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Honor Roll: This Week's Top Insurance Blogs (Nov. 29-Dec. 5)

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (November 29 - December 5, 2009):

Our favorite insurance technology-related blog posts from around the Web (November 29 - December 5, 2009): Regulatory Change Moves Closer

The Insurance Information Institute's (iii) Claire Wilkinson provides a quick overview of recent developments on Capitol Hill regarding potential federal insurance office and financial service reform legislation. ---

Sourcing Strategy to Optimize IT Spend

On the Infosys Next Generation Insurance: Leading from the Front blog (suggestion: shorten the name of your blog), Sanjay Mohan shares his thoughts on what is the right level of IT spending for carriers. "While, generally speaking, the participants in this debate seem to be converging on the central theme of shifting to a ROI based prioritization and governance of IT spend, ruthless management of Total Cost will continue to be an imperative that impacts the ROI," Mohan writes. ---

The Island of Misfit Toys

Celent's Craig Weber -- who recently watched the classic TV special, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer -- draws a parallel between the Island of Misfit Toys and isurance systems, processes or people that just don't seem to work right. "You begin to have some misplaced affection for those hapless systems, processes, and people. They're not very good, but they're yours. And that's why they persist," he writes. ---

Who's Got the Next Great Idea for Twitter in Insurance?

And finally, definitive proof that you can't believe everything you read on the Internet. (See this blog post's opening sentence.)

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