Monday, April 16, 2012

Is Your Credit Union Due for a Technology Refresh?

Too many credit unions are holding off the upgrades to their equipment, moving well beyond what industry experts would deem reasonable - even safe.

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Examples of outdated equipment include servers being used beyond a five-year life cycle, keeping old operating systems installed on aging PCs, and even worse, failing to keep their core application software and other key programs up to date or patched.

There are published guidelines that give IT managers a starting point on which to base their recommendations based on the various technology components. But a rule of thumb using 36-60 months would be a good starting point for most things.

Take a hard look at your own technology refresh program and see what you can do to help guard your credit union against catastrophic failure. Read the full article here.

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