RETAIL Solutions: RideNow Powersports of Tempe, Arizona

RideNow Powersports is the country’s  premier motorcycle, ATV and watercraft dealership group with 22 locations across United States and more than 600 employees.  Managing both corporate and branch-office IT responsibilities from the company’s Tempe headquarters, IT Director Joe Hennessy knew he needed a cloud-based solution that would be easy to deploy and provide a unified Wi-Fi network across all locations.  He selected D-Link’s CloudCommand-powered solution for its blend of affordability and management features.

Hennessy configured the network sitting at his desk, and he’s halfway through the installation.  After registering the access points through his CloudCommand dashboard, he ships them to the store managers who plug them in and allow them to self configure.  In minutes, another dealership comes online and is fully operational.  Back in Tempe, Hennessy can monitor the status of each location.  To ensure network privacy, he uses CloudCommand’s highest security setting, IDA.

“We are a large, geographically diverse operation and we’re bringing Wi-Fi online for the first time,” Hennessy said.  “Some dealerships may have technical expertise, but many don’t.  It was critical to deploy a cloud-based solution that I could manage remotely in real time.  Not only is the CloudCommand-based solution affordable, but it delivers the core management features I need to provide business wireless.”

About PowerCloud Systems
PowerCloud Systems is the leading online software platform provider for enabling Networking as a Service (NaaS). Its CloudCommand technology provides OEMs and service providers with the most powerful and cost-effective path for adding comprehensive cloud capabilities to their new and existing networking equipment. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., PowerCloud Systems is a spin-out from PARC that is funded by Qualcomm Ventures, Walden Venture Capital, Javelin Venture Partners and PARC. For more information, visit www.powercloudsystems.com.

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