Oracle on the Move
Bearing in mind the scale of Oracle's BEA acquisition, the vendor could eat up a large portion of the available acquisition targets without suffering any serious indigestion, Novarica's Matt Josefowicz suggests. "You could roll up much of this space for a billion dollars," he says. "Oracle has that kind of money in its couch cushions."
Oracle to Acquire Skywire
Horizontal behemoth Oracle steals a march on its competitors in the insurance vertical by acquiring growing document management vendor soon after acquiring leading new-technology policy administration player AdminServer.
Video Evidence: Floods and BCP
Like my colleague Anthony O'Donnell mentioned in Editor's Note for this week's I&T newsletter, "a great wave of water is washing over" parts of the Midwestern United States. Here's the evidence:
Disasters, Avoidable and Otherwise
Like the gradually building floods in the Mississippi basin, the threats posed to the U.S. insurance industry by the Solvency II are visible from a long way off. The question is whether American insurers and their regulators will move with the speed necessary to stave off potentially disastrous
Vertafore To Acquire Sircon
Vertafore has signed an agreement to acquire licensing and compliance automation solutions provider Sircon.
Weathering the Mounting Compliance Challenge
Regulatory compliance demands are as inexorable and less changeable than the weather. There is still debate over whether the earth's climate is getting colder or hotter, but there is no debate that the compliance climate is growing more, not less stringent. That being the case, as with the weather, one can make the complaint but has no choice but to be compliant.
HR and IT Partner at MassMutual
MassMutual's human resources (HR) department has become a key partner for the carrier's IT operation as it looks to recruit and retain top talent.
Love, Music and Morale at IASA
One of the things that made the IASA keynote presentation of the Pike Place Fishmongers so endearing was that their story was largely about the suppression of ego in the service of the greater good, and how that breeds interpersonal harmony and success.
Delphi Improves Its OASIS Re
The newest version of the OASIS Reinsurance System offers comprehensive treaty and facultative reinsurance processing.