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Allstate Restructures, Boosting Tech's Profile
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
A new Emerging Businesses unit unites Esurance and connected car initiatives under one umbrella.
Protecting Customer Privacy at Amica
News  |  12/17/2014  | 
The implementation of sound masking technology has enhanced the privacy of meetings and client phone conversations.
Ford Names Former Nationwide Exec to Lead Data
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
Paul Ballew is charged with hastening "development of mobility, connectivity, and autonomous driving innovations."
When Holidays & Healthcare Open Enrollment Collide
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
Lack of transparency in health plans is enough to give most people heartburn.
Why Itís Time to Review Your Illustration Software
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
The need to streamline workflows and consolidate systems on a single set of platforms is a driving force for evaluation of illustration systems.
Majesco to Merge With Cover-All
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
The combined company will be called ďMajescoĒ and anticipates annual revenue of more than $100 million.
State Farm, Edmunds Partner on Car Shopping App
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
The CarCapture app allows prospective car buyers to take a picture of a vehicle for insurance and pricing information.
Majesco Acquires Agile Technologies
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
The goal of the buy is to add consulting services to Majesco's offerings, according to the companies.
The Hunt for 'Extreme Digital' Discovers the Unexpected
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Insurers building advanced digital strategies may be seeking inspiration in the wrong places.
4 Data Management Needs for Fraud Detection
News  |  12/12/2014  | 
Efforts are hampered by multiple legacy applications, systems segregated by line of business, disparate SIU case-management systems, and third-party vendor systems that house critical data.
Bringing Annuity Compliance Fulfillment Into the Digital Era
Commentary  |  12/11/2014  | 
How can insurance carriers solve the single-digit e-consent dilemma for annuities?
Aligning Technology, People & Processes for Data Security
News  |  12/11/2014  | 
Combating today's hackers will take the right mix of technology, people, and processes.
MetLife Taps AT&T Exec for CMO Spot
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Esther Lee will lead global brand and marketing for the life insurance carrier.
Apple, IBM Help Insurance Agents Go Mobile
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
The companies have partnered on mobile applications geared toward insurance professionals at the distributor level.
2015 Trends: The Growth of Information Governance
News  |  12/10/2014  | 
Insurers will need to buckle down on information management strategies to address the growth of data throughout the next year.
TIAA-CREF: What Digital Innovation Really Looks Like
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
Joseph Sieczkowski, CTO of TIAA-CREF, says the model for how digital innovation can change a business is well documented, and financial firms can embrace it.
Internet Of Things: 3 Holiday Gifts That Will Keep CISOs Up At Night
News  |  12/9/2014  | 
If you think BYOD policies will protect your infrastructure from the January influx of mobile hotspots, fitness trackers, and Bluetooth, think again.
Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
The Digital Trends for Data-Driven Markets in 2015 & Beyond
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
Top marketing trends for social, mobile, advertising, and digital analytics, according to Teradata's Michael Lummus
Even Insurers' Best Customers Are Leaving
News  |  12/5/2014  | 
Cost pressures and ease of doing business are leading customers to leave even insurers they like for better deals, according to EY research.
Common Strategies for Achieving Insurance Customer Centricity
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
Eventually, insurers will need to position themselves to respond quickly to changing customer expectations in an increasingly digital and connected life.
The Tech Talent Shortage Myth
News  |  12/5/2014  | 
IT executives complain about not being able to find enough skilled workers, but they're overlooking the talent that's right around them.
Insurers Expect Arms Race to Acquire Tech Capabilities
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Accenture research reveals that digital startups related to the insurance industry are prime takeover targets by carriers.
ACORD CEO Announces Retirement
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
Gregory Maciag will leave his position on January 15, 2016, and serve as an advisor through 2017.
Deflecting 'Inflection Points' in Favor of the Now
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
IT leaders don't need help with inflection points, as important as they are in the long run. They need help getting things done in the short run.
The Value of Predictive Analytics in Financial Services
Commentary  |  12/3/2014  | 
Risk management and customer data are two key areas where data analytics is being applied in financial services.
