Big Data Analytics in Insurance

Insurers are turning to big data analytics to strike a difference in the highly commoditized insurance market and improve risk management in the context of growing regulations. This move is helping the industry reap rich benefits across the value chain. In this white paper we examine some of the emerging practices in the Property and Casualty insurance sector particularly in relation to product pricing, underwriting, claims handling, customer relationship management, and reinsurance.

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UCD Process: What, How, Why?

Ever since I came into the UX field, I was repeatedly told to focus on usability and the processes to be followed in this field, often referred to as user-centered design. Here is a quick and simple introduction for those of you still trying to comprehend UCD process.

User experience, abbreviated as UX, is how a person feels when interfacing or interacting with a system or product. An effective user experience is made up of the following elements: (more…)

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Rammer for Ruby: Comprehensive Guide to Using Rammer Framework

Every time I developed a web application using Ruby on Rails, the basic step I followed was to include devise and then integrate the OmniAuth process. This had become monotonously repetitive. Coincidently, this was a time when I was introduced to new micro frameworks and Ruby servers. With the help of my mentor, we came up with an idea to create a framework which would not only provide us with the functionality of devise (mainly authorization and authentication) but also ready-to-use OAuth-integrated APIs. The idea was put into action and Rammer was born! (more…)

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MongoDB Index Performance: With Simple Index

When it comes to data retrieval, efficiency is measured in terms of time taken to return a value for a certain query. Consider a scenario where your application has to filter products from a very large product catalog of more than 70,000 items. Your application requirement favors quicker data reads over writes. General database structure won’t be good enough to handle this. That is where indexing comes in. (more…)

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