Apple and the future of the insurance industry

The “augmented human” concept has become a reality. We carry health sensors on our wrist and our Apple Watch is becoming our personal physician. These concepts are transforming the insurance industry.

Risk assessment

Life is a risky business. Insurance is the business of extracting profit through the process of underwriting such risk. And it’s changing right before our eyes.

You already pay less for insurance if you are a safe driver. In future, autonomous vehicles will extend these benefits even further with collision detection and accident prevention systems minimizing risk.

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IDG Contributor Network: Windows 10 Pro for Workstations: undoing a huge 1990s mistake

Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author.

Microsoft has made many critical mistakes over the years. Something not uncommon in any firm. But one that seemed to me to be one of the most foolish was to take Windows NT, which was initially uniquely focused on Servers and Workstations, and fold elements of Windows 9x into it to create a more common code base. That made sense from a cost standpoint but created problems for all three groups. Windows Server had to then overcome consumer messaging and elements, workstation users seemed to lose focus entirely, and desktop users got more complexity then they’d ever wanted or needed. 

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3 lessons for collaboration

It’s wonderful that organizations today have access to a treasure trove of powerful software tools designed to enhance, amplify and optimize benefits accruing from collaboration. But having access to, and even acquiring, such tools isn’t sufficient to realize the benefits. Your organization will not unlock the full value of this treasure trove unless it makes collaboration a strategic priority.

From research I have done on the new collaboration space, I see three lessons for today’s leaders. 

Lesson 1: The power of collaboration can’t be tapped absent a desire to collaborate

If collaboration is not within your repertoire of skills, how can you even know what you are missing?

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