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Worldwide IT spending set to rebound in second half 2017, led by cloud and mobile upgrade cycles: report

July 14, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Worldwide IT spending is expected to rebound in the second half of the year, led by cloud and mobile upgrade cycles, International Data Corporation (IDC) said in a new report. According to the latest edition of IDC’s Worldwide Black Book,

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Vancouver mobile app development company launches pilot program to protect Canadians from distracted driving

July 12, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

eBrake Technologies Inc., a mobile app development company founded in Vancouver in June 2016, announced on Wednesday a pilot program that will offer a smartphone app designed to prevent distracted driving. The pilot program will offer smartphone app eBrake to

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All generations in the United States except Millenials becoming more skeptical of self-driving technology: J.D. Power study

April 19, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

With the exception of Millenials, all other generational groups in the United States are becoming more skeptical of self-driving technology, posing a threat to car manufacturers and technology developers, a new study from J.D. Power has found. The J.D. Power

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Consumers starting to expect zero friction, omni-channel offering key: CIAA event speakers

April 18, 2017 by Angela Stelmakowich

Insurance is among the services that must offer an omni-channel experience if it expects to address the expectations of consumers as the complexity of their demands shift, Duncan Stewart, director of technology, media and telecommunications research for Deloitte Canada, suggested

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Insurers should offer lower premiums to motorists who don’t use mobile phones while driving, U.K. survey finds

July 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Six in ten motor insurance policyholders in the United Kingdom say that avoiding any type of mobile phone use should be a top factor used by insurers in offering lower premiums, according to a new survey. The survey of 1,314

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Shake-ups expected in sectors of wearable technology market: report

July 11, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Despite the total core wearable technology market growing to more than US$150 billion by 2026, independent market research company IDTechEx predicts “shake-ups in several prominent sectors, with commoditization hitting hard.” IDTechEx said in its Wearable Technology 2016-2026 report, released on

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App Flap

June 1, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Mobile application developers can do plenty to reduce the security risk of their apps. That said, information security also depends on the devices themselves, which, unfortunately, are not always within the control of insurers or their developers.