August 12, 2014
Qualities of a Top-Notch IT Help Desk
We’ve all been there: waiting on hold for 20 minutes at a time, having to ask for a manager time and time again, getting confused by jargon. When you’re having a technical difficulty, getting up and running is a first priority, and having to deal with a slow and confusing IT support member is aggravating. [...]
August 5, 2014
Managed IT: 4 Signs You Need it Now!
“We’re experiencing technical difficulty” seems to be the most common excuse on the planet these days. Keep your business afloat with managed IT services, and avoid the clichés of technical failure. Services bring you a staff of professionals at a fraction of the cost of hiring an IT specialist for your business. Take advantage of [...]
August 1, 2014
4 Ways to Use Big Data to Better Market Your Business
Big data is a huge driving force in the business world to determine what, where, when and to whom to sell. Though big data resists being defined, it is commonly considered any data that is too massive to utilize with an excel spreadsheet. According to IBM, the world now generates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data [...]
July 8, 2014
5 Reasons to Switch to a Cloud Backup Service
Imagine your office is hit with a flood, tornado, system failure, lethal virus, power surge, hard drive failure. How long could you realistically afford to be down? Weeks? Days? Minutes? Choosing the right backup solution for your important data is like insurance for your business. We hope you never have to use it, but it [...]
June 4, 2014
Joe Gadell Listed as a Top Young Entrepreneur
Joe Gadell, GadellNet’s President and Chief Technology Officer, was listed as a Top Young Entrepreneur in Small Business Monthly for his work in building GadellNet as a top IT consulting provider in St. Louis and Indianapolis. See the article here: http://www.pageturnpro.com/St-Louis-Small-Business-Monthly/58646-STL-SBM-June-2014/index.html#28
May 29, 2014
How to Protect Yourself Against a Data Breach
This week, Ebay was fortunate enough to add itself to the famed list of public corporations with a customer information security breach. Take it as a compliment, Ebay, it means you’re popular! Everyone wants a piece of you. Unfortunately, that means everybody wants a piece of you as consumers, too. On a site like Ebay, [...]
May 7, 2014
7 Trends in Information Technology
Are you having trouble keeping up with the constantly evolving world of Information Technology? Unsure of what’s in store for 2014 and early 2015? GadellNet keeps a keen eye on what’s hot in information technology to spot the trends you need to know about. Here are 7 trends in particular that we expect to get [...]
April 18, 2014
9 Reasons to Outsource your IT
There is no question that technology drives business. It plays a key role in everything from your phone systems, data security, network infrastructures, sales, and to everything in-between. There are some considerations of potential hidden costs with keeping your IT in-house. Here are some of the key areas of consideration to help you analyze whether [...]
April 10, 2014
Heartbleed Flaw: Urgent Update
Hi Everyone, We would like to bring to your attention an issue that affects the security of your personal data online. There was a serious software bug – now called Heartbleed – discovered in OpenSSL this week. OpenSSL helps secure your data when visiting websites that provide services such as e-mail, online banking, and online [...]
March 12, 2014
Are you prepared for tomorrow’s data breach?
Sure, there once was a time when being a small to medium sized business with little brand awareness had its advantages. For example, you were a lot less likely to be targeted by hackers. Often when people think of data breaches and security threats, they typically think of huge conglomerates being the focus of hackers [...]
February 11, 2014
The Value of Cloud Services for Small Business
By Lauren Stacye, GadellNet Blogger & Marketing Guru As more and more businesses are jumping onto the cloud bandwagon, the value of these services are also becoming more apparent to small business. For starters, cloud technology is the great equalizer in the business world; technology that was once too expensive for small businesses, but heavily used [...]
January 21, 2014
BI is Critical for Small Business- How to Get the Right Intelligence
By Lauren Stacye, GadellNet Blogger & Marketing Guru Business intelligence is quite the buzzword these days, especially when it comes to big data and enterprise level organizations. However, small businesses also produce a lot of data and without analytics, they lack the abilities to understand what their true ROI is, what efforts are/aren’t working and [...]
January 14, 2014
Mobility & Business- 5 Best Practices for Mobile Security Policies
Mobile technologies have transformed the way we live and how we do business- in a fantastic way! Mobility has given businesses and employees the gift of flexibility, increased communication and faster results, among other benefits. However, cyber criminals have caught on to our growing use of mobile devices and have begun working hard to exploit [...]
January 3, 2014
What Can Snapchat’s Lack of Cyber Security Teach Business Owners?
By Lauren Stacye, GadellNet Tech Blogger, Marketing Guru and Communications Manager Hackers have done it again! In case you haven’t heard, Snapchat was recently hacked which resulted in 4.6 million users names and phone numbers being publically posted. However, unlike the also recent Target security breach, hacktivists were the culprits and opted to post only [...]
