Judy Johnson to Head New Sapiens Insurance Practice
Sapiens International Corp. has launched a North American insurance solutions, practice headed by former META Group vice president of insurance strategy Judy Johnson, who will lead the practice as vice president of insurance strategy, Sapiens Americas.
Senior-Level Support Crucial to Standards Success
The success of an insurance company's standards initiative hinges on level of senior level support and an organization's willingness to fit standards initiatives into tight budgets, said Matthew Josefowicz, senior analyst,
Celent Communications at the Insurance Standards Leadership Forum: "BusinessStrategies for Industry Transformation," held in New York City last week.
Tech-Industry Heavyweights Tout Web Services for Insurance
At the Insurance Standards Leadership Forum: "Business Strategies for Industry Transformation," held in New York City last week, a panel composed of representatives of IBM, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, one might have
expected to see the fur fly. But on a panel focused on Web services, showed rival companies pleading an uncharacteristic degree of common purpose.
XML STANDARDS VITAL FOR INDUSTRY TRANSPARENCY
When it comes to collaboration within the insurance industry among different parties, "if we don't change, we are in trouble," says Chris Milton, vice president and reinsurance officer at AIGreferring to the insurance industry's need to adopt Internet standards to increase transparency.
The US Department of the Treasury continues to implement the USA PATRIOT Act. The latest venture is a soon-to-be-published proposed rule that would require certain types of insurance companies to establish anti-money laundering programs.
--> Axonom has announced the forthcoming release of Powertrak V6.0;
--> A new report from Meridien Research on CRM in financial serivces;
--> RSA Security has announced a new integration project with PeopleSoft 8...
Delivery Strategies Briefs
--> Esurance has teamed with the Ford Motor Co.'s vehicle insurance program;
--> Genelco Software Solutions has completed a fully integrated marketing
subsystem for AGIA, Inc.;
--> NationWide Flood Research, Inc has launched AtRisk...
The In Crowd
Special Elite 8 2002 Editorial, by Katherine Burger.
Insurers May Fall into Budget Trap
Both European and American insurers experience growing maintenance expenses, risking cuts in funds available for strategic IT investments.
September 11: One Year Later
Insurance CIOs who were directly affected by the day's tragic events reflect on how their companies responded, and discuss new measures influenced by the events.
To Build or Not To Build...
Today there are more reasons than ever to buy software, but that doesn't mean many drawbacks don't exist, as well.
Road Map to Connectivity
Mobile technology improves both agent and assessor productivity. But, with tighter IT budgets, insurers must distinguish between 'need-to-have' and 'nice-to-have' applications.
On The Record with Andrea Anania, executive vice president and chief information officer, CIGNA...
Hot Products: release of RCT EvaluRater, a residential building estimating tool; and FINEOS Claims Management software released by FINEOS.
Alliances & Partnerships
Avaya Inc. will team with Infosys
Technologies Ltd.; American Para Professionals, Inc. has chosen COSS
Development Corp.; The National Association of Independent Insurers and the Association of California Insurance Companies tentatively agreed to affiliate...
ONE YEAR LATER, 9/11 DISASTER RECOVERY MEMORIES STILL FRESH
Unfortunately, on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, a number of insurance companies that had offices in or around the World Trade Center had to begin the process of restoring operations for business by enacting their business continuity and disaster recover plans.
Swiss Re E-Commerce Exec Counters Terrorism
While most insurance IT executives have been doing their part to detect terrorist-related activities such as money laundering through USA PATRIOT Act compliance, Craig Zottola, deputy leader of e-commerce for Swiss Re's Americas Divisiona US Naval Reservist who has specialized in counter-terrorism for the past four yearshas answered a more immediate call from Uncle Sam.
Insurers Must Assess Cyber-Terrorism Risk
The events of September 11 brutally forced upon companies an awareness of a hitherto almost unthinkable possibility: the deliberate, malicious destruction of their facilities, with intent to harm people as well as property.
MEASURING LOSS AND CHANGE
As most business journalists probably have done, I've thought and wondered for weeks about what I might be able to say on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country. Yet, today I still struggle to make sense of the terrible events.
--> Siebel Systems releases Siebel 7.5, which includes the vendor's new universal application network;
--> The latest version of mySAP CRM application has been released by SAP;
--> Epicor Software announces the availability of Clientele Customer Support 8.0, architected on the.NET platform...
Delivery Strategies Briefs
--> John Hancock introduces eHansel+, a Web-based presentation system to help producers market and sell life insurance;
--> ePolicy Solutions enters into a deal with Arch Capital Group to license to its affiliates RightRisk, ePolicy's Java-based, object-oriented architecture;
--> Amica Life Insurance chooses Fipsco's Life Portraits Enterprise Solution to support its telemarketing...
The Regence Group will deploy Ascential Software Corp.'s DataStage XE software platform; Sherwood International has entered into a license and implementation agreement with TransGuard Insurance of America; The Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America selected Sybase, Inc.'s Sybase Industry Warehouse Studio...