Technology / Social Media

  • Is Business Ready for an Extinction-Level Event?
    Is Business Ready for an Extinction-Level Event?

    Destructive cyberattacks mow viewed as a top risk to many businesses

    In an era of technological transformation and cyber everywhere, the attack surface is exponentially growing as cyber criminals attack operational systems and backup capabilities simultaneously in highly sophisticated ways leading to enterprise-wide destructive cyberattacks.
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  • Accounting Change: The Path to Modernized Finance Technology
    Accounting Change: The Path to Modernized Finance Technology

    The response to IFRS 17 and LDTI for insurers calls for investments into agile and modernized finance technology that drive better business performance.

    While possible to view accounting change as a compliance exercise, nearly all insurance companies are viewing these changes as the trigger for long-overdue deferred investments ranging from targeted data, system or process upgrades to full-scale modernization.
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  • Paper or Online? Retirement Plan Participants Can’t Decide
    Paper or Online? Retirement Plan Participants Can’t Decide

    DOL: Paperless savings estimated at $2.4 billion

    Approximately 60 million Americans save for retirement through an employer-sponsored retirement plan, like a 401(k) or 403(b) plan. At least quarterly, these retirement plan participants receive account statements, disclosures and written communications to help them monitor their savings, understand the choices they have made within the accounts and the costs associated with these investments.
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  • John Hancock and Human API Join Forces to Transform the Life Insurance Purchase Process
    John Hancock and Human API Join Forces to Transform the Life Insurance Purchase Process

    New Initiative Enables Consumers to Share Medical Information in Real Time

    Today, John Hancock announces a major step forward in significantly streamlining the life insurance buying experience through a strategic collaboration with Human API, a leading health data platform, offering a simple, digital way for consumers to share access to their electronic health records (EHR) in real time.
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  • Tufts Health Plan Expanding Virtual Health Care Globally
    Tufts Health Plan Expanding Virtual Health Care Globally

    Members have access to board-certified doctors and specialists on demand

    Tufts Health Plan announced today the expansion of its telehealth virtual health care solution. Commercial members1 can now access US-based, board-certified providers for general medical needs and diagnoses from anywhere in the world – at no cost.
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  • Mobile Banking Market to Generate $1.82 Billion, Globally, by 2026
    Mobile Banking Market to Generate $1.82 Billion, Globally, by 2026

    Technological advancements, surge in consumer acceptance, and significant increase in smartphone usage drive the growth of the global mobile banking market

    Allied Market Research published a report, titled, "Mobile Banking Market by Transaction (Consumer-to-consumer and Consumer-to-Business), and Platform (Android, iOS, and Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019–2026." According to the report, the global mobile banking market garnered $715.3 million in 2018, and is estimated to reach $1.82 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR…
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  • Mobile Money Market Worth $12.0 Billion by 2024
    Mobile Money Market Worth $12.0 Billion by 2024

    Is the day of a cashless society here already?

    According to a new market research report, Mobile Money Market, published by MarketsandMarkets, the Mobile Money Market will grow from USD 3.4 billion in 2019 to USD 12.0 billion by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 28.7% during the forecast period.
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  • Y2K to Now: The Top Trends That Shaped the Past Two Decades
    Y2K to Now: The Top Trends That Shaped the Past Two Decades

    The marketplace's "Top Shopped" retrospective unveils the biggest and most iconic milestones

    The marketplace’s “Top Shopped” retrospective unveils the biggest and most iconic milestones Data defined by eBay search and sales data reveals the trends that shaped consumer spending over the past decade SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With the end of the decade upon us, eBay took a retrospective look back at the…
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  • Tempest in a Teapot: 5 Cybersecurity Storms Brewing
    Tempest in a Teapot: 5 Cybersecurity Storms Brewing

    Find Out Which Cyber Threats are On the Rise in 2020

    Blockchain, 5G data networks, Amazon Echo's. Is there anything that technology doesn't control in our daily lives? As the number of new platforms and enhanced capabilities surges, so too does the risk of attacks.
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  • What Are The Emerging Global Threats to Stability in Cyberspace?
    What Are The Emerging Global Threats to Stability in Cyberspace?

    Understanding the campaigns and strategies that aim to destabilize the internet

    Group-IB, a Singapore-based cybersecurity company that specializes in preventing cyberattacks, has analyzed key recent changes to the global cyberthreat landscape. According to Group-IB's experts, the most frustrating trend of 2019 was the use of cyberweapons in military operations.
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  • Gearing Up For A New Wave Of Cyber Attacks
    Gearing Up For A New Wave Of Cyber Attacks

    Mobile Scams, Sophisticated Malspam, IoT Malware and Botnets are on 2020 Prediction List

    Mobile Scams, Sophisticated Malspam, IoT Malware and Botnets are on 2020 Prediction List Avast also anticipates a greater focus on data privacy in the field of Artificial Intelligence PRAGUE, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Avast (LSE: AVST), a global leader in online security products, today announced its cybersecurity predictions for 2020 in its annual Threat…
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  • Don’t Let Financial Fraudsters Steal Your Holiday Joy
    Don’t Let Financial Fraudsters Steal Your Holiday Joy

    Many look to financial industry for guidance

    With the hectic pace of the holidays, increased online shopping and travel, the season is the perfect time for financial fraudsters. According to LIMRA research, almost 8 in 10 consumers are very or somewhat concerned about fraud.
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  • How Default Electronic Delivery for Retirement Plan Communications Could Save Participants Up To $450m Annually
    How Default Electronic Delivery for Retirement Plan Communications Could Save Participants Up To $450m Annually

    Supporting digital disclosure proposed by the Department of Labor.

    The SPARK Institute today released new research findings that overwhelmingly support the Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposal to permit default electronic delivery of retirement plan documents and demonstrates numerous material benefits, in addition to cost savings, for participants.
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