December 26, 2013
Technology Booming in the Midwest- Why We Expanded to Indianapolis
Hoosier tech firm?!? In the land of the Indiana Hoosiers, there are a lot of firms that could be your technology firm. Indianapolis is home to some amazing tech firms like, iGoDigital, Teradata and Cha-Cha… and what has been apparent to us at GadellNet for a while now is definitely catching on outside: the Midwest [...]
December 19, 2013
Security Breach at Target- Shop With Caution
By: the GadellNet Update Team Shoppers be careful! Almost 40 million Target customers had their credit and debit card information stolen by thieves over a recent 19 day period. Even though thieves will only be able to use a small percentage of data taken from those cards, there are some immediate precautions to consider as [...]
December 18, 2013
Managed Service Providers- Providing More Than Just Service
By Lauren Stacye, GadellNet Tech Blogger, Marketing Guru and Communications Manager There has been a lot of buzz on Managed Service Providers (MSP’s) in the past few years. In case you’re unfamiliar with this, a MSP is a service provider that manages and assumes responsibility for providing certain services to their clients. While a large [...]
December 10, 2013
Want to Join GadellNet- We’re Hiring!
Are you interested in working for a progressive, state-of-the-art IT Consulting Firm? Are you passionate, innovative, and customer-focused? If so, GadellNet is always looking for exceptional IT professionals to join their staff of dedicated consultants. Please e-mail email@example.com with your resume and cover letter for consideration. We’re currently have the following openings: Director of Applications [...]
Serving the Community… One Entrepreneur at a Time
By Lauren Stacye, GadellNet Tech Blogger, Marketing Guru and Communications Manager Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to support a great new start-up called Launch Code. If there are 2 things GadellNet is passionate about, they’re entrepreneurship and strengthening the community (and obviously technology!). So we were thrilled to learn of this entrepreneurial venture… [...]
December 4, 2013
GadellNet Recognized by the St. Louis Regional Chamber as Arcus Award Finalist
At its inaugural Arcus Awards on Tuesday evening, November 26, the St. Louis Regional Chamber honored GadellNet as one of the leaders propelling the St. Louis region forward. Out of hundreds of nominations, GadellNet was selected by a panel of distinguished business scholars and business executives as one of five finalists for the Arcus Award [...]
December 2, 2013
It’s a Disaster! 5 Reasons Why DRP’s are Over-looked… & 5 Reasons They’re Also Necessary
By Lauren Stacye, GadellNet Tech Blogger, Marketing Guru and Communications Manager It’s never fun to plan for something you DON’T want to happen, especially if what you’re planning for can potentially wreak havoc on your business and finances. However, planning for disasters are necessary. Why? Let’s start with an example: Hurricane Katrina. Louisiana, circa 2005, [...]
November 25, 2013
How to Identify & Avoid PC Threats
By Lauren Stacye: GadellNet Tech Blogger, Marketing Guru and Communications Manager Last week we discussed how viruses can still infect computers despite having an Antivirus program… and how the core of that issue originates from threats users encounter every day. So identifying PC threats is more of a challenge than meets the eye. Computer, or [...]
November 18, 2013
Viruses & Their Cunning Abilities to Sneak through Antivirus Protection
By Lauren Stacye: GadellNet Tech Blogger, Marketing Guru and Communications Manager First of all, it’s important to know that viruses are forms of Malware- malicious software designed to exploit your computer’s vulnerabilities. So viruses carry out their malicious intent by attaching and replicating themselves on computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of hard [...]
August 26, 2013
GadellNet #1421 Fastest Growing Company in the US according to Inc. 5000
Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000 GADELLNET Ranks No. 1421 on the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 and #11 in Missouri! NEW YORK, August 22, 2013 — Inc. magazine today ranked GadellNet Consulting Services, LLC as #1421 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing [...]
May 28, 2013
GadellNet Achieves Clio Certified Consultant Status
GadellNet recently became Clio certified! The application, which was created in tandem with the Bar Associations and Law Societies across America, is a program which was created as an easy and functional web-based legal practice management system. As part of the Clio Certified Consultant Program, GadellNet is now an expert at empoweringfuture clients to be [...]
May 16, 2013
GadellNet Works with Client to Donate PCs to Ugandan Orphanage
GadellNet and one of their managed services client, Browning Investments, in Indianapolis – paired together to donate gently used laptops to a small orphanage in Uganda. Many of these kids had never seen a laptop before and this is an incredible way to help improve their lives through technology.
April 9, 2013
Should Small Businesses Outsource IT or Keep it In-House?
Lately, it might appear as if everybody is discussing outsourcing their IT services. Some small businesses are leery of doing this but how do you know if outsourcing is right for you, and what exactly are the benefits? Keep reading to learn about just a few of the many benefits that outsourcing IT holds for [...]
