News & Commentary
Content posted in May 2005
Emerging Standards Drive New Strategies From Technology Officers
News  |  5/25/2005  | 
The growing importance of standards and the ability to interface in the insurance industry is forcing space for new management and decision-making strategies.
What Is IT’s Role in Providing Competitive Advantage?
News  |  5/25/2005  | 
Among the many challenges today's insurance IT professionals face, a particularly thorny issue has to do with the very validity of what they do.
ACORD LOMA SHOW BRIEFS: AQS Introduces AQS/Advantage Product Manager, and more
News  |  5/25/2005  | 
AQS Introduces AQS/Advantage Product Manager, State National Companies Selects CGI Group, Decision Research Introduces RateMaker Analyzer, Allfinanz Launches Underwriting Solution, Opus Group Adds Nationwide, Live Expertise On-Demand, Administration Across Multiple Systems
News  |  5/19/2005  | 
Distribution: Slow Learners
News  |  5/17/2005  | 
While the insurance industry continues to grapple with the challenges of eliminating paper from critical business processes such as sales, application and policy processing and claims, evidently the world of academia has figured it out.
Hughes
News  |  5/17/2005  | 
Agency management system vendors help agents and brokers to communicate in real time with insurance carriers.
McEachern
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
Executive News; Mistretta Drives Discipline; Pushing Business Savvy
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News  |  5/16/2005  | 
Mastering the Growth Imperative; Meeting the Challenges of Transparency
Back To Business
News  |  5/16/2005  | 
Terror Models Help Pricing; Security Comes With Compliance; Employers Recognize HSA Challenges; Common Insurance Ground; PCI Seeks Black Box Access; BIPT's Web-Based System
Rethinking Policy Admin
News  |  5/14/2005  | 
Legacy systems can hamper insurers' abilities to grow and be flexible. But next-generation policy administration systems can deliver increased efficiency and improved customer service.
Q&A With Allstate Security Boss Kim Van Nostern
News  |  5/14/2005  | 
In today's environment, it takes more than technical expertise to run a secure insurance enterprise. Regulatory and transparency requirements dictate secure treatment of customer data and proprietary processes.
7 Myths About Network Security
News  |  5/14/2005  | 
The only way to keep data safe may be to stay one step ahead of hackers.
Defying Gravity
News  |  5/14/2005  | 
To keep Genworth Financial on top of the competition, Mike Fraizer fights commoditization by emphasizing innovation.
Clean Slate
News  |  5/14/2005  | 
AutoOne's Carey Benson brought a sense of the proper alignment of business and IT to the challenge of building a start-up on a short timetable.
Technology Champion
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
AFLAC's Dan Amos drives long-term market leadership through continuous technology investment and innovation.
Uncompromising Strategy
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Zurich North America Commercial depends on IT to weather P&C market turmoil, according to CEO Axel Lehmann.
Inner Peace
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
In good times and bad times, Clark Manning keeps Jackson National Life on track with a commitment to core IT ideals.
Balancing Act
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Tech-savvy CEOs leverage technology to balance cost, communications and regulatory demands.
Keeping Up With Change
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Western United taps NetPro solution to monitor network configuration changes and keep its mail server running.
Reproduction Health
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Health Net implementation of Exstream's Dialogue software streamlines document management, improving customer service and promising $40 million in savings over five years.
Enhancing Online Tools
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Carrier adds claim filing guide to online customer-facing tools.
NMM to Implement Guidewire
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
As part of an ongoing IT-driven transformation, workers' compensation carrier New Mexico Mutual Group (Albuquerque; about $60 million in premium income) selected Guidewire (San Mateo, Calif.)
Big Screen Perspective
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
The world of technology can sometimes make you a little crazy - full of regret for all the systems that never quite worked as promised, wishing you could do it all over with the benefit of hindsight.
Protecting Outsourced Data
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Northwestern Mutual security effort allows insurer to use India-based service provider to test and maintain business applications.
Alliances & Partnerships
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Contract News
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Growing Pains
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
As insurers enjoy business growth, they must keep a close eye on infrastructure expansion to ensure data security and associated regulatory compliance.
Generation of Change
News  |  5/13/2005  | 
Although the business climate supposedly is improving, the tough times for CEOs show few signs of going away.
CSAA Leverages Policy Admin App for Membership System
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
The California State Automobile Association has taken a major step in a multi-year systems transformation with the launch of its MemberPoint membership system, based on The Innovation Group's policy administration system.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Finds FSIs Focusing on Growth
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
Organic growth is taking the place of conserving and building resources as a priority for financial services organizations.
ECM Helps Infinity Handle Rapid Growth
News  |  5/11/2005  | 
Infinity Insurance resolves policy processing and increases customer satisfaction through the deployment of an enterprise content management solution.
Distribution: Creating Virtual Value in Banking
News  |  5/3/2005  | 
By integrating business channels, consolidating customer histories and beefing up security, banks are improving their online offerings to provide customers with all the conveniences of branch banking in the comfort of their own homes.
Another Sober Worm Spreading Quickly
News  |  5/3/2005  | 
Another version of the dual-language Sober worm hit the Internet midday Monday and by Tuesday was accounting for a stunning 70% of all malicious code traffic, according to one antivirus vendor.
AIG Discloses Financial-Reporting Control Deficiencies
News  |  5/2/2005  | 
Insurance company is unable to meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and reduces shareholder equity by $2.7 billion because of accounting errors.


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