Risk Management Blog - ClearRisk

6 Signs it's Time To Change the Way You Manage Risk

Posted by Kate Boland on Wed, Aug 9, 2017 @ 15:08 PM

 

Effective Risk Management is crucial to the success (and survival) of any organization. Traditionally, incidents and claims within an organization have been stored in file folders or excel spreadsheets. With this process there is little to no automation, a lot of duplication and limited ability to predict and mitigate future losses based on past trends. With the number of reported claims and near miss incidents on the rise, should your organization evaluate its current process? 

Answer these six questions to see if it's time for your organization to consider an upgrade:  

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Topics: Risk Management Software, incident report, Claims Management, risk manager, high deductibles, claims software, risk trending report, automated incident report, incident reporting software, software for risk management, data management, lower claims cost

8 Reasons to Implement a Fleet Loss Prevention Program

Posted by Cody Colbert on Thu, May 4, 2017 @ 14:05 PM

Loss control is a management priority whether a fleet is large or small. A Fleet Loss Prevention Program can decrease insurance claims and help mitigate the frequency and severity of future losses. Often the other tangible and intangible benefits of these types of programs can be overlooked, but are just as valuable to your company!

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Topics: risk mitigation plan, Risk Management Software, incident management software, claims management software, Benefits of Fleet Loss Prevention, Fleet Loss Prevention Program, Loss Prevention ROI, municipal fleet management, Sample Fleet Loss Prevention Program, lower insurance costs

3 Steps You Must Take TODAY to Reduce Your Software Risks

Posted by Kit Merker on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 @ 20:11 PM
Kit Merker has been in technical and management roles for over a decade, doing everything from project management, coding, design, testing, and running a service. He currently works at Microsoft as a Developer Evangelist. Kit Merker has a blog dedicated to preparing for software disasters. Be sure to follow Kit on Twitter after reading his guest blog post below! 

These are times of economic uncertainty for many businesses, and the very idea of spending much-needed funds on something that might happen may seem like suicide. According to CIO.com,  business continuity & disaster recovery is NOT a top priority for CIO's.

It's a normal human tendency to stay optimistic and believe that you are immune from disaster. We say, "that'll happen to other people, I'll hope for the best and focus on my day-to-day activities."

But, as I say probably too frequently, hope is not a strategy.

Imagine if a disaster hit and you sustained serious downtime, got hacked, or lost data your customers needed. The results would be disastrous for your reputation and could mean the end of your business. You'd be kicking yourself for not preparing.

But just like a teenager learning to drive, sometimes getting in an accident helps you learn to operate more safely. The good news is that there are practical things you can do to reduce your risks of software disaster.


Here are 3 things you can do TODAY to reduce your software risks:

1. Create a Crisis Phone Tree


I am a huge fan of lo-fi approaches to dealing with the unknown. This may seem like basic housekeeping, but it will help you handle a crisis much better than having the wrong people or the wrong contact information. When's the last time yours was updated? Also, you could create a simple rotation to designate who is "on call" in a given week to handle anything unexpected. You don't need heavy policy & procedure if you have smart people who are familiar with the software empowered to do the right thing.
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Topics: ClearRisk, kit merker, software risk, risk management planning, risk mitigation, risk, risk management, risk management blog, Risk Management Software, IT risk management, technical risk, business continuity planning, Managing Risk, business continuity, software disaster risk, preventative measures, software risk management, software vulnerability

Launch @ GROW Competition: A Call for Votes

Posted by Craig Rowe on Mon, Jul 11, 2011 @ 15:07 PM

ClearRisk was recently nominated for the Launch @ GROW Canada competition for our cloud-based risk management solution, ClearRisk Manager. The Launch @ GROW competition recognizes new Canadian cloud-based products. Only a few companies will make it to the final round to present their product in front of a panel of global technology leaders at the GROW 2011 conference.

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Topics: clearrisk manager, Risk Management Software, risk management solutions, launch at grow competition

ClearRisk 2.0 Launched Today!

Posted by Craig Rowe on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 @ 10:06 AM

Today ClearRisk Inc is proud to announce the launch of version 2.0 of its ClearRisk Manager application. Version 2.0 is built to improve every user’s experience. The site is faster, it enables easier collaboration and includes functionality that will allow our users who are Insurance Brokers to interact with clients in ways they’ve never been able to before.

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Topics: Risk Management Software, software update, clearrisk software update

Eating Our Own Dog Food: Risk Management at ClearRisk

Posted by Craig Rowe on Wed, Feb 11, 2009 @ 11:02 AM

Welcome to the ClearRisk Blog. This is our first posting. ClearRisk is a web-based risk management company. We are an early stage company, started September 20, 2006. This blog is about how we manage risk at a company that helps other companies manage risk. I’m angry at myself for not doing this sooner! If you work at a start up or an early stage company, or if your company isn’t new but you want to keep up on risk issues in a technology company, then I hope you will find this blog useful!

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Topics: Craig Rowe, clearrisk manager, risk management, Risk Management Software