Technology / Social Media

  • Equifax Releases Details on Cybersecurity Incident, Announces Personnel Changes Equifax Releases Details on Cybersecurity Incident, Announces Personnel Changes

    Internal investigation continues; Joins FBI efforts

    As part of the company's ongoing review of the cybersecurity incident announced September 7, 2017, Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today made personnel changes and released additional information regarding its preliminary findings about the incident. read more
  • For Insurers, Time To Advance The Data Debate For Insurers, Time To Advance The Data Debate

    Why Refocusing on Data and Analytics is Critical

    by Karen Pauli

    Data and analytics is a phrase that is probably in 75% of articles and blogs written today. In fact, data and analytics is used so frequently that it almost appears to be one word – dataandanalytics. read more
  • Artificial Intelligence Helps Investors Use Voter Opinions for Investment Decisions Artificial Intelligence Helps Investors Use Voter Opinions for Investment Decisions

    For Germany's September elections, Swissquote offers strategies for investors to benefit from equity and foreign exchange fluctuations

    On 24 September, Germany will elect the lower house of its federal parliament (Bundestag). Prior to the election, financial markets will be particularly volatile, in reaction to winner/loser projections and other surveys of voter opinion. read more
  • Social Media: Springboard or Anchor? Social Media: Springboard or Anchor?

    7 Social Media Tips for the Aspiring Business Professional

    by Chad Storlie

    Social Media can be a springboard or an anchor to an effective career. Share the most trending news and information in your new profession and it will give you instant credibility as a thought leader. read more
  • Tricking the Eye to Defeat Shoulder Surfing Attacks Tricking the Eye to Defeat Shoulder Surfing Attacks

    NYU Tandon Researchers Devise App to Protect PINs and Passwords

    Every ATM or smartphone user can attest to the discomfort of having a stranger standing close enough to observe a financial transaction — and potentially note a PIN or account number. read more
  • Small Businesses Keeping Pace With Health Benefits Small Businesses Keeping Pace With Health Benefits

    ... and doing a better job containing costs

    Small employers, those with less than 100 employees, have a reputation for not offering health insurance benefits that are competitive with larger employers, but new survey data from United Benefit Advisors reveals they are keeping pace with the average employer and, in fact, doing a better job of containing costs. read more
  • OMG! Office Management Guide OMG! Office Management Guide

    Four Keys to Run Your Company with Confidence

    by Janice Janssen, RDH, CFE

    Statistics seem to be against the likelihood of even half of new businesses staying open to celebrate their 5th anniversary. According to Small Business Trends: – “A bit more than 50 percent of small businesses fail in the first four years.” read more
  • Keeping up With the Digital Natives Keeping up With the Digital Natives

    Survey: Disparities Between Younger Generations Who Grew up in the Age of Technology and Those Who Remember a World Without Mobile

    Digital natives’ obsession with technology is set to change the world as we know it. A new survey released today finds they are so concerned with their digital footprint, the majority (54 percent) of millennials and Generation Z (ages 13-17) are Googling themselves regularly, with 10 percent self-searching on a daily basis. read more
  • Measuring Life Insurers’ Digital Maturity Measuring Life Insurers’ Digital Maturity

    LOMA / Gartner survey finds nearly half of respondents are operating without a long-range strategy

    A recent survey by Gartner. Inc. and LOMA revealed that digital maturity among North American life insurers remains low, with 49 percent of the survey's respondents having no digital strategy in place and many without an understanding about how digitalization can help transform their business models. read more
  • Wired For Success: On Rainmaking, Recruitment and Making The Sale Wired For Success: On Rainmaking, Recruitment and Making The Sale

    Attorney Laura Anthony Talks Virtual Rainmaking, LawCast™ and the Podcast Renaissance

    by Sue MacDonald

    All good advisors understand the very basic formula for success: call 10 people, see three, write one. What's the constant variable? Finding enough people to fill your week... week in and week out. read more
  • Consumers Hesitant to Open Wallets Despite Optimistic Financial Outlook Consumers Hesitant to Open Wallets Despite Optimistic Financial Outlook

    Are mixed indicators inhibiting the urge to spend?

    From job growth picking up and income lagging behind to weak housing investments and the current political climate, consumers are being bombarded with a slew of mixed indicators that are making them less willing to open their wallets and spend. read more
  • Why Training Means a Lot to Millennials Why Training Means a Lot to Millennials

    Building a competent, and success-driven, sales force may require a different approach to the talent pool

    by Evan Hackel

    When baby boomers took their first “real” jobs upon entering the workforce, their demands and expectations were ridiculously low by today’s standards. read more
  • New Threats Emerge as Cyber Risk Evolves New Threats Emerge as Cyber Risk Evolves

    Cyber-attacks threaten businesses with first party damage as carrier appetite for risk grows

    Cyber risk has the ability to affect all aspects of a business and consequentially all lines within the insurance industry. While insurable, its risk may feel infinite and difficult to understand. read more