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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 »

D&B Announces Availability of D&B360TM for Oracle CRM On Demand and Oracle’s Siebel CRM

D&B (NYSE: DNB) announced that D&B360 is now available for Oracle (News – Alert) CRM On Demand and Oracle’s Siebel CRM. Now, Oracle customers can benefit from D&B’s data on more than 200 million global businesses and 53 million contacts, with information available where they need it – directly within the applications they use every day. With D&B360’s world-class data ... Read More »

Cognizant Overtakes Wipro

Cognizant, which was spun off from US business information group Dun & Bradstreet in 1996, overtook Wipro in the last quarter to become India’s third-largest software exporter by sales. Industry experts expect the fast-growing group to eventually surpass number two Infosys and challenge the dominance of Tata Consultancy Services, the sector’s top player with revenues of about $8bn. Cognizant saw ... Read More »

Serials Solutions Summon™ Service Continues to Expand Content with Hoover’s Company Records

SEATTLE – July 14, 2011 – Serials Solutions, a business unit of ProQuest LLC, today announced it has signed an agreement with Hoover’s, Inc. to enable the discovery of Hoover’s Company Records content from the Summon™ web-scale discovery service. With the inclusion of Hoover’s Company Records, researchers now will have access to the most thorough and up-to-date business information for their ... Read More »