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Biz continuity disaster prep focus of CSS Ongoing Ops alliance
MADISON, Wis. (2/28/11)--Whether a hurricane or a knocked-out power grid, disruptions to a credit union's operations need to be
Click to view larger image CUNA Strategic Services (CSS) announced two new alliance providers--Ongoing Operations and Passageways--and the renewal of two relationships--Harland Clarke and Perimeter E-Security--Sunday at Credit Union National Association's Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. From left: Brian Otte, senior vice president corporate development, Perimeter E-Security, Milford, Conn.; Julie Esser, director new alliances, CSS; Christopher Beltran, co-founder/vice president product development, Passageways, West Lafayette, Ind.; Jerry Austin, executive director, Harland Clarke, San Antonio, Texas; and Kirk Drake, CEO, Ongoing Operations, Hagerstown, Md. (Photo provided by CUNA Strategic Services)
corrected quickly and efficiently. To help credit unions prepare for any situation, CUNA Strategic Services Inc. (CSS) has entered into a strategic alliance with Ongoing Operations LLC. "Ongoing Operations provides a full range of business continuity and disaster recovery services to 130 clients nationwide," said Wes Millar, CSS senior vice president. "It protects more than 20% of industry assets." The Hagerstown, Md.-based credit union service organizagion was selected after a proactive request for proposal and due diligence process, said CSS. Ongoing Operations will offer CU Recover, which includes:
* Business continuity planning methodology and software; * Business impact analysis; * Business continuity plan development; * Risk assessments; * Disaster recovery testing; * Disaster recovery audits; * Crisis management notification systems; * Crisis management plans; and * Tabletop exercises.
"With our firsthand knowledge of the industry, we are uniquely positioned to offer solutions developed specifically for credit union requirements," said Kirk Drake, CEO of Ongoing Operations.


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