Media Alert: Microsoft Showcases Collaboration and Productivity Technologies for Insurance Industry at 2008 ACORD LOMA Forum

LAS VEGAS — May 12, 2008

What: Insurance companies need strategies for a connected world — bringing together the digital lifestyle and work style — that work for their businesses now and into the future. At the ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum 2008, Microsoft Corp. will demonstrate solutions for the dynamics of how people live, communicate and work, including the following:

  • Microsoft Silverlight. Microsoft Silverlight enables insurance firms to create vivid end-user experiences on the Web that are browser- and platform-independent.

  • Microsoft Unified Communications & Collaboration. This solution enables insurance firms to better collaborate internally between individuals, branches and departments, and externally among industry partners and customers.

  • Microsoft Virtual Earth. Virtual Earth can be used to visually view property information in combination with peril data, such as floodplain zones, helping agents to recommend appropriate insurance levels for their customers.

  • Windows Mobile. Windows Mobile helps consumers to file claims remotely and agents to verify damages onsite in real time.

  • Xbox 360. The gaming and entertainment device for agent offices can also serve as a communications and collaboration platform.

  • Zune. The mobile entertainment player can also be used to train insurance agents and other employees in new and interactive ways.

News: Microsoft Insurance Value Chain (IVC) Software Factory for ACORD Standards. During the event, Microsoft will announce the release of the IVC Software Factory for ACORD Standards. The “factory” is a set of development tools and assets that use the Microsoft .NET Framework to aid insurance firms and software vendors in the integration of existing applications and business logic with ACORD Web services.

When: May 13–May 15, 2008

Where: ACORD LOMA Insurance Systems Forum 2008

Microsoft Booth No. 824

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South

Las Vegas, NV 89119

Who: Rich Feldmann, Managing Director, U.S. Financial Services Group, Microsoft

Bill Hartnett, Industry Solutions Director, U.S. Insurance Group, Microsoft

Colin Cole, Industry Technology Strategist, U.S. Insurance Group, Microsoft


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