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  • Your Peers Say 2016 Is the Year of Tech Implementation. What’s Your Stance?

    BankNews Learning Points; Online, March 2016

    It’s an exciting time in the world of fintech. Technologies and strategies that we’ve explored for years—EMV, branch transformation, omnichannel delivery and mobile payments—are no longer just concepts. These ideas are now very much achievable, making 2016 the year of implementation. 
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    Ask a vCIO: Community banks’ 9 most common IT questions (Part 1)

    CBInsight; Online; March 2016

    Community banks often are faced with a unique challenge. On one hand, the declining cost of technology levels the playing field, enabling community banks to leverage the same tools used by large banks. On the other, new technologies require IT staff who hold very specific skillsets. One solution many banks have incorporated is partnering with a vCIO from a bank-focused managed services provider. 
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  • Retail Banking Tipping Points

    The Financial Brand; Online; March 2016

    What’s on the table for banks in 2016? A good bit on the to-do list are initiatives started last year, as the banking industry “doubles down” on implementing new technologies across all channels to better attract customers … particularly Millennials. 
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  • 10 Marketing Trends the Banking Industry Can’t Ignore

    The Financial Brand; Online; February 2016

    The most important objective for any successful financial marketer is to focus on improving the customer experience across channels and with every communication. Touchpoints such as mobile, video and social media continue to grow in importance, with the underlying need for improved data analytics being paramount.

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  • Preparing for a Prize Fight? Banks Ready to Tackle Compliance & Profitability in 2016

    CBInsight; Online; February 2016

    For any professional athlete, the preparation required for big matches often exceeds the actual demands of the game itself. Similarly, for community banks to thrive, they must be aware of the most significant challenges facing them and prepare to tackle them head on. 
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  • Skipping New Servers, Colo. Bank Goes Big in the Cloud

    Bank Technology News; Online; February 2016

    The Eastern Colorado Bank in Cheyenne Wells, Colo., has been dealing in the cloud for years, but an aging IT infrastructure pushed it to further outsource its business. The $350 million-asset bank recently moved much of its infrastructure onto CSI’s cloud solution, including its file, Citrix, print and Exchange servers as part of a business continuity plan.

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  • Core Conversion … Oh No!

    Banking Exchange; Online; February 2016

    The onset of new technologies has changed customer expectations, and lagging capabilities of legacy core banking systems are driving banks to consider the ultimate upgrade—complete core conversion.
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  • Is Your Bank Making Changes on the Fly?

    CBInsight; Online; January 2016

    To survive in today’s competitive landscape, community banks must continuously introduce or enhance products, develop efficiencies, and adjust workflow processes—without creating gaps in operational risk. Using a formal change management process—rather than winging it—is a necessity for today’s banks. And, regulatory agencies require it.
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