Strategic growth plans powered by enterprise-wide intelligent automation capabilities
LONDON, Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Looking to further increase its agility, fast-growing insurer, First Central Group, is widening its adoption of intelligent automation using Blue Prism's turnkey cloud platform.
First Central Group prides itself on applying advanced technologies to its business in order to fuel its 30% year on year growth. Already, Blue Prism digital workers are contributing to this goal by enabling the insurer to iteratively broaden its underwriting footprint without increasing risk exposure. By automating fraud checks on new policy applications within the first 24 hours, First Central has been able to increase the volume of new policies it can check by a factor of ten.
As potentially fraudulent applications are flagged so early in the cycle, exposure is being successfully reduced in tandem, creating a double win. Over the course of just seven months, the new automated processes have scaled from just a few verification rules to more than 30 helping the insurer process potential fraud matches on over 50,000 policy applications.
As a digital business First Central recognises that 24/7 high volume operations carry additional risks that cannot easily be mitigated by traditional controls. Another source of value being released from the use of the Blue Prism Cloud platform is the verification of the high volume, automated renewal process. With the support of Blue Prism's partner, IT and automation consultancy, T-Tech, the First Central team are able to check for accuracy the issue of over 3,000 renewal invitations daily in just a two hour window. Most importantly, the new process can verify each and every renewal notice, removing the need for costly, time intensive manual work downstream to correct anomalies and reduce the risk of a regulatory incident.
With a clear record of success First Central Group is extending deployment of digital workers into an ever-wider range of processes and functions including HR and Finance. The impact of this program is far reaching.
“Intelligent Automation means so much more for us than an efficiency tool. We are building an entirely new technical competency into our business so that it becomes part of our DNA. This not only changes operational execution but importantly changes management mindset about the art of the possible and strategic decision making,” said CIO of First Central Group, John Davison.
Adoption of intelligent automation within the insurance industry is growing rapidly, seeking not just to create simple efficiencies, but to capitalise on vast pools of data analytics and mobilise these to take real-time actions based on insights. From creating a smoother, faster claims process to supporting more aggressive underwriting strategies and removing friction between parties in the eco-system network, Blue Prism's global community of insurance customers is spearheading a long-term change in the industry.
“A new generation of tech-savvy insurers is disrupting what was traditionally known as the most cautious of all industries. The award-winning team at First Central Group is at the head of the pack in raising the benchmark for applying intelligent automation to push the boundaries of innovative practices in insurance. We are excited to see how Blue Prism Cloud's fully integrated capabilities are able to accelerate speed to value for First Central's ambitious team,” said Terry Walby, CEO, Blue Prism Cloud.
About Blue Prism
Blue Prism is the global leader in intelligent automation for the enterprise, transforming the way work is done. At Blue Prism, we have users in over 170 countries in more than 2,000 businesses, including Fortune 500 and public sector organizations, that are creating value with new ways of working, unlocking efficiencies, and returning millions of hours of work back into their businesses. Our digital workforce is smart, secure, scalable and accessible to all; freeing up humans to re-imagine work. Blue Prism's vision is to provide a digital workforce for every enterprise. To learn more visit www.blueprism.com and follow us on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn.
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HKGSEO Provides Free Website SEO Analysis and Consulting Services
HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – The COVID-19 epidemic has lasted for nearly a year. The sharp fall in the street traffic has been affecting core shopping districts everywhere. In addition, under the “Anti-epidemic Fund”, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) launched the ” Distance Business (D-Biz) Programme subsidy. Increasing number of large and medium-sized enterprises have turned to the online market, setting up websites and opening online shops, in an effort to open up online sales channels to recover some of their businesses during the epidemic.
As many companies are not familiar with website technology, website optimization and SEO promotion are often ignored. In fact, SEO is one of the highest ROI of many online marketing channels and it is worthy of a long-term investment.
