Cloud migration involves placing applications (and potentially much more) off-premises and online, shifting the focus from locally-based technology to remote access and deployment. While some real estate brokerages – local offices and parent firms -- are likely to continue buying hardware, the pace of cloud migration continues to accelerate as more and more applications become cloud-ready.
What’s behind the decision to remain with an in-house solution or embrace cloud server hosting? A small to midsize real estate brokerage reaches that fork in the road because it has pushed its local technology to the end of its useful life and now needs to do something about it.
Those making the shift have heard the benefits of cloud server hosting – flexibility, cost savings and access to data for employees wherever they are. They might have recognized that brokerages that adopt cloud technologies enjoy higher revenues. And the odds are good that they’ve come to realize that some brokerages are losing money, trapped as they are on the “technology rollercoaster” – that pattern of buying, deploying, depreciating and then dumping – costly (and quickly obsolete) hardware, and that they can avoid that fate by using a cloud server. Reputable cloud hosting providers deliver more uptime, security, privacy and tech support than was either affordable or even conceivable during the home-brew, pre-cloud era.
When tinkering with technology – or, more accurately, not tinkering with it yourself but entrusting others to handle the often-baffling mechanics, being able to distinguish fact from myth is a big down payment on peace of mind.
Here are four myths that can’t vanish soon enough:
Even though myths die hard, the experience of cloud migration is proving to be a wise way to ensure peace of mind.