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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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    RANSOMWARE: COMING TO A MOBILE DEVICE NEAR YOU

RANSOMWARE: COMING TO A MOBILE DEVICE NEAR YOU

To The Point If you don’t trust the source of a download, don’t download it. Otherwise, you’re inviting an attack. Ransomware, that ubiquitous malware that denies users access to their own device, is increasingly showing up on mobile devices. While we typically associate malware with desktop computers, it’s fully capable of infecting mobile devices, too. In fact, mobile-based ransomware incidents increased nearly four-fold in the past year. Kaspersky Lab reports

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    AGENCIES WEIGH IN ON CONNECTIVITY

AGENCIES WEIGH IN ON CONNECTIVITY

Survey results offer benchmark information about agency-carrier connectivity investments, barriers and outlook Customer retention, new business production and better customer experience are the top three business drivers that independent agency professionals cited for their investments in agency-carrier connectivity. “Independent agents operate in a challenging and ever-changing business environment,” explains Karen Pauli, principal at Strategy Meets Action (SMA). “Successful agents recognize that, in order to succeed, they need to make the

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