CSC UNVEILS MOBILITY SOLUTIONS FOR INSURANCE INDUSTRY
News Release -- September 15, 2009
The Company's Insurance Social Network Delivers Mobile Access for Greater Collaboration
ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 15 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced new offerings to bring mobility benefits to the insurance process lifecycle. These mobility solutions, presented at CSC's insurance client conference in Orlando, Fla., encompass mobile software applications, consulting and management services to help insurers plan, build and manage their wireless communications roadmaps.
CSC demonstrated one solution for the 700 conference attendees - mobile access to its business-to-business insurance social networking site, WikonnecT. This will further increase collaboration among the 10,000 WikonnecT community members.
In addition, the company is developing applications for BlackBerry® smartphones.
More than 60 potential applications for all mobile platforms, BlackBerry included, have been defined to help carriers expand options, boost self-service and reach new demographic markets in ways that benefit both agents and consumers. One application, designed for clients of CSC's policy administration system, enables their customers to upload accident scene photos for faster claims handling. Another provides insurance executives with access to analytical dashboards displaying critical business information anytime, anywhere. CSC will collaborate with its client communities to prioritize application development and will employ knowledge and experience gained from delivering mobility solutions in other industries.
"Mobile devices are the next big platform challenge for the insurance industry," said Jim Cook, president of CSC's Business Solutions and Services organization. "CSC is uniquely positioned to lead carriers through this transition because of our credentials in other verticals and our proven track record of helping financial services companies adopt and leverage new platforms."
"Mobile applications aren't new to the insurance industry, but widespread adoption has been slow to emerge," said Chad Hersh, a principal in the insurance practice of Novarica, a research and advisory services firm. "Individual users and now technology vendors are driving the shift to conducting highly secure transactions via hand-held devices. Of particular note is the deployment of applications to BlackBerry, which is the largest smartphone platform - with, by far, the largest install base."
CSC has delivered advanced mobile solutions to a diverse group of organizations, including utilities, healthcare, mining and manufacturing clients; civil government agencies; and one of the world's largest energy companies. CSC enables organizations to transition from the early stages of experimentation with mobility to broad implementation and integration with core business processes to accelerate business performance.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 3, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.
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