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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Of Enterprise BI

August 29, 2014

When IT can't deliver, business users build their own applications focusing on agility, flexibility and reaction times.

The Software-Defined Health Insurer: Radical But Realistic?

August 21, 2014

Can a tech startup digitally assemble the pieces of a comprehensive, employer-provided health plan?

Data Governance in Insurance Carriers

August 20, 2014

As the insurance industry moves into a more data-centric world, data governance becomes more critical for ensuring the data is consistent, reliable and usable for analysis.

Fear This

August 19, 2014

Just days before this Issue, which contains our security cover story, went to press, we got some interesting news: 1.2 billion unique usernames and passwords and 542 million email addresses were reportedly stolen from 420,000 websites, according to The New York Times. The websites ranged from Fortune 500 companies down to small online retailers.

Should You Back Up Enterprise Data to the Cloud?

August 18, 2014

Six questions that need to be asked before signing on with an outside service.

Modernizing Information Management

August 15, 2014

While better reporting and actuarial analysis help to support financial decisions, improved analytics and decision making greatly assist the rest of the organization.

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5 Strategies to Change the Game

August 14, 2014

Allstate's director of technology and operations says disruptive innovation has the power to completely change industries — ours included.

Strategic Planning: Here and Now

August 14, 2014

Insurers’ annual strategic planning efforts can benefit from an infusion of tactical reality.

Social Networking Drops Off the Corporate Radar Screen ... Not

August 12, 2014

Social networking and its elusive ROI gets folded into something bigger.

Here Come the Millennials

August 12, 2014

As the Millennial generation comes of age, they will demand fundamental changes — and others as well — from life insurers.

Will Big Data, IoT Push Insurance into Cloud?

August 8, 2014

The value of IoT is in the data.

Cyber Risk Strategy Must Evolve to Match Changing Threats

August 5, 2014

Deloitte research finds that financial services is the industry most targeted by cyber criminals.

IT Spending is Healthy, But Where's the Money Going?

August 1, 2014

IT leaders expect more money for cloud, virtualization and mobile — but no staff increases.

3 Reasons DevOps Matters

July 30, 2014

Every insurer needs to compete on products and information turned around in light-speed fashion.

To Quantify or Not — That is the Question with Modernization

July 29, 2014

Making the quantitative case is a long-practiced ritual in many insurance organizations.