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  • dukeb277 dukeb277 May 4, 2013 10:31 AM Flag

    Leadership Change.....

    will not help change the long term down trend of this once great company. EPS are propped by up the company's massive buy back programs and even with that EPS are down. D&B strength was that it took data and ran it through its "blackbox" IT systems and created information. But starting in the mid 90's the very IT people that understood the business were outsourced with cheaper labor. Although that increased revenue in the short term, management (Allen Loren) knew but did not care that the long term trend was a slow painful death....but management also knew that they would be long gone by then with their bonus' intact. D&B like many other big corporations should have a new tagline.....we destroy America one jobs at a time.

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    • Sound observation duke. I was with DNB when it was a genuine market leader. Initially joined when Harrington "Duke" Drake was CEO and the company generated 15% EPS every year without Financial Flexibility programs. The demise of this once great organization is astounding, especially when its information should have propelled it thru the internet era of the digital age. But, alas, that is the price paid for lack of real leadership.

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