The OGO Blog

Is pandemic planning a pain or a blessing in disguise?

There is a plethora of information in the news about the Cornavirus (COVID-19). You cannot turn on the news or open a website without hearing about it, and rightly so. The COVID-19 outbreak is a serious situation with serious repercussions. The virus has taken the lives of over 2,000 people around the globe. So where…

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How to do a Credit Union Pandemic Tabletop Exercise

I like to refer to a tabletop exercise as the practice for the big game. As everyone who understands sports knows, teams do not just show up for the game and expect to play and execute each position’s role and responsibilities flawlessly, let alone win. Proper preparation is essential. And, as part of the preparation…

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Credit Union Pandemic Planning

Credit unions of all asset sizes seem to struggle with pandemic planning. Many Credit unions have policies that refer to pandemic plans or contagious diseases but when asked to see the plan, many have nothing in writing. Currently the World Health Organization has declared the  2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak a “global health emergency”. If…

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How Much Does a Credit Union Server Backup Cost?

Have you ever played a computer or console game? Have you ever forgotten to save? And then lost minutes or hours of progress? Did it make you want to scream? Well, that can happen with credit union data, too. Except the stakes are a lot higher than with a computer game. That’s why you need…

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How Much Does Managed Recovery for Credit Unions Cost?

Usually, work is uneventful. You get caught up in routines. Your colleagues make hilarious jokes about Mondays. Somebody says, “hump day,” and everybody glares. All is right at your credit union. Then, something really crazy happens. Maybe it’s an earthquake. Maybe it’s a virus. But whatever it is, it’s a disaster. Your credit union goes…

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What Does a Credit Union Business Continuity Plan (BCP) Cost?

One thing is for certain: your credit union needs a business continuity plan (BCP). But how much will it cost? And what contributes to that cost? Whether you’re trying to figure out your 2020 budget, or just trying to satisfy NCUA requirements, it’s best to have all the information. So, read on to learn what…

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