By Pierre Gagné, Insurance Frameworks Inc. | April 08, 2013
Over the last few years, there has been increasingly industry buzz about capability models, enterprise business frameworks, reference models, etc. What are they, how can organizations benefit from them, and what types of projects can leverage them?
By Ravi Koka, Polaris Financial Technology | March 08, 2013
The paramount IT tasks for every firm should be to shift to the most agile possible approach for dealing with legacy issues, thereby reducing legacy spending, and then devote the freed-up funds to innovation instead of to overhead.
Rather than rip-and-replace, optimize your mainframe MIPS for key applications and understanding where you can redeploy MIPS-heavy workloads to alternative, more cost-effective platforms without introducing significant risk.
Insurers have failed to achieve the promise of modern, configurable claims systems in significant measure, but cloud is likely to help carriers to leapfrog to future-proofed modern capabilities that can take advantage of data analytics.
Cloud-based solutions are allowing traditional carriers to close the technology gap and get back into the game. Not only do they empower carriers to quickly get on par with their new entrant competitors, they are also able to keep pace as technology evolves, argues Dave Shively of MphasiS.