InsureZone Partners With DigitalWork
DigitalWork has formed a strategic alliance with small commercial
insurance agency InsureZone that will enable DigitalWork give its clients' small business customers access to commercial insurance product offerings, including business owners policy (BOP), workers' comp, commercial auto and umbrella liability.
The Credit Scoring Paradox
Many online insurance customers abandon the quote/application
process because insurance companies require sensitive personal
information in order to receive an accurate quote. Insurers must
learn to balance online insurance users' demand for accurate rate
quotes with their reluctance to share sensitive information, according to Gomez, Inc.
Gaining Competitive Advantage Through Internet Innovation
"Clicks-and-bricks" expertise, along with the ability to introduce
innovation and change into the enterprise, are hallmarks of today's
Internet/e-business success stories in financial services. Accordingly, Insurance & Technology, InSystems and META Group are partnering to
initiate the Insurance Innovators Award.
ING's Integration Is Donovan's Goal
Following the acquisition of ReliaStar and Aetna Financial Services in 2000, ING faced a technology integration challenge that Paul Donovan, characterizes as "Y2K on steroids."
Doing More with a Little Bit Less
Insurance technology budgets will increasemodestlyin 2002, with a continued focus on CRM, security and e-business, top tech execs forecast.
The New Look of Security
Security threats are changing rapidly and insurance companies are scrambling to adapt security systems and policies to cope.
Kemper, Keyosk Serve NAWBO
Women business owners represent a growing market segment, which
Kemper Insurance and Web-based financial services provider Financial
Keyosk have teamed up to serve.
This month's editorial on convergence by Katherine Burger, Editorial Director.
Keep the Faith: CIOs Forecast Some IT Budget Growth in 2002
The news on the technology spending front isn't great, but it's somewhat better than expected, according to new research from two major investment banks. According to a survey from Morgan Stanley, CIOs expect modest budget growth in 2002 and anticipate that spending will focus mainly on e-commerce initiatives, security
software and enterprise application integration. Meanwhile, Merrill Lynch forecasts that corporate spending on technology will grow slightlythree percentin 2002.