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Bank Balances Growth, IT using Managed Services

MSPmentor; Online; Dec. 13, 2012

How does a growing bank balance the demands of an increasingly complex business with the need for IT solutions that scale to meet them? California-based Five Star Bank was struggling with a two-person IT team and consumer-grade equipment to manage its IT infrastructure. The bank’s overall IT infrastructure as not keeping up with what the company needed. Here’s how one MSP came in and helped the company create an IT plan to better suit its needs and save $120,000 at the same time.

 

Busey Gets to Grips with NuPoint Banking System from CSI

IBS Journal; Online; Dec. 6, 2012

US-based Busey Bank, a $3.5 billion institution with 43 branches across Illinois, Indiana and Florida, is adapting to NuPoint, its new core banking solution supplied by CSI. Busey's Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Leanne Kopischke believes the system's usability and functionality gives the bank a powerful tool. "The first part was to get the implementation done and taking advantage of our current system is now one of our main opportunities," she says.

 

Time to Expand RDC

ABA Banking Journal; Online & Print; November 2012, Page 20-25

Community banks do a poor job of promoting RDC to their customers, says ABA Banking Journal, and as a result, more consumers are turning to non-bank sources for remote capture. What can banks do to better promote their services? CSI and Horizon Bank shared their philosophy on pricing, saying that bundling - or even free RDC - is the way to lower one of the barriers to adoption among community bank users.

 

Risks and Rewards of Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

Bank Systems & Technology; Online; Nov. 2, 2012

One of the fastest-growing areas of cloud migration for banks, especially smaller institutions, is disaster recovery. Banks are seeing big advantages to moving their disaster recovery operations to the cloud, a recent survey by CSI, a Paducah, Ky.-based technology provider for financial institutions, indicates. Of those banks surveyed that had implemented cloud services, 27 percent said they have seen the greatest benefits from the cloud in disaster recovery.

 

How to Keep a Cloud Secure

Bank Technology News; Online; November 1, 2012

Security is often described as being like an onion—it’s got to be provided in layers, such that even if a miscreant manages to get past one or two barriers, there are still several more that could repel him (or her). When a company consumes computer resources over a cloud, there are even more layers required, as the bank's IT and security departments are a few steps removed from the data and applications they're charged with protecting.

Security is the biggest concern bank customers express about cloud computing. "It's letting go of that data—they're very concerned that we have the appropriate processes in place," says David Malcom, director of datacenter operations at CSI.

 
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