Type “changing role of IT” intoGoogle and you'll get close to half a million hits. There's noshortage of online discussion on this topic. You can learn how ITis transforming from a technology gatekeeper to a service broker,how the CIO is changing from a plumber to a producer, or how IT ischanging from “the infrastructure team” to “the next big ideateam,” to name a few. In short, IT is being called upon to be theinnovators.

All of this sounds very enticing, doesn't it? Not only is ITbecoming increasingly important to the success of any organization;the field of IT is becoming much more interesting and exciting. Allsigns are that this is a great time to be in IT.

Credit unions are no exception to this rule. For years I've beensaying that technology is the great equalizer among financialinstitutions. With the right tech investment, any credit union ofjust about any size can compete with the biggest banks in thecountry.

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