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Capitalizing on Analytics

August 2, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor; and Jason Contant, Online Editor

Time will bring more and more data. But to truly understand and reap the benefits, information needs to be properly analyzed. First-movers are expected to realize the biggest advantage and chart their future paths.

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Saskatchewan launches new public emergency app and website

June 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The province of Saskatchewan has launched the new SaskAlert mobile app and website to “connect residents across the province with the information they need when an emergency strikes.” The website and app (available at the site) were released

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Province of Alberta introduces new website, improved mobile app to help manage flood risk

June 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The government of Alberta has introduced a new website and updated mobile app to help “keep Albertans informed and allow municipalities to respond faster and more efficiently if conditions change.” Although Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) noted in a press

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U.K. penetration testing firm hacks into SUV through mobile app

June 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

United Kingdom-based Pen Test Partners LLP said recently that it has hacked into a Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) through a mobile app. Pen Test Partners said in a blog post on June 5 that while most remote

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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.

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Mobile app benefits discussed at Insurance Analytics Canada conference

May 16, 2016 Jason Contant, Online Editor

As one of the brokerages that was “significantly affected” by the Fort McMurray wildfires, Sharp Insurance was able to contact every single one of its clients using analytics, attendees to the Insurance Analytics Canada conference heard on Friday. “We were

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Kanetix Ltd. partners with ClientDesk to help insurance industry engage with customers digitally

April 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Kanetix Ltd. has partnered with ClientDesk Inc. to offer a new insurance solution to insurance providers, intermediaries and their customers – a mobile self-service technology for policyholders that allows insurance providers to connect with their clients via a mobile app.

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New mobile app from Zurich released at 2016 RIMS to help companies assess, manage risk

April 11, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

SAN DIEGO – Zurich Insurance Group is unveiling a new mobile app this week at the 2016 RIMS Conference and Exhibition which the company reports will enable customers to perform their own on-site risk assessments and use those results to