Dear members,

The BIIA Newsletter February II – 2012 Issue is posted on this website:  To read the full story click on the attachment: BIIA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY II – 2012 ISSUE

Late Breaking News:

  • Business Information:  The annual report season has begun: What grows and what does not?
    • There are some interesting comparisons:  Equifax overall revenues were up 5% for the full year and were buoyed by strong 4th quarter results.  It got accolades from analysts.
    • D&B’s results were up also 5% for the full year, however analysts expected more and D&B’s stock dropped.
    • Thomson Reuters revenues grew 5% and analysts expected more and the stock dropped.
  • BIIA Network Group on LinkedIn has reached 500 members
  • Taxonomy:  The route to value added
  • Outsell: Five technologies to watch
  • Indian E-commerce rises
  • Outsell preliminary industry forecast:  The largest players outperformed the industry average

Member News:

  • D&B disappoints with low growth in its US RMS  – Stock price drops
  • Veda Australia launches new personal property securities register
  • Equifax reports strong fourth quarter and full year results

Industry News:

  • Experian QAS launches new medical and insurance compliance tool
  • Experian plc. (ARD) announces new cross-platform media planning service
  • Bureau van Dijk offers information on patent holders and patents
  • InboundScore:  A new tool to prioritize sales leads

News from China:

  • Alibaba Group may take b2b division private as part of Yahoo deal
  • CTRISKS Rating Limited reports financial stress in clothing and accessory and real estate holding sectors
  • China b2b online sourcing market size estimated at US$ 1.15 billion

Consumer Credit Information

  • Data mining from social networks – a discussion on LinkedIn
  • The shape of things to come – What does Mobil Phone Usage say about credit-worthiness
  • China’s consumers with global influence  –  The worrying aspect of over-indebtedness

People on the Move

  • D&B appoints Paul D Ballew Chief Data and Analytics Officer
  • House cleaning at S&P
  • Yahoo:  Jerry Yang Resigns

We thank our members for their contributions.

Bring a member reward program:  Last year BIIA enjoyed an influx of new members.  We want to keep up the momentum and are hoping that our members will support us in this effort.  Our Board of Directors have recently approved a reward program.  We are offering a reward of US$ 1,000 for each Full Member and US$ 250 for an Associate Member.  Payment will be made after a new member has paid the respective annual fee.  For further information please contact me at:


Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director