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Inside John Hancock's iPad App Design Contest
News  |  11/21/2011  | 
With morale low following the financial crisis, CIO Allan Hackney and his team kicked off an employee competition to design apps for the recently released iPad — and got more results than they expected.
Can You Achieve Better Sales and Service Through Animated Characters?
Commentary  |  11/18/2011  | 
Stonebridge Life's Encore Dental direct-to-consumer website has increased the conversion rate by double digits through intermediation of animated "interactive assistant" Harvey; Aetna and other insurers have enjoyed similar successes.
Top 10 Areas of Focus for Health Organizations in 2012
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
PwC's Top Health Industry Issues studies forecasts new payer/provider partnerships, investments in informatics and social media, and new approaches to privacy in an unsettled political and regulatory environment.
21st Century Taps Epsilon for Third-Party Consumer Data
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
The direct writer says Epsilon's data will help it optimize its one-to-one marketing.
CUNA Mutual Charts Desktop and Mobile Device Strategy to 'IT Personas'
News  |  11/17/2011  | 
Overruling conventional wisdom on platform standardization, CUNA Mutual has implemented a choice model for mobile computing and is matching corporate devices to 18 distinct user types within the enterprise.
Manulife Financial and Bank of China Sign Cooperation Agreement
News  |  11/11/2011  | 
Manulife Financial and Bank of China sign framework cooperation agreement that aims to strengthen cooperation in insurance custody and bancassurance in China.
Insurers Must Embrace Constant Innovation in Mobile Capabilities: IBC's Yetter
News  |  11/8/2011  | 
Insurers must deliver the basics of mobile capabilities and expect to adapt to customer demand as it emerges, according to Michael Yetter, director of eBusiness Development, Independence Blue Cross, speaking at Insurance & Technology's Executive Summit.
Amerihealth Pedometer App Latest Sign of Insurers' Wellness Commitment
Commentary  |  11/4/2011  | 
Like Independence Blue Cross, New Jersey-based Amerihealth is parlaying a simple sponsorship into a wellness play — and technology is a major component of its value proposition.
John Hancock CIO: Education the Key to Better Data Security Habits
Commentary  |  11/3/2011  | 
Working in Massachusetts, an environment with stringent data security and privacy regulations, has taught John Hancock CIO Allan Hackney the value of education in preserving the integrity of corporate data. He spoke with I&T about how the company works with employees to stay secure as the iPad rises quickly within the enterprise.
Let's Face it: We Don’t Care That Much About Data Security
Commentary  |  11/2/2011  | 
Whenever experts discuss best practices for protecting personal or corporate data, we nod in agreement. But we don't follow them as closely as we should.
Cyber Attacks Increasingly Focused at Individual Users: Ernst & Young
News  |  11/1/2011  | 
The "human being is the perimeter," E&Y experts say, as attackers aim to take advantage of individual users' behavior to gain footholds in corporate networks.

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