Five Benefits of Cloud Computing


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For decades, on-site—or on-premise—software was an essential part of doing business. Floppy disks or CDs loaded with programs like RealPage’s own Rent Roll software were vital building blocks of success. But today, more cutting-edge companies trust their software to the cloud: virtual servers available over the Internet.

Here are a few reasons why.

1. Time

On-premise options don’t offer the agility or flexibility of the cloud. With cloud software, the provider manages software maintenance, time-consuming updates, and troubleshooting. That allows your IT staff to focus on important projects and tasks instead.

2. Security

With on-premise software, it’s up to you to restore lost data, which can be a risky proposition. By contrast, today’s cloud providers offer security with the most advanced and secure data centers available, not to mention backup and recovery solutions. Even if your computer crashes, your data is still safe and secure in the cloud.

3. Expense

The costs of using on-premise software add up quickly: You’re paying for hardware, labor, licenses, maintenance, and more. With the cloud, you share the costs of resources with other customers for a more economical solution. And you only pay for what you use.

4. Access

Can you access your on-premise software at home? On the road? From your mobile device? The cloud offers anytime, anywhere access, which is vital in today’s mobile world.

5. 24/7 Coverage

Problems seem to happen at the most inconvenient times…late at night, weekends, holidays… The cloud offers 24/7 access, with complete security and reliability around the clock to help resolve issues quickly.

Why take the risk? The cloud just might be the solution your business needs to drive down costs, increase accessibility, and save time.

What are your cloud experiences? Are you worried about sky-diving in? Or are you on Cloud 9? Sound off in the comments below.


Contributor, Property Management Insider

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Michael Cunningham is Content Marketing Manager at ProofHQ, and the former Managing Editor of He worked as a social media manager for RealPage, Inc., a provider of on-demand software solutions that integrate and streamline single-family and a wide variety of multifamily rental property management business functions. He is responsible for promoting the company through various media channels, including editorial, print and online advertising, and social media. Michael received his education at Indiana University where he majored in English.

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