Aviva Selects Lombardi for BPM
Aviva will leverage Lombardi's Teamworks business process management (BPM) suite to support global process improvement efforts.
Economy Drives Exploration of New Outsourcing Opportunities
Economic concerns will trump political anxieties when it comes to outsourcing decisions in the near future. And while some carriers may balk at offshore options, all insurers will explore alternative software delivery models, including software as a service.
SunGard Offers WealthStation SaaS
Vendor cites increasing demand for cost-effective services from experienced advisors departing traditional banks and brokerage firms, as well as individual investors seeking guidance from such professionals.
Former CIOs Face Tough Job Market
As insurers offer fewer senior technology positions to more applicants, consulting work may be a good way for unemployed CIOs to ride out a tough economy — especially as it often leads to a permanent position.
Managing Layoffs: Surviving the Transition
Outsourcing and layoffs not only affect the employees who may be transferred or let go, they also present hazards for the effective functioning of IT organizations after the transaction is completed.
Survival Skills: Insurance CIOs Must Adapt to Changing Market
Insurance CIOs must focus on business strategy and results to survive, according to Michael A. Costonis, Executive Director of Accenture's North American Insurance Practice & Global Claims Lead, and Keith Lippiatt, Managing Director, Technology Consulting Financial Services, Accenture.
Portico Acquires Kryptiq’s Choreo Health Plan Business
The acquisition expands Portico's customer base from 17 to 33 healthcare customers who serve 30 million members nationally, and will enable Portico to offer contracting solutions that range from turnkey, stand-alone solutions, to configurable, integrated solutions, according to the vendor.
Bill Krivoshik Named Marsh & McLennan CIO
The former AIG and Travelers Life & Annuity CIO was most recently CTO at Thomson Financial, where he oversaw the company's technology and information operations globally.
Video: Perspective on the Oracle/Sun Deal
With Oracle set to buy Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion in cash, Bloomberg TV talks with David Rudow, an analyst at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, who says that the deal "came out of left field" but nonetheless makes a lot of sense for Oracle...
Admiral Group Selects Sword Ciboodle’s CRM Platform
The Sword Ciboodle CRM solution will enhance Admiral's existing customer service agent systems, addressing the key goal of reducing the number of screens and steps required to fulfill customer requests while providing agents with correct information for customers, in a timely fashion, the vendor says.
New AXA Tech CTO Vincent Cohan Drives Global Focus
Moving away from a more regional orientation, AXA's IT services organization will provide worldwide network connectivity and management of IT assets, hardware and software, change control and incident management.
Guidewire, AgencyPort Form Alliance
Guidewire has partnered with AgencyPort Insurance Solutions to provide improved ease of doing business capabilities to its PolicyCenter customers.