There’s no shortage of technology companies focused on delivering on the Web 2.0 promise. And there’s no shortage of effort from both the carrier and agent communities in embracing the technology.

This month, both Farmers Insurance and the HDH Group introduced new technologies designed to enable their agents to streamline business development areas, reports Barry Rabkin, principal analyst with Ovum, a Datamonitor company. These initiatives demonstrate that the two insurers believe the agency force is willing to be early adopters of new technology, notes Rabkin.

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