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Agile Architecture
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...

Agile Architecture
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...

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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...

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Data Architecture Healthcare Insurance

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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...