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The fourth Celent Peer Networking Event was held last Friday at the headquarters of Allied Insurance, a division of Nationwide, in Des Moines, Iowa. Thirty people from eleven different insurers contributed their experience with evolving cloud computing and legacy modernization strategies. As with other events, the discussion was open, active and focused on practical steps […]

Aug 31st, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

Celent Senior Analyst Wenli Yuan This event is free to attend for Celent clients, flex-plan clients, and the media. Non-clients can attend for a fee of US$195. If you are unsure of your client status, please contact Chris Williams at +44.20.7228.4432 or cwilliams@celent.com. Please click here for more information.

Aug 30th, 2011 | Filed under Events
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Celent senior analysts, Insurance Group Registration is open to INSURANCE CARRIERS ONLY and is free, but space is limited. Please click here for more information.

Aug 30th, 2011 | Filed under Events
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In the usually quiet English summer, the country has been hit by a series of riots in several major cities. Whilst politicians and social commentators offer up the analysis of how it all happened, and homeowners and small business clean up the chaos, insurers are counting the costs. There are estimates of £200 million in […]

Aug 25th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance, IT, Market Trends

Celent senior analyst Nicolas Michellod 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.

Aug 24th, 2011 | Filed under Events
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Vertafore’s purchase of Kaplan Compliance Solutions is another step towards delivering on the ease of doing business promise to insurance distribution professionals. It is an indication of the consolidation of vendors along vertical lines as providers deliver solutions that can solve multiple problems in producer management. Managing the insurance distribution chain involves disparate administrative functions […]

Aug 23rd, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

In the technology world, there’s always talk about “disruption.” This refers to new or innovated technology or business models that fundamentally change the world to which they are applied. Advocates for disruption take pride in their achievements, and rightfully so: driving productive change–rather than simply reacting to the changing world around you–is difficult and often […]

Aug 12th, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

I received a tweet from @stnickmedia with a link to the article titled “Executives Fail to Focus on Social Media Marketing Strategy” http://www.emarketer.com/Article.aspx?R=1008503. Some of the comments about the article took issue with the fact that leaders “still weren’t getting it”. I have a different opinion. I can completely understand why social media marketing strategies […]

Aug 1st, 2011 | Filed under Insurance

Today’s announcement by MphasiS an HP company, to acquire Wyde (with its Wynsure policy admin offering) highlights the continuing emergence in the insurance industry of globalization and the mutual dependence of software and delivery capability. While Wyde’s presence is strongest in the US and France; it also has been building its footprint in Bermuda, the […]

Aug 1st, 2011 | Filed under Insurance