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Good News: B2B Prospecting Data is More Accurate than You May Think

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Business marketers are always complaining about their customer data.  “It’s pretty bad,” they’ll say.  “It’s a mess.”  Over the last decade, my colleague Bernice Grossman and I have studied this issue, producing a series of five research reports on the quality of the data B2B marketers can rent or buy for prospecting purposes. Our latest studypublished this week shows that prospecting data is surprisingly accurate—well ... Read More »

FICO Helps Businesses of All Sizes Innovate Like Start-ups with Next Generation Prescriptive Analytics and Decision Management Suite

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FICO® Decision Management Suite 2.0 gives businesses of all sizes the ability to develop innovative analytic-powered applications faster. Expanded suite enables subject matter experts to model and execute business decisions without involving IT. Suite simplifies decision management by establishing repeatable, automated processes. Analytics software firm FICO (NYSE:FICO) introduced the FICO® Decision Management Suite 2.0, at FICO® World 2016 in Washington, DC. The expanded, cloud-based suite of analytic tools and applications represents ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics Acquires Risk Intelligence Ireland, Expanding Global Footprint

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Verisk Analytics Inc. announced the acquisition of Risk Intelligence Ireland, a leading provider of fraud detection, compliance, risk control, and process automation services to the Irish insurance industry. “Risk Intelligence Ireland has developed valuable tools to help insurers control costs and improve the pricing of risk in a country where insurers are challenged by underwriting losses and a surge in ... Read More »

McGraw Hill Financial Changes Name to S&P Global Inc. – New Ticker Symbol SPGI

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In a landmark move McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) was rebranded S&P Global today, following a shareholder vote at its Annual Shareholders Meeting.  On Thursday April 28 President and Chief Executive Officer Douglas L. Peterson will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange when the Company’s shares will begin trading under the new ticker symbol, SPGI. In a letter to shareholders issued on April 27, ... Read More »

Future of Decision Management Explored at FICO World 2016

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FICO conference draws 900+ attendees to discuss advances in analytics and decision management FICO CEO Will Lansing sees choppy waters ahead for fintech startups, and exciting opportunities for forward-thinking established players FICO CTO Stuart Wells says businesses need to focus on decisions, not data The future of how businesses and individuals make decisions was explored from multiple angles in the opening keynote addresses at ... Read More »

Alibaba Extends Startup Cloud Program to Singapore

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Alibaba has taken its cloud startup scheme global for the first time, launching the service in Singapore with a US$10,000 credit for selected startups. Valid for a year, the coupon can be used to purchase any service on the Chinese vendor’s Aliyun cloud platform, according to Yu Sicheng, vice president of Alibaba Cloud. Top-performing startups would be offered a higher ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Landscape as a new Member

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Landscape Co., Ltd., located in Tokyo, Japan, and founded in 1990, provides its clients unique and exclusively tailored Customer Data Integration (CDI) service and very effective Marketing Solutions.  This capability is enabled by a secure data platform that centers around the largest business database in Japan that includes more than 4,000,000 companies both large and small.  Landscape’s data platform, the LBC, ... Read More »

Experian’s Director of Public Education Named Educator of the Year

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Experian’s Rod Griffin, director of public education, was recognized as Educator of the Year by the Institute for Financial Literacy. Griffin was presented the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award at the Annual Conference on Financial Education, which was held in Orlando, Fla., last week. The EIFLE Awards acknowledge innovation, dedication and the commitment of individuals and organizations that ... Read More »

Apptus Appoints Key Executives

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eCommerce personalisation and intelligent online merchandising provider builds on 20% revenue growth, big client wins and funding success. Apptus, the eCommerce Personalisation and Intelligent Online Merchandising specialist has concluded two key hires for 2016, luring Jakob Bignert away from Evernote in California, and Fredrik Sjöholm from IT consultancy, Cybercom. The move is designed to support aggressive EMEA expansion plans, following ... Read More »

Veda Brings Globally Recognized Market Intelligence Platform, Mint, to the Australian Market

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Veda announced the launch of Mint Australia, a comprehensive online repository of dynamically updated business information.  Part of the Mint Global family, Mint Australia allows companies to draw relevant insights and prospects from complex data sets, and access high-quality information on both private and public companies. Mint Global is the leading tool used internationally to develop and analyse new business ... Read More »

NACM’s 120th Credit Congress & Expo

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June 12 – 15, 2016  Caesars Palace Las Vegas In June 2016, NACM will be hosting the 120th Credit Congress & Expo at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Come be a part of this grand tradition of education, professional development and camaraderie among business credit professionals from around the world. Attending NACM’s Credit Congress is an incredible value and a priceless ... Read More »

FICO Alert: ATM Compromises in US Jumped Six-Fold in 2015

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ATM compromises in the US rose 546 percent from 2014 to 2015 The average duration of a compromise fell from 36 days in 2014 to 14 days in 2015 Cardholders should employ common sense when using ATMs, and check their transactions frequently FICO® Card Alert Service monitors hundreds of thousands of ATMs in the US The number of ATMs in the US compromised by criminals ... Read More »

Equifax FraudIQ™ Identity Score Amplifies Fraud Detection, Improves Customer Experience

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Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) announced the launch of FraudIQ Identity Score, a solution that helps organizations reduce fraud losses without compromising customer experience.  Fraudsters are engaging in account fraud at an increasing rate, opening new accounts with stolen or synthetic identities. Javelin Strategy & Research estimates that new account fraud will rise to a projected $8 billion in annual losses by 2018. ... Read More »

Alibaba Bails Out Lazada in a One Billion Dollar Bet on South East Asia e-Commerce

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Alibaba Group has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada Group for about $1 billion.  Lazada, founded by Germany’s Rocket Internet in 2012, is headquartered in Singapore and also operates in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Lazada saw revenue jump 81 percent to $190.0 million in the first nine months of 2015, while ... Read More »

Russia: Enforcement of Compliance has been Strengthened Concerning the Establishment of “Financial Pyramids” (“Investment Pyramids”)

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A new article «Activity on fund (assets) raising» to the Code of Administrative Offences came into effect by the Federal law No.54-FZ of 09.03.2016 “On Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation”. Financial Pyramids are considered fraudulent schemes where the income of investors is based on funds raised from next investors. The new law has eliminated ... Read More »

Regulatory Strategies Appointed DPO for Leading Healthcare Player

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19 April 2016 – Exco InTouch, the leading provider of patient engagement and data capture solutions for clinical research and healthcare providers, has today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Regulatory Strategies, experts in data protection and compliance. This initiative is in response to upcoming reforms that are designed to further strengthen the data protection policies, procedures, systems ... Read More »

TransUnion Introduces New Government Advisory Board

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TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) announced today the formation of its new Government Advisory Board. The advisory board will provide TransUnion with valuable perspective and key insights into the unique needs of the public sector. “We are pleased to bring together a group of leaders from both the public and private sectors to help ensure we are providing the resources most needed ... Read More »