INFOGRAPHIC: Exploring Inter-Connected Business Relationships

downloadHow Understanding Relationships Drives Better Data and Analytics

How much do you really know about the companies you do business with day in and day out?  Sure, you may understand how your growth is affected by dealings with that supplier you’ve worked with for over a decade. But what about the association that supplier has to another…

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3 Reasons to Be Thankful for Data

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What better time to think about all that we’re thankful for than Thanksgiving? For businesses, there has never been a better time to be grateful for data and all it can do to help deliver new opportunities. Like a moist, juicy roast turkey, data is the one thing everyone seems to be…

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Data: Trick or Treat?

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Come October 31, hordes of miniature ghosts, ghouls and goblins will come knocking down your door for some sugar-filled treats. Of course it’s not what it seems. You know that behind the colorful masks and spooky costumes stand harmless children celebrating Halloween.

The question is, can you say the same about your data when it appears…

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New in Salesforce: Nuggets of Niche Data

Andres RodriguezFor some time now, Dun & Bradstreet has been cleansing, matching and marketing specialized data from a variety of data partners through its Data Exchange program. Soon, Salesforce users will be able to access these unique, pre-integrated data sets when they download a new free app, D&B DE (Data Exchange), from Salesforce…

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Partner Spotlight: Electronic Data Associates

trucksElectronic Data Associates (EDA) specializes in a different type of unstructured data: UCC-1 filings. The company, founded in 1988 by Scott Campbell and former Dun & Bradstreet executive Bill Howell, is in the business of helping companies manage financial risk by monitoring and reporting on commercial liens, especially when it comes to manufacturing, servicing…

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Three Reasons to Embrace a Data Platform

Michael KreilIn my last blog post, I wrote about what I thought was an emerging phenomena: Data as a platform (DaaP). Boy, I was wrong. Emerging was the wrong adjective. Arrived is far more accurate.

Just take a look at some of the highly successful companies that have embraced…

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Building Insight with Fresh Data Sets

Every January wKASL Radioe hear the same thing: “I can’t believe 20xx is over!” and “It’s already 20xx?!” Of course, most of us reflect on the prior year and perhaps draw a chalk line to start the year fresh.

For me, looking back on 2014, I reflect on the year we had with the

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Readers’ Choice: Our 5 Best Posts in 2014

trophiesOur readers have spoken. Since we started publishing this blog in November 2013, we’ve been steadily gaining traction with our target audience: companies and people who partner with Dun & Bradstreet to improve data quality for their customers — across platforms and processes.

Below are our five most-read posts from 2014 — just in case you didn’t catch them…

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The Power of Partnership and D&B Data Exchange

customer.profileEverywhere you look these days, companies are forming partnerships. Airlines partner with hotels and car rental agencies to offer special packages and bonus miles to shared customers. Sports teams partner with local charities to help improve and strengthen communities. B2B companies partner to create and implement robust data and technology solutions for their business customers.

Last year,…

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Laura Kelly Keynote: Building Structure for Unstructured Data

Kelly1cropIn rapid fire, D&B’s Chief Product Officer Laura Kelly laid out a vision for a whole new world of data yesterday at DataWeek and API World in San Francisco. Her keynote presentation, Making Great Marketing Decisions with Predictive Tools and Data, started with a reality check about Big Data projects –…

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