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Content tagged with Channels posted in October 2011
John Hancock Launches Unified iPad App
News  |  10/27/2011  | 
Borne out of an employee competition, the app has different capabilities depending on whether the user is a customer, financial advisor or benefits manager.
Allianz Life Gets on the Social Media Train With Videos
Commentary  |  10/27/2011  | 
We've reported on how social media is becoming popular among life and annuities carriers in an attempt to broaden their policyholder bases. The ways companies look to start a conversation, however, aren't all the same.
Gartner Forecasts 3.9 Percent Growth in Enterprise IT Spending for 2012 – How Will Insurance IT Budgets Compare?
Commentary  |  10/26/2011  | 
Gartner forecasts 3.9 percent growth in enterprise IT spending for 2012; cloud, social, information, mobile identified as forces shaping IT spending. Insurance & Technology survey investigates budget plans and IT priorities for the coming year.
How Tablets Could Reshape the Insurance Enterprise
News  |  10/21/2011  | 
The real differentiator in the long term for the tablet platform will be its business applicability for the enterprise. Insurers already spot an opportunity.
13 Keys to Mobile Claims Success
News  |  10/19/2011  | 
Pioneers in the mobile claims space, including trailblazers Farmers, 1st Guard insurance and USAA, share the best practices every insurance carrier must consider when building next-generation claims platforms.
Virtual Roundtable: Esurance, Aite Group and Allstate Execs on the Mobile Opportunity
Slideshows  |  10/19/2011  | 
What are the opportunities for insurance companies to incorporate mobile payments into their transaction processing?
The End of an Era for Apple
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Perhaps in hindsight we should've known that the writing was on the wall when Steve Jobs stepped down earlier this month. His passing offers a true opportunity to reflect on a remarkable run.
A Brief Roundup of Selected Steve Jobs Tributes
Commentary  |  10/6/2011  | 
Steve Jobs understood the relationship of the aesthetic to the utilitarian, he understood the importance of liberating and encouraging creativity, and he demonstrated that the hipster sensibility could be reconciled to the capitalist ethos of competition.

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