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Internet of Things Prompts New Cybersecurity Risks

March 31, 2015 Innovations in security will be aimed at fortifying cloud services, big data, wireless communication and the Internet of Things (IoT), according to Frost & Sullivan.

Sapiens to Acquire IBEXI

March 31, 2015 IBEXI has sold Sapiens IDIT suite for seven years, and will expand Sapiens ability to deliver products and services in the Asia-Pacific region.

IBM Joins Weather Co. to Develop Forecast Tools for Businesses

March 31, 2015 IBM has been trying to lure customers to its analytics business with data from partners.

New York to Investigate Insurers’ Cybersecurity Work After Hacks

March 30, 2015 The superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services, said insurers must provide the information by April 27 and submit to examinations by the agency; 160 life, health and property & casualty insurers are affected.

How UPC Tackled Storm Surge of Claims Invoices

March 30, 2015 When a busy winter meant independent adjustors' invoices were coming fast and furious, UPC Insurance collaborated with VIP Software to streamline the estimation and invoicing process.

State Auto Taps Online Insurance Vet as Next President

March 30, 2015 Michael LaRocco helped found AssureStart, a commercial insurer with exclusive online distribution, before joining State Auto.

UnitedHealth Pays $13 Billion for Catamaran’s Drug Clients

March 30, 2015 The offer, which would be UnitedHealthís largest purchase ever, is 27 percent more than Catamaranís closing share price of $48.32 on Friday.

Munich Re Joins University of Michigan's Driverless Car Group

March 27, 2015 The global insurer is the first insurance industry member of the U-M's Mobility Transformation Center Affiliate program

Northwestern Mutual Buys Online Planner LearnVest

March 26, 2015 The insurer will use LearnVestís software to develop a new financial planning platform for the insurerís 16,000 agents and 4.2 million clients.

Progressive to Charge Risky Snapshot Drivers More in Shift

March 26, 2015 CEO Glenn Renwick has said Snapshot could help the company encourage safer behavior and retain the most valuable customers.

Farm Bureau Financial Recognized as a Celent Model Insurer

March 26, 2015 P&C carrier uses Valen Analyticsí data and predictive modeling to manage and drive underwriting profitability.

Commercial Drone Users Get Smoother Path for FAA Flight Permits

March 25, 2015 The FAA has awarded 48 waivers for commercial drone use under a program created by Congress to allow flights while the agency completes more formal regulations.

Inside Celina Mutual's DIY Approach to Mobile Apps

March 25, 2015 For mid-tier insurers, happy and productive agents are a competitive imperative. Rob Shoenfelt, CIO of Celina Insurance Group, discusses agent-facing apps and the challenge of finding and keeping staff in smaller markets.

Nautilus Creates Ops Position, Gets Claims Head from Scottsdale

March 25, 2015 The excess and surplus lines carrier shakes up its management with former claims SVP taking over an operational and special projects position.

AMI Insurance Recognized as a Celent Model Insurer, Asia

March 24, 2015 New Zealandís largest general insurance provider takes on core systems transformation to improve customer service and speed to market.

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