Category Archives: Users of Information

Credit Information in India – Version 2

On 22 March, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the Report of the Aditya Puri led Committee to recommend Data Formats for Furnishing of Credit Information to Credit Information Companies. This report is open for public comments till 30 … Continue reading

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Intapp Acquires The Frayman Group

Intapp, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Frayman Group (TFG), a company offering risk management software for law firms.  With this move, Intapp further extends its position as the leading provider of risk management software for the legal industry, offering … Continue reading

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Kroll Ontrack and Blancco Form Strategic Alliance to Offer Expanded Data Erasure Solutions

Blancco’s market-leading data erasure software paired with Kroll Ontrack’s erasure services and data recovery expertise deliver a complete data erasure strategy Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery and ediscovery products and services, and Blancco, the global leader in data … Continue reading

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Trade Credit Insurers Report New Business Growth in 2013 – Industry still Concerned about Fragile Recovery

Trade credit insurance members state that the market is characterized by strong competition and new business growth in 2013.   This however is negatively influenced by the ongoing economic and political conditions in part of the world. The claims picture in … Continue reading

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Boosting Internet Access in Remote Areas

Google is acquiring Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas.  Google did not release the financial terms of the transaction. Titan’s drones are able to run for five years … Continue reading

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Country Risk Climates: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Finland – a reshuffled government and modest economic expectations; Haiti – a major Cabinet reorganization; Slovenia – question marks over the government’s survival chances. CHINA: Investors in yuan are now on notice that there is a two-way risk and this … Continue reading

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Alibaba to Acquire AutoNavi

Reuters reports that Chinese digital mapping and navigation firm AutoNavi Holdings Ltd (AutoNavi Holdings Ltd (ADR) agreed to be acquired by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd in a deal valuing the company at about $1.5 billion. AutoNavi said the company’s shareholders will … Continue reading

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Connotate Awarded Patent for Automated Quality Control of Webdata

Innovations in Web data delivery and Advanced Pattern Recognition to Ensure Consistency of Large-Scale Webdata Extractions Connotate, the enterprise-grade datapipe for Web-sourced information, or Webdata, announced the award of its sixth patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,666,913.  Connotate received this patent for its … Continue reading

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China: CIOs to Become a Hot Commodity

McKinsey opines in a recent article on ‘What could happen in China in 2014?” that the importance of the role of the CIO is growing. There is a paradox when it comes to technology in China. On the one hand, … Continue reading

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The Rising Cost of Hacking

The latest threat is one that has been lurking in the system for as long as two years – called Heartbleed.   Once again the hackers and cyber-thugs have attacked a system that we have become more and more dependent upon. … Continue reading

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Interactive Data in Collaboration with SAP

Interactive Data Corporation announced a strategic collaboration with SAP that will enable clients to simply plug their applications into Interactive Data’s data store, allowing them immediate access to the most up-to-date Interactive Data content on demand. Data acquisition, integration and … Continue reading

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Kroll Bond Ratings Is Developing CMBS Surveillance Unit

Kroll Bond Rating Agency is developing a research business to monitor the performance of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), adding a recurring-revenue stream to its credit-rating division. The service will be funded by investors and provide monthly updates on the debt.  … Continue reading

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FICO Launches Powerful Identity Resolution Engine That Helps Thwart Fraud Rings

50+ algorithms scour multiple data sources to help defeat criminal rings that perpetrate money laundering, insider fraud and other crimes FICO (NYSE:FICO) announced the general availability of FICO® Identity Resolution Engine 3.6, a powerful software solution that improves personal identification … Continue reading

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Intel Acquires Stake in Big Data Startup Cloudera

Intel Corp said it made a significant investment in Cloudera and will make the fast-growing startup its preferred distributor of software for crunching Big Data.  The top chipmaker said its equity investment in Cloudera makes it the company’s single largest … Continue reading

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Country Risk Climates: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Azerbaijan – a successful first bond sale; Belgium – anti-foreign-worker drive; Brazil — another interest rate hike (the last for a while?); Croatia – borrowing needs; Nigeria – starting to look at devaluation as an option? BAHAMAS:  The Islands expect … Continue reading

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Coface Identifies 10 Emerging Countries Hot on the Heels of the BRICS

After 10 years of frenetic growth, the BRICS are slowing down sharply: for 2014, Coface forecasts growth of on average 3.2 points lower than the average growth these countries registered over the previous decade. At the same time, other emerging … Continue reading

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D&B Launches Significantly Enhanced D&B360 Data Cloud Connector for Oracle Eloqua

D&B (NYSE:DNB) introduced D&B360TM for Eloqua 2.0, a redesigned version of its award-winning integrated solution for Oracle Eloqua Marketing Automation. Customers of Oracle Eloqua can use D&B360 to integrate business insights into their workflows, enabling sales and marketing teams to pinpoint … Continue reading

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