Case Studies

Blockchain_Krishna
Insurance Technology

The Blockchain Future: Part One

Many insurers may not be able to adopt blockchain in time to retain a competitive advantage, so it’s imperative that every company has a blockchain game plan—and the sooner, the better. If you’re a...

BigData_Yunus
Data Architecture Healthcare

How Insurers Can Really Embrace Big Data

The buzz about Big Data began several years ago in the insurance industry. Innovative start-up companies like Google, Yahoo, and Facebook used some of the first Big Data solutions since their business...

375_250-hiring
Careers Technology

A Simplified Approach Is The Best When Recruiting Technical Talent

For technology employers, the recruiting game is fierce, especially for smaller firms that compete with industry giants such as IBM, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Accenture and Cisco. How do smaller cont...

SwissArmyKnife
Insurance Technology

Consulting Companies: The Swiss Army Knives of the Insurance Industry

This article serves as a primer for identifying the different types of consulting companies out there, and how to find the best consulting fit. (Photo credit: D-M Commons.) Like the Swiss army knives,...

TechnicalDebt
Insurance Technology

The Benefits of Actively Managing Technical Debt

Most insurers have a business technology ecosystem that has grown and advanced over years and decades. These are combinations of older and newer systems, legacy and modern data stores, and integration...

BusinessArchitecture
Architecture Healthcare

Why Worry About Business Architecture?

Many companies are engaging in large transformation initiatives with the goal of not only modernizing their technology but also creating a more efficient workflow that is powered with better technolog...

HealthcareTechnicalDebt
Healthcare Technology

How Healthcare Organizations Can ‘Pay Off’ Technical Debt

Technical Debt—also known as Design Debt or Code Debt—is a concept in software development that reflects the implied cost of additional rework caused by choosing an easy solution now instead of using ...

AgileTeams
Insurance Technology

Four Ways to Build Effective Agile Teams

In Part One of this series, the focus was on the advantages and disadvantages of creating a separate and distinct team for any project’s integration work, as opposed to having integration work as part...

IntegrateSystems
Insurance Technology

How to Integrate Systems More Efficiently

As many insurers have discovered, the risks entailed in core system modernization are not what they used to be. There are still plenty of risks, of course, but in many cases these have less to do with...

Storytelling
Data Architecture Technology

Analogical Storytelling Approach to Technical Communication Barriers

Data technologists are often challenged with effectively communicating complex technical information to the non-technical side of the business to gain approval for the funding, the resources, the prio...

LifeInsurance
Insurance

New Life Insurance: Delivering a Next-Gen Experience to the Next-Gen Applicant

The life insurance industry has been abuzz with improving the customer experience for the past few years, particularly in the new business and underwriting processes. It might seem like a tired topic ...

PurposeDriven
Healthcare Technology

The Purpose–Driven Project Approach

Modern Information Technology work is all about outcomes. Market pressures, competitive differentiators, customer service expectations and new capabilities are just a few of the reasons that insurers ...