Extreme weather poses a growing risk to the stability of insurance companies and has broad ramifications for the economy and society. Our new report shows what insurers, regulators and investors can do to address climate change risks. To learn more and to download the report, follow the link below! @ Ceres

Extreme weather poses a growing risk to the stability of insurance companies and has broad ramifications for the economy and society. Our new report shows what insurers, regulators and investors can do to address climate change risks. To learn more and to download the report, follow the link below! @ Ceres

This Buffalo Startup Built the Amazon of Health Care Buying | Fast Company
One-size-fits-all health insurance sucks. Liazon is trying to change that through a web portal that lets employees pick their own insurance packages. And Buffalo is just about the best place the 5-year-old startup could be doing it.
What Liazon is trying to change is how companies offer and negotiate health insurance for new hires (the “onboarding process”) and existing employees (“annual enrollment”). Instead of an employer negotiating one or two health plans yearly and unceremoniously requesting sign-ups, Liazon’s Bright Choices plan-choosing portal lets employees pick out packages of health insurance, flex accounts, and life and disability insurance. 

This Buffalo Startup Built the Amazon of Health Care Buying | Fast Company

One-size-fits-all health insurance sucks. Liazon is trying to change that through a web portal that lets employees pick their own insurance packages. And Buffalo is just about the best place the 5-year-old startup could be doing it.

What Liazon is trying to change is how companies offer and negotiate health insurance for new hires (the “onboarding process”) and existing employees (“annual enrollment”). Instead of an employer negotiating one or two health plans yearly and unceremoniously requesting sign-ups, Liazon’s Bright Choices plan-choosing portal lets employees pick out packages of health insurance, flex accounts, and life and disability insurance. 

Properly used, big data could save the American health-care system $300 billion a year and the European public sector €250 billion. It could also enable retailers to increase their operating margins by 60%.

CNBC: How New Intelligence Will Tame The Information Explosion

"Next year, the world’s store of digital information will reach an estimated 988 exabytes – that’s equivalent to a stack of books reaching from the sun to Pluto and back."

Steve LaValle
Global Leader
of Strategy
Services for
IBM Business
Analytics



Jim Bramante
Managing Partner,
North America
IBM Global
Business Services

When one in three business leaders are making major decisions with incomplete or untrusted information, it’s not a matter of too little information. When half of them don’t have sufficient information from their organizations to do their jobs, a glaring paradox emerges—information scarcity and abundance existing side by side

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ILOG, an IBM Company, announced new offerings across its business rule management and supply chain management portfolio of products to help enterprises more quickly analyze an ever-increasing flow of data and make smarter decisions about their operations and the customers they serve. (via The FINANCIAL - New IBM ILOG Products Help Customers React Faster to Business Operations Challenges)

ILOG, an IBM Company, announced new offerings across its business rule management and supply chain management portfolio of products to help enterprises more quickly analyze an ever-increasing flow of data and make smarter decisions about their operations and the customers they serve. (via The FINANCIAL - New IBM ILOG Products Help Customers React Faster to Business Operations Challenges)