ING Life: Case Study Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Title Date Introduction ING Life which was formerly known as NN Financial is based in Ontario and is the number one provider of products in life insurance in Canada (Ellen Carney 2010). It functions out three regional offices. ING is at the moment Voya Financial Inc. as from April 2014. Individual life insurance accounts for around 16% of business operations of Voya. 12% of business operation of Voya constitutes of employee benefits such as group life insurance. This particular case study talks about how most of the brokers of ING in the past depended on phone postal mails and fax to ask for policy information. The process was very tedious and time-consuming as it consumed hours to be completed. With the aim of attracting new business the firm ensured the response time is cut down by it seeking to advance are stored on servers and mainframes. This case study centered its focus on the change to Internet-based technology from the earlier used technology version like phone postal mail and fax. Earlier ING Life was using the old versions of technology for brokers to access information concerning their policies. Such old methods had a slow response time which made the company look for change. Therefore it embarked on modern technology in order to reduce the response time and probably attract new business as well. References Ellen Carney B. D. (2010). Case Study: ING For Life Educates Life Insurance Customers To Boost Agent Results. Miller J. & Jones R. (2013). Managing Risks in Business. Managing Risks in Business 1. doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-416553-3.00001-5 Sridhar V. & Saha D. (2012). International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (IJBDCN) Volume 8 Issue 3. Hershey: IGI Global. Stallings W. (2013). Business data communications: Infrastructure networking and security. Harlow: Pearson. [...]
• Read the case study titled “ING Life” Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you: 1. Assess the probable difficulties and risks associated with using a public infrastructure such as the Internet as part of a business solution. 2. Analyze ING’s solution for providing security to determine if the solution is adequate or inadequate. Provide a rationale for your answer. 3. Critique the extranet solution and recommend one (1) change to the solution to provide better connectivity to brokers. 4. Use at least two (2) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources. Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length. The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: • Compare and contrast among local area and wide area network technologies and architectures. • Compare and contrast among data communication technologies that include transmission media, data link control protocols, and multiplexing. • Use technology and information resources to research issues in communication networks. • Write clearly and concisely about communication networks using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.