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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.

The Importance of Buy-In

A regional oil and gas magazine recently shared this remark from Tolar Systems' founder, Lance Tolar, on the topic of I.T. security: “I think people fail to ask the right questions early. Organizational security, I.T. security, is about establishing and practicing good processes as much as it is about investing in good solutions. If you don't have corporate buy-in and a good culture not only to create good I.T. policies, but also practice them, users are going to find ways to circumvent. That's what you want to avoid.”

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Professional Email Addresses: 5 Benefits of Branded Email

“The only thing that is constant is change." --Heraclitus

Having a professional email address is crucial to the branding of your business. Branded email simply indicates the customization of email for a business. Instead of using a free email server like yahoo or gmail, a branded email looks like this: . Branded email not only simplifies and secures your data management, but it gives you control over brand consistency - an effective, and critical, step in a branding strategy. But most importantly, the negative impact that generic email has on your brand proves that branded email is the only reasonable selection for a business. For that reason alone it is cost-effective! But here are 5 more ways your company benefits from branded email.

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BYOD 2: Top 10 Elements of a Written BYOD Policy

BYOD: A Written Policy

On the surface, BYOD (or “Bring Your Own Device”) seems simple: let employees bring their own tablets and smartphones to work. Save a bundle on hardware. Keep your staff happy and more productive at the same time. But while it may have gone on “under the radar” for quite some time, BYOD is a trend in the modern business world that can no longer be ignored.

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BYOD 1: Balancing the Benefits and the Risks of BYOD in the Workplace

“The only thing that is constant is change."
--Heraclitus

The printing press, the steam engine, the light bulb, the personal computer: all of these have revolutionized the world. And each new invention carried with it something all captains of industry learned to crave: opportunity. Opportunity takes a set of circumstances and views them in the light of possibility. But it also requires awareness of potential problems, and the imagination to provide solutions - maybe even before the problems arise.

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Collaborative File Sharing Problems...Solved!

Problems with Company Document Management and Collaborative File Sharing

Collaborative file sharing is an essential part of team efficiency and productivity, but unfortunately it can be troublesome and messy. In the past, when employees needed to collaborate on a file, they would each save a copy on their local machines and then email it to each other each time changes were made. This system creates several issues. For example, there are now multiple versions of the document. How can you tell which one is the most recent? Also, it may be difficult to track down documents, and waiting on a co-worker to email a document can sometimes create a bottleneck in the work flow.

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Information Technology in a Changing World

Publication Cites Tolar Systems President

The business world is changing fast, and the main reason it is changing fast is because it is being driven by information technology, more commonly referred to, today, as simply “I.T.”

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