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Technology transforms how small businesses automate processes, engage with customers, protect data, and generate more prospects.  Explore content to find technology trends then take a look in the sections below to get more detail about hosted phone, cybersecurity, network services, managed IT and marketing automation.  Click on the "Connect Me" page to get a connection to providers of services you are interested in.

Cyber Security

70% of all small businesses will experience a cyberattack this year and many of them will have their businesses disrupted, their data stolen or have to pay thousands to get the problem resolved.  Learn more about cybersecurity for your business and get in touch to let us connect you to a specialist to learn more.

Hosted Voice

Many businesses that are considering a replacement or upgrade in their phone systems are looking at a cloud-based solution called "hosted voice".  These systems are inexpensive, feature-rich, require little to no installation and improve the customer experience.  

Managed Services Providers

Businesses are outsourcing the management of their network, the desktops, and cybersecurity to an IT services professional, a Managed Services Provider (MSP). MSPs charged a fixed monthly fee and proactively monitor your technology to prevent problems before they happen.


Network Services

There are more options than ever to connect your employees to the internet and connect your offices together in a network.  These new options can save you network expense, improve performance and increase security.  Learn about SD-WAN, cable, VoIP, and wireless as network options.

Marketing Automation

Businesses need to make sure that their online presence is accurate and showcases the products & services they offer customers.  Sales producers must automate how they engage new prospects, process leads, and create new business revenue.  Marketing automation helps businesses maximize their online presence, generate leads, and translate prospects into customers.

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How to Overcome Challenges When Deploying.. → How to Overcome Challenges When Deploying New Collaboration.. →

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From the article: "What if there were a tool to help employees complete projects 30 percent faster?And what if that same tool helped ...

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2 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Challenges jplist-topic-Collaboration-Technology jplist-topic-Technology-Trends 0 316896 316896 From the article: "What if there were a tool to help employees complete projects 30 percent faster?And what if that same tool helped reduce email traffic and the number of meetings too? Those are just some of the benefits that businesses are seeing when using collaboration tools, says Wayne Kurtzman, research director of social and experiential solutions at market research firm IDC." This article discusses both the challenges and benefits that come with deploying collaboration technology.

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From the article: "What if there were a tool to help employees complete projects 30 percent faster?And what if that same tool helped reduce email ...

5 Technology Trends Small Businesses Should.. → 5 Technology Trends Small Businesses Should Consider in 2019

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From the article: "Good small-business owners keep an eye on the future, which means they already need to be thinking about what will be ...

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3 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-2019 jplist-topic-Small-Business jplist-topic-Technology-Trends 0 316897 316897 From the article: "Good small-business owners keep an eye on the future, which means they already need to be thinking about what will be big in 2019. The new year is shaping up to be transformative for the way we do business, thanks to rapidly improving voice-recognition technology, social media platforms pushing to become integral to marketing and e-commerce efforts, increasing competition for top talent, and a slew of new apps on the horizon." Read this article for the top 5 technology trends for small businesses this year.

5 Technology Trends Small Businesses Should Consider in 2019

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From the article: "Good small-business owners keep an eye on the future, which means they already need to be thinking about what will be big in ...

The Top 6 Small Business Technology Trends.. → The Top 6 Small Business Technology Trends For 2019

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From the article: "Every year brings new opportunities for growing a small business, and this year is definitely not an exception. Exciting ...

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4 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-2019 jplist-topic-Small-Business jplist-topic-technology jplist-topic-Trends 0 316898 316898 From the article: "Every year brings new opportunities for growing a small business, and this year is definitely not an exception. Exciting technology trends keep emerging, completely transforming the way we work, learn, and develop. To take your small business to the next level, stay relevant, and emerge triumphant from the competition, you should follow the latest tech trends to stand out from the crowd and grow." Read the article to see what 2019 has in store.

The Top 6 Small Business Technology Trends For 2019

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From the article: "Every year brings new opportunities for growing a small business, and this year is definitely not an exception. Exciting ...

DSL vs. Broadband DSL vs. Broadband

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From the article: "It’s the kind of nightmare scenario that sends chills up and down the spines of even the most unflinching business ...

