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 Anthony O'Donnell

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Anthony O'Donnell has covered technology in the insurance industry since 2000, when he joined the editorial staff of Insurance & Technology. As an editor and reporter for I&T and the InformationWeek Financial Services of TechWeb he has written on all areas of information technology in the property/casualty, life and health insurance industries, following the trends and issues faced by senior technology executives. In addition to reporting and editorial duties for I&T, O'Donnell also serves as a moderator and speaker at industry events and broadcasts. He began his editorial career in the healthcare industry where he reported and edited for medical publications with a variety of audiences, from the general public to physicians and researchers. He has also worked in the healthcare field as a media relations professional and Spanish/English interpreter/translator, and has taught English composition and conversation classes to native speakers of Spanish, both in the United States and in Latin America. O'Donnell lives in the Portland, Oregon area with his wife and two sons.

Articles by Anthony O'Donnell
posted in March 2009

OIT Releases Version 10 of DocFinity Suite

Built around a J2EE server, the latest version of DocFinity includes enterprise-class business process management (BPM) and workflow tools with unprecedented power and speed, as well as products for data capture, email management, and records management, the vendor claims.

Geithner Affirms Systemic Risk Regulation, Rejects Regulatory Arbitrage

Secretary Geithner's statement makes explicit what many observers have insisted was inevitable. His comment is less "a shot across the bow" at this point than a statement of the obvious. And the fact that proponents of optional federal charter (OFC) have already muted their emphasis on the word "optional" shows that the message, implied or otherwise, had already begun to sink in.

NFU Mutual Chooses Guidewire for Billing

Web-based Guidewire BillingCenter will replace multiple, disparate systems, reduce manual processes and improve service capabilities, according to the vendor.

AIG and the Angry Mob

Many have fanned the flames of hysteria against AIG by scapegoating the company, despite the possibility of harm to the company's employees and its fortunes. One such person is Rep. Barney Frank, who attempted to brow-beat Ed Liddy in Washington, despite the fact that Liddy has took on the enormous burden of managing AIG after the company's crash without asking for any meaningful compensation. Frank's behavior is all the more absurd given that the public now holds an 80 percent share in the comp

IBM to Run New Lloyd’s Exchange

The new, ACORD-compliant messaging service is based on the imarket electronic trading network for the UK company market that IBM built and has run since 2003.

Northwestern Mutual Quietly Leverages Web 2.0

Northwestern's Lifespan calculator balances credibility and simplicity, and is presented in a low-key but attractive style. For all that, it could be described as just another need-analysis tool among many. What is interesting is the insurer's press release's indirect incitement to circulate the calculator through social networking

A Bad Time for CIO Job Seekers?

Insurance CIOs may have less to worry than those in other industries, but for those looking for a CIO spot, it could be a tough time to find a job. On the other hand, given the inclination to spend and the reluctance to hire, now may be a better time to find consulting gigs.

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