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If Disaster Recovery were a Superhero?

March 6, 2018 | Kelly Gardner | Disaster Recovery

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  The other day I was thinking back to when my son was about 3 or 4 years old and he started to mimic some of the Superheroes he saw in the movies and on television. He would put together all kinds of unique Superhero outfits, combined with various assorted make-believe weapons, but, over time […]

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Bad Turkey, Bad Recovery?

November 21, 2017 | Devon Wilson | Backup

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  If you’ve ever suffered from a bad case of food poisoning, you know that it’s something you hope never to experience again. And when it comes to Thanksgiving and the traditional turkey feast, it pays to take a few precautions to avoid Bad Turkey! According to the CDC, FDA and the USDA, there are […]

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All Howl-ows…Tide?

October 24, 2017 | Devon Wilson | Backup, Co-Location, Disaster Recovery, eNotices, Virtual Desktop

  Every October, a large segment of our population is simply enthralled with having the living spook scared out of them and with Halloween rapidly approaching, we thought it would be ghoulishly appropriate to share some frightening fun facts about our fascination with All Hallows’ Eve. Halloween is believed to have originated in Ireland with […]

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No Easy Button For Disaster Recovery: CU Edition

September 12, 2017 | Devon Wilson | Disaster Recovery

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We know that people would rather not think about bad things happening, much less the gazillion details required to ensure that credit unions stay open for business during a crisis, but sadly… it is a matter of when, not if. At IMS, our corporate motto is “We Know Credit Unions” and when it comes to […]

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Why Business Birthdays Matter: IMS Celebrates 19 Years

August 1, 2017 | Devon Wilson | Disaster Recovery

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  Most of us enjoy birthdays and the celebrations that accompany them.  After all, birthdays acknowledge and revere our grand journey of life and the triumphs, trials and tribulations along the way. This August, Information Management Solutions (IMS) will celebrate 19 years of serving our credit union customers and jubilation is on the menu. So why […]

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Credit Unions Step up in Crisis

October 18, 2016 | Devon Wilson | Disaster Recovery

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  Like so many others, I start my day with a bowl of cereal and the morning news. It seems that most of the stories focus on tragedies throughout our country and throughout the world. I always look forward to the occasional positive story. Stories where people step up and go out of their way […]

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Credit Unions Face Increasing Challenges in DIY Disaster Recovery

August 10, 2016 | Kelly Gardner | Disaster Recovery

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  Credit unions face unique challenges with DIY disaster recovery operations, which are becoming increasingly complex due to the proliferation of numerous applications ancillary to the Core.   The growing list of ancillary and interdependent applications, disparate data stores, and third party services, are making the recovery process an increasingly daunting task. Credit union members are […]

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Windows Active Directory in the Age of Virtualization

August 10, 2015 | Jon Biviano | Disaster Recovery

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  As the IT department for many small businesses over the last 25 years, I’ve had to configure and manage a variety of user and security management solutions. With Windows NT server, Microsoft introduced Active Directory. At the time, server hardware was barely better than a desktop. IT departments spent more money per system for […]

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