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David Stockman
| 12/17/2019

You don't have the time, energy or money to keep your network up to date.

Networks go down and hardware needs to be updated and replaced. These are essential challenges that businesses need to face and having a plan for these worst-case scenario events is an important part of keeping your dealership running. For you, that’s understanding that keeping your network up and running is just as important to your dealership as a full inventory and a well-trained staff.

But how do you make sure you're using the most current equipment?
A new trend in technical support and managed services is to move away from purchasing equipment to renting and refreshing hardware.

We all know that technology is constantly changing and evolving. This can be very exciting, but it can also be a drain on your time and resources. Upgrading costs money and training and maintaining a staff takes time and money.

And that’s why more dealers are moving to a rental/support model.
When you rent gear instead of buying it, you’re ensuring that your dealership is always running the most current software. This keeps your network the safest it can be. A monthly fee, instead of purchase and installation fees, also means that when updates occur or new hardware is released, you’ll be first to receive it without the prohibitive cost. No more patching older equipment. No more hoping your equipment and network can hold on just a little bit longer.

And of course, old equipment isn’t the only drain. Maintenance comes at a cost too. Your network is the backbone of your business. Without it, your critical business operations won’t run smoothly. Because of that dealerships like yours have had to invest time into training a team and even then, they may not have the training, expertise or time to keep everything running smoothly.

That’s why managed services solutions provide a dedicated team of IT experts to virtually manage, monitor and take care of your network. After all, there are only so many hours in a day and keeping your network running strong requires a singular 24/7/365 focus.

I think we can all agree that staying current is important to the health of your business. Your dealership, your employees and your customers rely on a network that’s always up and on in order to do business every day. It’s why keeping up and staying ahead of technology is vital. To do that, providers have been working on new solutions. The ideal solution is one that allows a dealer to gain access to new technologies as soon as they’re available while having a dedicated team that’s committed to the day-to-day operations of a complicated network.

It’s time to get back to focusing on what matters most for you — running your business and making sure your customers are happy with their buying experience.

CDK TechCare Managed Services can provide you with the peace of mind you need to focus on running your dealership. Learn more about CDK TechCare Managed Services.

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David Stockman

DAVID STOCKMAN leads product marketing for network, wireless and security solutions at CDK Global.  He has experience in marketing, product management, and international business.  He also launched his own mobile beer finding app and enjoys cycling up steep hills and cooking in his spare time.