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Why is Business Continuity Planning Important for Credit Unions?

Let’s just start with the basics: credit union business continuity plans are important for credit unions. Talk to any disaster recovery expert and they’ll tell you as much. But if you’re not a disaster recovery expert, you may want to know why it’s important. Business continuity planning foryour credit union is important for three major…

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What is Included in Business Continuity Planning for Credit Unions?

In a perfect world, every business works as planned with no hiccups, interruptions, or setbacks. In the real world, however, not everything runs so smoothly. Robust credit union business continuity planning keeps your credit union running even while other things are going wrong. The whole philosophy behind credit unions is that they provide necessary services…

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Testing your Credit Union’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

You may already have a written business continuity plan, but how can you make sure that it actually works? At Ongoing Operations, we’ve developed a couple of methods to ensure that plans remain foolproof in practice as well as in theory. If you’ve ever watched The A-Team, either the original or the reboot, you may…

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Credit Union Business Continuity Planning vs. Disaster Recovery: What’s the Difference?

From natural disasters to power outages, credit unions face numerous operational threats daily. There are two strategies that help credit unions keep their doors and services open to their members. These critical strategies are business continuity planning and disaster recovery. So, what’s the difference between the two? Well, the two are very closely related. You…

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3 Tips for Maintaining Credit Union Business Continuity Plans

How can you make time to maintain the business continuity plan for your credit union? Here are three tips to keep your contingency scenarios ready for action. Once we put a plan in place, there is often a tendency to define that as the end point of our obligation. Unfortunately, that’s not how business contunity…

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Probably is the enemy of BCP (and your organization)

How many times have you heard, “IT probably has that documented” or “The snow plow company will probably do it?” We’re beginning to hear that phrase more and more across our engagements this year and it has been put on OGO’s blacklist of words. My parachute will probably work. My airbag will probably work. My…

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Deciphering Your Credit Union Cloud Options To Ensure Your Data Is Secure

If you are a Credit Union that believes no service provider can be as responsive as your own team, then cloud probably isn’t for you. However, if you think the right service provider can be more responsive, more communicative, and more reliable than doing something yourself (think online banking providers or the power company) then…

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