Insurance

EnterpriseArchitecture_Rob
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 theoretical when all...

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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 thinking about the ope...

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 certain age—as...

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, most consultin...

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 points and pro...

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 of a holistic ...

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 new software i...

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 to revisit in 2...

AgileArchitecture
Architecture Insurance

Enterprise Architecture in an Agile World

It has become a common refrain over the past few years to view the practice of enterprise architecture (EA) as something that time has passed by, much like using email or making actual phone calls on a smartphone. T...

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Insurance

A ‘Moneyball’ Approach to Insurance IT Recruiting

Among the many challenges facing the insurance industry, none might be more critical—and problematic—than finding and keeping strong technical talent. And this is not a new problem. It has slowly but surely been cre...