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Posts by Kirk Drake

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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Three ways to better connect with your membership

As small niche financial institutions, it is imperative that we don’t lose sight of who we serve.  It is essential to your credit union’s survival to be highly focused on your niche and to customize and personalize your credit union’s solutions. One of the most essential ingredients in this process is connecting with your members. …

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5 Lessons Learned from AXFI 2018

This week I had the honor of speaking at the 2018 AXFI (Analytics and Financial Innovation) Conference for Credit Unions in Minneapolis. I spoke on the Credit Union 2.0 DREAM methodology. First off, this is a great event that attracts an abundant group of Credit Union thinkers, innovators, and has truly great content. Here are…

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Preparing your Credit Union for a Hurricane

Hurricane season is upon us. After a nightmarish 2017 hurricane season featuring monster storms such as Harvey, Irma and Maria, many in the U.S. are hoping for a quieter year. However, if we learned anything from these super storms, we have learned that we need to be prepared and have a plan in place in…

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Ongoing Operations Launches Organic Cloud Platform

Ongoing Operations is pleased to announce the launch of its cutting edge and completely organic cloud platform. How did we bring this revolutionary solution to the market?  What does it mean for your Credit Union? Learn these things and much more by watching below! Want to know more about this exciting new platform? Contact us…

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What can credit unions learn from Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods?

Whole foods has scale. In fact, they have 1.7% of the US market (according to Statista). Given that credit unions account for approximately 7-8% of the US market, Whole Foods is kind of like the Navy FCU of grocery stores. Great brand. Great return. Loyal consumers. Then you have Amazon, an E*commerce juggernaut that accounts for over 40% of all…

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