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9 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Automatic jplist-topic-Business jplist-topic-Failover jplist-topic-Money jplist-topic-Network-Services jplist-topic-technology 0 316903 316903 From the article: "It’s the kind of nightmare scenario that sends chills up and down the spines of even the most unflinching business owners and executives: without warning the network goes down and takes the phone system with it, along with wireless connected devices including computers, laptops, tablets, printers and smartphones." This article discusses the importance of automatic failover to avoid the situation above.

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From the article: "It’s the kind of nightmare scenario that sends chills up and down the spines of even the most unflinching business owners and ...

The Seven Advantages of Hiring a Cyber.. → The Seven Advantages of Hiring a Cyber Security Provider

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From the article: "A single cyber-attack can cost you your business. Data from the National Cyber Security Alliance shows that 60 percent ...

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10 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Cyberattack jplist-topic-Cybersecurity jplist-topic-Hiring jplist-topic-Provider jplist-topic-security 0 316904 316904 From the article: "A single cyber-attack can cost you your business. Data from the National Cyber Security Alliance shows that 60 percent of small and mid-sized business close after 6 months following an attack. Businesses which fall prey to hackers and cybercriminals lose their customers’ trust and their clients’ repeat business. This is why investing in the services of a firm that handles cyber security for business is a must-have investment." This article lists the reasons why you should partner with a cybersecurity provider.

The Seven Advantages of Hiring a Cyber Security Provider

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From the article: "A single cyber-attack can cost you your business. Data from the National Cyber Security Alliance shows that 60 percent of small ...

Is Your Small Business Prepared for a Cyber.. → Is Your Small Business Prepared for a Cyber Attack?

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Is Your Small Business Prepared for a Cyber Attack?

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How SMBs are Dealing with Cybersecurity.. → How SMBs are Dealing with Cybersecurity Threats in 2019?

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How SMBs are Dealing with Cybersecurity Threats in 2019?

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Cyber Security 101 Cyber Security 101

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Expert Panel, Forbes Technology Council Successful CIOs, CTOs & executives from Forbes Technology Council offer firsthand insights on tech ...

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14 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Cybersecurity jplist-topic-Data-Vulnerability 0 316908 316908 Expert Panel, Forbes Technology Council Successful CIOs, CTOs & executives from Forbes Technology Council offer firsthand insights on tech & business. From the article: "As our reliance on technology grows, so does our need for improved cybersecurity. With so much of our personal information stored in our devices, simply browsing online or enabling certain settings on your smartphone may be leaving you vulnerable to hackers. Of course, most users aren't well-versed in cybersecurity. However, you don't have to be a tech expert to ensure your data is protected. Being aware of these issues and making a few easy changes to how you use your devices are great first steps toward better protection. To help, we asked the leaders at the Forbes Technology Council to give us their tips on what issues to look out for so we can stay safe online and off."

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60 Must-Know Cybersecurity Statistics for.. → 60 Must-Know Cybersecurity Statistics for 2019

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BY ROB SOBERS UPDATED: 4/17/2019 "Cybersecurity issues are becoming a day-to-day struggle for businesses. Trends show a huge increase ...

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60 Must-Know Cybersecurity Statistics for 2019

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BY ROB SOBERS UPDATED: 4/17/2019 "Cybersecurity issues are becoming a day-to-day struggle for businesses. Trends show a huge increase in hacked ...

Why is Cyber Security Important in 2019? Why is Cyber Security Important in 2019?

Published on May 6, 2019 | byJimmy Spencer, Senior Security Architect

From the blog post appearing in Security First: "Why is cybersecurity important all of a sudden? Not that long ago, it was primarily ...

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16 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Blog-Post-Blog-Post jplist-topic-Cybersecurity jplist-topic-Cybersecurity-In-2019 0 316910 316910 From the blog post appearing in Security First: "Why is cybersecurity important all of a sudden? Not that long ago, it was primarily something for only the techies to worry about. Corporate leaders widely viewed it as the responsibility of their IT department. Many thought – perhaps naively, it now seems – that so long as the right firewalls, antivirus packages, and encryption tools were in place, they could leave IT security to the experts and focus on the other myriad elements of running a business. Presumably, you’re now very much aware that cybersecurity is something nobody can afford to ignore. Unless you hide from the world’s media, you must know that hacks and data breaches regularly affect firms of all sizes. Often these incidents are significant enough to make the front pages, causing irreparable reputational damage to the companies involved. If you’re not worried about cybersecurity, you should be."

