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North America world’s most advanced smart home market: Berg Insight

July 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

North America is the world’s most advanced smart home market, with an installed base of 21.8 million smart homes at the end of 2016 – a 47% year-on-year growth, according to machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) analyst firm

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Fintech firms can ‘get to market quickly,’ ICTC speaker warns

February 28, 2017 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Competitors outside the property & casualty industry are trying to “bite away” at the P&C market, while fintech is starting to “emerge in spaces where banking isn’t,” a senior executive with a major insurer told industry professionals Tuesday. “Over the

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IoT botnets present unmanageable cyber security risk: Juniper Research

January 23, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The scale of embedded connectivity could lead to an unmanageable cyber security risk created by botnets, Juniper Research Limited cautioned Monday in releasing data indicating the consumer Internet of Things (IoT) installed base will reach 15 billion-plus units by 2021.

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Worldwide IT spending forecast to grow 2.7% in 2017: Gartner

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Worldwide spending on information technology is projected to total US$3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.7% increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner, a Stamford, Conn.-based IT research and advisory company, noted in a statement on Thursday that the growth

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Seven of 10 global consumers would welcome robo-advice for banking, insurance and retirement services: Accenture

January 11, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Seven in 10 consumers around the world would welcome robo-advisory services – computer-generated advice and services that are independent of a human advisor – for their insurance, banking and retirement planning, according to a new report by Accenture. The 2017