Financial Services

Citizens Equity First Credit Union Deploys WLANs with Cloud-Based Control

A member-owned financial cooperative, Citizens Equity First Credit Union (CEFCU) is one of the largest credit unions in the U.S. with over 300,000 members nationwide. When the organization wanted to equip 20 of its member centers with wireless networking, it needed to minimize demands on its IT staff. Having previously enlisted Burwood for security, network, and data center upgrades, the Illinois-based credit union selected the firm to recommend and implement a value-added wireless solution.

Financial Services

First Bankers Trust: Strengthening Reliability in the Hosting Environment

A regional commercial bank with 10 branches in western Illinois, First Bankers Trust also provides hosting services for a community bank in northeast Missouri. To reduce risk and support compliance, the bank’s IT leadership needed to strengthen the reliability of its two data centers to improve application access. Burwood Group was engaged to design and implement a solution to add full high-availability (HA) and redundancy for improved business performance.

Financial Services

Citizens Equity First Credit Union uses virtualization to improve user experience

Citizens Equity First Credit Union (CEFCU) is a member-owned financial cooperative with close to 300,000 members nationwide. Their ability to provide secure and reliable access to financial applications is critical to meeting member expectations. In 2013, the CEFCU IT department was faced with renewing their current data platform agreement as a means to continue hosting these essential applications. Rather than simply renew with their existing provider, CEFCU wanted to explore the possibility of expanding their existing virtual environment to yield a more cost-effective, forward-thinking storage solution.

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