Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter September II – 2012 Issue is now posted on this website.  To access this issue click on this link:  BIIA Newsletter September II – 2012 Issue

For the first time in six years the BIIA website has suffered a service breakdown from September 10th to September 14th 2012.  The BIIA Web service provider experienced a service failure on 9/10 which affected over 5 million websites including   Content on the BIIA website was lost going back to May 11 involving approximately 500 posts.   The BIIA website was restored on 09/14. stated in a press release that the outage was due to a series of internal network events that corrupted router data tables.  It was not an external attack as previously reported.  The company stated that it had implemented measures to prevent this from occurring again.

BIIA finds the time span of four days to fix the BIIA website entirely unacceptable.

Late Breaking News:

  • FICO European Risk Survey Shows a Rocky Road Ahead
  • IMS Health Acquires TTC to Bolster Pharma Analytics Offering
  • Moody’s Analytics Expands Global Economic Scenarios for Stress Testing

Member News:

  • European Creditsafe Group Launches North American Operation
  • WAND DataFacet adds Automatic Tagging Capabilities to Nintex Workflow for SharePoint 2010
  • Cortera B2B Purchase Insights Provides Organizations with Purchase and Payment Behavior Data on 20 million U.S. Companies
  • D&B Recognized as a Data-as-a-Service Top Innovator at DataWeek 2012
  • Veda’s Consumer Credit Demand Index: Apr-Jun 2012 Shows Credit Demand has Flattened
  • TransUnion Q2 2012 Revenues Up 10%

Industry News:

  • Duedil in Cambridge Cluster Map Project
  • Acxiom Revenues Down 2% for First Quarter 2012
  • Connotate on the Growth Path – Opens office in the UK
  • Connotate Now Collecting More Than 20 Million Records Per Day for Competitive Intelligence
  • Credit Information Bureau of India (CIBIL) Advises Data Subjects to Get Credit Score before Applying for a Home Loan
  • Verisk Analytics, Inc. Second Quarter 2012 Revenues Up 14%
  • Verisk Analytics Inc. Acquires Argus Information & Advisory Services
  • FICO Acquires ADEPTRA UK

News from China:

  • Alibaba Eyes Online Financing Partnership
  • Baidu Takes on Google on Travel Information

From the User Corner:

  • PERC Study on Comprehensive Credit Reporting in Australia and NZ

People on the Move:

  • Acxiom Board Appointments
  • Equifax UK Cements Equifax/FICO Alliance with Appointment of Key Executive D&B Australia Appoints Stephen Koukoulas as Economic Advisor

We thank our members for their contributions to this newsletter.


Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director