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    STARTUPS LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE PROCESSES, SAFETY

STARTUPS LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE PROCESSES, SAFETY

Innovative developments bring loss control inspections, distracted driving prevention to the independent agency arena Innovation labs. Business accelerators. Incubators. These facilities bring together resources—generally space, mentorships, marketing tools, and maybe money—to help startups and other entrepreneurial operations get off the ground. For years the terms were used in other industries, but not ours. That’s changed, as businesses and individuals look to find new or better ways to operate in the

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    BREAKING NEW GROUND IN AGENCY AUTOMATION

BREAKING NEW GROUND IN AGENCY AUTOMATION

Technology Built on the Salesforce.com platform, TechCanary supports sales and service for all lines of business When you want to know if the air in a coal mine is breathable, you send a canary down the shaft. If the canary flies back up, all is good. If not, well … you get the picture. It was this time-honored practice that inspired Reid Holzworth to choose the name TechCanary for his

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    eDocs and Messages Download: Why and How They Can Make a Big Difference

eDocs and Messages Download: Why and How They Can Make a Big Difference

TechKnowFile Improvements in document management bode well for agents Ninety-two percent of independent agencies rely on their management system for document management. That’s according to the Applied Systems 2016 digital agency report on technology adoption across the independent agency channel. Effective electronic document management means that business moves through your agency with efficient workflows. Today ACORD eDocs and Messages Download gives carriers the means to provide agents and brokers those

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    HACKERS ARE FINDING WAYS TO EXPLOIT THE IoT

HACKERS ARE FINDING WAYS TO EXPLOIT THE IoT

Recent DDoS attacks alarm consumers to secure connected devices On October 21, a series of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on domain name system provider Dyn temporarily blocked consumer traffic to nearly 70 major Internet companies, including Amazon, Netflix, Twitter, and Reddit.  A DDoS attack uses a multitude of hacked systems to attack a single target with a flood of requests; these requests are designed to overload the system

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    AN AGENT’S FLIGHT JOURNAL: FOUR THINGS I LEARNED ON MY TRIP TO THE CLOUD

AN AGENT’S FLIGHT JOURNAL: FOUR THINGS I LEARNED ON MY TRIP TO THE CLOUD

TechKnowFile Consider this counsel if contemplating conversion to the cloud In 2002, when I first started looking into “the   cloud”—the use of web-based computing using shared resources such as networks, servers, storage and applications—I had a gut feeling that it would pay off. I did my homework, too, before my agency migrated to cloud services for our management system. For sure, moving to the cloud yielded benefits—immediately and over the

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