Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter October II – 2013 Issue is posted on this website.  To access the document please click on this link:  BIIA Newsletter October II – 2013 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • BIIA Welcomes Informa
  • BIG Data and Analytics:  Decision Management for the Masses
  • B2B Media M&A Activity in U.S. in Past Nine Months US$67.5 billion
  • News from the EASDP Congress: Good Bye Native Website

Member News:

  • TransUnion Launches New Mobile Application to Help Consumers Be Connected With Their Credit and Personal Finances
  • Encompass: Managing Commercial Information through Visualization – a Smart Way to Achieve Operational Efficiencies in the Legal Industry
  • Equifax Announces Five-Year Commitment to Operation HOPE
  • CRIF Rating Agency and Informa D&B to Develop CRIF Ratings in Spain

Industry News:

  • IBM Acquires Xtify
  • IBM Announces Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud
  • Experian Launches Consulting Services for the Mobile Market at Money2020
  • S&P Capital IQ Launches Tool to Assess the Default Risk of Public and Private Companies
  • IHS Inc.: Polk Launches Global Aftermarket Solutions Platform
  • Experian® Launches Analysis Ranking Top Metropolitan Areas by Key Indicators of Business Health
  • Experian Launches Intuitive Cross-channel Marketing Platform in Southeast Asia
  • CoreLogic Reports 9.7% Revenue growth in Q2 2013
  • FICO Partners with Big Data Startup ERN to Offer Analytics-Driven Marketing Platform
  • Second Quarter Revenue Growth 31% Buoyed by ExactTraget Acquisition

News from China:

  • Alibaba Sales ‘to Exceed Entire US e-Commerce’ by Year End
  • to Hold First Training Seminar in Pakistan
  • Alibaba Invests $193 Million to Buy Chinese Asset Manager Tianhong

Regulatory News:

  • Transparency at Risk in Virginia, USA:  Commercial Credit Reporting under Attack by Small Business Commission

How Important Is Small Business?

  • Contribution of Small Businesses:  Reality or Myth?

People on the Move:

  • Experian Appoints New Senior Leadership to Credit Services Group
  • Federation of European National Collection Association FENCA Elected Andreas Aumueller as President

We thank our members for their support and contributions to this newsletter.

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director