February 22, 2013
Increase Your Businesses Efficiency with ERP Tools
Companies have been using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools for a while because they have proven to be effective in enhancing performance and productivity. But do you know how this solution can help your organization? The best benefit an ERP offers is probably its central database system. It means that even if data is originated [...]
December 24, 2012
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
When planning to protect your business against potential disasters or accidents, you need to create a disaster recovery plan based on the different departments of your company. This plan should include an IT system and infrastructure recovery strategy due to its importance in the operation of your business. The two principal parts of a disaster [...]
December 10, 2012
The Top 5 Benefits of Cloud Computing for Businesses
Cloud computing seems to be the trending topic in the corporate world. Whomever hasn’t implemented this solution yet is probably thinking of doing so in the near future. If your company hasn’t outsourced its IT system to a cloud computing vendor, you might be wondering what the fuss is all about. Why are businesses choosing [...]
December 3, 2012
The Benefits of Outsourcing IT Systems and Services
Running a small or medium-sized business is challenging. It requires effectively managing different departments of the company without neglecting its core activity. For most of these businesses, coordinating an IT department can be overwhelming and expensive. Outsourcing internal IT systems and services is often the best solution for companies wanting to create a long-term strategy [...]
November 16, 2012
GadellNet’s Pay I.T. Forward Program Helps Local Charities
GadellNet has recently donated PCs, through St. Louis University’s Service Leadership Program, to the North Grand Neighborhood Services group, where it will be used by low income individuals who are assembling their resumes in search of jobs. GadellNet’s Pay IT Forward has donated over 45 PCs this year to local, needy, institutions in St. Louis [...]
September 26, 2012
GadellNet Featured in Prominent CRN Blog
GadellNet’s Nick Smarrelli was recently featured in the CRN Blog discussing managing limited bandwidth. GadellNet was chosen as a national expert and requested to write a 600+ word discussion on the topic. GadellNet supports many of its clients with managing their bandwidth – approaching it from both a technical perspective, but also understanding the HR [...]
September 6, 2012
GadellNet Featured as a Small Business “Best in Business” Consulting Firm
GadellNet was recently noted as a BEST IN BUSINESS company for St. Louis Small Business Monthly. The award featured 18 of the top consulting firms in the St. Louis area who “won’t settle for just good enough”. GadellNet was nominated by Small Business Monthly readers for being one of the best consulting firms in St. [...]
July 20, 2012
GadellNet Supports United Way
GadellNet is continuing its promise to help the community it serves by attending a recent United Way event. GadellNet’s leadership team serves on the board of the Young Leadership Society – a perfect opportunity to give back while networking with like-minded young leaders. Members have the chance to attend intimate events with business and civic [...]
July 13, 2012
GadellNet’s Cloud Computing Services
GadellNet Consulting Services, a leading St. Louis and Indianapolis provider of outsourced IT solutions, today announced it has added cloud computing to its service offering to help local businesses take advantage of the benefits of this powerful new computing model. “We are very pleased to be offering cloud services,” said Tom Stemm, CEO of [...]
June 20, 2012
GadellNet Hires Software Developer
GadellNet is proud to introduce James Crain to our software development team. James is a graduate of Mizzou with a solid foundation of analytical thinking and process design. He brings a wealth of experience in website development, database design, and custom application development. He is strong is C#, jQuery, Visual Studio 2010, .NET, SQL Databases [...]
June 8, 2012
GadellNet Hires Three Employees in June!
June has already been a very busy month for Hanley Industrial Court’s GadellNet, a small business IT consulting organization,. They have recently hired James Knight into a full-time role as a Network Engineer on their managed services help desk team. James has over 6 years of experience in supporting network and systems infrastructure with the [...]
June 6, 2012
We are Hiring! Software Developer Needed for a Full-Time Role
GadellNet Consulting Services, LLC is seeking a highly energized and self-motivated candidate to provide consulting expertise to our client base, as well as internal to the organization. Candidates with experience in software development will be responsible for the execution of day-to-day activities within the software development function of the company. The developer will be expected [...]
April 1, 2012
GadellNet Hosts Its First Hands-On Cloud Seminar
GadellNet in partnership with Microsoft and Premier Knowledge Solutions hosted a seminar on Microsoft’s “Cloud Based” Office 365 Suite of Applications. The event was attended by a number of individuals interested in learning more about the benefits that the new products from Microsoft had to offer. The participants got a hands on experience to determine [...]
February 29, 2012
GadellNet Featured in the St. Louis Business Journal – February 17, 2012
January 26, 2012
GadellNet Hires Elaine Nicks as Director, Networking
GadellNet is thrilled to welcome Elaine Nicks to be the Director of Networking for our help desk team. Her responsibilities will be to facilitate the Scaleable growth of the “GadellNet Experience” and Implement process improvements to deliver superior Customer Service. Additional responsibilities include: Business Development Management of the Networking Team and the Customer Care program [...]
