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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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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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Will technology save newspapers from the economic crisis?

As ad revenue plummets and competitive pressure mounts, newspapers are using new technological systems to boost workflow efficiencies, curb operational expenditure and expand service portfolios. For the beginning of 2009, highlighting immediate cost saving benefits is the most important message to take to market for technology vendors, professional services companies and systems integrators.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Dec 2008
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Financial armageddon and the CDS market

The recent nationalization of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sent shockwaves through the credit default swap market. The subsequent collapse of Lehman Brothers and the nationalization of AIG have caused further turmoil within the industry. The sheer size of the market means that any credit risk failings have the potential to dwarf the sub-prime crisis, with dramatic consequences for all markets.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Sep 2008
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Web 2.0 holds promises and threats for online banking

Web 2.0 technologies represent a means through which retail banks can more accurately serve the modern consumer. As such, many banks appreciate the benefits that such technologies could bring to their online offerings, such as a new, more customizable and interactive internet experience. However, they remain cautious about implementing the technology due to perceived security implications.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Sep 2008
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Spend on municipal wireless in UK and US to reach $6.4 billion by 2012

Municipal wireless is still in the embryonic stages of development, but the trend is positioned to explode in the UK and the US over the next five years as local governments and internet service providers recognize the economic and community benefits these networks offer. Given this, spend in the US and UK is expected to grow from $900 million in 2007 to $6.4 billion in 2012.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2007
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Phishing gets between a rock and an easy place

For those without strong technology skills who want to set up in the identity theft marketplace, phishing represents a great opportunity. There is even a plug-and-play kit that enables non-technical users to launch phishing attacks. At the other end of the technology skills scale, it appears that this year's most successful phishing attacks are being launched by one particular group.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2007
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Identity theft goes upmarket

UK credit reference agency Experian recently revealed that the rise it has seen in identity fraud has coincided with an increase in organized cyber crime. The agency's data has also revealed that a surprisingly large number of consumers were unaware of identity fraud committed against them until they were informed by a financial services firm, which throws up the issue of data theft reporting.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Apr 2007
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Telecoms, media and entertainment developments set to significantly transform the landscape

Consumers are adopting technologies and services that blur the boundaries between entertainment and communication. Furthermore, research shows that, ultimately, the driving force for the adoption of technologies in the media and broadcasting sector is determined by the level of consumer demand and acceptance of new services, not by how good the technology looks.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2007

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