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SugarCRM Partners with Virgin Mobile USA as it Revamps its Mobile Strategy

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SugarCRM Inc. announced that Virgin Mobile USA has selected SugarCRM to better service customers with a modern, digital engagement strategy as part of the brand’s coming evolution. In deciding on a new platform, Virgin Mobile USA conducted an extensive evaluation of many leading CRM vendors before choosing SugarCRM. The brand ultimately chose Sugar because it is a flexible and configurable ... Read More »

Cedar Rose – A Top Intelligence Company Scoops Industry Accolade – Congratulations


Specialist Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Intelligence Services provider Cedar Rose International has received this year’s ‘Credit Excellence Award in Export & International’ from Credit Collections & Risk (CCR) magazine. The award honours companies that provide cross-border services and was presented to Cedar Rose for its unrivalled company and person intelligence coverage of the MENA region. The ceremony, hosted ... Read More »

Balancing Security with Convenience: On IoT 2.0: The Internet of Things-to-Things


Once just basic sensors collecting business data for operational tasks, now, the IoT is  making connections across the value chain.This new focus on customer-centric experiences shows just how far the Internet of Things has come from its B2B beginnings.  Whereas IoT was once just basic sensors collecting business data to inform operational tasks (fleet maintenance, for example), it is now ... Read More »

GBGroup Appoints Chris Clark as New CEO


GBG is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Clark as its new CEO, replacing Richard Law who is retiring from the Board after 14 years as CEO. It is anticipated that Chris will join GBG on 1 April 2017, providing sufficient time to complete an orderly handover. Chris Clark is a highly experienced, successful and well-regarded business leader who, ... Read More »

TransUnion (TRU) Forms Strategic Partnership to Spur Growth

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TransUnion TRU is currently making significant investments to modernize its infrastructure and facilitate the seamless transition to the latest Big Data and analytics technologies. Such investments will allow TransUnion expand its business and improve its cost structure. It recently inked a strategic partnership with SavvyMoney, wherein both entities will work mutually to enhance their financial data analytical offerings to the customers. ... Read More »

China Intends to Regulate Internet Finance


China recently pledged to improve supervision over the online finance market, including peer-to-peer (P2P) platforms, to reduce risks and support healthy development of the sector.  A policy document released by the State Council, China’s cabinet, tasked various government agencies with working to contain internet finance risks, improve the competitive environment and boost investors’ risk awareness. Internet finance refers to deposits, ... Read More »

Atradius Publishes 10 Principles for Export Success to China


To help exporters maximize their chances of business success in China, Atradius Credit Insurance has published the ‘’Trade successfully with China’’ guide China, by far the largest economy of Asia is gradually shifting from investment-led growth towards consumption. With slower growth forecast and changing government priorities it is important to know where your target audience is positioned and where the biggest ... Read More »

Russian Risk Climate: Profitability of Russian Corporations Appears to be Holding Up


In spite of the current difficult economic situation in Russia, corporations continue to be profitable, according to statistics released by the Federal State Statistics Service of Russia (Rosstat).  In examining the company results for the first half of 2016, 69% of companies in Russia were profitable. In comparison with the same period of 2015, the increase in income was marginal: ... Read More »

Infogroup Data Now Available in Adobe Audience Manager

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Business and Consumer Data Sets Enable Hyper-Targeted B2B and B2C Digital Marketing Campaigns Big data, marketing services and analytics provider Infogroup, announced that its business and consumer data will be digitally available in Adobe Audience Manager, the industry’s leading data management platform (DMP).  This platform consolidates audience information from all available sources via its Audience Marketplace.  Powered by Infogroup business and consumer data, ... Read More »

Equifax Workforce Compliance Solutions

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Equifax Workforce Solutions Helps Streamline Compliance with New ACA Management Essentials Solution.  An Easy-to-use, Self-service Offering Now Enables Businesses of All Sizes to Benefit from Company’s Award-Winning ACA Management Technology At the 19th Annual HR Tech Conference — Equifax Workforce Solutions, a leader in human resource, analytics and verification services, and a business unit of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX), announced the launch of ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Business is Looking Forward to a mostly Merry Christmas

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Australian business attitudes are upbeat as we head into the year-end.  According to Dun & Bradstreet’s September Business Expectations Survey, companies are anticipating increased sales, profits, employee numbers and selling prices in the December quarter, compared to the September quarter. However, compared to the final quarter of 2015, expectations are lower across in all components of the survey. Stephen Koukoulas, ... Read More »

TransUnion Survey: Credit is Important to South Africans but Few Understand How Reports are Generated


More than 72 percent of a group of South Africans who participated in a TransUnion survey released recently, agree that their credit score is important to them, but only 45 percent say they understand how credit reports are generated. In terms of the above mentioned survey, most consumers are also confused about credit scores and reports themselves as only 36 percent of ... Read More »

New CRA Guidance Promotes Use of Alternative Data in Lending


The potential of alternative data in consumer lending decisions continues to be a hot topic in Washington, D.C., with the latest evidence seen in developments related to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).  When federal banking agencies recently revised their Q&As for CRA compliance, their focus on the use of alternative data caught my eye. This development is welcome news for ... Read More »

FICO Establishes Foothold in Montana’s Gallatin Valley

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Silicon Valley analytics pioneer FICO has quietly been establishing a foothold in Montana’s Gallatin Valley, and plans to expand its workforce there in the coming months. At an event today in the company’s Bozeman, Montana offices, FICO executives announced plans to hire 50 more people there over the next 18 months. FICO Chief Executive Officer Will Lansing said that the region’s strength as a technical hub, fueled ... Read More »

TransUnion Ranks No. 29 on American Banker’s FinTech Forward 100 List

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TransUnion announced that it has been awarded the No. 29 ranking on American Banker and BAI’s FinTech Forward 100 list. FinTech Forward, now in its 13th year, is the industry standard for global rankings of the top FinTech providers. A central objective of the FinTech Forward program is to identify the forces and trends that are motivating banks’ technology investments. The ... Read More »

FICO’s Dr. Scott Zoldi Receives Analytics 50 Award


Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and CIO.com have named Dr. Scott Zoldi, chief analytics officer at analytic software firm FICO, one of the winners of the first Analytics 50 Awards. The awards program honors 50 executives who are using analytics at their organizations to solve business challenges. Dr. Zoldi received the award for his leadership in developing new analytic technologies to reduce ... Read More »

Avention OneSource Solutions Announces Sole Distribution Agreement with Nikkei Media Marketing


Avention, maker of OneSource® Solutions for smarter business insights, is pleased to announce that it has signed a sole distribution agreement for Japan with Nikkei Media Marketing (“Nikkei MM”), Japan’s premier data provider. This follows Avention’s recent launch of the OneSource Global Business Browser product in Japanese. Nikkei MM will act as the exclusive and general agent for all of ... Read More »