ATLANTA--(Just Right Auto Sales opened in 2007; the founders wanted to focus their time and energy on serving customers and growing the business rather than on IT issues. With that as a backdrop, the Just Right Auto Sales team easily chose Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY), a leading provider of IT and communications services to small businesses, to provide their complete communications and IT needs, including voice and broadband solutions.)--When
“Large enterprises have relied on cloud offerings for the last several years to streamline costs, increase reliability and scale quickly”
Based outside of Atlanta, Just Right Auto Sales is an automobile sales and financing business which provides customers with easy and personalized automotive financing needs. Customers purchase vehicles directly from Just Right and also make auto payments with in-house financing.
From the initial contact with the Cbeyond sales team and throughout the installation process, Just Right Auto Sales was extremely satisfied with the unparalleled, face-to-face customer service and dedicated support person that Cbeyond provided. In fact, within months of signing up for the initial communications services, Just Right Auto Sales added other Cbeyond applications including Secure Backup and Web Hosting.
While Shawn Bordeaux, Just Right Auto Sales' chief information officer and his team had streamlined their IT and communications needs by working with Cbeyond, he hadn’t found an efficient way to manage the backup and maintenance of the company’s onsite server – a task that, at times, took up to 30 hours a month. In addition, managing the maintenance of the company’s onsite server cost up to $3,000 a month.
Bordeaux had considered a cloud-based server option in the past, but had been concerned about potential security issues. He felt comfortable selecting Cbeyond’s Cloud Server offering because of his experience with the company’s other applications and its reputation as Microsoft’s 2009 Hosting Partner of the Year.
Now, Just Right Auto Sales uses Cbeyond’s cloud server offering to house financial records and for reporting purposes. The server also hosts crucial customer data and accounting software (i.e. QuickBooks Enterprise) and has used the cloud server to create a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) site to which they can easily send and extract files from safely.
By having a server in the cloud, Bordeaux also is able to automatically back-up all critical files nightly and he has created a personalized application that generates daily financial reports, which is essential to their business needs.
“Cbeyond’s virtual server keeps my sanity in check,” Bordeaux said. “Having a cloud server has saved me an exponential amount of time, dramatically increased my productivity and has saved us money by eliminating outsourcing other resources.”
Cbeyond Cloud Services, a division of Cbeyond, integrates and simplifies business-class technology services in the cloud for small and medium businesses in more than 60 countries around the world.
“Large enterprises have relied on cloud offerings for the last several years to streamline costs, increase reliability and scale quickly,” said Brooks Robinson, president of the Cbeyond Cloud Services division. “Throughout our history, Cbeyond has made these enterprise-class services simple and affordable for small and medium-sized businesses to help them be competitive and grow. Our cloud services are delivered through our world-class data centers; providing enhanced data security, reliability and peace of mind for busy entrepreneurs.”
Cbeyond will be hosting a series of live educational webinars on how the cloud will help small businesses grow. “Bringing Clarity to the Cloud” will take place on February 23 at 2:00 p.m. EST and March 1 at 3:00 p.m. EST, and “Don't Be a Server Hugger - Take Your Data to the Cloud for Enhanced Security and Redundancy” will take place on March 16 at 2:00 EST. Interested participants can register for these events at Cbeyond.net/webinar.
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About Just Right Auto Sales
Just Right Auto Sales located in Duluth, Georgia is an auto sales and financing business, which opened its corporate headquarters in 2007. Customers are able to purchase their vehicle directly from Just Right Auto Sales and make auto payments with in-house financing. Just Right Auto Sales also reports loan payment history to the major credit agencies, which is a huge value add to their customers.
For more than 10 years, Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBEY) has provided small businesses with leading IT and communications solutions. Serving customers throughout the U.S., Cbeyond offers more than 30 productivity-enhancing applications including local and long-distance voice, broadband Internet, mobile, BlackBerry(R), voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing, virtual private networking and cloud services. Winning over 50 awards for product innovation, growth and providing a quality customer experience, Cbeyond continues to focus on helping small businesses succeed and grow through high-performance technology, superior services and world-class support. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.Twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.