Why is Cyber Security Important in 2019?

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From the blog post appearing in Security First: "Why is cybersecurity important all of a sudden? Not that long ago, it was primarily something for ...

7 Mistakes That Will Doom Your Marketing.. → 7 Mistakes That Will Doom Your Marketing Automation.. →

Article from Entrepreneur by Aaron Agius

Aaron Agius says, "We live in the age of things such as landing page builders, content marketing software and tools that automate just ...

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17 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Automation jplist-topic-Implementation jplist-topic-Marketing jplist-topic-Mistakes jplist-topic-Tips 0 316911 316911 Aaron Agius says, "We live in the age of things such as landing page builders, content marketing software and tools that automate just about anything you’d like to accomplish. As a result, entrepreneurs have more resources at their disposal than ever before. At the core of this phenomenon lies the need for marketing automation. When executed well, it has the potential to drive significant revenue growth in companies small and large." This article lists seven common mistakes businesses make implementing marketing automation.

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Aaron Agius says, "We live in the age of things such as landing page builders, content marketing software and tools that automate just about anything ...

9 Ways to Save Time and Money With Marketing.. → 9 Ways to Save Time and Money With Marketing Automation

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9 Ways to Save Time and Money With Marketing Automation

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Why Does Your Business Need Texting? Why Does Your Business Need Texting?

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Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)-Explained Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)-Explained

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What is a 'Managed Service' Anyway? What is a 'Managed Service' Anyway?

Article from Forbes by Michael Trachtenberg

Michael Trachtenberg says ,"In the technology world, many people think they easily understand the term "managed services," but when they're ...

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21 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Forbes jplist-topic-managed-services jplist-topic-technology 0 316915 316915 Michael Trachtenberg says ,"In the technology world, many people think they easily understand the term "managed services," but when they're prompted to define it, they have a hard time doing so." This article explains what really is a managed service provider. 

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Michael Trachtenberg says ,"In the technology world, many people think they easily understand the term "managed services," but when they're prompted ...

Managed Services vs. In-House IT Staff Managed Services vs. In-House IT Staff

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From the article: "A successful IT infrastructure depends on the list of services you choose for your business. An expert IT services ...

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23 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Contract jplist-topic-It jplist-topic-Managed jplist-topic-services 0 316917 316917 From the article: "A successful IT infrastructure depends on the list of services you choose for your business. An expert IT services provider should be able to audit your environment and recommend ways to consolidate and save. Most importantly, you should evaluate each company’s offering and contract to see if it covers all your business needs." This article explains the crucial components of a managed IT services contract. 

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From the article: "A successful IT infrastructure depends on the list of services you choose for your business. An expert IT services provider should ...

A Managed Service Provider (MSP) Can Help.. → A Managed Service Provider (MSP) Can Help Minimize Costs.. →

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From the article: "An MSP is an IT support company that manages your company’s network system completely or in part. Services can range ...

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24 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Cost jplist-topic-It jplist-topic-managed-services jplist-topic-MSP jplist-topic-Provider jplist-topic-Support 0 316918 316918 From the article: "An MSP is an IT support company that manages your company’s network system completely or in part. Services can range from monitoring your IT network to providing you with full-service hardware, software, monitoring, design and much more. Using an MSP provides you with more efficiency to run your business with the option to scale your IT operations as needed." This article explains how using an MSP can improve business operations and cut expenses. 

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From the article: "An MSP is an IT support company that manages your company’s network system completely or in part. Services can range from ...

Why You Need to Manage IT Support Why You Need to Manage IT Support

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The Perks of IT & Cloud Managed Services The Perks of IT & Cloud Managed Services

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Five Reasons to Outsource Your IT Support Five Reasons to Outsource Your IT Support

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From the article: "According to Deloitte, the insurance industry needs to embrace tech innovations to align its services to customers’ ...

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From the article: "According to Deloitte, the insurance industry needs to embrace tech innovations to align its services to customers’ ...

Top 5 Reasons Insurance Agents & Brokers Use.. → Top 5 Reasons Insurance Agents & Brokers Use VoIP Phone.. →

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From the article: "The insurance industry and particularly insurance agents and brokers are heavily reliant on telecom. Over the last ...

