It's now been 10 years since the Agile Manifesto was introduced to the world – the equivalent of centuries in the IT world—yet the agile business philosophy has only just begun to bloom as a way to effectively build and run software. As such, related areas of business are still adopting it; Agile Data Integration and Agile Business Integration are just two that encourage agile-style collaboration and cooperation.
Needless to say, the values and principals of agile are just as important – and perhaps even more sorely needed – as they were when crafted a decade ago. Insurance companies rely more than ever on well-integrated technology to oversee policies, connect with agents, track customer preferences and monitor for fraud.
How has the world progressed? Here's a report card on how we've progressed in adopting the core values put forth by the Manifesto:
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