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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 development approac...

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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 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...

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Agility Guide: A How-To for Navigating Tech Transformations

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 development approac...

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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 discussed the curre...

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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 broadly here than ...

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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 to move from th...

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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-constrained companies tr...

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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. That often leads t...

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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 certain age—as...

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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, most consultin...

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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 points and pro...