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Content tagged with Channels posted in September 2012
How Great American Made the Business Case for Mobile Innovation
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
It took the right combination of factors for the specialty insurer to kick off its award-winning mobile initiative.
Top 9 Soundbites from the SMA Summit
Slideshows  |  9/28/2012  | 
Boston-based analyst firm Strategy Meets Action held its first summit this past Monday in its home city. Innovation was the watchword, with sessions focusing on how insurers can leverage five key next-generation technologies to advance the business: mobile, social media, cloud, big data/analytics, and social media. Here are some soundbites that show what's on insurers' minds when it comes to innovation.
Great American, GuideOne Win Innovation Awards from SMA
News  |  9/23/2012  | 
Effective leveraging of next-generation technologies was key to the companies being recognized.
3 Steps to Effective Mobile Development from RLI Insurance
Commentary  |  9/21/2012  | 
At MajescoMastek's user conference this week, Murali Natarajan, VP of IT for RLI Insurance shared the considerations his organization takes into account before developing a new mobile capability.
5 Mobile Insurance Apps That Help Policyholders Inventory Possessions
Slideshows  |  9/20/2012  | 
For insurers, creating a top-notch digital experience goes beyond just policy management. Ellen Carney, of Forrester Research, discusses five insurance apps that help customers take an inventory of their possessions in case of a loss.
New York Life Ad Campaign Emphasizes Positive of Both Product and Industry
Commentary  |  9/18/2012  | 
There's no doubt that fear sells life insurance, but a positive emphasis, delivered with the assistance of collaborative technology, may benefit both New York Life and the industry in general.
Colonial Life Releases iOS App
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Policyholders can now access claims information and policy details from their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices.
Zuckerberg Pans HTML5 for Mobile Development: Is He Right?
Commentary  |  9/14/2012  | 
The Facebook impresario recently classified the social network's use of an HTML5-based mobile app as "the biggest mistake we've made." Is he right?
4 iPhone 5/iOS 6 Features Insurers Should Watch
Commentary  |  9/12/2012  | 
The latest editions of Apple's iPhone and its operating system, announced yesterday, may not seem like much of an upgrade at first glance. But the updated offerings should push insurers in new directions when it comes to mobile development.
Big Data and Analytics Help Life Insurers Pinpoint Customer Concerns
Commentary  |  9/7/2012  | 
Using Big Data to improve analytics can provide life insurers with broader understanding of their customers and prospects, as well as insight into the profitability of individual customers, specific products and producer segments.
Spread News of Corporate Good Citizenship with Social Media
Commentary  |  9/7/2012  | 
Insurers are doing important work in their communities. Tweeting, posting and blogging provide an opportunity to communicate these efforts to a wider audience and to make them an ongoing part of an insurer's engagement with the public.
Patching the Leaky Sales Pipeline with Data Analytics
Commentary  |  9/7/2012  | 
Implementing data analytics software could be the glue needed to ensure that no stellar sales leads fall through the cracks.
Nokia Lumia 920 Slated For November Release
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
Nokia's new Lumia smartphones probably won't be available until well after Apple's iPhone 5 hits the street.
DRC Adds Claims Component to DecisionMaker Suite
News  |  9/6/2012  | 
The company highlights the new claims system's out-of-the-box mobile capability.
50 Flooding 'Hot Spots' in Latest Swiss Re iPad App
News  |  9/6/2012  | 
The company released the app concurrently with a report saying that flood losses now rival earthquake losses.
4 Reasons Security Policies Fail, And 7 Steps to Make Sure They Don't
News  |  9/6/2012  | 
Without an ongoing systematic and proactive user awareness program, a strong security posture is in jeopardy. There is no cure for human error, but insurers can educate their workforce to help employees make the right decisions and avoid unnecessary mistakes.
5 Ways Insurance Companies Can Make Mobile Capabilities More Secure for Policyholders
News  |  9/6/2012  | 
Mobile capabilities for policyholders are table stakes. But serious questions remain about the security of the most popular consumer smartphone platforms. I&T checked in with the executives who live and breathe data security to find out how they balance cutting-edge mobile service offerings with security.
Should Policyholders Share the Security Burden With Insurance Companies?
Commentary  |  9/6/2012  | 
It's harder than ever to secure an increasingly mobile-based enterprise while also improving customer engagement. But insurance companies must shoulder the security burden.
Five Bad Arguments for Bring-Your-Own-Device
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
BYOD advocates offer compelling reasons to adopt the policy within the insurance enterprise, but CEB TowerGroup research director Jason Malo says that none of the arguments hold up.

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