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News & Commentary
Content tagged with Channels posted in January 2002
InsureZone Partners With DigitalWork
News  |  1/30/2002  | 
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
News  |  1/16/2002  | 
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
News  |  1/16/2002  | 
"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.
Apostle Preaches New Gospel
News  |  1/10/2002  | 
Without leaving his desk, Paul Apostle started a new career.
ING's Integration Is Donovan's Goal
News  |  1/9/2002  | 
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."
Insurance Loses Jobs, But Not In IT
News  |  1/9/2002  | 
Tech execs say industry will fare better during tough economic times, and may even benefit from IT cuts in other industries.
Doing More with a Little Bit Less
News  |  1/9/2002  | 
Insurance technology budgets will increase—modestly—in 2002, with a continued focus on CRM, security and e-business, top tech execs forecast.
The New Look of Security
News  |  1/9/2002  | 
Security threats are changing rapidly and insurance companies are scrambling to adapt security systems and policies to cope.
AXA Uses NewFrame For Data Transfer
News  |  1/8/2002  | 
Converts more than 300 million tables daily from back-end systems to customer-facing CRM application.
Kemper, Keyosk Serve NAWBO
News  |  1/8/2002  | 
Women business owners represent a growing market segment, which Kemper Insurance and Web-based financial services provider Financial Keyosk have teamed up to serve.
Alliances & Partnerships
News  |  1/8/2002  | 
Captiva partnership, Spectra and iMerchants pact, S1 Corp. and McCamish Systems alliance...
Risks of Being on Bleeding Edge
News  |  1/8/2002  | 
Progressive discontinues real-time auto insurance pilot program. Offers LTC
News  |  1/7/2002  | 
Partnership with John Hancock culminates 12 months of discussions.
What Can Web Services Offer?
News  |  1/7/2002  | 
Is it all about business-to-business, or will Web services eventually replace EAI?
Converge This
News  |  1/7/2002  | 
This month's editorial on convergence by Katherine Burger, Editorial Director.
Keep the Faith: CIOs Forecast Some IT Budget Growth in 2002
News  |  1/3/2002  | 
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 slightly—three percent—in 2002.

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