New Report Examines Dueling Priorities in Banking: Identity Verification and Customer Experience

Aite Group Assessment Highlights Melissa’s Approach to Verify Identity at Onboarding, Complementing Industry Mandate for Easy, Frictionless Banking Rancho Santa Margarita, CALIF – February 27, 2019 – Melissa, a leading provider of global contact data quality and identity verification solutions, today announced availability of “Identity Verification: Successful Strategies to Minimize False Positives and Risk,” a new report commissioned by Melissa…

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The Half-Life of Data

Data is the new oil of the digital economy. Effectively used, data can help organizations to better understand customer needs and provide winning strategies to meet them. But the data you depend on to make these important decisions is always in flux. In The Half-Life of Data, Bud Walker, Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Strategy for Melissa, breaks down…

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How useful is demographic data for targeted advertising use?

Demographic data can be very useful for an advertiser to know who his target customer is. As an example, knowledge about a family’s household income can be used by a realtor when marketing a potential home to a client. Likewise, banks can use an individual’s income and occupation to properly target services and products such as credit cards to people…

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Accurate Proximity Data – Help or Hindrance for Today’s Brick & Mortar?

Can giving your customers accurate proximity data to your brick and mortar store help your business? There are many Store Locator solutions on the market which businesses use to help potential customers come to the decision that the proximity will result in an actual visit. This usually requires integrating a third party web site widget or licensing an API. When…

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Coordinates Cooperate with GeoCoder

Rural America. Farm country. Quiet living. Some phrases that come to mind when thinking about a small town like Potwin, Kansas. With a population of 468, how is it possible that Potwin is also home to more than 600 million IP addresses? Some of which are connected to scammers, spammers and fraudsters! Confounded Coordinates Using IP geolocation to map a…

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Google Gets Nailed for GDPR

Today is Data Privacy Day! A good day to remind our readers about GDPR data privacy regulations and those pesky goalposts. If you haven’t been keeping up, the GDPR hammer is coming down hard and fast on tech giants like Google, who was recently hit with a fine totaling 50 million Euros (about $57,192,500) by France’s data protection regulator CNIL.…

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does your address data fit the fields?

Can US addresses fit into 35 characters? At Melissa, we have seen this request where users of address verification software have predefined length and field-type restrictions. Most commonly, we have seen people using versions of SAP that restrict an address into the following fields with the maximum length in parenthesis. Address1 (35), Address2 (35), City (35), State (10), Zip (10).…

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