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 Nathan Conz

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OneBeacon Launches New Website

OneBeacon Insurance Group's specialty accident and health business has unveiled a new website geared towards the transportation industry.

Q&A: Peggy Scott, Liberty Mutual Agency Markets

Liberty Mutual Agency Markets seeks to deliver easy-to-use capabilities that feature the flexibility normally associated with a regional carrier but that are backed by the strength associated with a national brand, says Peggy Scott, assistant VP and manager of marketing information services.

Q&A: Inside a Massive Data Breach

The big news out of the IT security world yesterday was that NetWitness, a Herndon, Va.-based IT security firm, uncovered a new hacking attack that successfully targeted 2,500 companies and government agencies, leaving large amounts of sensitive data susceptible to theft.

Are Insurers Missing Out on the Value of Cash Management Technology?

At Insurance & Technology, we always receive a fair amount of feedback regarding our editorial webcasts -- usually in the form Q&A submissions during the event or follow-up e-mails from attendees after the event has concluded. It's quite rare though to get feedback prior to the event.

On Data Mapping and Rumsfeldian Thinking

A, um, wise man once said, "There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. These are things we do not know we don't know."

Microsoft: Hackers Used IE Vulnerability in Google Hack

More details are beginning to emerge as the technology community further investigates hacks that originated in China that targeted Google and other corporations. Yesterday afternoon, Microsoft announced that a vulnerability in Internet Explorer was exploited as part of the hacks.

IBM to Reorganize Software Group

Our colleagues over at InformationWeek ran an exclusive story yesterday afternoon, reporting that Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM intends to reorganize its software group.

AXA Equitable Appoints Four Execs

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company has announced four new executive appointments to support its customer-centric product design, delivery and service strategy.

New York Looks to Create Its Own Lloyd's of London

Using Lloyd's of London as an example, New York Governor David A. Patterson has announced that the state plans to create an international insurance exchange that would specialize in the coverage of complicated risks that many traditional U.S. carriers may shy away from. Governor Patterson made the announcement as part of his 2010 State of the State address.

Intel Sued by FTC for Stifling Competition

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is alleging that Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker Intel has stifled competition in the microprocessor market, in a new lawsuit filed on Wednesday.

Nationwide Launches New iPhone App

Nationwide Insurance has launched Cartopia, a new application for the Apple iPhone that provides users with car shopping information.

IBM to Acquire Lombardi

IBM has entered a definitive agreement to acquire business process management (BPM) software and services firm Lombardi.

RSA Canada Selects Duck Creek

RSA Canada has selected Duck Creek Technologies' policy administration system for its commercial Insurance operations.

Progressive Details Twitter Strategy

Progressive and other insurers are learning by doing on social media sites such as Twitter, where opportunities for customer engagement abound.

Government Report: NY Fed Could Have Done More in AIG Negotiations

Apparently, the New York Fed could have done more last year when it was negotiating with AIG trading partners. At least that's what Troubled Asset Relief Program special inspector general Neil M. Barofsky suggests in a government report officially released today.

Esurance: The Differences Between E-Commerce Companies and Insurance Companies

The night before Esurance CIO Phil Swift teamed with his colleague, director of systems engineering Deepak Srinivasan, to deliver the opening presentation of the 2009 Insurance & Technology Executive Summit, he told me that one of his big picture goals was to get Esurance to operate and think of itself more as an e-commerce company and less as a traditional insurance company.

ING to Divest US Internet Bank

ING has announced that it will divest its Internet bank, ING Direct USA, as part of a restructuring plan to separate its banking and insurance businesses required by regulators.

Xerox To Acquire ACS for $6.4 Billion

Xerox Corporation has announced that it has entered an agreement to acquire Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), a large business process outsourcing (BPO) firm.

Stuart Tainsky Named First CIO at PURE

As the first CIO at PURE, Stuart Tainsky will seek to improve the nascent carrier's ease of doing business while establishing a more holistic approach to technology.

CSC Moves Away from Rip and Replace

One of the major topics of discussion at last week's CSC Connect and FutureFocus conferences, held simultaneously in Orlando, Fla. was the Falls Church, Va.-based vendor's push towards more componentization and incremental implementations.

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