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Content tagged with Infrastructure posted in June 2005
Real Time Is Real
News  |  6/30/2005  | 
Today, we are in a real-time world, and XML enables this environment. Through the use of ACORD XML for Life and Annuities, P&C/Surety, and Reinsurance, information flows instantaneously over the Web. As a Celent Communications analyst has observed, "ACORD XML seems to strike the right balance between richness of data and ease of implementation."
Proprietary Money
News  |  6/22/2005  | 
Affiliated FM uses proprietary technology to grow past the $500 million mark in under five years.
A Crystal Clear View
News  |  6/15/2005  | 
Managing multiple agency channels across lines of business can leave the field force struggling with disparate messages and prevent it from seeing the big picture.
Navigating Distribution Channels
News  |  6/15/2005  | 
Access to critical business data can provide distribution channels with a holistic, connected view of the business, increase sales productivity and help retain skilled producers.
Road Warrior
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
Insurers looking to improve communications with and productivity of their field agents, while providing them with durable, functional technology, have a new choice in the tablet PC market.
CIGNA Takes Bite Out of Claims
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
CIGNA Dental (Plantation, Fla.) has teamed with Post-N-Track Corp. (Middletown, Conn.), a provider of Web-based transaction exchange solutions for the healthcare industry, to provide a new Web solution for the submission of claims.
Improving Customer Insight: A Road Not Often Traveled
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
To meet today's speed-to-market mandates, insurers need to take a new tack in their efforts to maximize customer information.
VoIP - Key to Convergence
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
Insurers' Voice over Internet Protocol plays signal the shift from multiple networks to a unified network of voice and data,delivering a new world of efficiencies and flexibility.
Hitting the IT Target
News  |  6/14/2005  | 
Robert Eshelbrenner, Vice President, IT, Hastings Mutual For a regional P&C carrier to be competitive, according to Hastings Mutual (Hastings, Mich.; $511 million in assets) VP of IT Robert Eshelbrenner, it must husband limited resources well, while adopting new technologies when the business need is clear.
Slow Learners
Commentary  |  6/14/2005  | 
Though the insurance industry continues to grapple with the challenges of eliminating paper from critical business processes such as sales, policy processing and claims, evidently the world of academia already has figured it out.
IASA News: Process Trumps Technology
News  |  6/8/2005  | 
Technology may matter, but not as much as the core processes that it supports, according to analysts commenting at the Insurance Technology Trends roundtable at the 2005 IASA conference in Anaheim this week.

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