Phil Zwieg, vice president, information systems, Northwestern Mutual ($103 billion in assets), has spent a lot of time acquiring knowledge during a career in IT spanning nearly 25 years. Now he is determined to share it with others.
MBIA’s Randolph Aims For Top-Line Impact
After MBIA Insurance Corp. (Armonk, N.Y., $36.2 billion in assets) lost several of its top-tier technology executives to dot-com fever, Andrea Randolph was brought in as part of a group of new-bloods led by CTO Bob Wheeler.
Integration Key to Competition
While leveraging the value of legacy systems, insurers are turning to Web services and document management to increase efficiencies, reports InformationWeek research.
Doing a Lot with Little
Although it works with a modest budget, Cincinnati Equitable is able to cater to agents' needs.
Placing Your Bets Technology
Will insurers ante up on technology investments in front-office or back-office systems in 2004, or hold back? In this exclusive preview, TowerGroup assesses the field.
Linux Gains Ground
While still cautious on open source, insurers are seriously studying-and increasingly implementing-Linux-related solutions.
Sales Force Automation iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., launched a new version of Mobile Sales, a wirelesss solution that provides sales professionals with access to information using handheld devices.
Tapping EIM Growth
In order to tap into the EIM market in financial services, estimated by Giga Information Group to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent through 2005, Callidus Software has partnered with IBM.
VeriSign Inc. released a suite of security services to help financial institutions comply with burgeoning federal, state and industry regulations.
Rob Norris, CIO of Pinnacol Insurance (Denver), visits the following sites
BPM For P&C Staffware
London-Staffware, a business process management (BPM) software provider, has launched Staffware Claims Management, a BPM solution tailored to the requirements of the property & casualty industry.
Senate Mulls Fed. Ins. Regs
As the Senate Committee on Commerce reviews the adequacy of state-based insurance regulation, segments of the industry are quickly taking sides.
Do Not Call Readiness Varies
The insurance industry has accepted the inevitability of Do Not Call compliance, but many companies lag in implementing concrete measures.
The history of the Concorde can also be viewed as a cautionary tale for executives who manage and make decisions about technology.
M&A Trend Driven by Need to Enhance Scale
A spurt in merger and acquisition activity within the financial services industry has been catalyzed by a need to bulk up scale for growth opportunities and greater operational efficiency.
I&T Executive Summit News: Elite CIOs Weigh-in on Industry Issues.
At Insurance & Technology's Executive Summit 2003, held in Tucson, Ariz., November 9-12, a distinguished panel of CIOs was asked: Does IT Matter? The answer given by Gary Scholten, senior vice president and CIO of Principal Financial Group was "It's all about the alignment.
Tufts, BCBSMA Offer Docs Wireless Prescription
Seeking to boost generic drug utilization and improve quality of service, Tufts Health Plan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts are joining in a $3 million dollar program to provide physicians with a comprehensive e-prescribing program.