14 Walk a Mile in My Shoes
The winners of the first ITA Bridge Award not only supported a
philosophical change in their company, but pushed for it in order to get the
greatest value from their new technology.
20 Stand Out
in the Crowd
Much of the technology focus
for P&C carriers has been in
personal lines, but as auto and
homeowners become more
commoditized, the next battle
lies on the commercial lines.
26 Jumpstart for
The process of selecting the right
technology partner remains a
challenge for insurers seeking core
systems. The success rate for turning
that software into a productive
system has improved greatly, but also
created another issue: selecting the
right systems integrator to turn an
idea into a solution.
Insurers look for the right solution and the
6 IT Closeup
The best software package in the world is
useless if it cannot be implemented correctly.
38 IT and Business
The first corollary to Moore’s Law tells us
aging systems aren’t just legacy; they are a
billion times out of date.
44 Innovation Corner
For insurance carriers to realize the
opportunities available to them, they first
have to examine the threats.
10 IT Analysis
Benchmarking numbers need to go beyond
IT budgets to include insurer capabilities.
12 The Big Fix
After beginning life as a personal lines
carrier, GuideOne hopes to rebuild that side
of the business thanks to a new platform.
34 IT News
New service from technology leader Google
aggregates quotes for carriers, but the
company isn’t interested in joining the fray.
36 Web Development
Progressive Insurance observes 20 years of
online connectivity with its customers as
the first carrier website for the insurance
40 What Do You Think?
This month’s question: Insurers have handed
out advice on risk management for years,
but how well do they follow their own advice
concerning internal risks?
42 Corner the Market
Mobility—whether through apps or on a
website—needs more attention in the life
46 Inside the ITA
ITA LIVE 2015 attendees were warned
of impending moves by large technology
companies into the insurance field.