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Content tagged with Channels posted in June 2012
Slow Growth, Regulation Driving Insurer Focus on Tech-Driven Operational Improvements, KPMG Survey
News  |  6/28/2012  | 
The three biggest technology areas respondents said would be funded were IT infrastructure, by far the largest, followed by customer growth or service, and data warehouses.
XL Group Touts "Dramatic" Website Redesign
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
Created with help from Brooklyn, N.Y. digital marketer Huge, the site provides a streamlined experience aimed at easing navigation for users who may not be familiar with XL and its products.
Jackson Launches iPad App to Educated Distributors on New VA Product
News  |  6/26/2012  | 
The app is designed to help wholesalers educate financial advisors about Jackson's Elite Access variable annuity, which the carrier says enables greater portfolio diversification by using alternative asset classes.
Is Insurance Always a Low-Touch Industry for Mobile?
Commentary  |  6/21/2012  | 
Conventional wisdom states that insurers aren't reached as much through the mobile channel as other financial services sectors. But there's one unique aspect of the insurance industry for which that is not the case.
Starr Companies Launches iPad App
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
The app, which describes the company's insurance organization, is designed to express Starr's brand promise and vision.
Microsoft Tackles iPad with Surface Tablet
News  |  6/19/2012  | 
Microsoft Corp introduced its own line of tablet computers on Monday at a much-hyped press event in Los Angeles, marking a major strategic shift for the software giant as it struggles to compete with Apple Inc and re-invent its aging Windows franchise.
Northwestern Mutual Releases Mobile Game
News  |  6/18/2012  | 
The game customizes financial tips for users and awards them with a score based on their responses to a variety of personal finance-related statements.
Insurers Sail Under "Winds of Change"
Commentary  |  6/15/2012  | 
Even as technology is driving change in the insurance industry more than ever, today's commerce is characterized by the human concerns of consumers, be they end-customers, customer-facing employees or even mobile app developers.
FCCI CIO Paul Ayoub Supports Strategic Growth Goals at Regionally Focused FCCI
News  |  6/12/2012  | 
New FCCI CIO Paul Ayoub will focus on agent-facing capabilities in support of the carrier's long-term vision for state expansion in commercial lines.
What Android Winds of Change Could Mean For Insurers
Commentary  |  6/8/2012  | 
The mobile operating system has been gaining market share steadily, but does that mean insurers should start focusing development there?
Allstate Selects Marketing Tech from SIM Partners
News  |  6/8/2012  | 
SIM Partners will manage data distribution and optimization for the carrier's agents, and provide a content management system and reporting for agents' websites.
Heard at IASA: Top Quotes From the 2012 IASA Conference
Slideshows  |  6/8/2012  | 
With increased attendance for the third year in a row and a sold-out exhibit hall, this year’s IASA Educational Conference and Business Show in San Diego provided evidence of the insurance industry’s health and increased IT spending. It also highlighted ongoing challenges in the areas of customer experience and retention, data management and regulatory compliance. I&T highlights some of the most provocative statements heard at the conference.
Kemper Direct CIO Evaluates 4 Mobile Development Strategies
Commentary  |  6/6/2012  | 
At the IASA conference in San Diego, Kemper Direct CIO John Elcock laid out the pros and cons of four ways to develop mobile experiences.
The Mobile Data Challenge: Insurers Must Refine Content and Data Strategies as Mobile Becomes Consumers' Channel of Choice
News  |  6/4/2012  | 
As consumers increasingly expect to be able to manage their financial lives via the mobile channel, insurers must develop explicit strategies to extend a full range of content and data management processes to mobile devices.

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