Today’s property market is getting more and more competitive. To stay ahead in the game, you need flexible IT solutions that can fit around you. Providing access to enterprise-level informational tools that may otherwise be out of reach, the hosted desktop brings together all your processes and data. As such, in a bid to get ahead, many estate agents are turning to hosted desktops to strengthen their lead in the marketplace.
Keep costs down
Traditional property agent services need rationalising, and costs need reducing. With the latest cloud technology and Desktop as a Service (DaaS), you will benefit from the very latest technology, for one affordable monthly subscription. Without any additional investment or expensive running costs.
As a property agent, you are always on the move, and you need instant access to a wide range of information such as price sheets and schedules. With the hosted desktop you get access to all your data 24/7, from any internet-enabled device. So whether you’re attending a property viewing, meeting a prospective vendor or checking your diary in the office, you get everything you need as and when you need it.
Keep your data safe as houses
You deal with lots of confidential information, from financial details to legal information, and this needs to stay safe. At Cloud Geeni we make security a key priority. This means that everything is stored in high-security data centres, with robust encryption and all the latest security updates continually protecting your system.
Stay ahead of the curve
Technology is changing the property market, with online agents taking a bigger percentage of the lettings and sales industry month on month. In the face of digital transformation, savvy agents are already moving to the cloud in a bid to capitalise on unique and innovative features, designed to benefit your business.
Common IT Problems That Estate Agents Face
1 – Your IT infrastructure is more complicated than it needs to be
As an estate agent, there is a demand from your clients to be fast and reactive. Here at Cloud Geeni, we see far too many estate agents becoming bogged down by an over complicated IT infrastructure that doesn’t suit their needs. This includes estate agents that:
- Maintain one or more physical servers that require manpower, time, money and resources to maintain, replace or upgrade, not to mention support with disaster recovery and back up systems.
- Handle a range of applications all hosted in different environments, or pay for multiple associated licenses and are overcharged for extra features and security.
- Negotiate with several third parties in order to purchase licenses and hardware and the support and management of these products.
An IT environment like this can be a lot more effort to manage than it needs to be. It’s not cost effective and it’s easy for communications between departments to become muddled and confused. In turn, this can lead to errors, oversights and inefficiencies that negatively impact your performance and reputation with customers.
It doesn’t need to be like this. When you choose Cloud Geeni’s Managed IaaS, we’ll guide you to a more streamlined and efficient IT infrastructure. We offer a bespoke yet comprehensive managed service designed to give you the services you need, simplifying your billing and supporting your IT team. Any estate agent will enjoy greater flexibility, security and functionality with Cloud Geeni by their side.
2 – Your IT staff are overburdened and are busy putting out fires
Physical and on-site IT infrastructure can take up valuable space, but it can also mean that your IT team spends more time than necessary maintaining it. A lot of this time is spent ‘fire fighting’ – essentially, working to quickly fix and amend issues as quickly as possible whenever they arise. If a server goes down at 3am, it’s going to need fixing before the day begins. If it doesn’t, your employees won’t be able to do their work, and your office could lose money, business, time and reputation.
As an estate agent, if your IT staff are spending their time putting out fires and maintaining a physical on-site IT infrastructure, then their time and resources are not being used efficiently. When your team needs their talents for a bigger project or something particularly pressing, you don’t want your IT team bogged down by fighting fires.
3 – Your IT infrastructure isn’t cost effective
If you are an estate agent with an on-site server, then there’s a good chance that you’re being weighed down by the cost of this infrastructure without even realising it. You need to cover the cost of purchasing, installing, configuring and maintaining these servers – not to mention the space you need to house them. Servers need upgrading on a regular basis too (around every three to five years), so there’s a longer term expense to take into consideration too.
But beyond these initial costs, it’s important to understand that having an outdated system or overly complicated infrastructure can become an ongoing expense that will weigh your business down. These are the more hidden costs, but they will add up over the years. Poor business communication can result in wasted work or wasted time, and long loading times build up the wasted minutes that you shouldn’t need to put up with.
As an estate agent, no one understands better than you just how important speed and reactivity are to your business. An inefficient IT infrastructure could be holding you back.
How Can Cloud Geeni’s Managed IaaS Benefit Estate Agents?
If your business is struggling with an over complicated IT infrastructure, an overburdened and inefficient IT team, or an expensive and uneconomical infrastructure, then you are losing time, money and resources that you don’t need to. That’s what Cloud Geeni’s managed, bespoke and streamlined service is here to solve.
With Cloud Geeni’s Managed IaaS and managed cloud computing services, your estate agents can eliminate their IT headaches while maximising billable hours, enjoying greater remote working benefits, and utilise a secure and comprehensive range of Microsoft and Office 365 features, and more. Our service is all about giving you a package of services that suits your needs precisely and efficiently – no more than you need, and no less. That’s why you can rest assured that you’re receiving a cost-effective and unique solution designed just for you.
