Managing Changing Priorities During the Agile Software Development Process

July 21st, 2016

Speed and functionality are the driving forces behind agile software development process. Within an agile scenario, small teams  rapidly deliver functioning product within a short time frame. These outcomes are achieved when teams are given flexibility and self-governance. However, even the most independent agile teams must bow to customer demands and changing markets. So, what do […]

Trends in Life Insurance: What Consumers Want Impacts Insurers

July 13th, 2016

It’s hard to think of any company as being on the cutting edge of the insurance industry. Why? Because of so many rapid advances in every economic sector, the modern insurance organization struggles to keep up. Since the institution of Obamacare, insurance companies have struggled to update their information systems and business practices to adapt […]

5 Common Problems in the Agile Software Development Process

July 7th, 2016

Agile software development teams work through a series of sprints to reach project completion. In the beginning, the product owner ensures that every part of the project is well mapped out and assigns duties to each team. More than one team may work on the project at any time and the people on each team may […]

Agile Software Development: Motivating Teams for Faster Results

June 22nd, 2016

Software firms use agile software development to complete projects for clients with greater efficiency. The typical agile environment requires the use of teams of software developers. Some members may participate in a software development project via telecommuting, and others may work on-site. Teamwork is essential to an agile team’s success. We often get questions on how to make organizations more effective through agile development. One answer is that […]

How Agile Software Development Supports SOA Solutions

June 15th, 2016

If you are in the insurance industry or software development these days, you are sure to have at least heard about Agile Software Development methods and probably observed or participated in projects which exploited them. As a professional in the insurance industry, you are also probably interested in software solutions that deliver service-oriented architecture solutions […]

Big Data for Life Insurance and Annuities Opens Up New Value Propositions

June 8th, 2016

The insurance industry is a profession that is well positioned to benefit from emerging Big Data analytics resources. Big Data is more than a buzzword it is the exploding volume of data that is flowing throughout the information systems of the world and you can integrate it into business processes. According to a 2014 Cap […]

SOA Components In Life Insurance – Policy Administration Systems

June 2nd, 2016

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is modular software; it comprises components that are the building blocks of services. These components work with insurance applications regardless of what legacy platform companies bring to the table. It is an excellent framework to upgrade business process management systems, without conflicting with existing software capabilities. Using SOA in policy administration produces a […]

Trends in Life Insurance: How Advanced Analytics Help Obtain and Keep Clients

May 24th, 2016

Trends in life insurance continually change, though technology has changed everything about how those in the industry sell insurance policies. If you’ve already conquered the hottest digital marketing trends in the online world, do you really know the realities behind how your campaign is going? Also, how do you retain the clients you have so […]

Four Ways Agile Methods Expand Business Capabilities

May 5th, 2016

As an insurance professional, you understand the need for continuous access to client data in all its forms. You also know how important it is to modernize existing systems to expand your business capabilities. While undergoing expansion, you expect your software to harness new developments in data analytics while syncing with legacy data and maintaining […]

5 Ways IoT is Changing Insurance

April 28th, 2016

You may appreciate IoT – for insurance, and you may not. Whatever you may think about the Internet of Things (IOT), generally, insurance industry experts think that the IOT will have significantly impact your insurance products, risk pools, loss control, data collection, and sharing of information. For those of you who aren’t so sure about it, […]