KENTWOOD, Mich. – CU*Answers, the technology CUSO formerly known as Wesco, recently completed a massive test of its redundancy systems. On May 12, more than 1,000 credit union employees, over 700,000 credit union members, dozens of third party networks and ancillary vendors were all completely rolled over to a redundant High Availability iSeries for a live 24-hour, mid-week period – no problems were reported. “Most people take network and IT redundancy and interruption planning (disaster) for granted, or just do not want to talk about it. Many only make plans, occasionally dry-run the processes, and rarely speak of their commitment to `real’ efforts, believing it’s cheaper to pay later for the mess, risk member inconvenience, and cross fingers in hope that nothing happens on their watch,” said Randy Karnes, CEO at CU*Answers. Detailed information on the test can be found at the following sites: * *

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