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Mutualization

A change of a company's structure to one in which the company's owners are also its clients. That is, once mutualization occurs, the company's profits are distributed to its participating customers each year in proportion to their individual exposures to the company. Many insurance companies are structured as mutual companies, meaning that policyholders have the right to receive portions of the company's profits, and often may elect the company's management. Savings & loan associations are also commonly structured as mutual companies. See also: Demutualization.
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Whether Germany can, in practice, be persuaded either to leave the euro - or preferably, to abandon its opposition to mutualizing and monetizing debts - will depend, according to Soros, less on diplomacy and economics than on the pressure of public opposition to austerity in France, Italy and Spain.
From 2014 through 2016, it will be critical for CIOs to embrace and lead the digital transformation and define their digital legacy, which will require novel approaches and radical new thinking," according to Gartner in their February 2014 report on, "How CIOs Need to Prepare for Industrializing and Mutualizing IT in the Digital Economy"[sup.
Gartner, How CIOs Need to Prepare for Industrializing and Mutualizing IT in the Digital Economy, Simon Mingay, Partha Iyengar, Kurt Potter, February 24, 2014.