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Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology.

Articles by Greg MacSweeney

Employee Benefits Deal

2/7/2004
To better serve the employee benefits marketplace, Applied Systems (University Park, Ill.) is teaming with San Francisco-based BenefitPoint

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Tapping EIM Growth

11/25/2003
In order to tap into the EIM market in financial services, estimated by Giga Information Group to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent through 2005, Callidus Software has partnered with IBM.

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What’s your Legacy plan?

10/29/2003
One thing's for sure: A monolithic approach won't work. Depending on the particular application and platform, insurers' legacy replacement/enhancement strategies vary widely according to the project specifics.

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ELITE 8 INSIGHTS: SUCCESSFUL CIOS BALANCE LIFE & WORK

10/8/2003
Becoming a successful CIO takes a lot of hard work and there are many challenges as an executive moves up the corporate ladder. But getting to the top IT spot is only half the battle -- staying there and continuing to be successful leader, while not burning out, can be just as difficult.

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Unitrin Uses Trumbull

9/29/2003
Unitrin Direct will outsource its subrogation to Trumbull Services LLC to maximize recovery opportunities and to streamline the subrogation process.

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Calif. Gets Strict on Privacy

8/21/2003
California SB 1386, a new law requires companies with even a single California customer to report any personal data breach to the affected parties, or be subject to civil penalties.

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Knowledge Is Power

8/20/2003
Sharing knowledge in an insurance company is vital. But in order for a knowledge management activity to succeed, it must be tied to business strategy.

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Tailoring Healthcare with IT

7/15/2003
At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota (Eagan, MN, $1.8 billion in assets), John Ounjian, chief information officer, says that his company is leveraging IT to meet the ever-higher expectations that customers have of their insurance provider, while also working to reduce costs.

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FL Approves Hurricane Model

7/15/2003
The Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology, an organization established by the Florida Legislature to establish reliable methods of projection for hurricane losses, has approved the AIR 2003 Atlantic Tropical Cyclone model from AIR Worldwide Corp. (Boston).

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E-Business Strategy Boosts Retention

6/23/2003
The Principal Financial Group wins the 2003 Internet Innovator's Award (sponsored by InSystems, I&T and Celent) for use of online forms presentation and e-signatures in its IRA Online Rollover process.

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SEEKING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY'S ELITE

5/7/2003
Who do you think is the most visionary technology executive in insurance? Is it someone skillfully negotiating his or her enterprise through the ups and downs of the tight economy, or a leader that has consistently produced a good ROI on all technology initiatives?

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Such a Deal: Storage on Sale

3/4/2003
Storage system prices are plummeting because of vendor competition and newer low-cost technologies. That's a good thing, since insurers need more storage than ever before.

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LIBERTY NORTHWEST NAMES WESTOVER E-BIZ HEAD

1/29/2003
In an effort to increase its e-commerce presence, Liberty Northwest Insurance Corp., a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual, appointed Michael Westover, former e-business strategist for Liberty International, to lead the company's e-business efforts.

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INSURANCE PORTALS: THE NEXT GENERATION

1/15/2003
The first generation of insurance portals was supposed to change the Insurance industry forever--from both B2B and B2C perspectives. But the reality is that they did not transform the industry and were, in fact, dismal failures.

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Portals Grow Up

1/13/2003
Insurers have taken the "lessons learned" from the first round of Internet portals and are applying the knowledge to the next generation of offerings—and have the results to show.

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WAYNE MUTUAL TURNS TO RIS FOR OUTSOURCING RELIEF

12/4/2002
When Wooster, OH-based Wayne Mutual Insurance Co.'s long-time outsourcer informed the carrier that it no longer planned to offer outsourcing services, the small writer of P&C insurance had to move quickly to find a new outsourcing provider.

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LIFE INSURERS' EXTRANETS FOR AGENTS MISS THE MARK

11/20/2002
In this age where measuring IT success and returns on IT investment is a priority, most life insurance carriers do not measure traffic, ROI or even know how many agents are actually using their agent extranets, according to a report from Forester Research.

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INSURERS MUST BALANCE CUSTOMER SERVICE AND ROI

11/6/2002
The technology and consumer-experience intersection is happening in all industries and if the insurance industry doesn't find a way to deal with it, the industry will look bad" when compared to others that do, warned John Ounjian, senior vice president and CIO at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota.

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MICROSOFT AND SIEBEL TO DELIVER WEB SERVICES

10/23/2002
Illustrating the growing momentum behind Web services technology, Microsoft and Siebel Systems announced a multi-year global strategic alliance to deliver enterprise solutions that leverage the benefits of Web services to meet business demands.

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DELIVERY STRATEGIES BRIEFS

10/23/2002
--> Zurich North America and Preferred Concepts, LLC have rolled out nationally ezumbrella.com;
--> Travelers Property and Casualty received the inaugural Pinnacle Award for outstanding leadership;
--> Progressive Insurance will use IVANS' Transformation Station...

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P&C Exempted from PATRIOT Act

10/17/2002
But health and P&C carriers must comply with OFAC's SDN list, even though they are exempt from anti-money laundering and know-the-customer rules of USA PATRIOT Act.

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