January 10, 2012
GadellNet Hires Sales Leader
GadellNet recently hired James Forbes to be our Outside Sales Leader for the St. Louis market. He will be responsible for business development and creating brand awareness in the St. Louis market. Welcome to the team!
November 1, 2011
GadellNet Hires Sr. Network Engineer
GadellNet recently hired Terri Ward as a Tier 2 Network Engineer for the Managed Services Team. Terri joins our team with over 7 years of IT support and implementation experience. Welcome to the team Terri!
October 28, 2011
GadellNet is Raising Money for Men’s Health with Movember
This November, some members of GadellNet have decided to donate their face to raising awareness about cancers that affect men. Their commitment is the growth of a moustache for the entire month of Movember, which we know will generate conversation, controversy and laughter. We are doing this because: • 1 in 2 men will be [...]
September 16, 2011
GadellNet Chosen as Cisco Ignite Partner for St. Louis, MO!
GadellNet attended the Cisco Ignite Conference in Las Vegas – chosen as one of 45 small business IT providers nationally to attend this conference as a leader for the St. Louis region.
September 9, 2011
GadellNet Attends the Missouri Growth Association Fall Event
In September, GadellNet attended the Missouri Growth Association Fall Networking event at the Chase Park Plaza as the preferred IT provider for the MGA – helping to promote St. Louis business and growth. Pictures will be posted shortly. GadellNet is the preferred IT provider for both networking and development for the Missouri Growth Association!
September 6, 2011
GadellNet is seeking a Sr. Network Engineer to join its fast- growing team.
GadellNet is seeking a Sr. Network Engineer with experience in multi-protocol network engineering and network-level security, as well as a solid understanding of how Windows and Unix systems are networked. See this post for details.
June 14, 2011
GadellNet Hires Office Manager
GadellNet welcomes Veronica Ostuni to the GadellNet team into the newly created position of Office Manager! Veronica will be the new voice on the phone to help fulfill GadellNet’s promise of timely communication and customer support.
May 30, 2011
Welcome back Doug O’Donnell and Chad Nelson.
GadellNet welcomes back two employees this summer! Doug O’Donnell recently graduated from Missouri University of Science and Technology and has accepted a full time position as a Network Engineer. Chad Nelson returns as an intern for a second summer and will be working with GadellNet’s development team.
April 25, 2011
New Hire: Shawn Clarkson, Network Engineer
GadellNet welcomes Shawn Clarkson to the Networking Team! Shawn has over 11 years of experience with Windows Server platforms, SQL Server, Sisco, SAN Infrastructures, and VMWare software. Shawn will be responsible for managing and maintaining our larger customer projects.
April 12, 2011
GadellNet has moved offices to 1254 Hanley Industrial Court in Brentwood. The move was completed in a single weekend so there was no downtime in our operations. See the post for pictures and more info about our new home.
April 3, 2011
It’s Joe Gadell’s Birthday!
Happy Birthday, Joe! See the post for some trivia about one of the GadellNet team’s leaders (and our namesake!)
February 1, 2011
GadellNet launches Pay IT Forward, sending computers to kids in need
GadellNet has partnered with an elementary school in the Philippines to give the students access to computers. Pay It Forward aims to give these children opportunities they otherwise wouldn’t have by donating used computer equipment that is being cycled out by GadellNet’s customers.
December 22, 2010
GadellNet Becomes a Member of the MSP Alliance
The MSP (Managed Services Providers) Alliance is a community of trusted, accredited IT firms. MSP’s – including GadellNet – use remote troubleshooting and monitoring to efficiently manage customer IT needs and provide predictable IT costs.
December 1, 2010
End of Movember
As November comes to an end, so does Movember. After raising over $6,000 for Men’s Health research, several GadellNet team members prepare for next Movember by shaving once again. If you’d like to join GadellNet’s Movember team, please contact us and help us make a difference!
November 1, 2010
It’s November – Or Should we say MOVEMBER?
Several GadellNet members will join the Movember campaign to raise awareness about cancer in men. For the month of November, men from all over the world will grow and/or groom their moustaches to generate conversation, discussion, and awareness about cancer and encourage donations to the Movember Foundation.
October 25, 2010
GadellNet continues web updates based on our current and potential customer feedback.
In our on-going pursuit to give our customers the best service possible, we have prepare a survey for our current customers. These surveys are reviewed by GadellNet’s leadership team to keep our services at or ahead of your expectations. Also, follow us on Twitter!
October 15, 2010
Introducing GadellNet’s Two Newest Employees
GadellNet welcomes Eric Stehlin and Clayton Zimmermann to the team! Eric is a US Marine Corps Reservist with five years of experience in setting up secure networks and will work with clients on installations and configurations. Clayton joins GadellNet with two years of help desk experience and will manage preventive maintenance and provide our customers with live support.