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Architecture Technology

Road to Success Paved with Business-Driven Architecture

The road to competitive advantage and market success in the healthcare and insurance industry has taken many twists and turns since the advent of the computerized age. From mainframes to client-server...

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Technology

Microservices Are the Key to Flexible Architecture & Development

There’s a lot of hype swirling around the use of Microservice Architecture (MSA): how to define it exactly, and whether or not the microservices concept is the next big thing in architectural and deve...

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Insurance Technology

Enterprise Architecture: Strategic Approach Needed Now More Than Ever

The practice of Enterprise Architecture (EA) has taken a pounding over the past several years. It has been criticized as too rigid and structured to cohabitate with Agile, and too conceptual and theor...

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Insurance Technology

Using Open Source for Better DevOps Outcomes

Many insurers have jumped on the DevOps bandwagon in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their systems and systems implementations. Very few insurers, however, spend much time thinkin...

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Technology

Agility Guide: A How-To for Navigating Tech Transformations

In the race to modernize, many insurers have found their progress slowed by the size, scale and scope of large transformation programs. From core systems to data warehouses, and from cloud platforms t...

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Technology

It’s All or Nothing When it Comes to Agile—Part 2

The path forward is clear: embrace and implement architectures that reinforce Agile principals and create a much better foundation for a dynamic enterprise of the future. Part 1 of this series disc...

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Technology

It’s All or Nothing When it Comes to Agile–Part 1

An organization can never become truly Agile until it creates an overall enterprise architecture that is specifically designed to be Agile. “Any organization that designs a system (defined more bro...

An attendee working on an Apple Inc. laptop computer participates in the Yahoo! Inc. Mobile Developer Conference Hackathon in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. The Hackathon is an opportunity for mobile developers to come together and hack around the Yahoo! Inc. Mobile Developer Suite. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
Technology

From Architecture to Code: A Primer On How to Get it Right

It’s an old lament. While creating an enterprise or application architecture is great for a conceptual understanding of something, it would be even greater if that architecture could be used directly ...

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Technology

Open Source Versioning: The Race to Stay Up-to-Date

Open source libraries, once shunned as risky and not ready for prime time, are now used extensively across major corporations, including insurers. The reason is simple: In time- and resource-constrain...

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Technology

Use Software Accelerators to Fill That Elusive Twenty Percent

In the modern computer era of the last several decades, industries including auto, banking, and, of course, insurance have developed and re-developed their core processing systems many times over. Tha...

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Blog

The bigger they are, the tougher the talent

Finding and keeping talented people for critical business technology programs and projects remains a difficult challenge across the insurance industry. When it comes to large, transformational type ef...

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Blog

Behemoth vs. Boutique: Which type of consultancy is the best fit for you?

When it comes to consulting, size still matters. I have found that there is a world of difference between working for a consulting company that employs several thousand people vs. one that employs sev...