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Content tagged with Channels posted in September 2009
There's a Business Case (Maybe) for Social Networking Sites
Commentary  |  9/29/2009  | 
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking sites can be fun and distracting -- but as more users of all age groups start to explore business uses for these sites, insurers and other businesses are starting to take them more seriously.
Brit Insurance Signs edge IPK for Enterprise Licence of Web Presentation Platform
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
U.K.-based general insurer plans wide scale deployment of edge IPK's technology to provide new and enhanced services to brokers and partners.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Launches Zagat Health Survey Capability
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
The Zagat Health Survey tool provides a vehicle for members to review physicians based on a set of distinct criteria, creating a trusted resource to support informed member decision-making, says BCBSGA.
Sybase, Siemens Partner on Workforce Mobility Solution
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
Sybase and Siemens Enterprise Communications Group have announced a partnership that will provide customers with an integrated mobile and fixed line voice and data solution.
eHealthInsurance Launches Online Buyer’s Guide
News  |  9/21/2009  | has launched the Interactive Health Insurance Buyer's Guide, an online resource for consumers.
Dell to Acquire Perot Systems for $3.9 Billion
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Dell to acquire Perot Systems for $3.9 billion; companies together represent $8 billion in services revenue in deal that is likely to have an impact on insurance IT marketplace.
Chubb Provides Paper-Free Solution to Agents
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Chubb Commercial PaperFree, available to agents using Applied Systems or Vertafore agency management systems, improves on the former procedure of agents receiving a paper copy of documents through the mail or accessing them via Chubb's Web site prior to scanning them and uploading them to their agency management system.
Farmers Creates iClaims Mobile App for Customers
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
Provided free of charge to customers, the application enables policy holders to store their agent's contact information and report claims from the scene of the loss from their iPhone or iTouch.
CSC Launches FS Mobile Solutions, Partners with Blackberry
News  |  9/15/2009  | 
CSC has announced the launch of Financial Services Mobile Solutions, which includes mobile software applications, consulting and management services.
Liberty Mutual Creates Group Life Benefits Site
News  |  9/11/2009  | 
The site accompanies the carrier's publication of a step-by-step guide that reviews the critical tasks employers must complete following the death of an employee.
HP Exstream 7.0 Targets Streamlined Customer Communications Across the Enterprise
News  |  9/10/2009  | 
HP Exstream 7.0 Targets Streamlined Customer Communications Across the Enterprise
Anthem Embraces Social Networking
News  |  9/9/2009  | 
In Wisconsin, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is leveraging a variety of social networking tools to interact with its members.
iPipeline Releases Enhanced Illustration Suite
News  |  9/9/2009  | 
Among the new concepts and enhancements incorporated into Illustration Suite 7.1 are the expansion of Advanced Sales to 30 concepts including Split-Dollar Comparison, Term versus Permanent, and Mortgage Acceleration; and two new Needs Analysis concepts, Key Person Valuation and Pension Maximization.
Rockingham Group Uses Blue Cod for Web Quoting Solution
News  |  9/8/2009  | 
The current release uses features of Blue Cod's Web-based quoting solution.
Aon Benfield Fac to Offer Online Placement of Facultative Risk
News  |  9/4/2009  | 
FAConnect will allow Aon Benfield Fac's insurance carrier clients to submit risk placements via individual risk screens or via multiple risk upload and bind placements within five minutes of logging on, the vendor claims.
Pyxis Announces iPhone Support
News  |  9/1/2009  | 
Pyxis Mobile has extended its single application configuration platform to include support for Apple's iPhone.

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