Why the insurance digital strategy is working like a charm

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 19 Sep, 2017

The insurance industry is not the most innovative one. Neither are insurance companies known for their popularity. But they’re working on it. More and more insurance agents get out from behind their desks and face the real world- which is all digital. Paper is being replaced by tablets and smart apps take the place of the long forms we all know and despise. All credits go to the innovators in the insurance sector, that believed in the insurance digital strategy and went from old school to actually being helpful. How did they do it? They digitally transformed themselves. And this is how you can too.

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Topics: Digital Transformation

What will your intelligent digital mesh look like? – Gartner tips

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 12 Sep, 2017

Went on a holiday? Visited a festival? Enjoyed a romantic city trip? Forget about it right now and get back into work mode. 2017 is far from over and you have things to do. Listening to Gartner, for example. This technical superpower recently introduced the concept “intelligent digital mesh”, which is the combination of people, devices, content and services. Gartner states that the future is in the hands of digital businesses that enable this mesh by blurring the lines between the real and the virtual world. Time to panic? Not yet. You still have 110 days until New Years’ Eve, and I’ll get you started on your mesh in this article.

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Topics: Digital Transformation

How to get your organization through a digital transformation

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 5 Sep, 2017

You’re a visionary with great plans. You know that “digital transformation” is more than just a buzzword, and you have the tools to make one happen in our own organization. API is your favorite word and you can’t wait to give your IT infrastructure an upgrade. Interoperability, sensors, smart devices, visual recognition: bring them on. There’s nothing standing in your way of becoming the number one in your sector, and who knows: the world. But why aren’t your employees as enthusiastic? Why can’t they see everything will change for the better? Here’s a lesson change management, with some hands-on tips to get everyone on board of your (“your” as in plural!) digital transformation.

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Topics: Digital Transformation

"Startup smarter - be prepared for your next digital transformation"

Posted by Hans Bot on 1 Aug, 2017

Getting Started

The mantra “think big, start small” has been around for some time. Nowadays, many people hasten to add “… and grow fast”, “… and fail fast" or similar well-meant extensions. And of course, there is the real challenge. Perhaps it’s the main reason why so many start-ups never take off. It is relatively easy to dream up a big design, sketch some idealistic future state, and to dominate the world you dreamt up. As long as details don’t matter, money is no issue and technology has no limitations, you’re good to go.

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Topics: Digital Transformation

Three cheers for Identity and Access Management

Posted by Ruben van der Zwan on 28 Feb, 2017

Typically, when we talk about digital transformation, we leave out security. It’s just not sexy. The Internet of Things and APIs are, so we rather focus on all the cool things we could do by deploying them. What we tend to forget, though, is that security, and especially Identity and Access Management (IAM), is at the core of every IT breakthrough. The reason for this is very simple, as these measures enable you to safely share your data with other people and systems. And it just so happens that this streamlined data exchange is exactly what digital transformation is about. Three cheers for IAM!

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Topics: API, Identity and Access Management, Digital Transformation, Identity Governance & Administration, Single Sign On