Case Study: Dexter Companies

Industry: Real Estate Brokerage | Size: <10 Employees

Real estate brokerage is a 24×7 business and the agents at Dexter Companies are always on the go. When the agents receive a call about a property, they pull up data that includes detailed information about the property and owner that can be very sensitive. They need Cloud storage that protects their data and provides data access anywhere at anytime.


Cloud Storage Solutions

Boost IT allows them to get remote access from any device so they can provide current information that lets them know everything about a property. They have the complete history, sales numbers, and area data for comparison. It’s about being able to ensure that all of the pieces of the business are focused on the client.

The tools provided by Boost IT ensure peace of mind. We make it possible for them to do their jobs smoothly and stress-free. By providing Cloud storage, we are able to store and protect that data in the cloud. The protection includes encryption of data with additional support from firewalls, anti-spyware, and anti-malware software to thwart threats and unauthorized access.


Super-fast Internet Connections

Being able to handle clients’ questions and find property details quickly is critical to Dexter Companies’ success. They exist because their clients want to buy or sell immediately but hate the process. Every second counts to get the best contract in a timely manner. When they connect with their clients, they make it really easy to get questions answered now so decisions can be made now.

Boost IT moved the office network for Dexter Companies and transitioned them to a new server and internet provider with updated Voice over IP phone system, Office 365 and cloud file-sharing. The result was super-fast capabilities that helped them give their clients an amazing experience.


Reliable Data Syncing and Storage

Dexter Companies has multiple people needing the ability to access the network. There was an increasing concern about data storage as well as reliability. With the migration from an on-premise server to cloud computing, Boost IT established secure offsite syncing and storage of data that can be easily backed up, retrieved and maintained. They were able to significantly improve performance and reduce hardware failures.

“Working with Boost IT was the perfect fit. They stepped in and took care of us with the best solutions and hands-on assistance. Everything is so much better.” Blake Dexter, Owner


Office Move Support

Dexter Companies also needed to move offices right after their move to the cloud. The first step was to get them migrated to the cloud to get rid of the old, slow hardware. Boost IT provided guidance during the office move in a few areas:

Site Survey –  conducted a professional site survey to ensure a smooth transition and avoid surprises
Internet Service Provider – evaluated the client’s internet needs considering cloud requirements, negotiated contracts, and managed the ISPs multiple visits for hardware installation and activation
General Contractor/Property Manager – coordinated with the GC/property manager to ensure the new space met the power requirements and had low voltage wiring in place
Network Infrastructure – procured and installed network infrastructure equipment needed for the new space
Moving Company – ensured the moving company prepared Dexter Companies’ equipment properly


Cost Savings

Dexter Companies knew they needed cloud solutions to stay a step ahead of the competition. They had a lot of data to migrate and many people to access it. Boost IT fulfilled their needs with the transition to the Cloud. They decreased costs for servers, backup systems, and hardware management while also eliminating maintenance fees.