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Whitepaper: The CIO's New Role: Core Strategy Enabler CIO Barometer 2013

by CSCNov 18, 2013

The CIO Barometer is a survey carried out for the fifth year by CSC in collaboration with market research institute TNS Sofres. It is based on a quantitative analysis of the trends and outlooks for IT directors, relying on a sample of CIOs from major European, North American, Brazilian, Australian and Asian companies and public institutions.

Whitepaper: Building Effective Business and IT Operations in a New Economy

by CSCJan 05, 2012

New modernization opportunities can help insurers cost-effectively transform existing technology and reduce operational costs with minimal risk. Read about four key modernization strategies that will help you retain business, grow market share and improve profitability:

� Process Innovation
� Operational intelligence
� System modernization
� Multisourcing

See what CSC has seen work in the insurance industry, and draw on the authors' real-world experience, as well as customer insights.

Whitepaper: 10 Things Most Vendors Won't Tell You About Modernization

by CSCJan 05, 2012

Most insurance carriers are facing the same challenge: aging, complex IT systems that are costly to maintain and too inflexible to support new business initiatives. But how can large organizations with major legacy baggage effectively assess all challenges and all options to develop a crystal clear modernization approach?

Read this paper to learn 10 different approaches that IT organizations can use individually or in various combinations to achieve their modernization goals.

Whitepaper: The Security Stack: A Model for Understanding the Cybersecurity We Need

by CSCJan 05, 2012

Information security is no longer a mere compliance matter or the cost of doing business. It has become the primary business challenge that financial organizations must address.

In the new era of cybersecurity threats, highly sophisticated adversaries seek not only to do harm but also to reside in the background undetected, so they can access your intellectual property, operational resources and mission-critical data.

A new white paper by CSC uses a simple model to help you visualize the complexity of cybersecurity problems and see through to comprehensive, effective solutions.

Whitepaper: AMERICAN NATIONAL SIMPLIFIES PRODUCT INTRODUCTION WITH CSC'S REAL-TIME SOFTWARE: Mid-Sized Life Insurer Consolidates Systems to Support Acquisitions and Growth

by CSCMay 01, 2009

Once known as a home service company, American National has transitioned into a mid-sized multi-line carrier with an ever growing, complex line of life and annuity products, including a range of variable and indexed products. Over the years, American National has acquired a number of carriers, most of which were folded into the corporation through conversions of closed blocks. As the company evolved, developing innovative products while adhering to regulations and keeping costs down became increasingly important. The carrier�s Independent Marketing Group (IMG), which is the highest growth channel, is always pushing for more complex products with innovative features. To respond to competitive challenges, American National needed to overcome some fundamental limitations of its core policy administration systems. Download the case study to learn how CSC helped American National�s IT organization and business units to undergo a major cultural shift, becoming a business enabler focused on customer-facing systems.

Whitepaper: Clearing the Policy Conversion Hurdle: Life Insurers Share Strategies for Moving Large Blocks to New Systems

by CSCApr 01, 2009

Why do most life and annuity companies still maintain policy administration systems that are 20 to 30 years old? One of the biggest obstacles they face has very little to do with technology. It has more to do with the difficulty of converting large blocks of policies from the old system to the new one. Unlike property and casualty policies, which renew every six months to a year, life insurance policies can remain in force for 50 years � or longer. Many life insurers have been content to leave these legacy systems alone rather than deal with the complex task of converting to a new system. Due to years of inaction, IT departments are left supporting a wide range of technologies across as many as a dozen policy administration systems. Find out why now is the best time to make decisions about converting to new systems.

Whitepaper: 5 Steps to Cost Cutting for Insurers: What You Don't Know Will Hurt You

by CSCApr 01, 2009

It�s been in the headlines for months now�companies in general and financial service providers in particular have moved almost overnight from surplus assets to survival mode. And while insurers are arguably better off than other financial sectors, the industry certainly has not been immune to the financial meltdown. Cost control is certainly a priority for all companies, how can you sensibly control expense now and stay on track with your long-term goals? Download this guide and get advice from the experts. The experts at CSC specialize in strategic roadmaps to support business and technology change. Find out which 5steps they recommend. Download this guide and get cost control advice from the experts. The experts at CSC specialize in strategic roadmaps to support business and technology change. Find out which 5 steps they recommend.

Whitepaper: Business Intelligence Key to Surviving Meltdown, Consolidation and Cost Cutting

by CSCMar 01, 2009

The ability to effectively acquire, manage and analyze data has long been the foundation of the financial services industry�s success. But the lack of reliable data can have catastrophic financial effects. Consider the U.S. government�s recent decision to abandon buying as much as $700 billion worth of illiquid mortgage-backed and mortgage-related securities through a reverse auction process. This decision was affected in part by the complexity of collecting and interpreting data on non-standardized information related to over the counter products. * The recent financial turmoil and the government�s escalating equity stakes in financial institutions is already leading to calls for more transparency by regulators, producers and consumers. Business leaders must act quickly to respond to volatile markets. But the data they base those decisions on must be timely and, most of all, accurate. * Business intelligence and predictive modeling will play a key role in helping life and annuity companies address emerging regulations and market shifts. Data will also play a pivotal role in industry consolidation and cost cutting. * In four simple steps the Master Data Management Approach helps insurance companies centralize the analytics function to take full advantage of their available data � and improve their ability to compete in the marketplace.

Video: CSC's Java-based POINT IN J - End-to-End Policy Administration

by CSCOct 01, 2008

Long thought of as the 800 lb. gorilla in property and casualty insurance systems, CSC has demonstrated that it is a fast moving and agile 800 lb. gorilla. POINT IN J, introduced during Connect 2008, is CSC's Java-based end-to-end policy administration system that runs on Sun Microsystem�s Solaris operating system and Sun hardware. POINT IN J takes advantage of technologies not typically seen in the insurance industry and will appeal to both legacy insurers and new entrants with its platform neutrality, flexibility and efficiency. With this offering, CSC will attract new markets to its technology platform. As the first major legacy provider to offer a completely retooled policy administration system, CSC has changed the solutions landscape: POINT IN J signifies a move away from the legacy model, a move that other providers will surely follow.