Technology / Social Media

  • Sink Or Swim: A Mid-Term View of The Virus Impact
    Sink Or Swim: A Mid-Term View of The Virus Impact

    COVID-19 has said to insurers, “It’s time to move”

    by Denise Garth

    If the past three months were an allegory, it might read like this: “Some insurance executives were standing at the top of a tall water slide with a bit of excited trepidation when an impatient kid came up from behind and pushed them onto the slide without a warning.”
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  • Reinventing The Workplace
    Reinventing The Workplace

    When resilience can determine organizational survival, only 16% expect to increase investment

    With COVID-19 creating urgency around workforce reinvention, it's clear that while organizations have doubled down on investments in technology over the past decade, many have significantly underinvested in how humans could adapt to and embrace new ways of working. Only 17% of respondents are making significant investments in reskilling to support their AI strategy with…
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  • Data: A Journey Into The New Normal
    Data: A Journey Into The New Normal

    For today’s insurers, data has become a strategic enterprise asset

    by Ben Moreland

    Data is vital. Right now, in the middle of a pandemic, no one seems to be arguing that data isn’t absolutely essential. What many people don’t realize however, is that the same attributes that make data essential and vital today, don’t go away when times of crisis aren’t here. Data, effectively used, will always have…
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  • Small Business Alert: Watch for Fraudulent Online Purchases
    Small Business Alert: Watch for Fraudulent Online Purchases

    More than ever, your credit-information is vulnerable to attack

    The sharp increase of online ordering, delivery services, and other internet commerce transactions is keeping some businesses afloat through the COVID-19 pandemic. BBB warns that despite the credit card companies shifting to chip-enabled cards to reduce instances of fraud, scammers still find ways to steal shoppers' information. This presents a big issue for any business…
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  • The Future Of Insurance – Post COVID 19
    The Future Of Insurance – Post COVID 19

    What a difference 6 weeks makes

    As we entered this new decade at the start of 2020, industry assessments reflected a positive outlook with increased growth potential expected, despite the low interest rate environment that historically has challenged insurers. What a difference in just a short 6 weeks on the outlook for the insurance industry as a result of COVID-19.
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  • AICPA Offers Recommendations for Loan Forgiveness Under Payroll Protection Program
    AICPA Offers Recommendations for Loan Forgiveness Under Payroll Protection Program

    Loan forgiveness is a key element of the Paycheck Protection Program

    The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) today released recommendations on the appropriate documents and calculations that small businesses should use to qualify for loan forgiveness under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
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  • Phony Websites Are Popping up During COVID-19 Crisis
    Phony Websites Are Popping up During COVID-19 Crisis

    Take caution: As quickly as they’ve surfaced, many have disappeared already

    With shortages of sanitizers, disinfectants, masks and paper products seen throughout the country since the COVID-19 virus first surfaced, BBB warns that websites selling these and other related products have also surfaced.
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  • Remote Meetings Are the New Normal
    Remote Meetings Are the New Normal

    Ways to Make Them a LOT More Effective

    With COVID-19 here for the unforeseeable future, businesses are rethinking everything. More and more employees are working from home, which means people who once met face to face must now meet virtually.
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  • Cybercrime Damages to Reach $27 Billion by 2025, New Estimation Reveals
    Cybercrime Damages to Reach $27 Billion by 2025, New Estimation Reveals

    Do 'lockdowns' provide a catalyst for hackers?

    In 2019, authorities received a record-breaking 467,361 Internet-facilitated fraud complaints, with accumulated losses exceeding $3.5 billion. Yet, in 2020, lockdowns might act as a catalyst for the biggest hacker attack outbreak to date. 
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  • Ecosystems, Innovation & The Digital User Experience
    Ecosystems, Innovation & The Digital User Experience

    'Work At Home' becomes a great, real-time laboratory for our ability to redefine work itself

    By Denise Garth

    If working from home for weeks on end teaches us nothing else, it may have convinced some of us about the power of digital and the ecosystem. We may have learned something new about ecosystems and their ability to improve the digital user experience.
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  • Don’t Let Boredom Fool You Into Thinking That’s Your Friend On Facebook
    Don’t Let Boredom Fool You Into Thinking That’s Your Friend On Facebook

    Navigating the landmines of cyber-theft scams

    Flattening the curve. Social distancing. Quarantine. Terms that were not commonplace just a few months ago are part of our lives. Now, plenty of (bored) people who are connected to the internet are using the downtime to catch up with friends on social media or randomly surfing the web.
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  • The Pandemic has Transformed Americans’ Spending…
    The Pandemic has Transformed Americans’ Spending…

    ...and hopefully Americans' savings habits too

    The Pandemic has virtually transformed every aspect of Americans' lives. More than 90% of the population have been ordered to stay home. Non-essential retail outlets are closed.
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  • Scam Alert: This Venmo Scam Sends You Money “by Accident”
    Scam Alert: This Venmo Scam Sends You Money “by Accident”

    If someone sends you money out of the blue, it’s probably an honest mistake, right? Not necessarily...

    If someone sends you money out of the blue, it’s probably an honest mistake, right? Not necessarily. If you use Venmo or another digital wallet, such as Zelle or Apple Pay, watch out for this high-tech twist on a classic con.
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