HKGSEO has performed SEO for more than 500 enterprises, with the SEO process bringing considerable traffic and sales to the companies. Leveraging on their years of experience, they now provide free website analysis (worth HK$2,000) for all content types. Here are some website analysis projects HKGSEO has engaged in:
CMS Web Content Management System
We recommend using the most popular CMS in the market to build a website. Well-known CMS such as WordPress, Wix, Shopline, and Shopify will make it easier to manage web content and make the website easier to crawl and index by search engines.
HKGSEO hence cautions against web design companies that use their own CMS. Generally speaking, these websites are not SEO friendly. For example, they might have undesirable attributes such as duplicate page titles, dynamic URLs, or category pages that cannot update new content, etc. These attributes are disadvantageous to implementing SEO plans, which ultimately leads to the redesigning of the entire website, resulting in a much higher cost.
SSL Website Security Certificate
If your website does not have an SSL certificate (HTTPS) installed, it will be marked as an insecure website by the browser, which will adversely affect the credibility and conversion rate. SSL should be installed immediately to protect customer information, especially for e-commerce websites. There are some free SSLs available on the market, such as Let’s Encrypt, with paid premium certificates recommendation by online shops.
Mobile Version of The Website
The latest personal computer and Internet penetration survey published by the Census and Statistics Department shows that more than 5.97 million people in Hong Kong have mobile phones, and 99.7% of the users access the Internet on smartphones, higher than those connected to computers or other devices. Besides, Google has launched the Mobile-First Indexing mobile version of content priority indexing. If your website does not have a mobile version, the ranking will be poor and a lot of traffic will be lost.
Website Loading Speed
According to research, more than 68% of viewers will leave a website when it takes more than 3 seconds to open. The main reason for the slow loading is the use of shared hosting or non-local hosting. Switching to local hosting, SSD or CDN can effectively improve the loading speed.
Is the website content of high quality? Does it answer the questions of potential consumers? To build up the content, some corporate websites have piled up keywords, and some have published blog articles regularly. However the content of the articles is sometimes plagiarized from news media. Plagiarism makes search engines recognize the overall website quality as low, which will in turn affect the ranking.
Websites and online shops are platforms that promote businesses. An optimized website will reward twice the results with half the effort of both online and offline marketing campaigns combined.
Please log onto www.hkgseo.com, fill in the website, email and contact number, and our network promotion experts will reply within one working day and arrange a free SEO analysis and consultation.
HKGSEO focuses on website SEO services. It is founded and operated by former Google employees. The company is based in Hong Kong and has branches in Shenzhen, Singapore and Australia. It is committed to providing affordable, one-stop digital marketing solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. Digital marketing solutions include: SEO, SEM, social media promotion and web design, etc.
Royal SPA Hotel was rated as “China’s Five-Star Hot Spring”
HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – Developed by Gudou Holdings Limited, Royal SPA Hotel has won the highest honor of “China’s Five-Star Hot Spring” among “China’s Star Graded Hot Spring” hotels.
Royal SPA Hotel has been awarded the honor of “China’s Star Graded Hot Spring”(left) and the “China’s Five-Star Hot Spring” award plaque(right).
With the extraordinary royal garden features, elegant and pleasant natural scenery and unique appearance, Royal SPA Hotel has been awarded the honor of “China’s Star Graded Hot Spring” and the “China’s Five-Star Hot Spring” award plaque at the 7th China Hot Spring Tourism Promotion Season Series Activities and the 3rd International Conference on Hot Springs and Climate-Aligned Wellness Tourism in China hosted by the Hot Spring Tourism Branch of China Tourism Association and Chongqing Hot Spring Tourism Industry Association in November 2020.
The star rating standard for hot spring tourism enterprises is based on the “Star Classification and Evaluation of Hot Spring Tourism Enterprises” (LB/T016-2017) issued by the former National Tourism Administration, which stipulates the star classification conditions, service quality and operation specifications of hot spring tourism enterprises. According to the overall requirements, hot spring water area, housekeeping, catering, other service items, public and logistics areas and other evaluation content, hot spring enterprises are divided into one to five stars, with five stars being the highest.
