A Better Business Case For Big Data March 26, 2013Many factors contribute to the continuing difficulty insurers have in making an effective business case for big data investments. Gauging The Benefits Of In-Memory Computing For Insurance March 21, 2013SAP has made a splash with its Hana in-memory database technology, but its utility for insurance will depend on carriers' need for speed. BYOD a Strong Contender for Story of the Year December 14, 2012Insurers and vendors alike recognize the pressing need to develop solutions for business users on mobile. Windows 8: 3 Items for Insurers to Watch December 10, 2012Windows 8 offers some attractive features that savvy insurers can take advantage of, including telematics, portability and legacy support. Generali Deutschland prepares for Solvency II with ERM platform December 07, 2012Generali Deutschland prepares to meet new regulatory mandates by centralizing and streamlining actuarial functions with SunGard’s iWorks ERM Platform. Reviews: Microsoft Surface RT Long on Promise, Short on Early Results October 25, 2012Insurers looking for a more content-creation-friendly tablet than Apple's iPad may have eyed Microsoft's Surface. However, early reviews indicate there's still work to be done before it's a true enterprise-ready device. Nokia Lumia 920 Slated For November Release September 07, 2012Nokia's new Lumia smartphones probably won't be available until well after Apple's iPhone 5 hits the street. Innovation Group Enhances Insurer Analytics Solution August 07, 2012What the vendor calls major enhancements to an already robust data master solution, include policy analysis, advanced analytics, data set visualization, dashboard manipulation and auditability for ETL. Gain Big Savings from Big Vendors December 13, 2011As insurers undertake much-needed modernization efforts, they must optimize investments in their largest vendors to avoid the pitfalls of overspending. Microsoft Moves Into Google's Territory With Office 365 June 28, 2011Competition in the cloud e-mail services sector is heating up, and insurance companies are likely to watch it closely. iPipeline Acquires CRM Provider GaleForce Solutions January 11, 2011The vendor made the buy as part of a strategy to expand its international and financial services footprints. Kingsway America Selects Insuresoft for Non-Standard Auto Lines January 03, 2011The vendor's Diamond system features integrated policy, billing and claims capabilities, as well as business intelligence. Insurers' Mobile Platform Wars December 15, 2010Consumer adoption of various smartphone brands is forcing insurance carriers to devise strategies for developing mobile apps for multiple operating systems -- or choose one and hope it comes out on top. Survey: Value of the Cloud to Insurers Remains Nebulous July 15, 2010While cloud computing's definition remains nebulous and concerns about security in the clouds persist, insurers ultimately will find the technology's ability to cost-efficiently scale up or down too hard to resist. SunGard Creates Enterprise Risk Management Framework with Microsoft, HP July 14, 2010SunGard's new ERM framework, designed to support Solvency II compliance, comprises the vendor's iWorks ERM solution, HP's consulting services and infrastructure portfolio, and Microsoft's HPC and SQL servers. Data Mastery Drives Access Insurance's 'Instant Access' Business Technology Platform May 27, 2010Access Insurance Holdings leverages real-time data in its Instant Access technology platform to inform business strategy, provide a superior customer experience and lower operational costs. FICO and Microsoft Team on End-To-End Claims Solution May 23, 2010The solution integrates FICO Blaze Advisor business rules management system with Microsoft applications such as SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Launches Colibrium Partners’ Underwriting Solution May 13, 2010Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City aunches Colibrium Partners’ Tuo underwriting solution; implementation is part of a sales, marketing and underwriting automation strategy. Unitrin Direct Migrates DRC Oasis To Windows Platform April 06, 2010Unitrin Direct completed the mainframe migration within 8 months of launching the project and has now consolidated all versions of the DRC application to a Windows environment. ProspX Announces Microsoft Outlook Integration March 23, 2010Prospx has announced that its enterprise search and collaboration solution for commercial insurers can now be directly accessed from Microsoft Outlook.