Growing DMV Reporting Headache
Industry costs likely to rise as more states require insurers to electronically report policy information, but few likely to conform to standard record-layout format.
Insurance.com Expands Bricks-and-Clicks Branding Strategy
Aggregator Insurance.com is launching a rebranding campaign for "Insurance.com From Fidelity Investments." President Lou Geremia says it's become increasingly clear that association with the investment firm makes sense from a marketing perspective.
Quixi releases Quixi Sales Solution to help enterprises address barriers that can block CRM success; Chordiant Software releases Chordiant Selling Director, an e-selling software; Richard Bell joins Meridien Research and will cover CRM in financial services.
CSC and AvantGo form strategic alliance; Ceres Group's e-commerce agency, WWAgency, has an agreement with the Zurich Kemper Life; cross-selling to small business customers is more effective when agents understand buying patterns and characteristics of specific groups of customers, according to a study by Baetis, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida taps Connextions.net to launch a self-
enrollment Web site; Quickquote.com partners with BanxQuote.com to
provide BanxQuote visitors with access to insurance plans; Friends
Provident employs Allfinanz software to launch virtual distribution company;
AMS Services releases Sagitta Online.
SEEKING I&T'S ELITE EIGHT 2001
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Easing the Pain of IT Layoffs
While economically driven layoffs of IT professionals are a sometimes necessary evil, availability of services such as outplacement help employees find new opportunities.