As insurers look to form sustainable and scalable ecosystems, they’ll need to expose their products, rules, and rates to other systems of engagement. But are incumbent systems up to the challenge?
Insurtech’s promise was that it would support innovation through contemporary customer experiences and emerging business models. The truth is that insurtechs are just one part of diverse insurance ecosystems and require something more than legacy core systems to achieve their potential. They need “coretech.” And in 2020, they can get it.
If you could start over, knowing what you know today, what would your life look like? Where would you live? How would you spend your time and money, and with whom?
As insurers learn to adapt to the digital age, the supporting technologies continue to evolve. The ground we are building on is shifting because computing itself is changing, and a new era of computing is upon us.
DevOps provides agility and less disruption from transformation and upgrades
Insurers can connect to digital ecosystems and power smart, real-time user experience – what is needed is a cloud-native approach to apps and infrastructure
It’s no secret that insurers must transform their organizations to compete in the experience-driven digital economy, with its new and evolving ecosystems. What is less well-understood is the fundamental technology shift required to reach prospective customers with updated products leveraging new partners and data while building engagement with existing customers.
Successful customer-focused insurance business models require embracing the ubiquity of cloud innovations and leveraging the power of cloud-native design for enterprise applications
Few would dispute that in the long history of insurance there has been a disruption in the fundamental process around how carriers acquire, service and maintain their client base that comes anywhere close to the scale we are experiencing today. Insurer business units and their colleagues in IT operations and system development need ways to respond to the challenge. None wish to be caught holding stone chisels in a digital world.
DevOps and the cloud are powering change and delivering business value to insurers, as CSAA Insurance Group discovered via an automated testing environment upgrade and an AWS migration
The value of the cloud means different things to different people. Security, scalability, and rapid provisioning of infrastructure are often mentioned and understood. And then there is software development and IT operations. The mashup of both is called DevOps and it is changing the speed to value equation of technology initiatives and is itself powering cloud adoption. For insurers faced with product complexity and managing large transformations, cloud-based DevOps offers tantalizingly tangible speed to value. And panelists in a session at the IASA 2017 conference explained how it all works and provided a stellar instance of where one insurer realized tremendous value.