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GetSure moves to managed services platform with SilverBridge

SilverBridge designed and implemented a customised managed services solution at GetSure Zimbabwe to enable the insurer to migrate its individual life and group businesses to a cloud platform for streamlined operations. Although GetSure Zimbabwe initially started developing an internal solution, it was not cost-effective and did not have all the functionality required. GetSure Zimbabwe therefore [...]

SilverBridge’s 20’th year-end bash

We at SilverBridge all unanimously agree that we are working for one of the best companies in South Africa! In this year we arrived at a milestone that deserved to be celebrated – our 20th birthday! So as part of our year end function at the end of October the entire staff and their spouses were treated to this amazing weekend away. The whole affair was meticulously planned and executed. Every time we arrived in our rooms, we found a surprise waiting for us! […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|SilverBridge, SilverBridge holdings|

Virtual Agile Teams

We at SilverBridge have not only embraced Agile, but for the last five years we have done so in virtual teams. For most this seems impossible, as face-to-face meetings and conversations are so important for Agile. Even though we were strongly advised against taking this route, we took the plunge and have never looked back. [...]

By |November 16th, 2015|Agile methodology, General|

The pros and cons of Agile

As with everything in life, there are pros and cons when using Agile. We believe that the pros far outweigh the cons. To be fair this blog post will cover both. Because I am an eternal optimist, I will list the pros first: Revenue: The revenue advantages are two-fold. Firstly, small sections of work are [...]

By |November 16th, 2015|Agile methodology|

Understanding the seven basic Agile concepts

This blog post describes basic Agile concepts and why they are necessary in the scrum. What is: A backlog? A backlog is a long to-do list of ranked product requirements. It changes all the time. An item’s priority tells the Agile team what to develop and implement first. The comprehensive list of all to-do-items is [...]

By |November 4th, 2015|Agile methodology|

Agile vs Waterfall

Both agile and waterfall are project management methodologies. In this blog series we are talking about the agile methodology and compare it to waterfall. We will share with you how we are scrumming and what has changed for us since we decided to go that route. What is Agile? And what is Waterfall? The Agile [...]

By |November 4th, 2015|Agile methodology|

Lay down the rules with RulesGuru

A business rules engine is a software system that executes business rules in a specfied environment. These rules might come from legal guidelines, company policies and/or other sources. A business rule system enables these company policies and other operational decisions to be defined, tested, executed and maintained separately from application code. […]

By |July 27th, 2015|Add-ons, Exergy general, SilverBridge|

Reducing Risk with Exergy KnowledgeBase

Our extensive Exergy KnowledgeBase is a tool that will greatly benefit organisations in alleviating risk during IT projects. King III compels company executives to manage their IT projects correctly and thereby ensure that wise decisions are made and sound judgment exercised regarding IT governance. […]

By |June 17th, 2015|Exergy general, SilverBridge|

Meet JC – Exergy’s driving force

JC Oberholzer is SilverBridge’s Group CIO and Product Development Executive. He has more than 24 years experience in the IT Industry. JC played a pivotal role in the development of the Exergy life insurance administration system. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of the Free State. In a recent interview, we talked to him about his career and day-to-day life. […]

By |January 30th, 2015|SilverBridge|

The Energy in Exergy

Exergy is SilverBridge’s phenomenal flagship platform. It enables core back-office administration of policies in the life assurance industry. The Exergy portfolio is a broad solution package with specific applications that can be tailored to suit the individual needs of the long term insurance carrier. […]

By |November 21st, 2014|Exergy general, SilverBridge|