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  • Hope Is Not a Plan for Insurance IT Leaders

    Hope Is Not a Plan for Insurance IT Leaders
    - Rob McIsaac

    As Baby Boomer COBOL programmers increasingly have the opportunity to say “bon voyage” to working 9-5 and retire, some insurance IT executives are having restless nights trying to figure out how they are going to address the resulting brain drain.

  • Agile and Continuous Delivery in a Regulated Environment

    Agile and Continuous Delivery in a Regulated Environment
    - Jeff Goldberg

    Many insurers are interested in the modern development methodologies of Agile and Continuous Delivery, but worry about how those approaches will work in such a highly regulated industry.

  • Business Processes: The Chicken or the Egg

    Business Processes: The Chicken or the Egg
    - Martina Conlon

    Part of the push to improve core systems in the insurance industry is a greater understanding of how a carrier operates – its business processes. A carrier saddled with legacy systems faces enough challenges in life and failure to address business processes is just one of them.

  • In 10 Months, National Life Rolls Out Policy Admin Revamp

    In 10 Months, National Life Rolls Out Policy Admin Revamp
    - Matthew Josefowicz

    The life insurance carrier credits Agile development with helping it get a line of business live on the FAST platform less than a year after selection.

  • Dealing with the COBOL Brain Drain

    Dealing with the COBOL Brain Drain
    - Rob McIsaac

    As Baby Boomer COBOL programmers increasingly have the opportunity to say “bon voyage” to working 9-5 and retire, some Insurance IT executives are having restless nights trying to figure out how they are going to address the resulting brain drain.

  • Musk: Technology May Revoke Your Driver’s License

    Musk: Technology May Revoke Your Driver’s License
    - Mitch Wein

    There will come a time, in a future not so far away, when it will be illegal for the average person to drive a car, predicted Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

  • IT Project Management Gains Critical Importance for Insurers (Part 4/4)

    IT Project Management Gains Critical Importance for Insurers (Part 4/4)
    - Tom Benton

    Last week… you read about possible pitfalls for insurers related to project management. This week… find out what project management for insurance will look like over the next several years.

  • Insurance IT Execs Take Lead in Cyberinsurance Development

    Insurance IT Execs Take Lead in Cyberinsurance Development
    - Mitch Wein

    When big commercial insurers develop cyber risk coverage for their clients, IT helps illustrate the problem and identify solutions.

  • The role of the policyholder portal in 2015 and beyond

    The role of the policyholder portal in 2015 and beyond
    - Jeff Goldberg

    It’s no surprise that insurers have consistently put ease of doing business for agents at the top of their priority list. Creating better and more interactive agent portals has been a focus of the industry’s technological enhancement for the last decade.

  • WSJ: The Driverless Car is Officially a Risk

    WSJ: The Driverless Car is Officially a Risk
    - Mitch Wein

    We have been talking about the impact of IoT generally, with driverless cars being one example. We are now reaching a tipping point. Sometime in the near future, the technology will be fully matured and the regulatory environment fully adapted to this new paradigm.

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