Technology & Catastrophe Modeling: Beyond the Hype
As computing power increases, so does the sophistication -- and footprint -- of catastrophe modeling software, which raises important questions about how to deploy, manage, and support these new, more resource-intensive modeling environments.
Thinking About Cognitive Computing
Cognitive computing can power decisions that go beyond the current use of rule-based knowledge and the retroactive use of the results of predictive analytics.
3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
The 5 Biggest Challenges Facing IT Professionals
Almost two-thirds of executives surveyed by Protiviti report their businesses are undergoing a major IT transformation -- and with these efforts come big challenges around security, data management and new channels.
Q&A: The State of Analytics in Claims
National General director of claims analytics Grant Little says the business unit is adopting technology rapidly to keep up with other areas of the insurance enterprise.
NASA Starts Weather Quest
First of five new science satellites on Earth-observing missions will provide real-time observations of rain and snow every three hours.
Going Beyond Tech for Claims Process Optimization
While carriers continue the effort to deliver faster and better claims service, they need to be certain they are maintaining claims integrity and avoiding overpayment or paying fraudulent claims.
Infrastructure Resilience: Where Do We Go After Sandy?
Policymakers, communities, citizens and the private sector (including insurers) share responsibility for rethinking disaster preparedness and response, agreed participants in a Stevens Institute of Technology conference about lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy.
Moore Tornado May Spur CAT Reserving Regulatory Reform
If insurers were permitted to put aside funds with favorable tax treatment, it would not take long to build up significant reserves that would be available in the event of a catastrophe, notes Howard Mills, chief advisor with Deloitte LLP's insurance industry group.