Tech Trends
The Association Integration Problem: Where We Are & Where We’re Headed

The Association Integration Problem: Where We Are & Where We’re Headed

Every association says they’re different from the rest. What tends to happen is organizations assemble different “best-of-breed” applications to meet their unique needs rather than an all-in-one, integrated system. The problem is that the best-of-breed applications are natively not well bonded. So how do you get very diverse technology to bond really well together?

Why Technical Debt is the #1 Challenge Holding You Back

Why Technical Debt is the #1 Challenge Holding You Back

We live in the age of consumerism, always wanting more and willing to incur debt to get it. And that includes those of us in the association industry, especially when it comes to our technology platforms. The wave of hyper-competitiveness has pushed associations to...

Too Big to Fail? How to Minimize Systemic Technology Risks

Too Big to Fail? How to Minimize Systemic Technology Risks

What does history teach us about systemic technology risks? The financial crisis of 2007-2008 was a teachable moment about the obscure risks of highly interconnected and interdependent systems. Prior to the almost complete meltdown of the world’s financial systems,...

What Can We Do Now? Keeping Employees Engaged and Encouraged

What Can We Do Now? Keeping Employees Engaged and Encouraged

“Unprecedented times!” The headlines grip us and trigger a myriad of fears. Everyone is reaching for hope and stability. The greatest thing an organization can do for its employees right now is to provide stability and an opportunity to focus on the future. To...