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The alternative of throwing bodies at problems in proportion to their size introduces uncertainty and risk, and almost never improves solution quality. More heads are better than one, but only until you reach the count of three.

May 28th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance, IT, Strategy, Vendors

By whatever measure you choose, Facebook is growing up fast. The company reports 400 million active users spending 500 billion minutes per month. Over 70% of users are outside the United States. And all this in an unbelievable 6 years since the site was launched in a student dorm room. Such sudden growth does not […]

May 17th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance

First impressions from SapphireNow EMEA…. SAP’s key strategies highlighted in todays sessions were applications for mobile staff (mobility) and high speed analytics using in-memory databases – particularly for real-time analytics. Real time analytics of large data sets is a key challenge for UK insurers where pricing aggregators are driving increased pressure on pricing decisions – […]

May 17th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance

Celent senior analysts Catherine Stagg-Macey and Nicolas Michellod Guest Speaker: Xavier Boileau, Front-End Systems/Architecture Director and Innovation Leader at Generali France This event is free to attend. Celent clients and the media will have access to the webinar’s PowerPoint presentation after the event. Please click here for more information.

May 10th, 2010 | Filed under Events
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Celent senior analysts Catherine Stagg-Macey and Craig Beattie This event is free to attend. Celent clients and the media will have access to the webinar’s PowerPoint presentation after the event. Please click here for more information.

May 7th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance
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Celent’s annual North American Insurance Software Deal Trends reports will be published in late May 2010. These reports, one focused on Life/Annuity/Health and one on Property/Casualty, examine over 2000 North American insurance software deals inked in 2008 and 2009. Our analyses conclude that insurance software buying patterns over the last two years look different than […]

May 4th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance

The full year results for 2009 are in and they reflect the continued decrease in top line for both Property & Casualty and Life & Annuity insurers. In P&C, net written premiums dropped 3.7% and life premiums and annuity considerations were reduced by slightly less than 5% over 2008 levels (excluding outlier results from two […]

May 4th, 2010 | Filed under Insurance