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The Red Queen dilemma: can the insurance industry resolve it?

Following the financial crisis, the landscape of the insurance industry has changed. Due to the Red Queen dilemma, players are going to have to adapt quickly to the changing market, but some have not even yet realized that this is necessary. Research by Ovum reveals that insurers' awareness of the dilemma and ability to deal with it vary by geographic location.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Aug 2010
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Arqiva completes its team to bid for UK smart metering communications

Having previously announced a collaboration with npower in June 2010, Arqiva has gone on to reveal partnerships with both BT Group and Detica. The deals will lend considerable weight to Arqiva's bid for the UK DataCommsCo role once Ofgem releases its smart meter prospectus. Indeed, Arqiva's existing wireless network and curiously British set of partners place it in an attractive position.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2010
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What will the economic recovery do to smart metering return on investment?

Criticisms of the quality of smart meters in the US and Europe during the first quarter of 2010 could not have come at a worse time. Demand for smart meters will rocket in the next two years, while China, a key manufacturing center, is suffering from labor shortages and the threat of a revaluation of the renminbi, which could lead to soaring future production costs and further threats to quality.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2010
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HP demonstrates collaboration across multiple business units with new Shell partnership

HP is to work with Shell to develop a wireless sensing system for use on land. Despite coming to the market late and in the face of stiff competition, HP claims its technology will deliver a major competitive advantage to Shell. By bringing several disparate business units together to deliver the product, HP hopes to be able to deflect past criticism of its slow integration of Enterprise Services.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2010
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Google: managing its energy demand is the key to a low-cost supply

Google has been granted a license to trade energy on the US wholesale market, in an attempt to go green and procure renewable energy. This load-shifting through geographically diverse datacenters may result in significant savings and greener overall energy consumption for the company, and could signal the start of a new trend for companies looking to better manage their energy costs.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Feb 2010
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The Electrification Coalition's roadmap lacks direction from the IT industry

The Electrification Coalition, whose principal aim is to promote the adoption of electric vehicles in the US, is comprised of 13 chairmen and CEOs from industry. None of these, however, is from the IT industry. Subsequently, the coalition's flagship publication The Electrification Roadmap lacks detail on the challenges facing the IT industry in facilitating mass deployment of electric vehicles.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2009
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SunGard Higher Education turns a corner with Banner Relationship Management

SunGard Higher Education's recent announcement regarding the refocusing of its Banner Enrollment Management Suite represents a significant paradigm shift in the market. More pertinently, the move has far-reaching implications for the long-term uptake of customer relationship management for higher education on an institution-wide basis.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Aug 2009
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JDA Software's strong performance highlights the changing dynamics of the tech industry

JDA Software's strong financial performance for Q2 2009 demonstrates that not all technology vendors are in dire straits. Meanwhile, interesting trends are starting to emerge, with revenue mixes expected to shift as increased budgetary pressure reduces maintenance spend and delivery models evolve.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jul 2009
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edge IPK and Earnix: seeking to help US carriers improve the customer relationship

Having established themselves in the European market, edge IPK and Earnix are expanding into the US property and casualty market. Both vendors have compelling offerings that should succeed in the US market, however, new regulations in the US insurance market and cost restrictions brought on by the current economic climate will not make it easy for either company.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jul 2009
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Lucky number seven proves unlucky for biotech

After much debate, Obama's administration has agreed to grant seven years of market exclusivity to branded biologics, five years less than what the biotech industry has previously pushed for. However, with only seven years' exclusivity to recoup the money spent on drug development, biotech companies are more likely to leverage IT tools to manage the product lifecycle.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jul 2009

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