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Insurance as a service: Software as a Service set to transform the insurance industry

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

 Studies conducted by Ovum, the global analyst house*, reveal that the use of SaaS (software as a service) in the global insurance industry is already significant with at least a third of all insurers fully deploying or trialling SaaS currently.  Despite a significant minority of insurers remaining cautious of SaaS (for regulatory, risk and reliability reasons) there is almost universal agreement among insurance carriers that SaaS will have a significant impact on both the insurance industry and i

No oil, no coal? No problem

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

After watching the way legislation crawls through the legislative bodies of the United States, a large nation with an abundance of natural resources, I think Korea, a small country with relatively few natural resources, has got it made.

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The Weller Side of Life

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Every so often a new “healthy living” trend will come along and sweep people up in a frenzy. While most of these fads die a rather rapid death, some manage to stick around because of the hard work of marketing geniuses.

I Want my iPhone

Monday, July 20th, 2009

“Why can’t I get a Blackberry or an iPhone?” I asked the young man in the shiny silver suit at the mobile phone store. His reply was the Korean arm X, made by crossing the arms in front of oneself to say ‘no’ in an almost protective manner, as if such a question was dangerous.

Although this wasn’t an actual answer to my question, his response spoke volumes. Essentially, his gesture implied “not possible.”

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The Death of Phone Manners

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

I found a seat on the subway and within seconds a middle-aged man sat next to me and began sending text messages. Or maybe he was playing a video game. All I know is that I could hear EVERYTHING he was doing and it was terribly annoying. Beep, boop, beep, beep, boop…

I gave him the death stare. He didn’t notice. I coughed a few times and leaned closer. He still didn’t budge.


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