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Simply Building a Testing Automation Framework Won't Save Your ROI
October 31, 2010 @ 16:09 PM | By Jeremy Greshin- Telesis

Done correctly, automated software testing consists of three parts: creating the automation architecture, writing the business test scenarios, and assessing the testing state of the software.

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SAP/Oracle Saga Takes Unexpected Turn
October 29, 2010 @ 10:55 AM | By Nathan Golia

In what Insurance & Technology sister brand InformationWeek calls a "shocking last-minute move," SAP has admitted contributory liability in a copyright infringement suit filed against it by Oracle.

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Are You Ready, Insurance Execs? Gartner Identifies Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2011
October 28, 2010 @ 10:59 AM | By Kathy Burger

Gartner identifies top 10 strategic technologies for 2011 it says are likely to have "significant impact" on businesses in the next three years.

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Goldman Code Theft Case Shows Vulnerability of IT IP
October 27, 2010 @ 11:49 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

The prosecution of former Goldman Sachs employee Sergey Aleynikov shows how vulnerable vital systems-related intellectual property can be to the actions of rogue employees.

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NAIC Raps Allstate for Software-Related Claims Handling Inconsistencies
October 25, 2010 @ 13:30 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

A settlement between Allstate and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners serves as a reminder of the importance of consistent, standardized processes across the enterprise and that, in the end, the quality of computer output is only as good as the input.

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Drilling Down on Social Media Due Diligence for Insurers
October 21, 2010 @ 11:43 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

My blog post published earlier this week, "Facebook Privacy Breach Shows Hazards of Social Media for Insurers," triggered an exchange with Anand Rao, a partner at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants. Anand shares his insights into the hazards insurers face, and what regulators are likely to consider due diligence on the part of insurers.

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Of Architecture and IT Innovation
October 20, 2010 @ 12:06 PM | By Nathan Golia

I recently watched a miniseries dramatizing the events surrounding the building of a Gothic cathedral, so I was excited to see the subject featured on NOVA last night.

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Feds Bust Medicare ID Theft Ring
October 19, 2010 @ 12:23 PM | By Nathan Golia

I&T's sister site Dark Reading has a story today on a healthcare fraud ring that stole doctors' and Medicare patients' identities. With the information, the ring operated phony clinics that billed Medicare and other insurers fraudelently for more than $165 million.

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Facebook Privacy Breach Shows Hazards of Social Media for Insurers
October 18, 2010 @ 12:01 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

A key lesson of the Wall Street Journal investigation is how complex digital communications leaves a trail whereby opportunistic parties can gain access to information deemed to be private and even protected at some levels.

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Celent Asks: What Does a Shrunken Insurance Industry Mean for IT Spending?
October 08, 2010 @ 13:30 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Insurers will need to adjust ways of doing business to suit a new business environment. Whether the duration of the current environment is long or short, insurers who achieve process agility will be better able to respond than those who lack that capability.

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Tennessee Fire Displays Dilemma For Carriers
October 08, 2010 @ 12:22 PM | By Nathan Golia

It's likely you heard about the saga in rural Tennessee last week, in which a home burned to the ground because its owner did not pay a $75 fee for fire department services.

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BCBS Tennessee Gets in the Groove with Pandora
October 07, 2010 @ 12:34 PM | By Nathan Golia

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is sponsoring a Pandora music station. Pandora is an Internet radio site that streams to computers and mobile devices using the Music Genome Project to identify listeners' preferences.

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WellPoint Opens Business-Focused Site for HCR
October 06, 2010 @ 10:32 AM | By Nathan Golia

WellPoint and some of its its Anthem-branded divisions are promoting a Web site on which the carrier has provided tools to help business owners determine how health care reform will affect them.

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How Much Water Does a Hurricane Move?
October 01, 2010 @ 11:10 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

The sheer mass of hurricane-borne rain, as estimated in this video, make it easy to understand the destruction that it can cause, for example in the form of devastating mudslides and landscape-altering sinkholes.

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