Systems Go Down Again At OmniAmericanCU

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FORTH WORTH, Texas - (08/15/05) -- Call it the curse of Ed Filene.OmniAmerican CU, in the midst of shedding its credit union charterfor that of a bank, suffered its second major computer outage intwo weeks Friday when power to its main computers was interruptedand a back-up generator also failed. The power outage occurredafter a fuse on power lines serving the credit union's computersystem blew about 2 pm Friday. Then the generator providing back-uppower also malfunctioned, knocking out computers serving the creditunion's 16 branches, its ATM network and online banking system. Theincident was not related to the previous outage, attributed to adatabase problem, which lasted more than three days starting July31 and interrupted services to more than 100,000 members of the$1.4 billion credit union.

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