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The Cloud Can Rain on Your Parade

Cloud computing holds great promise and potential, but it’s not without risk.
September 23, 2013
Cloud computing is powerful, amazingly inexpensive, and flexible. But there’s one thing it is not: without risk.
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‘Cut Through the Noise’ With Cloud Computing, Data Backup

Ask the hard questions to find out what vendors truly offer.
September 19, 2012
CUs’ and members’ growing reliance on technology requires vendors with proven expertise and scalability.
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Cloud Integration Creates Common Platforms

CUs can expect decreased customization costs as a result.
September 7, 2012
In addition, business process outsourcing will help CUs maximize efficiencies and reduce costs.
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FFIEC: Consider Risks of Outsourced Cloud Computing

Understand the risks associated with outsourced cloud computing.
September 1, 2012
Outsourcing to a cloud service provider offers potential benefits such as cost reduction, flexibility, and speed.
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Payments Trends Will Alter CU Business Model

Changes have the potential to alter business models dramatically over the next decade.
June 1, 2012
The credit union business model is in jeopardy because of changes in the payment ecosystem.
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Payments Trends May Alter CU Business Model

The CU business model is in jeopardy. The culprit is the payment ecosystem.
May 10, 2012
With a significant portion of noninterest income derived from the payments ecosystem, CUs must be prepared for what’s next in payments.
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Four Technology Trends to Watch

Know how the ‘consumerization’ of technology will affect member interactions.
September 29, 2011
Social networks are changing how businesses talk, interact, sell, and build brands.
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Five Things to Consider Before Moving to the Cloud

What does moving to the cloud really mean for CUs?
September 23, 2011
Several needs are fueling the increased interest in cloud-based computing and communications.
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The Future of Financial Services: Four Key Trends

Expect a new financial services playing field to emerge over the next decade.
May 4, 2011
Personal relationships with consumers and businesses will become increasingly important in the future.
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Eight IT Predictions for 2011 and Beyond

Organizations will need to show a link between IT investments and business results.
February 14, 2011
Trends and events that will reshape the nature of business for the next year and beyond.
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Great article! Unfortunately, most employees don’t feel valued or appreciated by their supervisors or employers. In fact, research has shown that the predominant reason team members quit their jobs is because they don’t feel valued. This is in spite of the fact that employee recognition programs have proliferated in the workplace – over 90% of all organizations in the U.S. has some form of employee recognition activities in place. But most employee recognition programs are viewed with skepticism and cynicism – because they aren’t viewed as being genuine in their communication of appreciation. Getting the “employee of the month” award, receiving a certificate of recognition, or a “Way to go, team!” email just don’t get the job done. How do you communicate authentic appreciation? We have found people have different ways that they want to be shown appreciation, and if you don’t communicate in the language of appreciation important to them, you essentially “miss the mark”. Additionally, employees need to receive recognition more than once a year at their performance review. Otherwise, they view the praise as “going through the motions”. A third component of authentic appreciation is that the communication has to be about them personally – not the department, not their group, but something they did. Finally, they have to believe that you mean what you say. How you treat them has to match the words you use. If you are not sure how your team members want to be shown appreciation, the Motivating By Appreciation Inventory (www.appreciationatwork.com/assess) will identify the language of appreciation and specific actions preferred by each employee. You then can create a group profile for your team, so everyone knows how to encourage one another. Remember, employees want to know that they are valued for what they contribute to the success of the organization. And communicating authentic appreciation in the ways they desire it can make the difference between keeping your quality team members or having a negative work environment that everyone wants to leave. Paul White, Ph.D., is the co-author of The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Dr. Gary Chapman.

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