Visualizing Data for Value
The real issue is not in the amount or type of data, or even in how it is structured, but it is in the fact that organizations often lack the skills and tools to visually represent the data in a way that makes it immediately relevant and actionable.
Leveraging Text Mining in Insurance
Recent advances in text mining technologies have made it possible to harvest valuable information buried in unstructured data and leverage it for business results.
Congressional Hearings Unlikely to Threaten Insurers’ Use of Credit Scoring
Property and casualty insurers have long used credit scores to help build consumers' risk profiles, a practice generally regulated at the state level. Congress recently held informational hearings on the practice, but experts don't see federal regulation of the use of insurance scores in the near future.
Nathan Golia Joins I&T as Associate Editor
In one more sign that -- fingers crossed -- the insurance and technology industries (and maybe even the media business) are back on a growth track, Nathan Golia has joined the Insurance & Technology editorial team as Associate Editor.
Vertafore to be Acquired by TPG Capital
Pending regulatory approval, TPG will purchase Vertafore from Hellman & Friedman and its co-investor JMI Equity for $1.4 billion by the third quarter of 2010.
Risk, Reputation and the World Cup
Americans have taken a lot of abuse over the years for supposedly not being up to competing in the World Cup. Attitudes are slowly changing owing to some impressive performances against great teams, such as Germany. Here's a light-hearted take on the American team from John Oliver of the Daily Show.