A Note from Network Services: Extended Lead Times on Hardware Orders

Extended hardware lead times are affecting nearly all hardware orders.  Do not delay ordering equipment for your network projects.

CU*Answers Network Services is advising clients to not delay placing equipment orders for their upcoming projects.

Vendors and manufacturers are experiencing extreme supply chain delays and volatility across all product categories that are pushing delivery times out several months if not to the end of the calendar year.

Delays are affecting printers, scanners, switches, sig pads, routers, PCs, laptops, servers, UPSes, data storage units, and more.  For instance, we are aware Cisco has announced they are sold out for the remainder of 2022.

While CNS is doing all it can to source equipment or recommend available substitutes, in many cases alternative products may not be available in a timely fashion.  CNS is strongly urging clients to order equipment well before it is needed for your project.  We will bill you only after the product ships, but it will hold your place in line with the vendor.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk via phone at 616-285-5711 (or toll-free at 800-327-3478) and select option 2, or reach out to the Help Desk by email.

Reminder: Partnership Changes Coming to Managed Technology Services

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THIS POST APPLIES TO CREDIT UNIONS WHO RECEIVED THE ASSOCIATED EMAIL. Dear clients – for the past several years we have worked closely with CU*Northwest to deliver leading-edge managed technology services to their credit union community.  Through this partnership, you have been able to leverage the proven technology management practices of CU*Answers Network Services (CNS)… Read more »

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Have a question for CU*Answers? Who do you call?

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Partnership Changes Coming to Managed Technology Services

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THIS POST APPLIES TO CREDIT UNIONS WHO RECEIVED THE ASSOCIATED EMAIL. Dear clients – for the past several years we have worked closely with CU*Northwest to deliver leading-edge managed technology services to their credit union community.  Through this partnership, you have been able to leverage the proven technology management practices of CU*Answers Network Services (CNS)… Read more »

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A Note from Network Services: Extended Lead Times on Hardware Orders

A Note from Network Services: Extended Lead Times on Hardware Orders

Extended hardware lead times are affecting nearly all hardware orders.  Do not delay ordering equipment for your network projects. CU*Answers Network Services is advising clients to not delay placing equipment orders for their upcoming projects. Vendors and manufacturers are experiencing extreme supply chain delays and volatility across all product categories that are pushing delivery times… Read more »

Mar 28, 2022

Partnership Changes Coming to Managed Technology Services

Partnership Changes Coming to Managed Technology Services

THIS POST APPLIES TO CREDIT UNIONS WHO RECEIVED THE ASSOCIATED EMAIL. Dear clients – for the past several years we have worked closely with CU*Northwest to deliver leading-edge managed technology services to their credit union community.  Through this partnership, you have been able to leverage the proven technology management practices of CU*Answers Network Services (CNS)… Read more »

Mar 1, 2022

A Note from Network Services: Notification of Upcoming Vendor Price Increases

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CU*Answers Network Services Named Top Finalist in ScalePad’s Digital Maturity Index for 2022

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CU*Answers certifies Microsoft Windows 11

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