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RELX Group Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire ThreatMetrix

RELX Group announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of ThreatMetrix, for a consideration of £580m payable in cash. ThreatMetrix is a leader in the global risk-based authentication sector, headquartered in San Jose, California and founded in 2005. ThreatMetrix’s technology analyses connections among devices, locations, anonymised identity information and threat ... 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 »

CRIF Acquires Vision-Net Ireland

The acquisition will strengthen CRIF’s local presence in the field of business information and decision support solutions. CRIF, a global company specializing in credit bureau, business information and credit solutions, has announced the acquisition of Vision-Net, a leading provider of business information based in Dublin. Vision-Net, a high-standing company operating in a competitive and sophisticated market providing immediate access to ... Read More »

How to Succeed as Chief Data Officer?

Organizations are increasingly realizing the critical role of data and analytics. As such, many have introduced the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) to spearhead their efforts in leveraging their information as an asset. However, CDOs face several roadblocks that can threaten their success. In their new research, Gartner explores the challenges facing CDOs and makes recommendations about how ... Read More »

BIIA 2017 Conference Videos

Welcome Opening Remarks by Khun Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala BIIA Chairman. Embracing Digitization – Opening Keynote by His Excellency Dr. Pichet, Minister of Digital Economy and Society at the recent BIIA 2017  Biennial Conference in Bangkok, Thailand In his riveting speech Dr. Pichet emphasized the importance of digitization in economic and social development. In order to realize the benefits of digitization we need ... Read More »

BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference Presentations

Presentations from the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference.  Uploading Complete Technology Keynote: Where Will Technology Take Our Industry and the Businesses of our Clients? – Tom Mouhsian (Forrester) We asked Tom Mouhsian of Forrester Research to speak about the topic: “Where Will Technology Take Our Industry and the Businesses of our Clients?”  . Take Away: There is no point in defending status quo ... Read More »

TransUnion Acquires eBureau

TransUnion Reinforces Versatile Data and Analytics Capabilities with Acquisition of eBureau TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) announced today that it is continuing to build upon its success as a source of groundbreaking, versatile data and analytics capabilities with the acquisition of eBureau, a leading provider of custom-analytic solutions with both credit-risk and anti-fraud applications. eBureau’s rapid-model-development platform enables financial institutions to quickly ... Read More »

Onvia Agrees To Be Acquired By Deltek

Deltek to pay $9.00 per Share in a Transaction Valued at Approximately $70 million Onvia (NASDAQ: ONVI),  the leading provider of sales intelligence and acceleration technologies for businesses selling to the public sector, today announced that it has entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Project Diamond Intermediate Holdings Corp, the parent entity of Deltek, ... Read More »

The Chief Data Officer: Powering Business Opportunities with Data

Businesses on the leading edge have long recognized the importance of data and analytics to their growth strategies. Many are now investing in the role of Chief Data Officer (CDO) to drive their data management and governance initiatives. In our latest research report, “The Chief Data Officer: Powering business opportunities with data,” we take a hard look at the complex ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Introduces LEI Profiling Service to Ease MiFID II Preparedness

Global Legal Entity Identifier Service Answers 2018 European Regulation’s “No LEI, No Trade” Mandate In answer to a requirement taking effect on Jan. 3, 2018 that investment firms uniquely identify parties to trades or transactions under Europe’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), Thomson Reuters is launching its LEI Profiling Service, a dedicated solution for financial institutions to perform ... Read More »

“Most Wanted” Employees: Data Scientists on Top of the List

Data science is revolutionizing every industry, from finance to healthcare, media to advertising, the start-up world to global corporates and everything in between, and it’s no surprise.  The value added to any business that data science can bring is immeasurable, and it’s certainly an exciting area of technology to be involved with. A typical data scientist will be an amalgamation ... Read More »

Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force Chair to Advise encompass

encompass has appointed Amy Bell, of Amy Bell Compliance, as industry advisor to advise on encompass verify, next generation AML and KYC software for legal and accountancy. Chair of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force, Amy worked for many years as a solicitor before moving into compliance and eventually launching her own firm. A leading figure helping law firms adapt to the ... Read More »

Sizmek to Acquire Rocket Fuel

Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ:FUEL), a predictive marketing platform, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Sizmek Inc., the largest people-based creative optimization and data activation platform delivering impressions that inspire. Sizmek is an affiliate of Vector Capital. Under the terms of the merger agreement with Sizmek, which has been unanimously approved by Rocket Fuel’s board of directors, ... Read More »

Insiders Are the Cause of Most Healthcare Breaches

Ransomware and hacking incidents plagued 2016, and this year is no different, with the latest Protenus Breach Barometer midyear report finding that 2017 is on pace to exceed last year’s rate of one breach per day. So far this year, the healthcare sector has reported 233 breach incidents to the US Department of Health and Human Services, state attorney generals and media. ... Read More »

Zoominfo Acquired by Great Hill Partners

Zoom Information, Inc. (ZoomInfo), a comprehensive B2B data provider, announced today that it has been acquired by Great Hill Partners, a leading Boston-based private equity firm focused on investments in high growth mid-market companies. Lazard served as financial advisor for the company. “We are enthusiastic about our new investment in ZoomInfo,” said Christopher Gaffney, managing partner at Great Hill Partners. ... Read More »

This Year’s Most Sought-after Date Roles

Organizations everywhere are looking to do more with their data assets, as well as better leverage open data and third party data sources for additional consumer insight. The good news is that there is no shortage of information available. The bad news is that wrangling and making sense of all that information can be very challenging. That is why we see ... Read More »