When executives for MetLife Retirement & Savings were considering how to make retirement planning easier for customers to understand, Chris McCloy decided to take matters into his own hands.In late 2004, the New York-based insurer had its eye on technology developed by San Francisco-based Macro-media Inc. Using Macromedia's Breeze technology, MetLife could offer plan sponsors and their employees customizable, online multi-media presentations-supported by Flash Player and delivered in a high-impact PowerPoint presentation.

McCloy, vice president, marketing and communications, for MetLife Retirement & Savings, wanted his own proof. He took the software home and zipped it into an old 1980s-style IBM PC in his basement, with the hopes of running an online presentation on the outdated technology.

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