Vanguard Test Drives $10 million Web 2.0 Project On Its Employees
There's an interesting InformationWeek article about Vanguard Group, one of this country's biggest mutual fund companies, and a $10 million project to turn its employee intranet into a personalized, customized destination for information. The new employee intranet portal will be called, creatively, eVanguard. (MyVanguard must have already been taken.)
From Google's Industry Press Day: Leveraging the Web
I spent yesterday morning at Google's Industry Press Day, held at the company's new(ish) NYC building where, aside from checking out the office space, I attended presentations by Tim Armstrong, Google's president of advertising & commerce in North America and Jon Kaplan, the company's industry director for financial services.
Kellington Joins ACORD As SVP
Former Ohio Casualty CIO and IBM consultant John Kellington has been named senior vice president in charge of standards at ACORD.
General Casualty Insurance Companies will continue using Mitchell International's estimating and specialty database solutions under a multi-year contract.
FAMI and Max Specialty Sign with STG
Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Company (FAMI) and Max Specialty Insurance Company have recently purchased STG's Renaissance Billing solution.
9-11 Musings: Business Continuity Readiness Today
Where do financial services and, in particular, insurance companies' capabilities stand at this six year remove from the day when devastating attacks closed down lower Manhattan, presenting firms with unprecedented business continuity challenges? I turned to Mike Hager, enterprise security advisor and senior security architect at Unisys, for insight.
Smelling a Rat at Zagat
In the age of e-commerce, insurers need to look beyond their own industry for examples of online customer engagement. This goes for examples both to emulate and avoid. My recent online experience with Zagat.com falls, unfortunately, into the latter category.
Humana Launches Video Game Initiative
Last Friday, Louisville, Ky.-based heath insurer Humana (11.3 million members) became one of the first carriers to embrace the potential of video games when it established a multi-pronged initiative to find the best ways to connect with consumers using game technology.
Goodstein Runs AXA Incubator
As AXA Equitable's new chief innovation officer, Barbara Goodstein will run a newly formed Marketing and Innovation group that will identify growth opportunities and gestate innovative business ideas from conception to delivery.
Data Mining Improves Fraud Mitigation Efforts
Data mining technologies can help insurers access and leverage the institutional knowledge vital to fraud mitigation efforts that is locked inside their current and historical claims data.