Dear Members and Friends,

The BIIA Newsletter October I – 2011 Issue is posted on this website.  To access click on the attachment: BIIA Newsletter October I – 2011 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • Brazil Adopts Positive Credit Reporting
  • Consumer Credit Information: After the ―Go-Go Days: Part 3 – FICO & CRIF
  • BIIA Membership Grew by 23% – Website Traffic Doubles

Member News:

  • D&B launches 20-Day Digital Tribute to Mark Researching 200 Million Businesses
  • Australian Risk Climate: Business Failures Jump 25%
  • Allbusiness.com Gets Major Redesign
  • BOL Thailand Signs MOU with Huachiew University Thailand
  • Wand Makes General Business Taxonomy Available as a Free Download for Users of SharePoint 2010
  • McGraw-Hill Bites the Bullet and Divests Education Division
  • LexisNexis Canada Launches Innovative Dockets Services for Easier Access to Court Information
  • CRIF: Credit Information Bureau (CIB) Launched in Bangladesh
  • TransUnion: Consumers Paying off Debt and Pay on Time

Industry News:

  • IBM to Acquire Algorithmics from Fitsch Group
  • Bloomberg Acquires BNA – a New Force in Business and Legal Information
  • Altegrity Acquires CVM Solutions – a Premier Provider of Supplier Management Solutions

News from China:

  • Alipay Acquires China Business of OnCard (Australia)
  • Alibaba.com Unveils Supplier Verification Measures
  • Taobao Mall Company Forms Alliance with Rival Web Retailers
  • HC International Posts Net Profit

People on the Move:

  • BISNODE Appoints Eckhard Geulen as Regional Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  • BISNODE’s Mattias Aronsson Nominated as CIO of the Year in Sweden
  • D&B Elects Douglas Kehring (Oracle) to its Board of Directors

BIIA News:

  • Membership up 23% (October 2010 to September 2011) . The logos of our new members are listed on page one of the newsletter.
  • Website Traffic has Doubled  during the same period.

BIIA planned events for 2012:  Hong Kong March 20th – 21st 2012

Call for papers for the Business Information Forum 2012:  In conjunction with Incisive Media’s Online Information Asia-Pacific Conference and Exhibition we are holding a Business Information Forum 2012 – Members who are interested to work on the planning committee or are interested in presenting should contact the managing director immediately: biiainfo@biia.com

Call for papers for the Credit & Information Management Forum 2011:  Also in conjunction with the Online Information Asia – Pacific Conference & Exhibit we are contacting various parties from the credit granting profession to interest them in a joint Forum.  Members who are interested to work on the planning committee or are interested in presenting should contact the managing director immediately: biiainfo@biia.com

Sincerely

Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director