With the rise of COVID-19, [email protected], a computing project that simulates protein dynamics, has become the largest distributed supercomputer network in the world. Volunteer scientists use the network to run simulations on their personal computers, which could lead to new drug therapies. As COVID-19 reached pandemic proportions, Milliman’s Life Technology Solutions has donated idle computing time to [email protected] and help their efforts towards finding lifesaving therapies.
To learn more read Neil Rees and Tom Peplow’s article “Donating spare computing capacity to help with COVID-19.”
As part of a holistic digital transformation, insurance and reinsurance companies can enhance their businesses by adopting cloud services. With that scope in mind, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) recently published a consultation paper providing guidelines for insurers outsourcing to cloud service providers. These guidelines will affect all outsourcing arrangements entered into or amended on or after 1 July 2020.
In the paper “EIOPA’s guidance on cloud outsourcing,” Milliman consultants explore the implications for firms and discuss some relevant information technology (IT) considerations. The paper also provides a checklist of the steps firms need to consider before, during, and after engaging in an agreement with a cloud service provider.