlling Stake in Analytics Company NettPositive India

According to Reuters, Equifax Inc has acquired a controlling stake in NettPositive Business Analytics, a Bangalore-based company that provides analytics and business intelligence solutions to the financial services, insurance, retail and telecommunications sectors.  The financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. With this acquisition, NettPositive’s operations and services will become part of Equifax. NettPositive is a differentiated provider ... Read More »

IBM Opens New Analytics Center in Partnership with Ohio State University

IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it will establish a new analytics center in Columbus, Ohio, dedicated to advancing research, development, client services and skills training in the areas of analytics, big data and cognitive computing. The move aims to create 500 new analytics jobs and nurture economic development in the region over the next three years. The first of its ... Read More »

McGraw-Hill Companies: Consolidated Q3 2012 Revenues Up 2%

The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) reported third quarter revenue of $1,953 million, an increase of 2% compared to the same period last year.  McGraw-Hill Financial reported a 15% increase and McGraw-Hill Education reported an 11% decline.  Net income from continuing operations decreased 14% to $314 million and diluted earnings per share decreased 9% to $1.10. McGraw-Hill Financial:  The large decline ... Read More »

Sharp Contrasts in Growth of Analytics, Credit Information and Rating Services

We previously wrote that analytics and platforms are becoming key differentiators in business information services.  2011 and first half 2012 revenue growth figures of key players in credit information and rating services provide a stark contrast to those companies who do not have a substantial stake in analytics.   Analytical services are growing at a very healthy double digit rate. Consumer ... Read More »

New IBM Software Accelerates Decision Making in the Era of Big Data

IBM announced new software to provide clients with a sophisticated way to tame the data deluge and speed up business processes, making it easier for decision makers to gain insights from data.   Based on innovations from IBM labs, the new software continuously accesses, compresses, and analyzes data, freeing up IT staff to work on higher value tasks such as big ... Read More »