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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (May 31-June 6)

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (May 31-June 6, 2009):

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (May 31-June 6, 2009):Eco-centric Insurers Can Cut Costs

Celent's Catherine Stagg-Macey blogs about the results of her survey on green initiatives in the insurance industry. "In this time [of] recession, one might ask why this topic is on anyone's agenda. The point is that having eco-centric policies make financial sense," writes Stagg-Macey, who presented on a similar topic earlier this week during an I&T Webcast ---

Financial Regulatory Reform Plan Poised

Claire Wilkinson of the Insurance Information Institute (iii) has a short but hyperlink-filled post on the expected unveiling of the Obama administration's plan to overhaul financial regulation, set for later this month. "The issue of how regulation of the insurance industry might fit into financial services reform was on the agenda of a meeting yesterday between Treasury officials and the heads of various industry trade associations," Wilkinson reports in her Friday blog post. ---

IBM Taps SPSS Analytics Software

In his In Context blog on the Intelligent Enterprise Web site, Doug Henschen comments on IBM's recently announced partnership with analytics firm SPSS. "What IBM has not had (with a couple of minor exceptions) is dedicated analytics tools that it could put into the hands of the many BI and analytics power users out there working for corporations and government agencies," Henschen writes. "PASW Statistics (formerly SPSS Statistics) is such a tool." ---

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