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What is the Value of Your Business?

There has been a significant uptick in aquisitions in the first four months of 2018 providing interesting insights about the current value of information companies: Experian acquired ClearScore for £275 million (US$385 million) valuing the company at an implied 7x budgeted revenue. The company expects to grow revenue by 50% in 2018.  For details click here. TransUnion agreed to acquire Callcredit ... Read More »

CRIF acquires Dun & Bradstreet Vietnam and its franchise operations in Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia

CRIF, a global company specializing in credit bureau, business information and credit solutions, has announced the acquisition of all shares in Dun & Bradstreet Vietnam. CRIF has been Dun & Bradstreet’s Worldwide Network (WWN) partner since 2009 after acquiring its operations in Italy and later in Turkey, the UAE and Egypt.  With this announcement, the relationship will expand to cover ... Read More »

FICO: Your Company’s Cyber Score Will Be as Important as Its Credit Rating

Cybersecurity Predictions 2018: Cyber Scores and Stolen Eyes “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That 1849 quip from Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr somehow seems fitting for today’s cybersecurity industry. In 2017 we saw massive change in the speed, creativity and magnitude of attacks — yet the industry plodded along on important issues such as timely data breach disclosures. ... Read More »

Moody’s Completes Acquisition of Bureau van Dijk

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) announced on August 10th 2017 that it has completed its acquisition of Bureau van Dijk, a global provider of business intelligence and company information. The acquisition strengthens Moody’s position as a leader in financial risk data and analytical insight. Moody’s announced that it had agreed to acquire Bureau van Dijk on May 15, 2017 and, on ... Read More »

Russia, China and India Intensify their Trading Relationships

The 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), traditionally gathering leading politicians and representatives of business community globally, took place in St. Petersburg, Russia, in June 1–3, 2017. The Forum’s official programme was developed in collaboration with over 500 leading experts from Russia, Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia – including academic institutions, development organizations, and business community from ... Read More »

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and POOL4TOOL in Alliance to Reduce Supply Chain Risk

LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced its global alliance with POOL4TOOL, a leading procurement software vendor, to provide data that will help reduce supply chain risk and deliver world-class compliance management tools. POOL4TOOL specializes in facilitating communication between systems and is among the leading solution providers on the international market, due to its high level of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integration capabilities. For LexisNexis ... Read More »

BIIA Recommended Weekend Reading: FIBO with B2B Data Bring Aggregated Risk Analysis to Capital Markets

Mike Lubansky, Dun & Bradstreet’s Leader of Alliances Strategy, focusing on Capital Markets, Compliance, and Tax Solutions, gave an interview about FIBO, the increasingly important data standard being developed in the financial industry. Lubansky comments centered on questions such as: What are the pain-points financial companies are experiencing that FIBO helps solve? Many industries have the challenge of rationalizing disparate ... Read More »

Russian Business Community is Growing – Significant Shift in Registrations between Regions due to Migration of Businesses

Despite of difficulties the Russian businesses face today, the number of companies registered in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities (EGRUL) maintained by the Federal Tax Service is showing a positive trend. As of July 1, 2016, the number of companies with the status “active” were 4,800,000 (0,5% growth compared to 2015).  Russia is listed in the Top-10 countries ... Read More »

How Can we Use Data to make better Business Decision?

CXOTalk;s Michael Krigsman talks to Anthony Scriffignano, who is the Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet CXOTalk brings together thought leadership content from the leading experts, practitioners, authors and analysts. This content includes blog posts, short videos, and long episodes. Click the topics below to enjoy this rich resource. To listen to the interview click on this link CXOTALK Read More »

BIIA Global Readership is Growing – High Interest by Asian and European Readers

  Having celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2015 BIIA has become one of the largest Business Information Networks.  www.biia.com is now the indisputed reference sportal on the subject of business information.   Surprisingly, when BIIA was launched in Asia in 2005, the BIIA portal (www.biia.com) came up quickly on the radar screen of North American readers representing 75% of global ... Read More »

Linking Data is the Biggest Challenge for Global Marketers

Annual global research identifies linkage, technology and organizational structure as the three key challenges in digital marketing Digital marketers are facing an on-going battle getting to grips with the huge amounts of data they have to work with. The biggest hurdles and key priorities for marketers this year are dependent on having accurate, enriched data, linked together in a central location ... Read More »

Three barriers to B2B data-driven marketing

Ask any business marketer about the importance of data, and you’ll get plenty of good answers. “It’s essential,” they’ll say. “Data drives everything we do.” That’s a good thing, since marketers are under increasing pressure to manage, collect, and make use of data, according to a recent CMO Club/Gartner study. But in my experience, answers like this are just lip service. ... Read More »

Equifax, Experian, TransUnion in Settlement of US$6 m with 31 State Attorneys

Equifax, Experian and TransUnion have agreed to improve their approach to fixing mistakes on credit reports and address consumer disputes more effectively under a $6 million settlement with 31 state attorneys. The credit bureaus pledged to more closely scrutinize companies that furnish them with data and to curb the marketing of credit monitoring products to consumers who dispute information on ... Read More »

SME Access to Finance: New RBS Allegations Highlight a Brutal Climate for SME Borrowers

While the G20, in tandem with other government or non-government institutions, are trying to prop up the SME sector by providing better access to finance, it is disturbing to note that some financial institutions have been rather heavy handed in dealing with SMEs.  It is no surprise that the SME sector is increasingly dependent on alternative finance such as factoring, ... Read More »