XL Group Appoints Global Analytics Leader
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
Tim Pitt has experience as an actuary for the company.
Educating the Public on Data Security
Commentary  |  12/2/2014  | 
Insurers can provide the peace of mind their customers crave by sharing information on security practices.
What SIUs Want: An Easier Way to Take Aim at Soft Fraud
Commentary  |  12/1/2014  | 
From the special investigative unit perspective, soft fraud is like a cancer: It's a silent but deadly disease that's not easy to detect.
Building a Marketing Enablement Platform for Insurance
Commentary  |  11/26/2014  | 
Insurers struggle with how to optimize their media spending across the lifecycle, as well as across the myriad interaction points used by the now-empowered consumer.
Chief Customer Officer Joins Prudential Team
News  |  11/26/2014  | 
The new role was created to enhance the customer experience across Prudentialís US businesses.
Mobile Health App Offers Discounts for Workouts
News  |  11/26/2014  | 
The Pact Health fitness tracker raises or lowers employee deductibles based on their commitment to exercise.
New MetLife Underwriting Tool Aims at Ease of Doing Business
News  |  11/25/2014  | 
Both field staff and customers benefit from the new QuickPredict tool, the insurer asserts.
Insurance Innovation: Changing With the Times
Commentary  |  11/25/2014  | 
Price flexibility, telematics, and micro-segmentation are among the trends influencing business transformation in the insurance industry.
6 Keys to Balancing Goals in Insurance Digitalization
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
Carriers need to define their digital mission and strategy in terms of both short-term and long-term objectives and prioritize their implementation based on investments and benefits.
Mitigating Mobile Risk: Itís Time for Action
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
Traditional mobile security measures do little to address the risk presented by "leaky" mobile apps.
First American Names Corporate Data Strategy Leader
News  |  11/21/2014  | 
The real estate-related insurance provider has appointed Dianna Serio as executive vice president of enterprise data strategy.
5 Insurance Lessons From Amazon.com
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
Insurers have some examples of how big data can be used to meet customers' needs, increase brand visibility, generate more sales, and strengthen relationships.
Social Media in Finance: Process Is Key
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
Traditionally impulsive social media campaigns can seem riddled with risk. Insurers should adopt a process-driven approach.
Does Big Data Need A 'LinkedIn For Analytics'?
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
A social media approach to analytics could help enterprises get more value from their big data systems, says Teradata exec.
Itís Time to Put Data Mastery in the Driverís Seat
Commentary  |  11/20/2014  | 
Insurers understand the business value of data, but most have yet to understand how to derive maximum value from an enterprise data mastery program.
Humana Lets Customers 'Check Out' Premiums at CVS
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
A partnership with the pharmacy's new bill pay program gives policyholders a retail outlet to make premium payments.
ACE App Mitigates Environmental Risk
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Its mobile and Web-based platform connects and supports policyholders facing environmental emergencies.
Incorporate Test-&-Learn Cycles for Optimal Customer Experience
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
As consumers become more aware, knowledgeable, and self-empowered, it becomes critical for the business to engage with consumers from their point of view.
The Evolution of Telematics Opportunities
Commentary  |  11/18/2014  | 
Auto insurers can collect and analyze data that will help to reward good drivers and punish offenders, but they need the right tools and strategies.
John Hancock Rolls Out ĎGenius Barí-Style IT Help Desk
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Many Manulife divisions are taking the walk-in approach to IT support, according to VP of end-user services Jacques Ouimet.
ACA Open Enrollment: Showtime For Health Insurance Sites
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
During the next three months, consumers can sign up for health insurance during the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period. New technologies at health insurance websites aim to smooth the way.
Envisioning the Next-Gen Insurer: SMA
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
The industries, trends, and technologies that influence insurers today are poised to change over the next few years.
The Insurance Supply Chain & Innovation ó And What Leaders Can Learn
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Modern predictive analytics is fast becoming a critical tool in recognizing key trends, patterns, and potential disruptions within supply chains.
A Plea to Insurers: Consider 'Co-Opetition'
Commentary  |  11/14/2014  | 
Let other insurers advertise to the customers you can't give a policy to. What do you have to lose?
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