When it comes to our managed IaaS, we can move your entire infrastructure (either all of it or only part of it) from its current server to our private, cutting edge and incredibly secure cloud environment. There, it’s delivered back to you and can be managed by our industry experts alongside your own IT team, twenty four hours a day.
This means that our service can cut out the cost of maintaining your own physical and on-site servers while providing your IT staff with the breathing room they need to add more value to your business. With amazing modern cloud security and a reliable disaster recovery system, we guarantee 99.9% uptime and protect you against losing valuable or sensitive data. As an estate agent, you deal with customers’ private information and details – we’ll help you to protect these.
Furthermore, Cloud Geeni’s managed cloud computing service, including managed IaaS, gives you the ability to improve your remote working substantially. Your team can access their data from any device, allowing them to stay working either at home or on the move. With remote working taking the world by storm, there’s no reason to lag behind with Cloud Geeni’s managed and bespoke cloud service.
When it comes to the greater efficiency, accessibility and security, alongside the reduced costs, one point of contact and simplified monthly bill, Cloud Geeni’s managed IaaS and cloud computing service is designed to give you precisely what your business needs.
Want to maximise your billable hour?
One of the greatest benefits of Cloud Geeni’s cloud computing and managed IaaS service is that it gives business owners the ability to make the most of their workforce. If you want to boost your staff’s productivity and profitability, we can help. When your data is hosted in our secure cloud, your team will be able to access everything they need to work at full productivity no matter where they are. We can help you to make your employees more mobile and more flexible.
If you’re dealing with a slow and inefficient legacy system, then our managed cloud service can help you to overcome these issues. By hosting your data and applications on our cloud servers, we can remove silos between different departments within your business, helping to boost collaboration and improve communication. The best part is that you won’t need to deal with multiple companies when it comes to your IT infrastructure – Cloud Geeni is here as your one point of contact.
If moving your entire It infrastructure sounds daunting, then don’t worry – upgrading to Cloud Geeni’s managed IaaS and cloud computing service is simple and easy. Our team of industry experts will take care of migrating all your data into our cloud. And when you’re up and running, our platform offers quick and easy scalability, meaning that you aren’t stuck with any cloud services you don’t want or need.
Need a more cost effective solution?
Managed IaaS and cloud hosting means that you aren’t burdened by needing to install, maintain, upgrade and replace any physical IT infrastructure you don’t need. Rather than having your resources drained in this way, Cloud Geeni can host your data and applications in our secure and private cloud servers at ISO-accredited data centres across the UK. We’re here to streamline your IT and to deliver the service you need.
Our managed cloud computing service ensures that you only pay for what you need, when you need it. Only need us to supply particular resources and licenses? We don’t take a ‘one size fits all’ approach and will create a bespoke package of services based around your needs.
We offer a secure IT and cloud computing service you can trust
As an estate agent, you deal with private and personal information. We understand just how important it is to keep this information secure and protected. Fortunately, with Cloud Geeni’s managed service, you are in very good hands.
We host data on secure servers based at tier 3 ISO-accredited data centres across the UK. They meet an incredibly high certification for security and are equipped with fire detection, temperature control, and more. Combined with our managed service that is able to apply firewall protection, two-factor authentication, anti-virus and anti-malware, cloud encryption and more, you can rest assured that our service is secure and protected.
We offer minimal downtime or data loss
Want to benefit from 99.9% uptime while unburdening your IT staff? That’s where Cloud Geeni’s managed IaaS and cloud computing service comes in.
We perform around-the-clock server maintenance, performed by a team of Microsoft-certified engineers. We’ll be aware of any issues as they happen and will work reactively to fix the problem.
For full security, you need a thorough and reliable disaster recovery system. Our system ensures that your data is replicated in real-time at a secondary data centre in a separate location. With an RTO of 2 hours, we can maintain maximum uptime in the event of any disaster.
Why Estate Agents Should Choose Cloud Geeni
We are experienced industry professionals
Want to work with an IT partner that can boast over 35 years of experience delivering cutting edge computing solutions to clients? Here at Cloud Geeni, we’ve been a trusted and reputable name in the industry since 1984. In this time, the IT industry has changed a lot – but we’ve kept stride with the latest in technology when it comes to designing, building and implementing cloud computing solutions for the businesses we work with.
We’re a tight-knit team of industry professionals with the experience and insight you need – in fact, our team has over 40 years of experience put together. The core of our team has been with us for over ten years and we were one of the early adopters of cloud computing here in the UK. Ever since then, we’ve remained at the forefront of the technology.
We’re a friendly and supportive team
We’re IT experts, but here at Cloud Geeni, we strive to provide an additional element to our service. We’re a lovely and friendly team to work with – we want to work alongside your business as a partner. Our dedication is to providing a service that is exceptionally high quality, delivered by down to earth people. Our engineers, consultants and support team are dedicated, passionate and always on hand to help out.