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30 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Agents jplist-topic-brokers jplist-topic-insurance jplist-topic-Interactive jplist-topic-Phone jplist-topic-Systems jplist-topic-technology jplist-topic-Voip 0 316924 316924 From the article: "The insurance industry and particularly insurance agents and brokers are heavily reliant on telecom. Over the last decade Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems have become the favored choice of the industry." This article gives the top five reasons this industry has turned to using VoIP.

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From the article: "The insurance industry and particularly insurance agents and brokers are heavily reliant on telecom. Over the last decade Voice ...

Phone Systems are Moving into the Cloud to.. → Phone Systems are Moving into the Cloud to the Benefit of.. →

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From the article: "Walk into an insurance agency and you’re sure to hear the din of phones. While digital tools are becoming the ...

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31 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Agencies jplist-topic-Cloud jplist-topic-insurance jplist-topic-Phone jplist-topic-Systems jplist-topic-technology 0 316925 316925 From the article: "Walk into an insurance agency and you’re sure to hear the din of phones. While digital tools are becoming the communication of choice for some customers, many still rely on the phone to get in touch with their agent, and vice versa. Installing a phone system can nonetheless be a hassle for agency owners since there’s tons of hardware involved in implementing phones at every desk across an agency." This article explains the simplicity of cloud-based phone systems, and how it benefits the insurance industry.

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From the article: "Walk into an insurance agency and you’re sure to hear the din of phones. While digital tools are becoming the communication of ...

On-Premise Phone Systems vs. Hosted Phone.. → On-Premise Phone Systems vs. Hosted Phone Systems

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From the article: "In our industry we run into the question of “Do I use a hosted phone system or an on premise phone system?” on a ...

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From the article: "The insurance world is changing rapidly. Are you keeping up? Hosted VoIP is not a cure all for the upheaval in the ...

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35 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Agencies jplist-topic-Challenges jplist-topic-hosted-voice jplist-topic-insurance jplist-topic-Phone jplist-topic-System 0 316980 316980 From the article: "The insurance world is changing rapidly. Are you keeping up? Hosted VoIP is not a cure all for the upheaval in the insurance market, but utilizing the new capabilities of Hosted VoIP could help you neutralize many of the challenges your insurance agency faces today." This article gives four challenges insurance agencies face today, and explains how Hosted VoIP could solve those problems.

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From the article: "The insurance world is changing rapidly. Are you keeping up? Hosted VoIP is not a cure all for the upheaval in the insurance ...

Definitive Guide to Growing Your Insurance.. → Definitive Guide to Growing Your Insurance Agency in a.. →

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From the article: "Things have changed a great deal since the year of 1861 when the first P&C company opened its doors in London to offer ...

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36 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Agency jplist-topic-growth jplist-topic-insurance jplist-topic-technology jplist-topic-Trends 0 316981 316981 From the article: "Things have changed a great deal since the year of 1861 when the first P&C company opened its doors in London to offer fire insurance. And while the nature of insurance itself is still much the same, the way your customers want to interact with their insurance products has changed radically just in the last few years. Insurance agencies that don’t provide the kind of digital experience customers have come to expect won’t survive in today’s digital world." This article discusses how technology has changed the insurance business.

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From the article: "Things have changed a great deal since the year of 1861 when the first P&C company opened its doors in London to offer fire ...

Benefits of a Phone System in the Cloud Benefits of a Phone System in the Cloud

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From the article by Bethan Moorcraft for the Insurance Business America website, "As transformation in the insurance industry makes it ...

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39 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-General-Technology jplist-topic-Technology-Trends 0 316984 316984 From the article by Bethan Moorcraft for the Insurance Business America website, "As transformation in the insurance industry makes it easier for insureds to research, find and purchase insurance, independent agents are having to adapt their value proposition. Traditionally, the value of the agent has been in the relationship with the client and finding the best products to protect what matters most to people. The shift towards technology-enabled direct-to-consumer insurance sales has resulted in a very price-competitive insurance market. According to Brenna Johnson, senior product manager at insurance technology company EZLynx, anything an agent can do to “focus on their two primary values - offering value to insureds and building relationships – is going to help them transition along with the industry. One way for agents to do this is by leveraging technology. Johnson takes Insurance Business through five key ways independent agents can leverage technology to solve business problems, while becoming more efficient and effective:"

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From the article by Bethan Moorcraft for the Insurance Business America website, "As transformation in the insurance industry makes it easier for ...

