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Tolar Systems has been serving the Abilene area since 2000, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Four Challenges with IT Outsourcing and How to Solve Them

When a business is considering outsourcing its IT management to a managed service provider, there are often questions about whether they’ll receive a comparable – or better – level of service and support to in-house IT management. In this post we’ll talk about some of the challenges companies sometimes experience with outsourcing IT, and how Tolar Systems solves them.

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Tolar Systems Thanks Our Clients and Community For a Great 2018!

As we look forward to 2019, we thought we’d pause to say thank you to our clients and community for a year of success and accomplishments in 2018. Here are a few of the moments that made 2018 a year of growth for us.

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IT Trends Coming to Abilene Business in 2019

2018 is nearly gone, and it is time to start thinking ahead to what 2019 will bring. Tolar Systems always provides predictions of what the big IT trends are for each year, and 2019 is no different. Keep reading for what we think will be important in the coming year:

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Invest in Your Business in 2019 With a Managed Service Provider

As 2018 draws to a close, many small and medium size business owners are looking for ways to optimize their technology budgets in 2019. It is increasingly critical in today's technology environment to maintain high system availability and top notch cybersecurity to protect your users and IT infrastructure, while also leveraging IT to make your business more profitable. But is it possible to meet all three of these goals at once? 

At Tolar Systems, we believe the answer is a clear yes. Managed service providers (MSPs) provide a variety of ways to help SMBs improve data security and leverage IT for growth while reducing your IT budget. Learn more on today's blog.

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How IT Strategy Enhances Your Business

Business technology is increasingly important for small and medium-sized businesses as they prepare for 2019. Where enterprise-level companies have long been using technology to bring people together and drive overall productivity, many SMBs are somewhat newer to these opportunities. The availability of cloud resources, coupled with shifts in security, mobility, and other core technologies, makes it important for every organization, no matter what size, to have a comprehensive technology strategy.

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Top Two Business Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Like all businesses, we've learned our share of lessons. We were recently asked what some of our toughest lessons in business have been. We are always learning, but here are two decisions that we think have made the biggest difference in our growth and ability to serve our customers.

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IoT in the Real World - How the Internet of Things is Connected to Texas Business

The IoT (internet of things) isn't just for faraway places like Silicon Valley or big cities like Dallas. Internet connected devices are making a big impact on businesses and individuals right here in Abilene.

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Why Cyber Security is the Key to the Internet of Things (IoT)

If the IoT is something you see as a future rather than present concern, consider this: the IoT could have $4 trillion to $11 trillion a year in economic impact by 2025.

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Tolar Systems Launches Complete Security, Managed Cybersecurity Services for Small and Midsize Businesses

Managed Security-as-a-Service Offering Protects Small and Mid-size Businesses from Cybersecurity Threats
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Be Scared, or Be Prepared: When it Comes to Cybersecurity, the Choice Is Yours With Complete Security

As a business owner, what keeps you awake at night? Is it monsters under the bed? Things that go bump in the night? Here at Tolar Systems, we think there's something even more frightening putting your business at risk: Cybercrime. And what better time than Halloween to launch a new cybersecurity solution that protects your business from it?

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Tolar Systems Unveils New 24/7 Live Call Support Center

Tolar Systems announced today that it has unveiled a new live call support center that will deliver 24/7/365 live call answering for customers who require critical support before the next business day. 

The new call support center supplements Tolar's online portal, email and agent-based support systems, allowing Tolar Systems' customers to speak to a live representative during higher call volume times. It also allows Tolar to deliver live phone response outside of our regular business hours of 8am to 5pm Central time, Monday through Friday.

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Ransomware - How to Protect Your Business (Part 3 of 3)

Ransomware risks are growing and more businesses are vulnerable to these increasingly costly attacks. So how can your business protect itself? By following best practices at the network and user level. Learn more about the four ways users can help to reduce ransomware risk. Third in a series.

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Ransomware Risk - How to Protect Your Business from a Growing Threat (part 2 of 3)

Ransomware attacks are a growing threat facing businesses of all sizes and in every industry. These attacks aren’t just happening more often; they're becoming more expensive. Learn more about the high cost of ransomware attacks and what your business needs to do to be protected from Tolar Systems.

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Investigating the Value of Managed IT Services

Managed IT services can present a lot of benefits for small businesses. Small businesses often can't afford to hire in-house IT technicians, making managed IT services an attractive alternative for IT support and management to keep their business running efficiently. In this post, we'll cover the benefits a managed service provider can present a small business, and how an MSP delivers significant returns on your IT support investments.

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Ransomware Risk is Exploding– How to Protect Your Business (pt 1 of 3)

Ransomware. It's one of the fastest growing threats to your business, whether yours is a large organization or a small firm. Here at Tolar Systems we’ve recently seen an increase in the frequency and severity of these kinds of attacks. We’re working hard to help reduce our clients’ vulnerability, but we can’t do it alone. That is why we want to share information about ransomware risk and how to protect your business from this ever-growing threat.

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MSP 501 Newcomer Award Winner Tolar Systems Talks About Transformation

Tolar Systems' Vice President Phillip Poarch was recently interviewed by IT managed service industry publication, Channel Partners, about our recent selection as the MSP 501 Newcomer Award winner. The focus of the conversation was business transformation. Phillip's advice applies not only to other organizations in the IT industry, but really to any organization, large or small, that wants to grow and transform its business.

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Coopetition: What Is It? How Can It Help Your Business Grow?

Tolar Systems' Vice President Phillip Poarch was recently published in Channel Futures talking about coopetition, an often overlooked growth strategy. Learn more from Tolar Systems.

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Channel Futures Names Tolar Systems as a 2018 MSP 501 Special Award Winner

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(Abilene, Texas) Tolar Systems of Abilene, Texas was announced as one of several 2018 MSP 501 Special Award winners by Channel Futures on Wednesday. The awards are part of the media outlet’s annual MSP 501 ranking list and survey and were announced on the Channel Futures website and in the fall print edition of Channel Partners Online, its sister site.

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VoIP: Save Money, Work Anywhere

As a business owner, you are always looking at finding ways to manage your bottom line. The greater your profit, the faster your business can grow. One simple, yet cost effective budget item you should consider to enhance that profit is using a managed voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) system instead of a regular phone system.

VoIP leverages your Internet connection to provide phone service, and offers many other advantages. It also is a cost effective option that offers your business added flexibility and mobility. Learn more from Tolar Systems.

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Cost Effectiveness of Hiring an MSP vs. an IT Employee

As your business grows, your IT needs inevitably increase along with your business. So what do you do? There are two viable choices companies in this situation may consider: hire an IT employee to help, or engage a managed service provider (MSP). Of course, both choices require extra budget. So how do you determine which one is most cost effective for your business?

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