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Big Data Is Paying Off

September 17, 2014

Insurers are getting business benefit out of their big data projects, but these projects alone won't grow their business.

What Can Insurers Learn from Home Depot?

September 12, 2014

The latest cyber-attack highlights the importance of helping policy holders defend themselves.

Not Your Father’s Insurance Company

September 11, 2014

Carriers need to look at new and impactful ways to be there for their customers.

How to Attract Top Tech Talent

September 10, 2014

When it comes to rankings of the best places to work, insurers are few and far between. Here’s what those who make the lists do to appeal to IT professionals.

Watch Out. Apple with Mayo is Heading Your Way

September 10, 2014

From a health care, health insurance and Internet-of-things perspective, questions still remain.

New Generation of Data and Analytics in Cloud

September 9, 2014

Cloud-based data and analytics products are becoming more common among technology companies, small and midsize businesses and departments.

Aligning People, Processes and Technology for Successful Data Governance

September 5, 2014

Before your data governance project turns into a nightmare, create a data governance team to help people understand and manage the big data challenge, not just their respective pieces.

The Earthquake Coverage Disconnect

September 5, 2014

High premiums and deductibles plus confusion over earthquake policy limits curtails adoption.

The Buzz at Humana

September 3, 2014

Health insurer uses social networking to keep its 50,000 employees marching to the same beat.

A Cure for Analysis Paralysis

September 2, 2014

“Adaptive” analytics can help insurers keep up with the flood of real-time data.

To Quantify or Not — That is the Question with Modernization (Part II)

September 2, 2014

While the quantitative business case may be ingrained in many insurance operations, it often offers little practical use.

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.