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5 reasons to move to the ‘cloud’

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There are so many variables a brokerage must take into consideration when managing a communications platform: Things like denial of service attacks, spam protection and security can be daunting, even to the seasoned server geek. Managing antiquated hardware and software can be pretty overwhelming for an organization. If your network and infrastructure is feeling the grind and stress of today's digital challenges, it may be time to migrate to a so-called "cloud" solution -- outsourcing your servers and/or online services to a remote host. Here are five reasons to consider moving your real estate brokerage to the cloud: 1. Information technology (IT) hassle If you're spending more time managing email white lists (a list of approved email contacts) than creating comparative market analyses, it's time to move to the cloud. Cloud computing, particularly a public cloud (a commercial service offered to the general public, such as Amazon Web Services), can greatly reduce ...