The OGO Blog

What does your Credit Union need to know about the Coronavirus?

Maybe you remember the avian flu from a few years ago. Maybe you don’t. Either way, with another Coronavirus outbreak in China, several thousand people have been infected and a number have died. This is a good time to review your credit union’s pandemic plan and to educate yourself on the current Coronavirus. Here is…

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Top 5 Cyber Security Trends for Credit Unions in 2020

Many years ago, as a credit union CTO, I added a budget item for a cyber security tool not invented yet.  The management team and our board gave me a lot of grief about it at the time.  However, even today, I think it is a wise approach.  The threats are constantly changing, the tools…

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Crucial Credit Union Budget Ideas for 2020

Having worked at a number of credit unions, start-ups, and mature businesses, I have officially been through about 22 budget cycles with different companies. We have crushed it, failed miserably, and somehow made budget through random acts of financial goodness that fall from the heavens. These varying successes with budgets have given me a strong…

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The Six Biggest Credit Union Patching Challenges

These are the six most common patching challenges we run into at Ongoing Operations. And certainly, your experience may reflect a different set of challenges. Still, we’d be surprised if your credit union hasn’t experienced at least one of these issues. 1.    Patching Laptops This is the issue that we run into the most here…

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Credit Union Core Hosting Guide

So, you have finally decided that storing your credit union core servers in your old school computer room may not be the best option. If so, then you’re in the right place: our guide for credit union core hosting. Maybe it’s because you want your crack IT team to spend more time on member-facing technology,…

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What Are Your Options to Recover Your Servers?

So, you have a disaster. What are your credit union server recovery options? Take a deep breath. Sure, things aren’t going well right now. Maybe your SAN died. Maybe a server isn’t booting. Maybe you have malware. Whatever the reason, stress is high and everyone at your credit union is watching your every move. Of…

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Should Your Credit Union Move to Managed Patching?

There are plenty of odious tasks in the credit union industry. That goes double for operations staff. But few of those tasks are worse than patching. That’s why managed patching services exist for credit unions. But should you use them? Only you can decide what’s best for your credit union. However, because patching is an…

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2019 Credit Union Technology Trends to Watch

Wow.  What a year! The credit union and FinTech worlds are frothy and lots of change is underway. This year, some of the walls came down and credit unions saw more of the real world. Digital Credit Union has an incubator fostering FinTech Startups and the Boston FinTech Community. NACUSO’s Next Big Idea Competition brought in new…

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Four Lessons Learned From the CU Leadership Convention

This past week I had the pleasure of speaking at the CU Leadership Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.  This was the first year I have attended this conference, and it was previously called the CU Directors conference. Now that the organizers have opened the conference up to credit union management teams, the conference attendees have…

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