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Primeur weekly 2013-05-13

The Cloud

EMC delivers value and Cloud success with Documentum ...

EMC Syncplicity adds policy-driven Hybrid Cloud, EMC ViPR and EMC VNX support ...

McMaster University and Cisco collaborate to further bioinformatics research and build institutional research Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Special ISC'13 session to probe the thinking behind Europe's Human Brain Project ...

Presentations from NLeSC's Visualization Experts Meeting now available for download ...

Ireland to get its own supercomputer list ...

First 2013 edition of e-IRG newsletter is now available ...

3.3 million euro GÉANT Competitive Open Call for additional beneficiaries still open ...

PRACE to organize Autumn School 2013 ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for DECI-11 - Tier-1 ...

New magnetic graphene may revolutionize electronics ...

Launch of GBP90 million initiative in Big Data and drug discovery at Oxford University ...

CESCE Group partners with IBM to bring data analytics to international expansion efforts ...

Scientists develop device for portable, ultra-precise clocks and quantum sensors ...

USFlash

University of Florida launches HiPerGator, the state's most powerful supercomputer ...

Cray expands line of Cray XC30 supercomputers with new technical enterprise system ...

Teradata introduces first in-memory technology that supports Big Data deployments ...

Latest EMC Isilon scale-out NAS innovation supports next-generation Cloud, analytics and mobile work flows ...

EMC unveils new ViPR software-defined storage platform ...

University of Florida is first university to fully connect to Internet2 Innovation Platform's three components ...

HP improves customers' data centre efficiencies to support future growth ...

IBM helps Security First Insurance mine Big Data to analyze, prioritize and route social media requests after a disaster ...

Intel launches low-power, high-performance Silvermont micro-architecture ...

Flawed diamonds promise sensory perfection ...

Design a jet engine, play 3D games or host a server - all with the Eurocom Panther series supercomputer laptop ...

UT Arlington electrical engineer using quantum nature of light to boost Internet security ...

IBM helps Security First Insurance mine Big Data to analyze, prioritize and route social media requests after a disaster

7 May 2013 Armonk - Security First Insurance, a homeowners insurance firm based in Florida, is using smarter content software from IBM and partner Integritie to collect and analyze Big Data including social media and e-mail to quickly begin the claims resolution process for customers who have been impacted by a storm. Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Florida, Security First Insurance serves nearly 180,000 customers. Florida has more people and property exposed to hurricanes than any state in the country.

Using the combined IBM and Integritie solution, Security First Insurance can now turn social media into an actionable communications channel during a major disaster. The software analyzes incoming messages sent by e-mail and social media using text mining, text analytics and natural language processing to detect words that convey distress or identify significant property damage. Security First Insurance can then prioritize the messages and route them to proper personnel to promptly resolve the issue.

During a typical month, Security First Insurance processes 700 claims for damaged property and possessions, which is less than ½ of one percent of its customer base. However, in the aftermath of a hurricane, that number can swell to tens of thousands within days. In the past, customers submitted claims primarily by phone and sometimes e-mail. Today, policyholders use any means available to connect with an agent or claims representative, including posting a question or comment on the company's Facebook page or Twitter feed.

"When customers experience a loss, our goal is to begin the recovery process as quickly as possible", stated Werner Kruck, chief operating officer at Security First Insurance. "IBM's Big Data analytics software allows us to automatically prioritize and route incoming messages saving us a tremendous amount of time and effort. Responding quickly to our clients to meet their expectations is our top priority, and IBM is helping to make that possible."

The text analysis in the software helps Security First Insurance filter incoming communications that might contain profanity, for instance, and audit outbound messages. The IBM and Integritie solution logs all social networking interaction, captures content, monitors incoming and outgoing messages and archives all communication for compliance review.

Security First Insurance can also easily link specific content to expedite the loss recovery process for policyholders. For example, the software automatically captures incoming social media and e-mail content and attachments and stores it in a central repository to maintain, control and integrate into the appropriate business process for the customer.

"Getting insight from big data is helping Security First Insurance build a bridge between social media posts and the claim process. The system in place is also a great example of IBM and Integritie working together to solve a business problem that can directly affect people's lives", stated IBM Enterprise Content Management Leader Doug Hunt. "If we can help partners expand the focus of their practice by using products and software from IBM, the end result will be more personalized and connected social business solutions for customers like Security First Insurance."

To further advance the ability to access, mine and discover key insights into Big Data including social media assets, IBM is now offering IBM Content Foundation (ICF), a new content management solution for customers and partners. ICF provides a cross-industry enterprise content management (ECM) solution for document management, custom application development and ECM consolidation.

ICF makes it easier to discover, improve, secure and preserve social content. As a result, partners can develop social ECM solutions at a low cost, giving customers the ability to access content from anywhere and capitalize on the business's collective stream of knowledge. The solution is designed with a light footprint for current and new markets where partners and customers need rapid solutions at low cost, but expect enterprise class capabilities such as scalability, security and stability to deliver better control of all enterprise content.

IBM is also holding a Business Partner Leadership Forum this week in Dana Point, California with more than 80 top tier ECM partners. The two-day event will showcase the new ICF solution, cover IBM's product roadmap, and provide an opportunity for direct feedback with senior IBM executives in attendance.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-05-13

The Cloud

EMC delivers value and Cloud success with Documentum ...

EMC Syncplicity adds policy-driven Hybrid Cloud, EMC ViPR and EMC VNX support ...

McMaster University and Cisco collaborate to further bioinformatics research and build institutional research Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Special ISC'13 session to probe the thinking behind Europe's Human Brain Project ...

Presentations from NLeSC's Visualization Experts Meeting now available for download ...

Ireland to get its own supercomputer list ...

First 2013 edition of e-IRG newsletter is now available ...

3.3 million euro GÉANT Competitive Open Call for additional beneficiaries still open ...

PRACE to organize Autumn School 2013 ...

PRACE to issue Call for Proposals for DECI-11 - Tier-1 ...

New magnetic graphene may revolutionize electronics ...

Launch of GBP90 million initiative in Big Data and drug discovery at Oxford University ...

CESCE Group partners with IBM to bring data analytics to international expansion efforts ...

Scientists develop device for portable, ultra-precise clocks and quantum sensors ...

USFlash

University of Florida launches HiPerGator, the state's most powerful supercomputer ...

Cray expands line of Cray XC30 supercomputers with new technical enterprise system ...

Teradata introduces first in-memory technology that supports Big Data deployments ...

Latest EMC Isilon scale-out NAS innovation supports next-generation Cloud, analytics and mobile work flows ...

EMC unveils new ViPR software-defined storage platform ...

University of Florida is first university to fully connect to Internet2 Innovation Platform's three components ...

HP improves customers' data centre efficiencies to support future growth ...

IBM helps Security First Insurance mine Big Data to analyze, prioritize and route social media requests after a disaster ...

Intel launches low-power, high-performance Silvermont micro-architecture ...

Flawed diamonds promise sensory perfection ...

Design a jet engine, play 3D games or host a server - all with the Eurocom Panther series supercomputer laptop ...

UT Arlington electrical engineer using quantum nature of light to boost Internet security ...