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 •  April 14, 2016

We’re no strangers to conversations about culture design or development methodologies here at DelCor. So when I spotted this CIO article calling design thinking a game changer, it caught my eye. Author Dmitri Khanine examines design thinking with a ‘what’s going on?’ perspective and the goal of sharing repeatable processes. Let’s take a look at a...

DelCor Technology Solutions

 •  April 8, 2016

We’ve long been foodies (but not food snobs—as evidenced by the treats currently found in our kitchen). So it’s no surprise that our favorite charities are food-related. Our spring food drive begins soon Since founding the .org Community Food Drive in 2003, we’ve encouraged the local association community to feed those in need—supplying 325,000...

DelCor Technology Solutions

 •  April 1, 2016

No Fooling, We’re Changing!
Behind the scenes, we’ve been working on a new website, which we expect to launch by April 30. In preparation, our current website (and blog) will freeze on April 15. The blog will be back following a successful launch, but in the meantime let us know what topics you’d like to read about. Send your suggestions to...

DelCor Technology Solutions

 •  March 22, 2016

Should your organization have a Chief Information Officer (CIO) or a Chief Technology Officer (CTO)? I can’t resist replying with the infamous consultant answer: “It depends.” More on that later.
But here’s the more important question to ask: What type of IT leadership should your association have in place? And, here’s the most important thing to...

DelCor Technology Solutions

 •  March 18, 2016

What are association CIOs made of?
Bits and bytes, and mobile websites? Systems, security, and IT Maturity?
All that and more. The closest thing we have to an Association CIO Genome Project might be the Ernst & Young (E&Y) report, The DNA of the CIO. The research behind this report is based on a survey of more than 350 senior IT professionals from...

DelCor Technology Solutions

 •  March 16, 2016

Two of our DelCor technology consultants spent a few days in Austin at the 2016 Abila User and Developer Conference (AUDC). So, from the frontlines, here are PMPs Gretchen Steenstra and Diane Stoner reporting!
First up, Gretchen:
Conferences are a great opportunity to power down from the daily rush and focus on your professional development. User...

DelCor Technology Solutions

 •  March 14, 2016

Editor’s Note: The following post is a collaboration on culture in the modern association from opposite sides of the world—but not opposite ways of thinking.. Co-authored by Robert Barnes, Director, Aptify (Australasia), and DelCor President Dave Coriale. They address similarities in culture, rather than differences, in an attempt to provoke your...

DelCor Technology Solutions

 •  March 11, 2016

A query is a way to pull data from a database without having to go to your IT department to build a printable report. With a query, you can access data from several areas of the database (e.g., member status, products purchased, committees) to develop targeted lists. Kind of like assembling all your at-hand ingredients to make a seasonal homemade...

DelCor Technology Solutions

 •  March 9, 2016

Admit it. You’re using cloud-based software without your IT department’s permission, am I right?
The practice of using IT services without the knowledge and/or permission of the IT department is called Shadow IT. I’ve seen association professionals use Shadow IT to:
Create a microsite quickly with Squarespace or WordPress.
Use website heatmap...

DelCor Technology Solutions

 •  March 3, 2016

Every association wants a good relationship with their technology vendor, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Relationships can go sour because of inconsistent communication, missed deadlines, faulty expectations, or even personality conflicts.
A good relationship doesn’t just happen on its own. Each side has to make an effort to nurture the...