Royal SPA Hotel is located in Gudou Hot Spring Resort, a national AAAA-level tourist area. Gudou Hot Spring Resort has six themed hotel complexes. In addition to the Royal SPA Hotel, there are also Hot Spring Villa Hotel, Mountain Seaview Hotel, Joyful Hotel, Gudou Lakeview Tulip Inn Hotel and Yuequan Huju Hotel. In addition to Hot Spring Valley, the largest hot spring area in the town, consisting of 62 public hot spring pools. There are also recreational facilities such as the World of Mountain Spring Water Planet Galaxy Beach, the glass bridge, the boat rowing around the lake, and the mountain cable car.
About Gudou Holdings Limited
Gudou Holdings is a hot spring resort and hotel operator and a tourism property developer in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”). It principally engages in (i) the operation and management of the hot spring resort and hotel facilities of Gudou Hot Spring Resort, which is a national AAAA-level tourist area, and provision of consultancy and/or management services; and (ii) the development and sale of tourism properties in Guangdong Province. The “Gudou” brand is a well-known brand of integrated hot spring resort in the PRC. Gudou Holdings operates six theme hotel complexes, namely Royal Spa Hotel, Hot Spring Villa Hotel, Mountain Seaview Hotel, Joyful Hotel, Gudou Lakeview Tulip Inn Hotel and Yuequan Huju Hotel together with a variety of leisure and recreational facilities, including hot spring facilities, hotels, commercial stores, food and beverages outlets, recreational waterpark, a spa centre, a conference centre, parks, tourist attractions and other ancillary leisure and recreational facilities.
NHK WORLD-JAPAN to explore Mega-Tsunami
10 years after: First-hand footage, insights, eyewitness reports
TOKYO, JAPAN – Media OutReach – 5 January 2021 – NHK WORLD-JAPAN, the 24-hour international English-language TV channel from Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, will show an exclusive 2-part series on the devastating tsunami which shocked the world.
On March 11, 2011 at 2:46 pm, an M9 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Japan triggered a huge tsunami, flooding 650 km of coastline, destroying many cities and towns and claiming the lives of over 18,000 victims. With footage filmed at the centre of the disaster, the documentary “3/11 – The Tsunami” will give a first-hand look into people’s experiences on that day and the hardships they were faced in the aftermath.
The footage filmed in 2011 and 2012 by NHK and eyewitnesses in the disaster-hit areas have been collected and edited together in chronological order to convey the impact of this unprecedented disaster, which crushed buildings and cars and led to nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
Episode 1 focuses on the first three days while episode 2 covers the first year after the disaster. The series also serves as a valuable lesson: In the event of a powerful tsunami, what action can be taken to survive?
“3/11 – The Tsunami” on NHK WORLD-JAPAN
Episode 1: The First 3 Days
January 9th 1:10 / 7:10 / 13:10 / 19:10 / January 15th 20:00 (UTC)
Episode 2: The First Year
January 16th 1:10 / 7:10 / 13:10 / 19:10 / January 22nd 20:00 (UTC)
About NHK WORLD-JAPAN
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan’s sole public broadcaster, operating the nation’s largest domestic and international television network. In Japan, NHK broadcasts six TV channels including 4K and 8K along with three radio stations. NHK also transmits two international television channels, NHK WORLD-JAPAN (English, HD, 24/7) and NHK WORLD PREMIUM (Japanese, HD, 24/7), as well as international radio services in 18 languages.
NHK WORLD-JAPAN reaches over 380 million households in 160 countries and regions via local satellite and cable TV providers. Online live streaming and VOD (video-on-demand) services through the free mobile app and the website give viewers access to NHK WORLD-JAPAN anywhere and anytime. You can also connect with our programs through Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Presenting an extensive range of Asia-centred programming, NHK WORLD-JAPAN is your window to Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world. For more details, visit https://nhk.jp/world
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