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Frank Heaps is the managing director for Innovation in Insurance (i3), and is an adjunct professor of insurance at the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina.
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Evaluating Enterprise Software, Part One
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The Rising Cost of Property Repair
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Connecting With Your Customers in a Natural Disaster
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Behind the Curve: Slow Delivery of Consumer Mobile Apps
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During a Catastrophe, its the Carriers Time to Shine
May 11, 2011 The recent storm surge affecting great swaths of the nation has placed the onus on carriers to demonstrate superior customer...
Policy Systems: Crumbling Under Their Own Weight
March 25, 2011 There is no easy answer, but for many insurers, the necessity to upgrade is dire.
Ready or Not, Mobile Apps the Norm
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Interconnecting With Your Customers
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Recruiting Talent to an Industry with a Black Eye
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