Carrie Burns

Carrie Burns is editor at Insurance Networking News.

Recent Stories From this Author

Analytics & You ... And Him ... And Her
May 27, 2014 As analytics programs become increasingly prevalent and important in insurance organizations, putting the right people with...

New Breed of CFOs Advocates of Technology
March 20, 2014 A new breed of CFO is putting greater emphasis on taking a forward-looking approach to the rest of the business, and driving...

5 Areas of Increasing IT Investment in Insurance
January 10, 2014 Insurers will prioritize analytics, mobile and three other next-generation technologies in 2014, according to Strategy Meets...

Steps to Address the Aging IT Workforce
December 5, 2013 Companies must focus on processes, people and structure to preserve intellectual property, improve competitive positioning and...

SAP and SAS Partner to Advance In-Memory Data Analytics
October 22, 2013 Companies will create a joint technology and product roadmap designed to leverage the SAP HANA platform and SAS analytics...

Muted Plans for IT Operational Spending in 2013
July 2, 2013 Financial service firms plan to increase IT operational budgets by a modest 2.1 percent this year, while about 45 percent are...

CoreLogic Announces $661M Analytics Acquisition
July 2, 2013 Residential property information and analytics provider expands its P&C footprint with the acquisition of three units from the...

Companies Lack Data Quality for Great Customer Engagement
June 21, 2013 As businesses set out to use more analytics to interact with consumers across an average of 3.6 channels, data quality becomes...

SAP Announces Fraud Management Application
March 19, 2013 The insurance application is designed to offer closed-loop fraud processing, seamless integration and optimized investigation

Predictive Modeling Now “Essential” to Insurers
January 30, 2013 Personal and commercial P&C insurers say data capture and transformation into useful information has become a critical...

Insurance, Health Care and Finance Counter IT Hiring Expectations
January 8, 2013 Slow end to 2012 causes concern in new year, according to Janco Associates; skills with enterprise mobility rise to top

More Included for IT Outsourcing
September 9, 2012 Portion of the typical IT budget—in a number of industries, insurance included—allocated to outsourcing is up nearly...

Insurance BI, Analytics ROI Reliant on Data Mastery
July 25, 2012 Celent report: Insurance entities need a data roadmap aligned to their business goals to avoid costly mistakes

Potential for Insurance Predictive Modeling
June 20, 2012 Casualty Actuarial Society meeting reflects on how analytics has changed pricing, questions the future of actuaries

Financial Reporting Investment Scattered, Incomplete
May 30, 2012 Accenture, Oracle survey finds ineffective solutions, lacking data quality and visibility

Insurance CIOs Outlook Positive
March 20, 2012 Responding to business requests for focus on growth and profitability, insurance CIOs are prioritizing core and back-office...

An Introduction to Creative Disruption
January 30, 2012 No matter the area in which creative disruption is desired by insurers, what’s needed to drive creativity and innovation...

IT Workers to See 2.8% Pay Increase
January 18, 2012 Expected to be at a lower rate than 2011; turnover will also grow

Building a Better Business Case
November 7, 2011 For transformation, IT must start with a problem or opportunity, not a capability, Celent says

IT Execs Prioritize Concerns
October 19, 2011 Insurance CIOs, CTOs and IT VPs emphasize security/privacy, cloud and social media in recent survey

Funds for IT Outsourcing Flatten
October 4, 2011 Study shows IT executives are maintaining the status quo, awaiting evidence that the tenuous economic recovery will progress...

Core System Modernization a Concern For the Next Decade
September 14, 2011 Serious legacy modernization and transformation will continue to be part of virtually every insurer's IT roadmap for at least...

Data Quality a Challenge with Multiple Channels
July 21, 2011 With new collection points, insurers are struggling to achieve accurate contact data; survey reveals median percentage of...

Overall IT Job Market Improves
June 6, 2011 45,800 jobs were added to the IT sector in the past 12 months, but the financial services industry has seen a decrease

Obama Administration Unveils New Cyber Security Plan
May 13, 2011 Part of the initiative calls for greater cooperation between the Department of Homeland Security and businesses on cyber-risk...

5 Steps to Improve Claims Management
April 26, 2011 Deloitte study recomments leveraging analytics, investing in technology

Are CIOs' Jobs Secure?
March 24, 2011 Survey results show that the median tenure is just more than 4 years, and there is no change in sight

4 Action Items for Personal Lines CIOs
March 16, 2011 Growth strategies, expense reduction and improving underwriting results top personal lines insurers’ priority lists,...

2011: Do a Lot More With a Little More
February 18, 2011 IT budgets hold within historically average ranges this year, but insurers charge forward on a number of projects, according...

Survey: Insurers’ Views on ERM Vary
October 26, 2010 Towers Watson says that while insurers have made progress in their ERM efforts, the industry still faces challenges

Data Becomes Most Common Fraud Target
October 20, 2010 Kroll report states information theft tops physical losses in increasingly expensive concern

Health Care Reform Spurs BPM Offerings
March 30, 2010 Pegasystems addresses the technology requirements of health insurers that need to meet growth driven by health care reform

Using Social Media? Who do you Target?
March 17, 2010 The role of social media in the insurance industry is still a source of discussion among industry experts

Judge Approves Countrywide Settlement
December 29, 2009 Countrywide Financial Corp., now owned by Bank of America Corp., will have to reimburse as many as 17 million victims of the...

Liberty Mutual Enhances Risk Management Information System
December 17, 2009 Enhancements create a single system designed for managing risk, disability and leave programs, and add new tools to better...

Cloud Computing: More Talk and No Action?
October 19, 2009 Trends … the mere mention of the word could have decision-makers rolling their eyes or opening their ears. One such trend...

Insurance CIOs Speak Out
October 9, 2009 With IT budgets are flat or slightly up, this leaves CIOs with even more important decisions to make and policies to set....

P&C Insurers Will Spend More in 2010
October 5, 2009 Something is better than nothing. This mantra may describe be the silver lining in P&C insurers’ budgets for 2010 if...

Survey Reveals Disappointment with IT
October 1, 2009 Results of a recent survey show that half of the respondents — IT executives from a variety of industries — believe...

Automating Talent Management
September 1, 2009 While the talent pool in the United States is large right now, finding the right talent can take some digging —...

Still Cloudy on Cloud Computing?
August 11, 2009 Vendors have pushed it, media has covered it, insurers have discussed it—Is cloud computing all it’s cracked up to be?

IT Salaries Fell In Past 18 Months
June 30, 2009 Survey results show the mean compensation for all IT executive positions surveyed decreased to $142,753 in large enterprises...

Survey: 99% Of Insurers Concerned About Insider Threats
May 18, 2009 Recent survey results show companies lack transparency needed to prevent insider threats

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