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3 Steps to Effective Mobile Development from RLI Insurance
September 21, 2012 @ 11:09 AM | By Nathan Golia

At MajescoMastek's user conference this week, Murali Natarajan, VP of IT for RLI Insurance shared the considerations his organization takes into account before developing a new mobile capability.

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Is Insurance Innovation Really Happening?
September 19, 2012 @ 11:05 AM | By Deb Smallwood- founder- SMA

SMA's Deb Smallwood breaks down how the various replacement efforts at insurance companies tie into true technological innovation.

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Pirate Financiers See Robust Returns in Tough Economy
September 19, 2012 @ 10:34 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Political transition in Somalia offers faint hope that pirate ransom will cease to be a cost of doing business for marine insurance clients for some time to come.

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Donegal Insurance’s 7 Keys to Successful Acquisitions
September 18, 2012 @ 14:54 PM | By Sanjay Pandey- CIO- Donegal Insurance Group

Donegal Insurance Group CIO Sanjay Pandey shares seven guidelines that have emerged from the company’s successful technology integration of four new companies acquired during the last four years.

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New York Life Ad Campaign Emphasizes Positive of Both Product and Industry
September 18, 2012 @ 13:03 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

There's no doubt that fear sells life insurance, but a positive emphasis, delivered with the assistance of collaborative technology, may benefit both New York Life and the industry in general.

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Insurers Pressure Big Data to Deliver
September 18, 2012 @ 12:18 PM | By Nathan Golia

Insurance CEOs and CIOs aren't content with sinking money into analytics projects, says Dennis Sullivan of Robert E. Nolan Consulting.

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Reinsurers Must Optimize Data Utilization to Maximize Profitability
September 17, 2012 @ 08:29 AM | By Stuart Rose- SAS

Many reinsurers fail to fully utilize their data, leaving open the potential to make costly mistakes regarding what business they book, how they allocate capital and how they prepare for changes in the market.

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Zuckerberg Pans HTML5 for Mobile Development: Is He Right?
September 14, 2012 @ 13:00 PM | By Nathan Golia

The Facebook impresario recently classified the social network's use of an HTML5-based mobile app as "the biggest mistake we've made." Is he right?

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GoDaddy Outage a Cautionary Tale for Cloud Enthusiasts
September 14, 2012 @ 12:04 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

In order to be competitive, insurers need to take advantage of the economic benefits of the cloud, but they should discriminate carefully in their use of public, semi-private and private cloud options.

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4 iPhone 5/iOS 6 Features Insurers Should Watch
September 12, 2012 @ 22:22 PM | By Nathan Golia

The latest editions of Apple's iPhone and its operating system, announced yesterday, may not seem like much of an upgrade at first glance. But the updated offerings should push insurers in new directions when it comes to mobile development.

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Amica Guidewire Contract Validates Billing/Customer-Centricity Nexus
September 11, 2012 @ 13:02 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Carriers continue to obsess over their ability to transition from being policy- to customer-centric, and billing is a key component of that ambition.

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Insurance Investment Rules Are Changing -- Ready or Not
September 11, 2012 @ 10:10 AM | By Dennis Lebar- SunGard

The fixed-income investment landscape has changed dramatically over the past 15 years, yet investment guidelines set out by the NAIC have stayed largely the same. Now, state regulators are starting to catch up, which means insurers must update their investment policies, compliance procedures, and the technology that supports them.

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9/11/2012: Reflections on a Normal Day
September 10, 2012 @ 23:35 PM | By Kathy Burger

"Back to business" in the post-9/11 era has also meant many changes in routine business activities.

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CIOs Should Consult to the Business on Emerging Market Opportunities
September 10, 2012 @ 12:20 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Insurance CIOs have made careers out of their ability to gain significant new efficiencies through the use of the latest technology. Why couldn't some also make a career out of creative exploitation of evolving business opportunities?

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Big Data and Analytics Help Life Insurers Pinpoint Customer Concerns
September 07, 2012 @ 17:17 PM | By By Brian DeMaster- Accenture

Using Big Data to improve analytics can provide life insurers with broader understanding of their customers and prospects, as well as insight into the profitability of individual customers, specific products and producer segments.

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Spread News of Corporate Good Citizenship with Social Media
September 07, 2012 @ 13:48 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

Insurers are doing important work in their communities. Tweeting, posting and blogging provide an opportunity to communicate these efforts to a wider audience and to make them an ongoing part of an insurer's engagement with the public.

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Patching the Leaky Sales Pipeline with Data Analytics
September 07, 2012 @ 13:12 PM | By Patrick Hughes- Insurance Dialogue

Implementing data analytics software could be the glue needed to ensure that no stellar sales leads fall through the cracks.

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