White Paper Released to Aid Mortgage Bankers in Cloud Adoption Strategy


Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) June 06, 2012

Acris Technology, the software development company behind Mortgage VCO, a full suite of cloud-based software applications, business and IT support resources for mortgage bankers and lenders, has released a new white paper featuring key benefits of implementing a comprehensive cloud strategy, leveraging best practices in desktop virtualization, paperless document management, and collaborative loan origination and processing. The 17-page white paper, titled Is it Time to Put Your Mortgage Business in the Cloud? 10 Things You Need to Know Now, was written to help mortgage banking professionals balance the efficiencies and ROI benefits associated with the cloud, while avoiding the potential pitfalls inherent in any migration process.

Mortgage banking companies are actually very well suited for a cloud IT infrastructure, said Acris Technology President Richard Johnston. This white paper was developed to help mortgage bankers better understand the benefits of the cloud that are specific to their unique business requirements, from the unique perspective of someone that has been through the entire migration process in mortgage banking from A to Z.

The white paper is unique as it includes a running commentary by Martin Williams, the Founder/CEO of Millennia Mortgage, a mortgage banking company in Southern California that produced over $ 10 Billion in loans, leveraging the competitive advantages delivered by their cloud-based infrastructure. Williams is now the CEO of Acris Technology and is dedicated to making cloud IT technology and software available to any mortgage banking-related company through their suite of products and services known as Mortgage VCO.

VCO stands for Virtual Corporate Office, and our goal when we launched the Mortgage VCO suite was to make cloud technologies and comprehensive IT virtualization as affordable and painless to implement as possible, said Acris Technology CEO Martin Williams. We wrote this white paper to describe how the cloud significantly impacts each area of a mortgage banking operation and how it can introduce major increases in efficiency and productivity. Our message is that this is not pie in the sky technology. Its all available right now.

Here are a few of the areas the white paper explores:

The differences between SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS
Types of virtualization
How the cloud enables a virtual workforce
Cloud-enabled collaboration and paperless workflow
Savings in the cloud
Security, compliance and regulation in the cloud

The white paper can be downloaded at http://www.mortgagevco.com/10-things-whitepaper-offer

About Acris Technology

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Laguna Hills, California, Acris Technology is a technology provider offering custom software development and a full range of IT services and infrastructure support. Its flagship product, Mortgage VCO, is a virtual corporate office solution that provides all the necessary software and tools to run a completely paperless, cloud-based mortgage office, enabling clients to realize increased productivity, shorter loan life cycle times and reduced expenses. The virtual suite includes loan origination and processing software, paperless electronic document management (EDM), digital e-signature tools, IP telephony, virtual desktops with Microsoft Office

Hostway Announces Further Support for SMB Cloud Adoption, Named Gold Sponsor for Cloud4SMB Expo

Chicago, IL and Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid cloud services, today announced it has partnered with TMC, a leading B2B media company helping clients build communities in print, in person and online, as a Gold Sponsor for the inaugural Cloud4SMB Expo, set for Oct. 3-5 at the Austin (Texas) Convention Center. Cloud4SMB collocated with ITEXPO, the worlds largest and best-attended communication technology event.

Cloud4SMB Expo is the first event of its kind focused specifically on the unique needs and challenges of small and medium businesses (SMBs) seeking to leverage the benefits of cloud computing solutions. The event is dedicated to real-world business strategies and implications for growing businesses utilizing the cloud. Sessions at Cloud4SMB Expo are designed specifically to provide attendees with the knowledge and information SMBs need to compete and succeed.

As part of the Cloud4SMB program, Hostways Vice President of Marketing & Communications Aaron Hollobaugh will serve as a panelist in the session Cloud Adoption Trends in SMB, at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, to discuss the latest cloud adoption trends based on new research from Cisco.

In addition, Hollobaugh will participate in two panels at the nearby ITEXPO West conference, including 88 Lines about 44 Clouds, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Enhancing Customer Experience through the Cloud, at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

SMBs have helped Hostway become a leader in the quickly evolving cloud marketplace throught heir use of our platforms, Hollobaugh said. This event is a great opportunity to share our strong belief that cloud technologies provide most SMBs with the same access to scalable, redundant infrastructure previously reserved for large enterprises. We look forward to interacting with attendees to share the success stories and challenges that our customers have faced through their migration to cloud platforms and delivery models.

Developing cloud solutions for the SMB marketplace ties directly into Hostways strategic goal of providing enterprise-class technologies at a cost-effective price point for SMBs. Read more in Hostways guest blog post for Microsoft, called Cloud Computing Is Meeting the Enterprise Needs of SMBs.

Recently named a finalist for the Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year Award, Hostway pioneered the FlexCloud highly scalable cloud solution, offering a unique public-private hybrid optimized for high availability, high performance and seamless integration of managed hosting solutions over a private connection for maximum load balancing and security. The company recently launched its first Canada-based cloud in its Vancouver data center, offering new cloud computing options for Canadian companies seeking a Canada-based cloud or a West Coast location for geographic diversity, redundancy and disaster recovery.

For more information about Hostway cloud solutions, stop by Booth #1326 during Cloud4SMB Expo or visit hostway.com.

Register for Cloud4SMB online, or follow the event on Twitter for news, updates and information at #cloud4smbexpo.

About Hostway Corporation:

Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Managed Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the companys expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB’s and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostways core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.

About TMC:

TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online.TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the worlds leading B2B communications event. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; SUITS (Synopsis Under IP/Patents Telecom Sourcing); Video World Conference & Expo and more!

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