Contents NOVEMBER 2015 // ISSUE 7 // VOL. 2
In the fast-paced, high-stakes insurance world, companies can’t afford
to leave their future to chance. Identifying and managing fundamental
threats to the business model and creating an information-driven strategy
will make the difference between success and failure.
24 Filling the
Does the security framework
created by the National
Institute of Standards and
Technology offer better
guidelines for cybersecurity?
At least one insurer has a
30 Picture This
Drone technology is just one example
of the many exciting opportunities
awaiting insurance companies that
are looking for new and better ways
to operate their business.
The federal government is offering new
options on information security frameworks.
8 IT Closeup
The technology may be newer and flashier,
but getting a project done right calls for a
strong risk management approach.
There are ways to secure your data that
don’t cost more than what you are trying to
40 Innovation Corner
New SMA research shows insurers have
increased their focus in the past year.
42 Inside the ITA
Heading into its third year of operation, Jim
Daggett, executive director of the Insurance
Technology Association, highlights some of
the plans for Year Three.
12 IT Analysis
Novarica survey examines
where insurers will spend
their money in 2016.
14 The Big Fix
Donegal Insurance adopted
e-signature technology to save time for
agents, policyholders, and underwriters.
34 Corner the
Portals have become an
effective tool to improve the
relationship between carriers
and agencies even in the face
of a changing economy.
36 What Do You Think?
This month’s question: What is one
particular aspect of risk management that
insurance IT departments need to focus on
in the next year?
As the new head of innovation at ACORD,
insurance gadfly Bill Hartnett hopes to spark
new ideas for the industry.