Technology / Social Media

  • Digital Transformation
    Digital Transformation

    Powering the Great Reset

    During COVID-19, we have had to learn how to live differently – to learn, work, socialize, shop, worship and collaborate in different ways. And many of us are doing all this virtually. The pandemic is therefore a watershed moment for the digital transformation of business. The rules for success have changed, and are ever more…
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  • MDRT Brings Industry-Leading Conference Experience To Cyberspace With 2020 Virtual Event
    MDRT Brings Industry-Leading Conference Experience To Cyberspace With 2020 Virtual Event

    MDRT members have access to the full MDRT experience from the comfort of their homes

    Rising to the challenge of bringing financial advisors together to help clients during the COVID-19 pandemic, MDRT will welcome members to its 2020 Virtual Event starting on August 3. Registered attendees will learn how to guide their clients and businesses to success, even in the midst of social turbulence, with over 200 pieces of content…
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  • Are You Putting Yourself at Risk for Identity Theft?
    Are You Putting Yourself at Risk for Identity Theft?

    It’s often your own habits that make you susceptible

    Identity theft – it’s as easy as getting out of the car and dropping your driver’s license or being careless with your passwords. Best case – you hope for good luck, spend valuable time retracing steps and canceling accounts. Worse-case scenario, you suffer financial loss. Identity theft is that simple.
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  • Investment in Technology Key to Winning War for Financial Advisor Talent
    Investment in Technology Key to Winning War for Financial Advisor Talent

    What are the deliverables that meet today’s advisor needs?

    Wealth management firms have been making huge investments in new advisor workstation technologies designed to coalesce market data, client information, account servicing tools and AI-powered analytics into a single interface. According to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Financial Advisor Satisfaction Study, released today, the successful execution of that investment will be key to firms’ ability…
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  • Transforming The Talent Model Of The Insurance Industry
    Transforming The Talent Model Of The Insurance Industry

    Insurers that succeed in the coming years will be those that recognize talent strategy has the same importance as core business strategy.

    Talent strategy requires the same rigor and focus as business strategy, especially as the insurance industry sees accelerated change. At many insurers, however, talent takes a back seat to business strategy. As carriers pursue strategic ventures such as entering new markets or undergoing digital transformations, HR might be involved, but rarely to the extent necessary.
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  • The COVID-19 Effect: 5 Opportunities it Created for the Digital Banking Sector
    The COVID-19 Effect: 5 Opportunities it Created for the Digital Banking Sector

    Alongside the unforeseen difficulties, new opportunities for growth and innovation

    The novel coronavirus has had an immense impact on a range of industries, including the digital banking sector. In parallel to the difficulties it posed, the unforeseen circumstances have opened up new opportunities for increasing industry security and enhancing customer experience, as well as accelerating further development of FinTech companies and the digital banking market…
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  • Is Your Company Vulnerable To Cyber-Threat?
    Is Your Company Vulnerable To Cyber-Threat?

    Top 10 scams targeting small businesses

    Scams can impact every business, regardless of location, size, or industry. But they are especially a problem for small businesses. Local businesses and start-ups often don’t have the cyber security support or established accounting processes of larger companies. This can make them more vulnerable to scams. Fortunately, knowledge is the best protection. If you own…
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  • LIMRA: How COVID-19 Brought an Increase in Fraud in Financial Services
    LIMRA: How COVID-19 Brought an Increase in Fraud in Financial Services

    Professional criminals use the chaos caused by the pandemic to launch fraud attacks

    As the unprecedented situation surrounding the pandemic continues to unfold, it is clear that professional criminals have recognized an opportunity. They are exploiting the chaos, anxiety, and uncertainty inherent in today’s reality—and they have recently intensified their attempts.
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  • 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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