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BURLINGAME, CA, September 23, 2019 – Zonic Design, a certified vendor to CDK Global and Reynolds and Reynolds, is urging auto dealers to begin reviewing their vendors’ privacy and data security measures ahead of the January 1 deadline for compliance with California’s Consumer Protection Act (CCPA).
While CCPA is California-specific legislation, its requirements affect dealers and dealer groups having stores in the state,…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on September 23, 2019 at 1:51pm — No Comments
In my first blog article, I talked…Continue
Added by Veronica Dunford on July 17, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Dealers are regularly approached by vendors selling their wares. Not only is it challenging to know what will be a valuable asset for your particular dealership, but it can also sometimes be downright confusing!
Of all of the various software and data services available to dealerships, none is more essential than your Dealer-Management System.…Continue
Added by Veronica Dunford on June 20, 2019 at 7:31am — No Comments
Conference season is upon us. As dealers go from seminar to seminar and presentation after presentation, it can cause mass confusion about what data really matters. As a dealer, you may well be asking yourself, “what data should I really be watching at my dealership?”
Well, let’s keep it simple! Over the years I have found it boils down to two…Continue
Added by Brett Sutherlin on January 16, 2019 at 7:15am — No Comments
If you own a classic car, you probably cherish it more than the average car owner. Those who know you might even say you’re overly protective. Ignore them. Obsessing over your vehicle is absolutely normal. The naysayers have no idea how it feels to be in possession of such a rare gem. Your car is as delicate as a baby, and you must treat it…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on September 18, 2017 at 4:17pm — No Comments
Your vehicle is a major investment--one that you need to protect from thieves. The FBI reports that more than 700,000 motor vehicles were stolen in the US in 2015, up about 3 percent compared to 2014. Keep your auto safe with these simple tips.
Mount security cameras…Continue
Added by Rachael Murphey on May 3, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Automotive junkies know just how many different vulnerabilities there are while driving a car. However, adding even the simplest car feature will greatly reduce the chance of having a car accident. Give these seven cool new car features a look.
Added by Rachael Murphey on March 24, 2017 at 1:32pm — No Comments
IT Provider is Hiring Staff to Service Auto & Trucking Dealerships Nationwide
Timonium, MD – January 23rd, 2017-- Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading Information Technology (IT) Managed Services Provider, announced today it is moving its current office in Dallas, TX to a new, larger location. The move comes as the company adds more than 30 technical support and call center positions to…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on January 23, 2017 at 6:35am — No Comments
Timonium, MD – January 11th, 2017-- Helion Automotive Technologies announced today it's celebrating the company's 20th anniversary. For 20 years Helion has been a Managed Services Provider for auto dealerships, designing and implementing proactive information technology (IT) strategies to support auto dealers' business success. One year ago Helion expanded into…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on January 11, 2017 at 6:58am — No Comments
Cybersecurity is more than just a buzzword that's hanging over from the election. This issue is a real threat to every small business, including dealerships. You may think your network is protected with a firewall and anti-virus software, but that won't stop sophisticated hackers from gaining access to your…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on January 5, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
Timonium, MD – December 12th, 2016-- Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions for auto dealers, today announced the top technology priorities for auto dealerships in 2017. As dealerships plan to improve operational efficiencies, allocating budgets to these five areas will result in strong, fast and secure IT backbones that will support new business and technology initiatives.
"Dealers often view IT as a cost of…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on December 12, 2016 at 6:12am — No Comments
Here's a scenario that unfortunately many dealers are familiar with: your star salesperson is poached by the competition. To add insult to injury, the salesperson takes with him a list of all his--and your dealership's--former customers.
Now your competition is reaping…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on December 7, 2016 at 6:47am — No Comments
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on October 17, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments
In August, Timonium, Maryland based Helion Technologies announced that 75 percent of small businesses have experienced at least one security breach within…Continue
Timonium, MD – September 26th, 2016-- Helion Automotive Technologies, a leading provider of information techology (IT) solutions for auto dealers, announced today that Erik Nachbahr will present at the AICPA National Auto Dealership Conference. In his session Dealership IT: What Matters Now and in the Future, Nachbahr will share the top…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on September 26, 2016 at 7:11am — No Comments
In the last 12 months 43% of Small to Mid-Size Businesses (SMBs) experienced a successful phishing attack, according to a July 2016 report titled…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on September 20, 2016 at 10:08am — No Comments
These days, most companies have a social media presence. Some are healthy and vibrant, while others merely exist. Regardless of how well any particular company presents itself on these channels, social media has transcended beyond the term “social media” and could now also be said to be a:
Added by sara callahan on July 26, 2016 at 5:10am — No Comments
Recently an auto dealership experienced an all-too-common security breach. An employee in the accounting department received an email from someone who he thought was the dealer asking him to initiate a $30,000 transfer from the dealership's bank account to another bank account. The accounting employee complied with the request and it was discovered later that the email was a scam. Unfortunately, there was no way to retrieve the funds.
This dealership has a state-of-the-art…Continue
Added by Erik Nachbahr, CISSP on February 11, 2016 at 8:41am — No Comments
One of the biggest issues facing dealerships in the sales process is compliance. There are a number of pitfalls dealers face. Many of these have to do with “transparency.” This basically means being certain the dealership personnel treat everyone the same -- especially when matching them up with the correct financing. Finance reserves are a hot topic right now between NADA…Continue
Added by Ken Luna on January 25, 2016 at 3:58am — No Comments
|by Robert Allen, Social Media Specialist|
Would you give one of your employee’s full ownership of your dealership website? Your television or radio spots? Or your billboard? Most likely, you answered 'no' to these questions. You…Continue
Added by CDK Global on April 8, 2015 at 9:00pm — No Comments