The Emerging Semantic Web: Ideas for Insurers – Report Published by Celent

London, UK – August 03, 2010 – The Web is evolving at an extraordinary rate, and each evolution has brought new possibilities to insurers. The semantic web is no different. The semantic web and surrounding technologies offer insurers not only a new tool to cut costs but also the opportunity to bring real additional value to their customers.

As insurers face increasingly complex integration issues and seek to leverage both internal and external data, the semantic web will come to play a crucial role. In a new report, The Emerging Semantic Web: Ideas for Insurers, Celent provides an overview of the semantic web and offers insights into areas where insurers will find value in the technology. The report introduces the technologies surrounding “linked data” and applies them to real insurance problems.

“The semantic web is not just an academic vision. Through linked data, it is real, is implemented, and has practical applications for insurers,” says Craig Beattie, Analyst with Celent�s Insurance Group and author of the report.

This report aims to provide an overview of the semantic web and its use by businesses, and reviews current trends and routes to adoption. The report offers some guidance in how these technologies can be adopted by insurers and vendors alike. It also looks at the opportunities and inhibitors to adoption surrounding use of the semantic web both for customers and insurers.

The 35-page report contains 13 figures and five tables. A table of contents for this report is available online.

Members of Celent�s Life Insurance and Property/Casualty Insurance research services can download the report electronically. Non-members should contact info@celent.com for more information.

About Celent

Celent is a research and advisory firm dedicated to helping financial institutions formulate comprehensive business and technology strategies. Celent publishes reports identifying trends and best practices in financial services technology and conducts consulting engagements for financial institutions looking to use technology to enhance existing business processes or launch new business strategies. With a team of internationally experienced analysts, Celent is uniquely positioned to offer strategic advice and market insights on a global basis. Celent is a member of the Oliver Wyman Group, which is part of Marsh & McLennan Companies.