Cloud VS Local Storage


Choosing between local or cloud-based storage is an important business decision for any company. Both options offer advantages and disadvantages and companies, including property managers and landlords need to decide which option best fits their needs. Below are several of the advantages each platform has that should be considered by landlords and property managers.

Cloud Advantages

  • Access from Anywhere: With cloud-based storage or software business owners can access their files or their software from any device as long as they have an internet connection. This is especially helpful if you or your employees tend to work outside the office or uses multiple devices.

  • Lower Maintenance Costs: With cloud-based software or storage essential updates and maintenance are generally completed by the manager of the cloud taken the burden off the business owner.

  • Easy to increase storage space: With the cloud, when you need more storage space or more user access you simply pay more instead of needing to buy new servers and set them up

  • Extra Layer of Protection: If a virus or physical event like a flood occurs at your business your data is safe because it is on someone else’s server, (however even with cloud storage you should backup your filed)

  • Less Hardware and Software Needed: With the cloud business owners do not need personal servers or multiple programs on their computer if both storage and your programs are on the cloud.

Local Storage Advantages

  • Speed: Using local devices generally has faster processing speed than using cloud-based software or storage.

  • More Control: Local storage and backup give you more control over how you want your systems managed. Also, you have full control of your backups and who can access them.

  • No Need for Internet : If your internet is down or the speed is slow it will not impact your ability to use your software or access your files


At Realty Information Systems we understand that property managers and landlords need software options that are tailored to their business. That is why we offer local and cloud-based services that fit your companies specific needs. We will work with you to figure out what your company needs and have the ability to change platforms with ease when your needs change.

This post is provided by RISSOFT Residential and Commercial Property Management Software, specializing in innovative and cutting-edge property management software for all 50 states. Request a demo or contact us today to receive more information.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post not intended to be construed as legal advice, nor should it be considered a substitute for obtaining individual legal counsel or consulting your local, state, federal or provincial tenancy laws.

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