Blog


Cultivating Innovation
March 25, 2008 @ 16:37 PM | By Nathan Conz

Innovation groups, to me, are almost as interesting from a cultural and organizational standpoint as they are from a, you know, innovative standpoint.

continued...



Good Enough for Government Work: Another PHI Security Breach
March 25, 2008 @ 15:47 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

The breach, involving medical information of 2,500 individuals, was caused when a laptop was lifted from the trunk of an NIH employee named Andrew Arai, who was dropping his daughter off at a swim meet. The trunk was locked, but the sensitive information contained in the laptop was not.

continued...



Has the IT Budget Worm Turned?
March 25, 2008 @ 14:35 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Whether insurance IT budget makers tend to be more bearish or bullish, it may be that, in light of both proven technological advances and improved IT governance, CEOs and CFOs are more comfortable with technology investment in the face of adversity.

continued...



Security as a Service
March 18, 2008 @ 16:51 PM | By Nathan Conz

No insurer has emerged from the pack as an IT security leader -- at least not yet -- but many are looking at identity theft resolution as a way to provide an added value to data security-conscious customers.

continued...



Commissioner Savors AIG's Record Fines
March 18, 2008 @ 16:27 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Under the terms of a settlement reached between the carrier and the commissioner, AIG will pay $9.1 million to the state in penalties and investigative costs for financial misreporting, according to the Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner's office. The settlement also requires AIG to provide detailed annual reports regarding the company's reinsurance arrangements.

continued...



Can Apple's iPhone Become An Enterprise Device?
March 11, 2008 @ 16:40 PM | By Nathan Conz

The big new last week from Apple was that, suddenly, the iPhone is set to become a much more viable option for business users.

continued...



Spitzer Effect Boomerangs
March 11, 2008 @ 15:44 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

By all means, let us insist that the powerful actors of the financial world be held to high standards; let investors be protected and people who ruin others financially be severely punished. But let these objectives be pursued by authorities who are scrupulous in their use of power, and who are dedicated to the presumption of innocence and to proportionate justice.

continued...



Public Mistrust A Roadblock to Technology Acceptance
March 04, 2008 @ 17:44 PM | By Nathan Conz

I promised myself that I wouldn't mention any New York Times articles in my next few blog entries -- not after mentioning the newspaper twice in recent posts -- but I couldn't help myself last week, after coming across an article headlined "Insurance Fears Lead Many to Shun DNA Tests."

continued...



Social Networking and the SIU
March 04, 2008 @ 15:11 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

It seems like a pretty good idea for insurance companies' special investigative units to keep an eye on social networking sites such as Bebo.com via Web crawler technology that can correlate policyholder addresses to party invitations.

continued...






Archives
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005