10 IT Analysis
was once dominated by the
Big Three—GMC. Ford and
Chrysler—but for personal
auto insurance the new
top trio include telematics,
accident avoidance technology, and
12 The Big Fix
If a problem as major as a lack of
communication between the IT department
and various business units is not corrected,
both sides can fail at their mission.
Nolan Consulting’s Rod Travers takes on the
duties of president of IASA for the next year.
34 What Do You Think?
Now that we are past the halfway mark
of 2016 is there anything that you would
describe as a pleasant surprise thus far
in terms of insurance IT? Anything that
42 Inside the ITA
For insurance companies to remain
successful, carriers must find ways to engage
14 Above It All
Insurance carriers no longer have all their systems and data anchored
in one or two locations. Thanks to cloud technology—and the unlikely
leadership of midtier carriers—costly infrastructure and expensive updates
could someday be a thing of the past.
22 ECM Is
Still the King
But as the digital world has
taken control, is paper still
The Internet of Things is
helping insurance carriers in
two important areas that will
determine their success in the
Autonomous vehicles and rampaging deer.
6 IT Closeup
As the old saying goes, the more things
change, the more they remain the same.
Technology is improving, but selecting and
implementing the right product remains a
36 Innovation Corner
Insights and good ideas on
technology can be found from