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Umbraco 8 and why it's a game changer

May 13, 2019 by Nik Wahlberg

Umbraco 8 changes the way we think about enterprise content management by introducing a world of new integration possibilities and innovative content management. See why Scandia thinks this will be a huge improvement for its clients and users. (image credit: Umbraco.com)

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Umbraco Grid Editor Workflow Enhancements

April 11, 2019 by Nik Wahlberg Amy Gagnon

We are constantly looking to make improvements to the way our customers and editors are interacting with their custom developed Umbraco sites. To do that, we have to bend the rules a bit. In a recent implementation for a major investment advisory, we took the Umbraco grid to the next level.

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Come Together: Why In-Person Conferences Still Matter

August 27, 2018 by Nik Wahlberg

Never has information and access to ideas been easier. Need to know the forecast, “Hey Alexa, what’s the weather?” Wondering who sings the song you’re hearing in the restaurant? Shazam® it. Need to know who was the 23rd president during the middle of a conversation? Yes, this happened… Whip out your cell phone and look it up. However, there's more to just learning in isolation.

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Using the Branch to Drive Mobile Utilization

July 26, 2018 by Nik Wahlberg

The results are in and Business Insider highlights a new study that showcases that 83% of all bank customers now access mobile banking. As adoption rates continue to rise, it is now the job of the branches to promote and educate customers about your bank’s mobile banking app.

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Choosing the Right Content Management System for your Website

June 06, 2018 by Nik Wahlberg

The CMS is the backbone of any website, and the engine that steers your online success.

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Are you ready for GDPR – There’s Still Time

May 14, 2018 by Nik Wahlberg

The chatter about GDPR compliance is getting louder. There are cookie notifications popping up all over sites we visit, but why? More and more companies are implementing required changes to be compliant with the GDPR.

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Banking, Technology, People & Relationships

February 07, 2018 by Nik Wahlberg

Everywhere we look, technology continues to expand and revolutionize how we go about living our lives. At home, at work, in our cars on the way to work. We are becoming increasingly interconnected through technology.

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Tis’ the Season for the Email. Pro tip: Don’t be Noise

November 30, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

How on Earth did I go from no unopened emails to 381 in four days? Easy – every business who has my email address sent me emails for the end of the year rush. You might think I over-subscribe to emails. Great thought, but I keep a spam email address for that, and it does not sync to my phone.

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How Appending Data Can Give You A Competitive Advantage

November 27, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

We have worked on a number of projects that involve appending data. There are a variety of ways where data appends can create efficiencies and wins in your systems and processes.

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Digital Marketing: What is it, really?

November 19, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

We love talking to people about their business plans, successes, challenges, and plans for growth. We’ve noticed a theme while talking to people about their digital marketing needs.

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Beyond the ADA: How Accessibility Can Make a Huge Difference to Your Bottom Line

November 10, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

Have you overlooked the opportunity to truly tap into a market segment that is often overlooked by the financial services industry? Chances are, you have. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that American’s with disabilities represent $200 billion in annual discretionary spending.

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5 Tips for Working with Your Web Design & Development Firm

November 03, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

A web design and development project can be a big undertaking that requires a lot from both sides. Your firm will have a project timeline with lots of deliverables required from both sides. Here are five tips for making your project stay on time, on budget and as successful as possible.

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Marketing and Technology Trends are Forcing Change for Financial Institutions

October 19, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

There is no argument that the rapid advancement of technology has changed not only how society interacts, but how businesses transact with customers.

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Fall Time: Your Wind Down, Must-Do Digital Checklist

October 13, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

Temps are cooler, leaves are changing and there is noticeably less daylight now than there was just a few weeks ago. This is Mother Nature’s way of telling us that summer is over, fall is upon us and before we know it, we will talk about this year in the past tense.

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The Field of Dreams: How to Successfully Launch a New Website or App

October 02, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

There is lots of data and information about how your business can grow after redesigning and reconfiguring your website, or building a custom app for your customers to use. The part that is too often overlooked in those articles and conversations is the fact that your new project is NOT the field of dreams.

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Client Spotlight: CyberScout

September 28, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

Our client, CyberScout was just endorsed by the ABA for data breach services. The core of this service allows banks to help their customers before and after a data breach. This endorsement comes on the heels of the newly released CyberScout app, which provides customer access to fraud protection, network security, ongoing monitoring and more.

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CMS Selection Part 2: How to Select a Partner to Implement Your New CMS & Deliver Results

September 18, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

Without a strong development and design team that knows how to use the selected CMS, your design project is destined to struggle. In this piece, we talk about selecting the development partner and the strategy it takes to get those strong results, regardless of which CMS you select.

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Five Ways to Know It’s Time for a Website Redesign or Refresh

September 06, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

Deciding if it’s time to undertake a website redesign can be a challenge. For banks and financial service institutions, a new website means coordinating and managing requirements, people and resources and it can be difficult to determine when the time is right to start a web redesign project.

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How to choose the right CMS

September 05, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

Selecting the right content management system is not a small task. It takes diligence and persistence to evaluate one feature to another. Jessica talks about how we do it at Scandia in this article featured on the Umbraco blog.

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May I Take Your Order Please: Automation and the Future of Bank Jobs

September 04, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

Is this the beginning of a new trend? Are the days of human bank tellers and branch employees numbered? Has the Jetson’s era finally arrived? Not really, but an evolution is underway.

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How Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods Serves as a Roadmap for Bank & Credit Union Success

August 31, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

As big banks continue to erode share-of-wallet for community banks and credit unions, the time is now to act to survive and thrive in a time competition...

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Marketing to Millennials – Enough Talk, Let’s Go.

August 30, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

Conference after conference, year after year there is discussion after discussion about how to market to millennials. Sessions like, “Captivating Millennials,” and “Millennial Marketing: It takes 1 to know 1.” There are now entire conferences centered around marketing to millennials.

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Four Ways to Maximize Online Opportunities for your FI

July 12, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

Your website should put its best foot forward in terms of delivering useful information and access to the right people in the right way.

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Straight Talk About ADA Website Accessibility and Changing DOJ Regulations

June 27, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

If you needed to implement better ADA accessibility features before this summer, you still do. Stay on the path of working to ensure that your site incorporates the required and many of the recommended features.

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Umbraco MVP Award, Yay!

June 19, 2017 by

It's an honor to have received the MVP award for Umbraco community event organizing and hosting. Scandia has been putting on the #uWestFest event for 4 years and this is part of what makes it all worth it.

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Kentico Partners - Check!

June 05, 2017 by Nik Wahlberg

Scandia becomes Kentico CMS Bronze partners.

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