Alan Hughes Named BCBSNC CIO
Hughes comes to Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina from GE Financial, where he has been CIO for Global Risk Management and Distribution Finance.
Allstate Opens Green Data Center
The Rochelle, Ill.-based center, built to meet LEED Gold certification, takes advantage of the city's high capacity fiber-optics network.
Mathas succeeds Sy Sternberg, who had remained chairman of the board of directors in a non-executive capacity following his retirement June 30, 2008.
Automation Service for Insurers Launched on SWIFT
Following a 12-month pilot, the new service is planned to be available to any carrier who wants to participate in what SWIFT calls a shared vision of faster, more standardized settlement of insurance and reinsurance transactions.
eGistics and Global 360 Forge Alliance
The strategic partnership will enable Global 360 to provide a secure hosted enterprise SaaS delivery environment for Global 360 applications and to offer long-term hosted storage on eGistics' data centers.
AIG’s Liddy Will Step Down
AIG's board concurs with Liddy that the CEO and chairman roles should be separated and says it will conduct a search to fill each position.
Technology and the Science of Customer Retention
Data accessibility, analytics, rules-driven workflow and process visibility can help insurers retain profitable customers, according to Dave Kaytes, Managing Director, Novantas; and Matthew Josefowicz, Director, Insurance Practice, Novarica.
Laugh and the Industry Laughs With You?
Managers at my company recently were asked to weigh in on what we think are the essential capabilities for an effective corporate leader in this challenging business environment.
Can Dynamic Business User Interfaces Replace IT?
The question on the minds of senior executives now is whether there are now or will soon be any solutions on the market that will enable them to completely eliminate the involvement in IT in changes they need to implement in order to quickly meet the requirements of the marketplace.
Kemper Implements SOA
Kemper, a Unitrin Business, has implemented an SOA-based IT infrastructure using Progress Software's Sonic ESB DataXtend SI solutions.
Norwich Union To Deploy ClickSoftware
The vendor's ServiceOptimization Suite will be deployed in the carrier's auto insurance business to more efficiently schedule field engineer appointments.