Luxury Connect
Meet the Luxury Leaders | October 19-20 | Beverly Hills

I attended the annual Leading Real Estate Companies of the World conference last week in Orlando, Fla., and participated in a handful of cloud-computing workshops. Workshop topics included private vs. public cloud solutions, choosing the right communications platform for your brokerage, cloud file storage, and Web-based transaction management software. Cloud computing can be a great fit for the real estate industry and offers many benefits to real estate professionals, particularly in terms of reducing information technology (IT) hassle and expensive infrastructure. But there is a catch, as Mitch Joel, president of Twist Image, points out in a thought-provoking piece, "Cloud Computing and the Streaming of Everything Will Change Media Forever." Joel writes, "As the...