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BIIA Recommended Weekend Reading: FIBO with B2B Data Bring Aggregated Risk Analysis to Capital Markets

Mike Lubansky, Dun & Bradstreet’s Leader of Alliances Strategy, focusing on Capital Markets, Compliance, and Tax Solutions, gave an interview about FIBO, the increasingly important data standard being developed in the financial industry. Lubansky comments centered on questions such as: What are the pain-points financial companies are experiencing that FIBO helps solve? Many industries have the challenge of rationalizing disparate ... Read More »

Russian Business Community is Growing – Significant Shift in Registrations between Regions due to Migration of Businesses

Despite of difficulties the Russian businesses face today, the number of companies registered in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities (EGRUL) maintained by the Federal Tax Service is showing a positive trend. As of July 1, 2016, the number of companies with the status “active” were 4,800,000 (0,5% growth compared to 2015).  Russia is listed in the Top-10 countries ... Read More »

How Can we Use Data to make better Business Decision?

CXOTalk;s Michael Krigsman talks to Anthony Scriffignano, who is the Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet CXOTalk brings together thought leadership content from the leading experts, practitioners, authors and analysts. This content includes blog posts, short videos, and long episodes. Click the topics below to enjoy this rich resource. To listen to the interview click on this link CXOTALK Read More »

BIIA Global Readership is Growing – High Interest by Asian and European Readers

  Having celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015 BIIA has become one of the largest Business Information Networks.  www.biia.com is now the indisputed reference sportal on the subject of business information.   Surprisingly, when BIIA was launched in Asia in 2005, the BIIA portal (www.biia.com) came up quickly on the radar screen of North American readers representing 75% of global ... 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 »

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 »

Equifax, Experian, TransUnion in Settlement of US$6 m with 31 State Attorneys

Equifax, Experian and TransUnion have agreed to improve their approach to fixing mistakes on credit reports and address consumer disputes more effectively under a $6 million settlement with 31 state attorneys. The credit bureaus pledged to more closely scrutinize companies that furnish them with data and to curb the marketing of credit monitoring products to consumers who dispute information on ... Read More »

SME Access to Finance: New RBS Allegations Highlight a Brutal Climate for SME Borrowers

While the G20, in tandem with other government or non-government institutions, are trying to prop up the SME sector by providing better access to finance, it is disturbing to note that some financial institutions have been rather heavy handed in dealing with SMEs.  It is no surprise that the SME sector is increasingly dependent on alternative finance such as factoring, ... Read More »

Troubleshooting Your B2B Marketing Data Problems

Business-to-business data continues to challenge marketers, who need to identify and communicate with customers and prospects, but who run into thorny issues every day.  Problems range from duplicates, to key-entry errors, to missing data elements, and beyond.  Recently, Bernice Grossman and I worked with a group of savvy B2B marketers at a DMA conference to compile a list of difficult data problems. Here are ... Read More »

What Grows? What Does Not? A Review of Q2 2014 Revenue Growth

Up, up, up and away:  Creditsafe and LifeLock continue to make the grade with double digit growth rates.  Credit rating and analytical services followed.  Credit Ratings: Following the financial crisis many critics had written off the rating agencies.  Regulators and competition would see to it that flesh was taken out of their hides.  Obviously the latest results from the credit rating ... Read More »

B2B Marketing is Falling Down on the Job – The List of Oft-forgotten B2B Marketing Imperatives

Ruth Stevens, BIIA’s Director, recently commented on failings in B2B Marketing: I heard a horror story the other day from a consumer packaged goods executive ranting about a meeting with a vendor.  “I gave the guy an appointment, and he spent the whole time presenting his product,” she said.  “[He] never asked me a thing about my situation, and what ... Read More »

Spain: Information Industry Market Size Estimated Euro 899 million

ASEDI, Multi-sectorial Information Association (Spain) has published a report in November 2013 on the size of the Spanish Information Industry. Market Size Euro 899,255,727 Employment 9,971 Combined Share Capital Euro 90,035,212 Total Companies Covered: 4,444 The report has been categorized into five groups: Directory services:  Companies dedicated to the creation of directories and mailing addresses, location and advertising for businesses ... Read More »

The State of Market Intelligence in 2013: Global MI Survey Findings

Global Intelligence Alliance (GIA) has published the results of its Global Market Intelligence Survey 2013 which is the sixth in a series of studies conducted by GIA since 2006 on how companies around the world conduct market intelligence, and how leading companies use market intelligence for better decision making. According to GIA it is the largest and arguably the most ... Read More »