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Real Estate CEO Turns to the Cloud to Solve Her IT Woes: InfoStreet Helps Rehab Keys2Day's Antiquated IT for Enhanced Efficiency and Monthly Cost Savings(March 27, 2012)
TARZANA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/12 -- InfoStreet Inc., Cloud pioneer and provider of Cloud-based applications (apps), was chosen as provider of choice by Keys2Day Real Estate Team. When the company that managed the Web-based email servers at Syreeta Saunders-Keys' eight-year-old real estate firm kept breaking down, she realized that she needed a centralized system where she and her six employees could access email, store documents, and monitor the tasks from anywhere and at any time. Saunders-Keys was using four different vendors to host file sharing, email archiving, calendars, Web maintenance and other IT necessities; all of which cost her $750 per month. Yet, her team could only access their email via Webmail and the vendor wasn't syncing their email and calendars to all of their devices. Syreeta was frustrated that she was spending nearly all her time mired in an IT disaster instead of spending her time on her team and growing her sales base.
To reign in control, Syreeta decided to "Move to the Cloud" to solve her problems. She explored multiple options but, ultimately, chose InfoStreet to provide Keys2Day with a secure intranet system. They now employ this cloud-based software for nearly every aspect of their IT needs (from email, to email archiving, to shared Address Books, to shared Calendars, to File Sharing, and more).
"We all come from big business backgrounds, so we easily understood the value of having a central company environment where we can find everything in one place. We needed a comprehensive intranet and InfoStreet delivered," said Jeanine Whitehead, a member of the Keys2Day team. According to Tyrone Keys, head of IT for the members of the Keys2Day team, "In the end, InfoStreet made sense of our [previous] IT disaster and just made things simple. They have quickly become a vital partner for us and for our future growth."
Since implementing this technology, Keys2Day says that they've seen marked increases in efficiency, tracking, reporting, management, sales, operations and communications, both internally and with their remote staff. In fact, Saunders-Keys, who brought in $7.1 million in sales in 2010, estimates that their increased efficiencies have allowed them to be more competitive in the marketplace and can be directly attributed to about a 30-percent increase in business since the implementation and a direct savings of several hundred dollars per month.
InfoStreet is a Cloud Apps provider. Widely regarded as a pioneer in Cloud-based Apps, InfoStreet introduced its first business solution via the Cloud in 1995. InfoStreet's flagship offering, StreetSmart, delivers 100% Cloud-based business solutions that increase employee performance, strengthen customer relationships, improve communication, and reduce costs. StreetSmart includes such Cloud apps as Virus Protected and SPAM Free Email, Email Archiving, Shared Calendars, Tasks, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), File Sharing, Knowledge Base, Portal, and more. Try InfoStreet's StreetSmart apps by visiting http://www.infostreet.com or call 866-956-5051 for more information.
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