Latest Intelligence on Business Processes in United States

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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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Challenging market leads US life insurers to trim IT budgets

In the second half of 2008, US life insurers began reporting large losses, causing non-essential IT projects to be cancelled as budgets were cut. During this downturn in spending, vendors need to align their offerings and message with the needs of their clients, which are increasingly focusing on reducing costs, and improving risk management and compliance abilities.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jun 2009
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Making strides: Obama and technology

When Barack Obama was elected president last November, his campaign's use of technology was innovative, historic and undoubtedly successful. During his first 100 days in office, Obama has made moves toward improving government IT and there are indications that the campaign's methods have permeated the way the White House leverages technology, both operationally and from a policy perspective.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Apr 2009
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Outsourcing companies may suffer from exposure to US automotive industry

The financial health of the US automotive industry threatens to hold significant consequences for the outsourcing industry. The failure of the Big Three - General Motors, Ford and Chrysler - to secure a $14 billion government bailout could cripple future revenue streams for outsourcing companies, with major firms suffering exposure.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Dec 2008
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Policy administration BPO in insurance driven by need for efficiency and flexibility

Due to the ever more competitive market, insurers in Europe and the US are increasingly considering policy administration business process outsourcing, as it can effectively increase efficiency and flexibility, as well as free resources that can then be expended on value-add functions. However, as competition builds, business transformation outsourcing will become increasingly important.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2008
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Boats and planes, but still no take-off for RFID

Every year appears to be reported as the year RFID will become 'the next big thing,' with most reports focusing on RFID in the supply chain. Rene Schrama, director of retail solutions at Symbol Technologies, has shed some light on what the current 'hot topics' in RFID are outside the supply chain, revealing some differences between the European and US markets in the process.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2006

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