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7 Places Life Insurers Can Optimize for Success
April 02, 2014 @ 11:49 AM | By Jordan Kuperschmid- Navigant

Despite a challenging economy, life insurers can still find performance improvement opportunities in several key areas.

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How Insurers Can Turn Change To Competitive Advantage
March 20, 2014 @ 14:21 PM | By Joe Reifel- Alyssa Pei- Johan Gott- Gaston Messineo- A.T. Kearney

The purpose of innovation is to install foresight into operating decisions, proactively addressing industry trends, to give renewed nimbleness to insurers.

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Think Your CIO is the Best? I&T Elite 8 Nominations Open
March 20, 2014 @ 09:00 AM | By Nathan Golia

Tell us why your CIO, line of business head, or other executive deserves to be recognized as one of the best in the insurance technology industry.

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Not So Agile Development: Why Insurers Should Optimize the Manufacturing Process
March 18, 2014 @ 11:37 AM | By Gerald Shields- The Nolan Company

There are still many agile projects that are not managed with the controls and insights to deliver the desired business outcomes. No company can afford that kind of risk.

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Pioneers vs. Settlers – Which Expedition Should I Join?
March 13, 2014 @ 09:58 AM | By Frank Petersmark- X by 2

While CIOs haven't signed up for the Wild West, there is more risk tolerance on the part of many organizations for the potential benefits that new and innovative approach or technology might bring.

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Collaboration Tools for Insurers: Using Modern Business Processes to Unseat Tradition
March 07, 2014 @ 11:34 AM | By Evan McDonnell- Appian

Information exchange and collaboration is typically complicated within insurance companies.

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Why Insurers Should Hasten Telematics Adoption
February 27, 2014 @ 13:32 PM | By Chris Perini- Verisk

The rapidly changing dynamics around usage-based insurance warrant further discussion here about why adoption of telematics has shifted from a competitive advantage to an imperative for risk management.

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Why Working in Insurance IT is Like Running Detroit
February 19, 2014 @ 13:03 PM | By Frank Petersmark- X by 2

Many of the problems that have led to the city's financial demise were the result of short-sighted decision-making. In many ways this reminds me of what happens in some IT divisions within insurance companies.

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Insurers Must Adjust to the Sharing Economy
January 29, 2014 @ 12:11 PM | By Nathan Golia

Stories of Uber drivers unable to get insurance illustrate a need for product innovation to match new consumer and business needs.

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Why an IT Service Management Approach is Crucial
January 23, 2014 @ 13:17 PM | By Gerald Shields- The Nolan Company

Effective policies prevent CFO confusion on IT spend and return on investment.

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With Customers in Control, CIOs and CMOs Must Team Up
January 22, 2014 @ 12:28 PM | By Rod Brooks- PEMCO

In a space where customer interaction is increasingly digital and where customers increasingly use key technologies, CMOs and CIOs are working outside their existing comfort zones. It only makes sense for them to do it together.

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Can Insurers Maintain Underwriting Discipline?
January 17, 2014 @ 09:15 AM | By Nathan Golia

2013 was a very strong year for P&C insurers, but some question the ability of the industry to maintain best practices.

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4 Keys to Life Insurance Growth to 2020
January 16, 2014 @ 20:34 PM | By Brian DeMaster and Patrick Lyons- Accenture

The opportunities for growth are there, but only for those willing to undertake the right strategic initiatives while improving the effectiveness and efficiency of core activities.

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Resilience and Debris Removal Key In Catastrophe Recovery, Experts Say
January 15, 2014 @ 11:42 AM | By Kelly Sheridan

Industry panelists discussed recovery tactics and potential for disaster in 2014 at the P&C Insurance Joint Industry Forum.

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Defining 'C.A.L.M.' Architecture Strategy for Insurers
January 06, 2014 @ 11:31 AM | By Gerald Shields- The Nolan Company

Architects struggle to quantify the guiding principles and expectations to bounce decisions against and benefit from boundaries to shape the landscape.

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Realizing The Promise Of Agility
January 03, 2014 @ 09:37 AM | By Kathy Burger

The ability to move quickly and nimbly in response to market opportunities and challenges is a prized but elusive capability for insurers.

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Anticipating Another Year of Change for Insurers (and for Insurance & Technology)
January 02, 2014 @ 13:27 PM | By Kathy Burger

Dealing with technology-enabled change has become business as usual for insurance executives -- and it's no different for the Insurance & Technology team.

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What’s So Innovative about Innovation?
January 02, 2014 @ 12:58 PM | By Frank Petersmark- X by 2

Innovation has always been part of the CIO's job. The fact that it is the management concept du jour says something much more about the insurance industry than it does about its CIOs.

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2014 Insurance industry Outlook: 5 Predictions
December 16, 2013 @ 14:34 PM | By Girish Joshi- Mindtree

2014 is going to be a year of business growth for many insurers -- here's why.

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Consumers Report Big Improvements in HealthCare.Gov Usability
December 11, 2013 @ 11:38 AM | By Nathan Golia

A study by Change Sciences finds that the government-run insurance exchanges aren't performing much worse than the industry average -- but still have a long way to go to catch up to e-commerce pioneers.

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