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MarkLogic Raises US$25 million

MarkLogic Corp., a maker of software for managing and interpreting data, has closed a $25 million investment round led by Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital, with participation from Northgate Capital. MarkLogic CEO Gary Bloom, who was appointed last May, also personally invested in the round.  He is MarkLogic’s fourth chief executive officer. The new investment brings the total raised by MarkLogic ... Read More »

Tinubu Square Brings Trade Credit Risk Management Expertise to Asia

Tinubu Square continues its international expansion into Asia, with offices in Singapore and Mumbai. Tinubu Square co-founder and CEO Jérôme Pezé has relocated to Singapore from the company’s Paris headquarters, underscoring its commitment to the region and supporting the growing market demand for solutions that identify and control risk exposure in international trade. Read More »

IMS Health Announces Acquisition of Appature

Leading-Edge, Cloud-Based Marketing Platform for Life Sciences IMS Health has acquired Appature, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company based in Seattle, to further expand its commercial services capabilities for life sciences and healthcare organizations. Read More »

Google Acquires Promotions Platform Firm Incentive Targeting

Google has acquired Incentive Targeting which offers a software-as-a-service platform for promotional campaigns to the grocery industry. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed Founded in 2007, Incentive Targeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, partners with retail chains to provide a targeted marketing service to manufacturers of grocery and consumer products, according to its website.  Its web-based service allows manufacturers ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Recognized as a Data-as-a-Service Top Innovator at DataWeek 2012

D&B (NYSE: DNB),  announced it has been awarded the DataWeek Award 2012 for exceptional innovation in the Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) category. The award is part of DataWeek, a six-day conference and festival hosted in downtown San Francisco from September 22 — 27, 2012. D&B360 is an integrated solution that delivers D&B’s proprietary business data and other sources of information such as ... Read More »

FICO Acquires Adeptra, Adding Real-Time, Mobile Customer Engagement and Risk Intervention Capabilities to Decision Management Applications

FICO announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Adeptra Ltd., a leader in cloud-based customer engagement and risk intervention solutions based in Reading, UK and Norwalk, Connecticut. Adeptra’s SaaS (software as a service) platform enables leading financial services institutions and other businesses to take advantage of the explosion in mobile communication in order to manage risk, fight ... Read More »

D&B and GlobalSoft Partner with Informatica to Power-Charge Customer Master Data

D&B enters Master Data Management market with GlobalSoft and Informatica; businesses can now leverage timely customer data using D&B’s Data-as-a-Service platform and global database, improving data accuracy, decision making. GlobalSoft, a global software consultancy, and D&B have partnered to launch D&B360 for Informatica MDM. This marks the first time that D&B has used its Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution to integrate its ... Read More »

Ariba in Partnership with Thomas Industrial Network

Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA) today announced that it is joining forces with Thomas Industrial Network to connect more buyers and sellers around more commerce in the fast-growing category of industrial MRO. Under the terms of a newly-formed partnership, Thomas Industrial Network (ThomasNet.com), will offer services to enable the more than 650,000 suppliers that it currently supports to do business on ... Read More »

International Business Machines Corp.: IBM Brings the Power of Analytics to Social Business

IBM (NYSE: IBM) unveiled new software and services that delivers comprehensive networking capabilities to the increasingly social savvy workforce. Now, organizations can apply analytics to their social business initiatives, allowing them to gain actionable insight on social networking sentiment anytime, anywhere and put it to work in real-time. As part of today’s news, IBM is announcing new cloud services and ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Acquired Dr Tax Software Inc.

The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has acquired Dr Tax, Canada’s largest independently owned developer of income tax software for accounting firms and consumers. Dr Tax is known in Canada for its DT MAX tax compliance software, used by more than 3,000 Canadian accounting firms, and for its UFile and ImpotExpert consumer software lines, which are sold online ... Read More »

General Electric to Leverage Big Data

GE has announced a US$1bn investment in software development to provide big data services to industrial clients.  The facility will be located at a new global software headquarters outside San Francisco and will house 400 newly-hired software developers. GE has already a US$ 2.5bn software business and approximately 5,000 software engineers.  The existing software business is however largely in automation ... Read More »

Cloud Computing would Boost European Economy if Only Business and Regulators would Act

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and SAP opine that Cloud Computing opens up new growth prospects for ITC industry in Europe – businesses and politicians need to act now: Both companies propose a five-point program to realize the benefits of the cloud economy. Create a European legal framework to harmonize data protection and security across Europe. “European Cloud Gold Standard”: European ... Read More »