Community Bankers of Michigan has designated Coopersville-based IT Resource Inc. as a preferred partner for delivering IT services to community banks across the state.
IT Resource Inc. on Wednesday, Sept. 8, said it formed a strategic partnership with Community Bankers of Michigan (CBM), in which CBM has designated IT Resource as a preferred partner for delivering intuitive managed support and managed security and compliance services to community banks throughout Michigan.
Through the alliance, CBM members can implement technology solutions from IT Resource that will monitor IT infrastructure, protect data and information, and manage risk and compliance.
With technology playing a critical role in every aspect of banking, community banks are recognizing the need for secure, scalable and reliable IT solutions, IT Resource said. The partnership allows for IT Resource to better help CBM meet those needs.
“We’re thrilled to be selected as a preferred partner by the CBM,” said Gary Lutz, president and senior partner of IT Resource. “This partnership demonstrates our continued commitment to the unique needs and requirements of community banks. We look forward to the opportunity to serve CBM members with best-in-class IT solutions that will further strengthen Michigan’s banking industry.”
Kate Angles, COO of CBM, said IT Resource “has been a valuable member of the CBM for years, and we are delighted the partnership has been elevated to ensure community banks throughout the state are able to have access to their exceptional products and pricing.”
“Together, we will maintain the focus on the success of this invaluable industry,” Angles said.
Founded in 2000, IT Resource partners with financial institutions across Michigan to provide cloud services, including Microsoft 365 and Azure cloud adoption and implementation, intuitive managed support, multi-layer security and managed compliance, comprehensive data backup and business continuity, email encryption and threat protection, security operations, risk management, collaboration solutions, and network infrastructure and support.
Community Bankers of Michigan
Founded in 1974, CBM is an East Lansing-based, 250-member trade association serving community banks and their financial services partners throughout Michigan.