Dealer Insights - IT

Advice on the most effective ways
to ensure your IT systems are always
available and your dealership is secure.

IT Insights

The Security Risks of Outdated Software

There are always early adopters of technology – using the latest and greatest in their business and personal lives – and late adopters, who would rather let all the kinks get worked out by someone else first. And who needs a huge disruption to their business – to their life – just to upgrade technology that’s working just fine? You know the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”


Should you move your DMS to the Cloud?

Many leading dealers are moving their DMS to external hosting, so it’s a good time to think about the strategy that’s best for you.


Hosting versus managing your own server

When you calculate the real cost of maintaining your own server, there's much more to consider than simply buying the hardware.


Top 5 best practices to look after your DMS server

Anything could happen. You need to be prepared.


Are you forward thinking or left behind?

Remove the pain from the Dealer Management System. There's a customised cloud waiting for you.


The answer lies in the cloud: How to protect your Dealership.

Have peace of mind in your Dealer Management System.


Do you see the value in Disaster Recovery?

You leave your dealership for the day, your DMS server is running and your backup tape is safely stored off site. You wouldn’t have left it on top of the server, would you?


Latest Insights - Customer experience


How Soon is Soon?

Watch the video to hear why speed and a quality response make all the difference with today's automotive customers.

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What’s your name again?

David Loveday, International Product Manager at CDK Global, advises the best ways to delight your customers every time they call your dealership.

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About CDK Global

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