SAP/Oracle Saga Takes Unexpected Turn
In what Insurance & Technology sister brand InformationWeek calls a "shocking last-minute move," SAP has admitted contributory liability in a copyright infringement suit filed against it by Oracle.
Anthem Blue Cross Launches iPhone App, Women's Site
The Anthem Blue Cross Grocery Guide contains information on more than 100,000 food and beverage products, while the Healthy Woman site features health, nutrition, fitness and health care options, the company says.
Chubb Makes Senior Management Appointments
Among the appointments made retirement in light of the retirement of COO John Degnan on Dec. are that of Dino Robusto, who oversees IT, to president of personal lines and claims.
Drilling Down on Social Media Due Diligence for Insurers
My blog post published earlier this week, "Facebook Privacy Breach Shows Hazards of Social Media for Insurers," triggered an exchange with Anand Rao, a partner at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants. Anand shares his insights into the hazards insurers face, and what regulators are likely to consider due diligence on the part of insurers.
Allstate Releases Social App
Tag In by Allstate allows users to stay connected via text message to friends and family in a more private way than traditional social networking, the company says.
Of Architecture and IT Innovation
I recently watched a miniseries dramatizing the events surrounding the building of a Gothic cathedral, so I was excited to see the subject featured on NOVA last night.
Feds Bust Medicare ID Theft Ring
I&T's sister site Dark Reading has a story today on a healthcare fraud ring that stole doctors' and Medicare patients' identities. With the information, the ring operated phony clinics that billed Medicare and other insurers fraudelently for more than $165 million.