IT

Floodwood Area Credit Union

Floodwood Credit Union

Bringing a Credit Union Safely into the Digital Era

Floodwood Area Credit Union provides financial services to the local community. They are a non-profit cooperative, technically owned by the local community. This credit union operates just like a bank.

While the credit union is an established pillar in the Floodwood community, it needed updated technology to communicate with the outside world. To get business done effectively, they needed modern networks and computer systems. Vector stepped in to provide the infrastructure needed to offer customers ongoing quality service.

How We Helped

Vectre Consulting provided consulting, strategy and hands-on implementation of their new technology. We helped Floodwood Credit Union update their computers and infrastructure—ensuring that they’re always running. With new monitoring systems and up-to-date security, if a problem develops—it’s addressed right away, with no time or money lost waiting for a broken server.

Network security testing was a major concern for the credit union. Security auditing, testing, and procedures needed careful planning. Ensuring there are no vulnerabilities is mission critical when managing resources for a community. In the internet world, you want to make sure your precious members are safe around the clock—which means guarding their money and personal information.

Since being a client of Vectre, security concerns have been avoided, member data is secure, and networks are working smoothly.

Our Role as IT Strategists

Vectre Consulting serves as a partner for our clients, bridging a knowledge gap. Today’s CEO does not also need to have a degree in network administration. It’s important to let business owners focus on their jobs, and consult with specialized experts for security and IT needs. That’s where we come in!

Not just avoiding problems but forecasting for the future

Our approach is not just a reactive, but proactive. We’re constantly working to forecast future challenges in technology, so we can prepare our clients for the future.

Relocation Assistance

The Vectre Consulting team helped this credit union move their business to a new location & be ready to open on schedule, despite challenges.

Ensure clients are introduced to expanding technologies at the right time

While technology is always on the move, we introduce what’s needed to our clients at the right time for their business. Our aim it to provide guidance and help them grow their business, using any needed tools—yet avoiding needless expenses.

Careful guidance on research & budgeting for technology.

We don’t want our clients to spend the wrong amount of money at the wrong time or on the wrong equipment. We work with them to budget, plan, and create future-proof solutions that will serve them for years to com.

Anticipate issues & address them before anyone else.

We take a forward-thinking approach to all of our client projects. This means always thinking one step ahead, anticipating issues, problems, threats—and implementing solutions before anyone realized they’re an issue.

Look for weaknesses in their infrastructure and fill them before they are a problem

Thanks to our preventative approach, we are constantly on guard to protect our clients’ important, and highly confidential, member data.

 

Challenges Along the Way

Encrypted Communication:

Keeping an encrypted communication was a challenge we took care of along the way. Banking communication is highly sensitive, so we monitored everything and ensured security was always a top priority.

Correct Equipment, Yet Never Overkill:

When we first acquired Floodwood Area Credit Union as a client, they needed to develop internet capability—but they didn’t know where to start. We crafted an entire roadmap and brought them from dial-up internet into the modern internet era. As a small credit union with limited resources, they needed someone to help. They needed a trusted partner to assist them in making purchasing decisions, planning future technology updates, and installing and configuring networks and security.

A good IT consulting company is almost invisible. Things work in the background, and infrastructure run smoothly behind the scenes. Floodwood Credit Union doesn't need to interact much with us — since the systems we implemented are running smoothly.

 

Results

When we first acquired Floodwood Area Credit Union as a client, they needed to develop internet capability—but they didn’t know where to start. We crafted an entire roadmap and brought them from dial-up internet into the modern internet era. As a small credit union with limited resources, they needed someone to help. They needed a trusted partner to assist them in making purchasing decisions, planning future technology updates, and installing and configuring networks and security.

A good IT consulting company is almost invisible. Things work in the background, and infrastructure run smoothly behind the scenes. Floodwood Credit Union doesn't need to interact much with us — since the systems we implemented are running smoothly.

 

After our consulting, network speeds went from 33.6K to 10 Meg (10,000K)!

Services We Provided 

•    Network Administration
•    Maintenance on their Technology Assets
•    Maintenance for computers printer
•    Enterprise Grade Security Testing
•    4 generations of computer installation and maintenance
•    Relocation Assistance
•    Project Management & Coordination
•    Developed Security Testing Program
•    Communications Consulting
•    Research & Dissemination of Highly Technical Process
•    Strategic Planning Assistance
•    Education & Training for Staff

We worked with Floodwood Credit Union — helping them to meet their technology goals & moving on schedule!

We helped Floodwood update technology & transition into the digital age.

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