NU Online News Service, Nov. 27, 12:03 p.m. – An influential insurance computer group wants to know what independent insurance agents really want from computers, software and insurance industry Web sites.

The ACORD User Groups Information Exchange, also known as AUGIE, will put an agent survey on dozens of agent association Web sites, insurer sites and insurance technology sites from Jan. 2, 2002, through Feb. 1, 2002.

AUGIE is an arm of the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development, Pearl River, N.Y.

ACORD helps set standards for insurance software, databases and networks.