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Machine-to-Machine: Insurance Applications Emerging
April 20, 2014 @ 20:50 PM | By John Sarich- VUE Software

As M2M becomes more widely understood, the use cases for insurance will only be limited by the imagination of technologists and insurance managers.

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Insurance Tech and Marketing Join to Save Forests
April 17, 2014 @ 09:33 AM | By Rod Brooks- PEMCO

Paperless options speak to values PEMCO customers identify as important to them. Here's how we introduced them.

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5 Ways to Get the Most of Underwriting Investments
November 15, 2013 @ 12:04 PM | By John Mulhall and Michael Reilly- Accenture

The overwhelming majority of 550 underwriters polled said that investment in technology was the best way to improve underwriting quality.

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Crash Course: 4 Core System Replacement Strategies
October 30, 2013 @ 11:08 AM | By Amit Shah- Guidewire

There's no question that deploying a modern core system is key to realizing success in a dynamic, evolving insurance industry. But what's the best approach?

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How SaaS Can Help Insurers Stand Out From the Crowd
October 23, 2013 @ 12:22 PM | By Denise Garth- Innovation Group

SaaS creates an underlying technical environment that provides for a more nimble company.

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Of Gas, Groceries, and Application Development: Getting Past Big Up-Front IT Costs
September 27, 2013 @ 12:54 PM | By Eugene Lee- Guidewire

Opportunities to streamline insurance processes are untapped because of outsized implementation and integration costs.

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Advice for Warren Buffett: 5 Tips for Your Commercial Lines Investment
July 18, 2013 @ 11:27 AM | By Mike Kulp- Xuber Insurance Software

The entrance of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet's insurance holding company, into the U.S. commercial excess and surplus market will involve a greenfield technology implementation. What should management's top IT priorities be?

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4 Key Benefits of SaaS Automated Systems for Life Insurers
May 23, 2013 @ 10:37 AM | By Mitch Ludwig- Accenture Software.

The potential benefits of automated systems for new business and underwriting – in terms of speed, accuracy, cost reduction and improved service – make for a compelling value proposition.

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Underwriting Technology Matures: The Birth and Rise
May 07, 2013 @ 12:54 PM | By Gail McGiffin- Ernst & Young LLP

The next generation of underwriting talent will grow and thrive not by the oral history passed along from the prior generation, but by the ability to provide an environment fueled by superior rules, insight-driven analytics, real-time collaboration and faster execution.

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What Commercial Insurers Can Learn from Manufacturers
May 06, 2013 @ 10:49 AM | By Gail McGiffin- Ernst & Young LLP

Advances in the manufacturing industry provide a model for insurers to build innovative products.

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Insurance CIOs Should Turn Conventional Transformational Wisdom on its Head
May 03, 2013 @ 10:59 AM | By Anthony O'Donnell

X by 2's Ram Sundaram says insurers pursuing IT transformation should do the opposite of five rules that represent conventional wisdom.

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Humana's SmartVideo Personalized Statements Will Engage Customers
April 25, 2013 @ 20:49 PM | By Anthony O'Donnell

The insurer's use of SundaySky’s SmartVideo technology improves customer experience by rendering complex information easily intelligible.

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You Need to Replace Your Policy Admin System — But Are You Ready?
March 13, 2013 @ 12:00 PM | By By Andy Scurto- ISCS

Deciding that the time is right for core policy system replacement isn’t the same as being ready to do so, but mistaking the two is a common trap for insurers to fall into.

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Achieving Technology Self-Sufficiency Requires a Marathon, Not a Sprint
January 14, 2013 @ 11:43 AM | By Mark Cummings- Sapiens

While independence from the solution provider sounds attractive, self-sufficiency doesn’t come without a learning curve, challenges, and risks.

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Making Your Mainframe Work Smarter, Not Harder
November 27, 2012 @ 19:56 PM | By Steve Biondi- Micro Focus

Rather than rip-and-replace, optimize your mainframe MIPS for key applications and understanding where you can redeploy MIPS-heavy workloads to alternative, more cost-effective platforms without introducing significant risk.

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The Waiting Game: Life/Annuity Insurers on the Technology Modernization Sidelines
November 05, 2012 @ 08:17 AM | By Erik Stockwell- MajescoMastek

Given that CIOs are ready to move forward, why is there not a greater sense of urgency among life/annuity carriers to replace legacy policy administration systems, and, what will it take for them to make the move?

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Evaluating a Software Vendor's Resume: Part-Time Help or Full-Time Hire?
November 02, 2012 @ 12:16 PM | By Jeffrey Glazer- Insurity

When it comes to searching for the right insurance core system software vendor, should the process be all that different than hiring a high-quality employee?

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A 12 Point Checklist for Automated Underwriting
October 25, 2012 @ 11:02 AM | By Gino B. DiGregorio and Charity McGill- Accenture

Automated underwriting systems offer the promise of better information and greater efficiency But insurers considering such systems should prepare a checklist to make sure that the systems address the underwriters’ concerns.

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Modernization Choice: Replacement or Future-Proof Environment Leveraging Legacy Assets?
October 05, 2012 @ 10:51 AM | By Wendy Corman- edgeIPK

Considering the difficulty, length, cost, risk, and project metric failure rate of legacy replacement initiatives, more insurers should consider future-proofing strategies that leverage legacy systems over mere modernization.

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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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