How Agencies Must Embrace Tech in 2019 How Agencies Must Embrace Tech in 2019

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From the article: "When is the last time a P&C insurance application or renewal was a simple and comprehensive process? Chances are the ...

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40 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-2019-Trends jplist-topic-Embrace-Technology jplist-topic-technology 0 316985 316985 From the article:  "When is the last time a P&C insurance application or renewal was a simple and comprehensive process? Chances are the applicant spent hours going through extensive and repetitive paperwork, much of which was the same information that was provided last year. The insurance agent likely spent an equally lengthy amount of time reviewing, reminding and processing. While some insurance agencies have made updates to embrace disruptive digitalization to alleviate these problems, most are still woefully out of date — causing incredibly inefficient work, unorganized communications and old-fashioned experiences for customers. The industry has reached a breaking point: Embrace insurtech or be left behind. The U.S. accounts for $558.2 billion across P&C insurance, and changing trends have created a chance to establish a robust technology plan and take the necessary steps toward better business to compete in a highly competitive market. Established insurance agencies need to invest in insurtech if they want to compete with lean, mean and hungry startups. By leveraging new technology, agencies can address persistent challenges and take advantage of new opportunities."

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41 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Agency-Bloc jplist-topic-Technology-Trends 0 316986 316986 From the article: "Each new year is an opportunity for insurance agencies to look back, reflect, and consider where improvements could be made. Many of these improvements might require new technology for the agency. For the second year in a row, we conducted research to identify what technologies agencies are currently using and what changes they plan to make during this year. To determine this, we utilized a 24-question survey to ask questions regarding database management, commissions processing, and digital marketing and automation. Respondents were a combination of 1-2 man shops to 20+ employee agencies whose core business included groups, individuals, and seniors. These agencies sell health insurance, life insurance, P&C, annuities, voluntary products, medicare, and final expense. Most of these agencies process and track commissions in their agency—only 17% indicated they don’t. Findings from our survey suggest that, in 2018, agencies will be considering new technologies to better manage their book of business, more efficiently track and process commissions, and will continue to devote resources to digital marketing and automation"

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42 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Automation jplist-topic-Technology-Trends 0 316987 316987 From the article by Perry Myers and Jerry Fox: "Imagine this: Home and car doors automatically unlock as you approach. Auto coverage is automatically secured and bound when you purchase a new car. Travel insurance is automatically calculated and implemented as soon as you book international travel. Automation, also known as virtualization, is the use of various systems to operate equipment, machinery and software to complete a process with limited, reduced or no human interaction. From machine automation in factories and plants to software automation in businesses, such as automated ordering and accounts payable systems, the technology has broad implications for all aspects of human life. As all industries move closer to embracing automation, businesses will be able to devote more time and resources to core organizational goals."

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43 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Customer-Experience jplist-topic-Digital-Experience jplist-topic-Technology-Trends 0 316989 316989 From the article in Insurance Business America: “There are carriers as well as online aggregators and direct agencies that are investing in the technology to have an online digital experience for their clients, and agents today are missing that because they might have a website, but they don’t have the ability to get a quote on their website, or their website isn’t integrated with their automated marketing system,” said Laird Rixford, CEO at Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC). “Right now, consumers are looking for ease of doing business and transparency. They want to know that the agency or the carrier or whoever they’re getting an insurance quote from is providing them the broadest sense of transparency.”

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According to OMEGA Computer Services, "The Insurance industry is entering the world of digital communication, led by the Millennial ...

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47 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 jplist-folder-All-Posts-5938 Article-Article jplist-topic-Communication jplist-topic-Companies jplist-topic-insurance jplist-topic-Messaging jplist-topic-Text 0 316993 316993 According to OMEGA Computer Services, "The Insurance industry is entering the world of digital communication, led by the Millennial generation. This means that technology runs faster than ever before to keep up with the pace of society. While insurance agents are used to spending hours on a phone call each day, the reality is that phones are not the vehicle for conversation they used to be. Today, most people use their mobile device to stay connected and communicate. The most forward-thinking agencies recognize the power that text messaging has and will use it to harness better relationships with customers." This article explains how text messages are a better way for insurance agents to communicate with customers.

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