Archive for February, 2010

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Feb 26th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance

I recently reviewed an IT project that had been submitted for an award, only to learn that between the time of the submission and the time of the judging, the IT project in question had been “retired.” The context forced me to ask whether such a project could still be considered award-worthy, but the more […]

Feb 25th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance

Google tends to get a lot of press simply because it’s Google, although it’s fair to say Google has got a few things wrong with some of its products – anyone remember Orkut, or all the hype around Google Wave? One thing is certain Google have got a lot right about its launch of Google […]

Feb 18th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance

In a recent conversation with a vendor, I was asked if there was any way in which we [Celent] could encourage/support the standardization of request for information documents sent out by insurers. Think ACORD Standards for RFIs! At the heart of her question, was a sense of deep frustration at the evaluation process which inhibits […]

Feb 15th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance

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Feb 11th, 2010 | Filed under Events

We have daily discussions with insurers about how to balance the tasks involved with the maintenance of a legacy system environment with those required for strategic system renewal. It brings to my mind the analogy of “fixing a plane in mid-flight”. Most IT shops have neither the capacity nor the skill sets to do both […]

Feb 10th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance

I’ve been doing research for several reports on the topic of IT outsourcing, some about utilizing cloud computing for hardware and some about working with vendors to handle consulting and development. While these two areas are conceptually very different, the approach and business values are quite similar. One misconception about both is that they are […]

Feb 9th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance