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The business case for transformation

There is no point making changes just for their own sake, but in challenging markets and uncertain economic conditions, where competitive threats can emerge from anywhere and established markets can disappear almost overnight, businesses need to be able to be flexible and prepared. For many,

Ten principles to support public sector digital transformation

Government wants to go digital but, while there is a desire for transformation, change has been slow since the launch of Digital by Default during the last Parliament. Based on research, this report identifies barriers to transformation and ten key principles to overcome them.

Insurance businesses waste 3,000 sales man hours a year. Is this you?

The insurance sector is often very conservative, perceived as slow moving, and operates with many long established business practices and processes. However, times move on, new business models emerge, and legacy processes become inefficient. This research report unearths the true cost of inflexible systems and processes to insurance companies.

Opinion

Ladies first: Celebrating a step change for women in tech.

For many years, December 10th has passed largely uncelebrated. Yet its significance last year to the UK’s 32 million-strong female population was bigger than ever. That’s because it marked the 200th birthday of Ada Lovelace, often referred to as the world’s first computer programmer due to her work on the Analytical Engine.

Realising the potential of Smart Cities and Urban Communities By Steve Vallis, KnowledgeKube.

As consumers, we’ve been empowered by the arrival of the internet and digital technology. We’ve witnessed first-hand how technology has revolutionised our daily lives. For instance, we can now navigate ourselves around cities using the phone kept in our pocket and use the same mobile technology to pay for a chocolate bar.

Is IT an enabler or an obstacle in the insurance industry?

The role of IT in many organisations is often hotly debated - is it an enabler or an obstacle to getting things done? With so much information in the public psyche from so many consumer technologies, more and more employees will not only have an opinion, they will also have direct and personal experience of good and bad IT products.

Back to the future – the reinvention of an 80’s trend in a digital era

The rise of trends such as cloud, big data, mobile and social media are continuing to impact how we do business – as we look to integrate them into our day-to-day processes. But to continue this growth in more efficient and productive ways of working, organisations are reaching for emerging digital solutions.

Industry News

Major tech firm invests $32.5m in insurance start-up

Google’s parent company Alphabet has made an insurance start-up its first major investment since forming in August.

Embedded technology is creating cyber risk in the home, claims insurer

A global rise in the use of smart devices in the home is likely to result in increased cyber risk, according to research by Allianz Global Corporate and Speciality (AGCS).

Four in five insurers believe the industry needs to innovate

An overwhelming 83% of insurance professionals believe the sector’s future success is dependent on its ability to innovate, according to new KPMG research.

Most disruptive insurance technologies revealed

Non-insurance technology providers are set to have the biggest impact on the insurance sector, according to new research by Insurance Times.

New technology is the most crucial area of change required

The adoption of new technology is the most crucial area change required within financial services, a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit has found.