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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in October 2003
Web-Based Apps Simplify Employee Benefits
News  |  10/29/2003  | 
Insurance trust automates employee benefits administration to realize increased accuracy, efficiency and savings.
MassMutual Leverages SAP for BPM
News  |  10/29/2003  | 
Insurer re-engineers business processes and creates an enterprise standard for business administration.
Improved Corporate Content Management
News  |  10/29/2003  | 
New regulations and competitive pressures have insurers turning with renewed urgency to document technologies to manage corporate information.
Insurers Speak Up for VoIP
News  |  10/29/2003  | 
Intrigued by the possibility of lower costs and greater flexibility, a number of insurance carriers are moving toward IP-enabling their traditional PBX systems.
What’s your Legacy plan?
News  |  10/29/2003  | 
One thing's for sure: A monolithic approach won't work. Depending on the particular application and platform, insurers' legacy replacement/enhancement strategies vary widely according to the project specifics.
Staying Ahead of the Pack
Commentary  |  10/29/2003  | 
Russ Esposito, vice president and chief information officer, Vytra Health Plans
Second Time Around Is a Charm for Alfa
News  |  10/29/2003  | 
Legato's ApplicationXtender suite helps Alfa Insurance improve its imaging system.
Tech Not M&A Motivator
News  |  10/28/2003  | 
Technology tends to be a consideration, not the driver, of carrier M&As.
Cyber News
News  |  10/28/2003  | 
OneBeacon's Claims Contract
Commentary  |  10/28/2003  | 
As part of an effort to eliminate the need for manually entering first-notice-of-loss-data received from its independent agent force via fax, Boston-based OneBeacon Insurance Group has awarded a contract to EasyLink Services Corp.
News  |  10/28/2003  | 
Past Elite 8: Where Are They Now?
Commentary  |  10/22/2003  | 
Despite the challenges of adapting to new positions and responsibilities, former Elite 8 honorees make the most of 2003.
Not Routine: A Day in the Life of an Insurance CIO
News  |  10/22/2003  | 
What really goes into the daily routine of an insurance CIO? I&T editor Anthony O'Donnell recently shadowed 2002 Elite 8 honoree Dennis Callahan, CIO of Guardian Life Insurance, through what Callahan calls a "not atypical" day.
Chubb Takes Step Toward Uniformity
News  |  10/22/2003  | 
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has begun to provide its producers using an Applied Systems agency management system with real-time online policy inquiry for personal lines policies and loss reporting capabilities for most lines of business.
Making Change Easy
News  |  10/22/2003  | 
Since accepting change is the hardest thing for any organization, Joe Gauches strives to ease transition pains.
Scholten’s School of Collaboration
News  |  10/22/2003  | 
The enactment of a federated IT governance model is producing sustainable results at The Principal Financial Group.
Consolidation Queen
News  |  10/22/2003  | 
With experience in Lincoln's life and annuity units, Linda Fraley is well poised for the consolidation of those lines of business.
Allmerica’s IT Gets the Business
News  |  10/22/2003  | 
Realignment of leadership, refocusing of sourcing priorities, and process improvement measures turn a passive IT organization into a source of competitive advantage.
See You On The Flip Side
News  |  10/22/2003  | 
Providence Washington's Ed Leveille flips IT spending percentages to increase R&D funding.
Bragging Rights
News  |  10/22/2003  | 
The leadership and technology vision of David Saul have helped Zurich North America become one of the largest P&C writers in the US.
Innovating For The Business
News  |  10/22/2003  | 
Enterprise CTO Srinivas Koushik is driving Nationwide's technology to the competitive forefront.
The Wrong Stuff: Cautionary Tales of Insurance IT
News  |  10/22/2003  | 
Successful technology executives are rightly celebrated for their positive contributions to the success of their companies. But what might be called their negative contributions-the ills they avoid-deserve attention too.
Laggard Firms Face Liability on Do Not Call
News  |  10/8/2003  | 
Yesterday's federal appeals court ruling on the Do Not Call Registry made suddenly real the possibility of penalties to financial services companies for failure to comply.
Successful CIOs Work Hard, But Know How To Delegate
News  |  10/8/2003  | 
Past Elite 8 honorees discuss how they continue to produce results and remain successful, while building great teams and overcoming budget and time management hurdles.

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