How CPG can capitalize on the consumer-direct market

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Consumer shopping habits have changed rapidly and dramatically, and it’s easy to understand why. A universe of stores rests in the palm of our hands with seemingly infinite choices, available around the clock — literally at our fingertips. Product information, reviews and opinions provide answers to just about any question we could have. Smart algorithms […]

Simplify IT – Modernizing today’s IT infrastructure while building for the future

Pursue these quick-hit strategies to focus IT resources on business growth and innovation Digital transformation is reaching deeper into companies and industries every day. As it does, CIOs will need to spend more time on new technologies to drive corporate growth and innovation. But how? For many companies, nearly 70 percent of the IT budget […]

Why now’s the time for insurers to invest in new technology

Deciding to switch from a legacy system to a modern operating system is always tough. Add in challenging conditions in the insurance market and the “how” and “when” to do this can seem like impossible questions to answer. The good news for London Market firms struggling with this dilemma is that there is now proper […]

The changing London Market: Globalisation and modernisation in insurance

A recent talk with the theme of “Back To The Future” led me to consider whether the London Market is the place we would have dreamt it would be 30 years ago. Certainly, Lloyd’s has changed in unimaginable ways since then. Thirty years ago, the market stood on the brink of a barrage of claims associated with […]

Tapping into digital minds in the London insurance market

Modernisation, disruption, innovation … These days you can’t move in the London insurance market without seeing the topic in the headlines or hearing it discussed. But talk is cheap, as they say, and it’s clear that the digital-savvy generation is impatient to see things happen. We launched the Digital Minds programme to engage a group of […]

The vision of a global digital insurance marketplace

Everyone accepts the need for the London insurance market to modernise but there is still no definitive consensus about how we get there. Modernisation has been slow for various reasons: a culture of doing business face-to-face; a pride in a centuries-old market; previous well-documented failures; and required consensus of market participants, to name a few. […]

Planning for the journey to platform modernization

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In the frenzied race to the cloud, some organizations forget that not all applications and infrastructure actually belong there – at least, not yet. Many applications that are core to the business – legacy apps from the early 2000s, specialized HR or payroll apps – can’t be easily virtualized or moved to the cloud. It […]

Are you transforming when modernizing will do?

Much of IT terminology is often misused and misapplied. Modernization and transformation are two such terms. They are often used interchangeably even though they mean different things and have very different connotations. Indeed, it is somewhat safe to assume that in IT any transformative effort is likely to also have a modernizing effect, and thus, […]

Modernising an ancient – and important – industry

Look around any room in your house and you’ll get a sense of how much the maritime industry matters to all of us. Your leather couch, flat-screen TV, bookshelf and the books on it? Those likely came by ship to your local store. Car in the garage? Same deal. In fact, unless it’s a pint […]