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How important is SIEM?

I realize this is a digital MARKETING forum, but I am wondering if anyone else has dealt with this issue.

I am told that I am out of compliance with GM guidelines of complying with federal law.  I feel like I am being coerced into subscribing to SIEM.  My network people feel it's overkill, but the GM IT people say that dealerships are targeted, so 24/7 monitoring is required.  I don't want to pay $175 per month for this.

Is anyone else have this SIEM compliance in their…


Added by Tom Hawkins on December 9, 2012 at 7:48pm — 2 Comments

Sales Manager Pay Plan help...

I have a small, rural dealership (Chevy) that sells 45-50 retail a month and looking to grow to at least 75.  I have a younger brother as a sales manager and I need to give him a base + incentive pay plan.  I am looking for ideas on how to structure one. 

If you have a few minutes, just jot down the basics of how a sales manager should be paid....I would appreciate it.  He responds to incentives that compensate him for reaching certain goals.

Thanks for considering to…


Added by Tom Hawkins on October 30, 2012 at 6:35pm — 5 Comments

Sample Ads for Fixed Ops Director or Service Manager

I am a small, rural Chevy dealer needing to replace my Fixed Operations leader.  I was wondering if anyone had in their "digital file" a copy of a job posting ad for this position.  It could even be for a Service Manager.  I haven't done this for awhile and thought I should use some of the smart dealers on this forum to give me some tips.

Is it OK to ask for help like this?  Hope so...or rebuke me if not.  Thanks for the consideration.

You can email me directly if you like at…


Added by Tom Hawkins on October 30, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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