Genworth is a leading Fortune 500 insurance holding company dedicated to helping people secure their financial lives, families and futures. Genworth has leadership positions in offerings that assist consumers in protecting themselves, investing for the future and planning for retirement -- including life insurance, long term care insurance, financial protection coverages, and independent advisor-based wealth management, and mortgage insurance that helps consumers achieve home ownership while assisting lenders in managing their risk and capital.
As is expected, we at Genworth want to reduce costs, improve efficiency, affect growth, and ultimately improve shareholder return on investment. One way we can affect all of these things is by making our project teams more and more effective in what they do. Our goals - save time and money in the long term by making the right information readily available to team members, ultimately helping them respond more quickly, make better decisions, and deliver well; a big piece of this is limiting rework anywhere possible, and retaining the information for future projects. Project information is an asset that should be easy to find over time.
Projects span everything from business requirements to architecture and design, to development and testing. These projects then affect future projects. The foundation for the initiative is retaining information from prior work, and making the latest version of the information easy to find. We want to work smarter and not harder in achieving our objectives. We want to encourage collaboration, manage e-mail properly which can either help or adversely affect collaboration, and have a single structured organization for all our documents and other information so that no information is lost. In addition, we wanted our project and application support teams to be more productive in doing their jobs instead of spending their time trying to locate the necessary information – or even worse, recreating prior work.
Some key takeaways of the IBM solution include the expected collaboration capabilities like ease of access, blogs, wikis, and files combined with automation, governance and the ability to leverage corporate investments in our enterprise content management system that we already have.
Are you interested to learn more about this story? Register here for this session (Session id SW106) at IBM Connect 2013 and hear Timothy Perry, CTO, Retirement and Protect of Genworth share the success story.
SW106: Genworth: Work Smarter Not Harder
Date: 28th January, 2013, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM| Location: Swan SW 1 - 2