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to minimize wires was a big plus for fine-arts dealers. Galleries also have different expectations for their mobile devices. iPhones and Androids are dominant in these businesses because they are so wonderful at handling multimedia. How do you manage multiple locations, international locations, and massive amounts of data? If you have multiple locations with massive amounts of data you need to share, you need to invest in robust Internet connections and a terminal-server solution—where people are connecting virtually to where the data actually resides so you can manipulate it without pushing it across the Internet bottleneck. The fastest data exchange is still the local network. You need to leverage technology to replicate the local data experience remotely. Massive amounts of data can be tricky. Oftentimes when your staff is manipulating images or video, there is no substitute for a local-server solution with an optimized hard-drive storage array and plenty of redundancy. It would depend on the scale of the project. International locations are handled the same way as a gallery across town: set up a VPN, make sure the company data is available for everyone who needs it. We can tailor a solution to any size network or small business. How can galleries benefit from cloud servers? What’s exciting about the cloud is the ability to connect multiple locations to a central server. You can model the local server/workstation network and apply it to multiple locations when your data is accessible via the Web. This is opening up 98

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