Guidewire-Millbrook Deal Signals Value of Data for Differentiation May 14, 2013Guidewire has characterized the deal as providing the ability to help customers to accelerate replacement of their legacy core systems and to improve management of operational data in their policy, billing, and claims functions. Sapiens Introduces the DECISION for Insurance Business Decision Management Solution May 06, 2013By consolidating business rules into a central, audit trail-supported repository, DECISION for Insurance is designed to give carriers full control of decision execution throughout the enterprise, and consistency across multiple systems. UK Vendor Quindell Acquires iter8 to Gain North American Foothold April 24, 2013Quindell will leverage iter8's significant footprint in the agent/broker technology space to gain market share in the new business technology arena during the coming year. Q&A: Progressive's Usage-Based Insurance Licensing Program Explained March 05, 2013SMA's Mark Breading answers Insurance & Technology's burning questions about exactly how Progressive's licensing offer for usage-based insurance affects other interested carriers. The New Business Process: 4 Tech Enablers March 01, 2013Writing new business accurately and efficiently is critical to an insurer’s ability to grow and gain market share. How can tech enable carriers in a world of increased expectations? 70% of Auto Insurers Plan Some Form of Usage-Based Insurance: SMA February 19, 2013Of the companies that responded to an SMA survey on usage-based insurance practices, all of them offer some sort of premium discount. How Nationwide's Guidewire Deal Impacts the Whole Insurance Industry February 06, 2013The selection of a package for a massive volume of business settles rather than opens the question about the industry's technological direction. Breaking the "Hot Technology" Circle: Technology Ranks Third in 2013 CIO Priorities January 03, 2013Forget about the top technologies people tell you're supposed need in 2013; technology comes behind two more fundamental ingredients to success in the coming year. Setting the Stage for Innovation, Part 3: Leverage Next-Gen Technologies December 19, 2012In the final part of a series on encouraging insurance IT innovation, SMA's Deb Smallwood talks about how technology can be an enabler of new ideas. Setting the Stage for Innovation, Part 2: Create a Collaborative Working Environment December 18, 2012In part 2 of a series on encouraging innovation in the insurance business, SMA's Deb Smallwood explores the challenges of bringing great ideas to the fore. Setting the Stage for Innovation, Part 1 of 3: Incent an Innovative Culture December 17, 2012In part 1 of a three-part series on setting the stage for insurance innovation, SMA's Deb Smallwood discusses how to get IT staff to think differently. 11 Answers to 2012's Burning Questions December 14, 2012Last year we identified 11 questions we expected to be answered by the insurance technology industry in 2012. How much clarity did we get? Physicians Plus Insurance Drives Healthcare Engagement with Smartphone App November 09, 2012PPlus has adopted RxEOB’s emWellics mobile platform on the rationale that providing members with tools that fit their mobile-influenced lifestyle will help them to be more engaged in their healthcare and more supported in their personal health mainte Changing Times: How Insurance CIOs Can Strengthen Their Strategic Influence October 25, 2012Insurance & Technology's Elite 8 2012 advisory board members discuss what characterizes the successful insurance CIO in a time of great change. Guidewire Breaks Tier-1 Barrier Again With The Hartford’s ClaimCenter Contract October 19, 2012This latest win shows not only the appetite of top tier companies for simplifying their technology environments, but also the maturity of configurable core insurance software and Guidewire’s maturity as a vendor. Introducing I&T’s Elite 8 of 2012 October 15, 2012Insurance & Technology once again has the pleasure of introducing the year’s Elite 8 Award winners, who will be featured in I&T Daily during the course of the week. How Insurance CIOs Can Avoid Failure and Establish Their Credibility October 12, 2012CIOs looking to make an impression should take advantage of “low-hanging fruit," and not avoid the major “career-killing” initiatives but be as transparent as possible about risks, acting in the character of a strategic advisor with a uni Top 5 Soundbites from the SMA Summit September 28, 2012Boston-based analyst firm Strategy Meets Action held its first summit this past Monday in its home city. Innovation was the watchword, with sessions focusing on how insurers can leverage five key next-generation technologies to advance the business: mobile SMA's 5 "V"s of Big Data September 25, 2012SMA's Mark Breading says there are two more "V" words than commonly used to consider when thinking about big data. Chubb's 4 "P"s of Innovation September 25, 2012Chubb's Judy DeLaRosa says one particular approach works to get her organization behind innovative ideas.