*Use The Cloud To The Fullest*
**By Tony Garritano**
***There’s a lot of talk about cloud computing these days. But how do you use it? I think that’s the question that most lenders are asking. If done right, cloud computing can add value. For example, I have learned today that CoesterVMS, a nationwide provider of appraisal management services and technology, has successfully integrated its Cloud Control appraisal management technology into the Ellie Mae Encompass360 mortgage management system, giving Encompass360 users the ability to order Coester appraisals with a single mouse click. The integration also allows users to automatically schedule appraisal appointments and process check payments through an integrated e-check tool. Here’s how the cloud is making a difference:
Tony Garritano is chairman and founder at PROGRESS in Lending Association. As a speaker Tony has worked hard to inform executives about how technology should be a tool used to further business objectives. For over 10 years he has worked as a journalist, researcher and speaker in the mortgage technology space. Starting this association was the next step for someone like Tony, who has dedicated his career to providing mortgage executives with the information needed to make informed technology decisions. He can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.