The job of being an insurance technology executive, never easy, is more challenging than ever. CIOs and other decision-makers have to manage shrinking budgets, make sense of an array of more complex technology options, as well as deal with a fast-moving, more competitive business environment. To help these harried executives do their jobs more effectively, Insurance & Technology has relaunched its Web site, www.insurancetech.com, which now offers more news, analysis, resources, and tools geared toward the needs of insurance technology decision-makers.
The new insurancetech.com is built around the concept of managing technology for the insurance executive. This concept includes specific components for managing IT infrastructure, managing IT vendors, managing competition, managing staff, managing channels of distribution, and managing life and career. These microsites offer exclusive research, analysis and opinion articles from leading industry experts.
"The foundation of the site is Insurance & Technology's thought-leading editorial, which includes exclusive newsletter content, as well as magazine and supplement content," says director of online operations Paul Way. "Added to this foundation are key content partnerships that further assist technology management." These online partnerships include:
-- The IT Career Center: Built in conjunction with Tech-Engine, this unique industry-specific marketplace for finding and posting jobs is a resource for literally hundreds of insurance-related jobs.
--Buyers' Guide: Built with Mediabrains, Insurance & Technology's online Buyers' Guide provides the largest insurance-specific vendor database in the market, complete with product data and contact info. It is handled completely online, and is fully scalable and precise.
-- Telcom Solutions Center: A comparative engine for telecommunications products, developed in conjunction with telezoo.com, the Telcom Solutions Center offers detailed specs on every product, as well as the ability to submit an online RFP to a vendor for a project. The Center is full of detailed product information about the latest telecommunications products.
-- RFP Central: A unique insurance-specific RFP engine built with uhire.com that allows executives to fill out detailed online RFPs and submit them to a database of vendors, who then bid on the project.
-- TechLibrary: In conjunction with bitpipe.com, Tech Library will offer research papers and white papers available online covering a range of technology topics. For more information about the site, including how to contribute to a specific microsite, contact Kathy Burger, editorial director, [email protected].
Katherine Burger is Editorial Director of Bank Systems & Technology and Insurance & Technology, members of UBM TechWeb's InformationWeek Financial Services. She assumed leadership of Bank Systems & Technology in 2003 and of Insurance & Technology in 1991. In addition to ... View Full Bio