March 2010

Hooray for SOA – Now what?


Don Goodenow
Director, Product Management, Reinsurance & Collections
StoneRiver

It seems like you can’t turn around without bumping into someone’s new or improved SOA-based process. Platform-based, service-oriented, loosely-coupled, API-interfaced: everyone wants to be there.

That’s great. Service-oriented architecture can deliver real benefits, but let’s remember – it’s an architecture, not a solution in itself. Just like post-and-beam is an architectural style, SOA is a way to build things. So now we have new tools. The important question is the same as it has always been: what do you build with them?

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Do-It-Yourself Checklist

It’s here! The time we all live for. Year end. This issue of NAIC Focus is a handy checklist of NAIC changes. Note the ones that apply to your company, and you’ll have a much smoother Annual Statement season. Pay special attention to a tricky last minute change to Note 20 for the disclosure of fair value measurements. You’ll see what I mean…

Be sure to check out the new issue of NAIC Focus,

There will be a lot of other activity occurring throughout the year and the NAIC Focus is the place to bookmark for current information.

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