ISO Modifies Services To Help Clients Affected by WTC Attack
In the wake of the attacks of September 11, many P&C insurers will draw on the resources of the Insurance Services Office (ISO) for the purpose of responding to related claims. But for the many insurance companies and industry-related operations located in lower Manhattan, ISO is offering special assistance to help its customers keep operating.
Providence Washington Learns Jrules
In order to reduce the time it takes to underwrite and generate insurance quotes, as well as exchange business policy information with an XML-centric solution, Providence Washington has chosen ILOG's (Jrules 3.5, an XML-centric rules engine.
Data Distilleries, an Amsterdam-based open analytical CRM provider, will launch its expansion into North America on October 1; E.piphany and Cisco Systems will extend an existing partnership; Cigna Healthcare utilizes Harte-Hanks' Allink Xpert CRM database software.
ACORD re-launches Benchmark Calculator, produced in collaboration with Marsh, Berry and Co.; John Hancock's Group Insurance Division announces a partnership with OnlineBenefits; NAIFA and Standard & Poors launch Web site to give NAIFA's members access to S&P's research.
Insurers Begin Recovery Immediately
The insurance industry exists to indemnify those who suffer
losses, but on September 11 the industry also suffered
grievous losses, along with the world as a whole. A number of insurers had offices in the World Trade Center (WTC) and the buildings immediately surrounding what has come to be called "ground zero." At press time, many employees were still missing and several were hospitalized. But despite the terrible injury, shock and hardship, companies-and most importantly employees-showed gre
New Priorities for All of Us
On September 11, our industry, our jobs, and our lives changed forever. Much, if not all, of what occupied and obsessed us as insurance technology professionals-budgets, meetings, vendor evaluations, project roll-outs, proposal development, articles-seems trivial and meaningless in the wake of the horrible events of that day, and the sad news of so many innocent lives lost. And yet...getting back to business clearly is going to be a necessity-economically, psychologically, and patriotically-for
SAP Offers Free Services
SAP to provide free IT consulting services to businesses affected by recent terrorist attacks and commits $3 million (U.S.) for aid for victims' families software group helps customers and other companies restore IT infrastructures
free of charge.
Temp Staffing Firms Lend a Hand
Vendor-on-premise model allows tech departments to contract the contractors and ease administrative burden associated with management of temporary hires.
What Do Customers Want?
CIOs will have an opportunity to learn answers to that question at I&T's Executive Summit 2001.
Methodology First, Tech Second
Successful project management depends more on discipline and communication than on a particular set of tools or systems.
AIG eBRS provides insurance solutions to address the risks of transacting business on the Internet.
What in the World Can Go Wrong?
Since the initial popularity of "offshoring" prior to Y2K, much has been learned about communications and staffing. Still, to be successful, insurers must take measured steps in the planning and management of offshore deals.