GadellNet Blog

Being more productive with Google Apps: Gmail and Calendar

September 28, 2015

GadellNet is proud to support a number of schools who are or have recently become Google Apps for Education schools.  As these teachers and administrators have adopted Google tools, we have been assembling some best practices for each app within the Google toolset.  This month, we’ll be looking at tips and tricks for two power-house Google productivity apps -- Gmail and Google Calendar -- and walking through the top tips that help schools shave minutes off thousands of emails and calendar ap [...]

Learning Together: Faculty and Students Moving Ahead with Technology

September 25, 2015

When Andrea Woods addresses her “techsperts”, she doesn’t answer many questions.  Instead, she asks, “Who have you checked with?” and “Where have you looked for that answer?”  Woods is interested in building  capacity within these students to solve their own technical problems by seeking answers through digital means and their relationships with peers.  Only when these two sources come up short does she allow them to check in with her.   The “Techsperts [...]

Do you really need a Strong Password?

September 23, 2015

Yes. We at GadellNet believe a strong password is the first line of defense when it comes to data security against online attacks. Passwords like password or 12345 are easily cracked. Using these weak passwords across multiple accounts is even worse. Security systems are carefully crafted to be impenetrable, but if you let a hacker right in with a weak password, you could compromise that entire system. How Attacks Happen To understand fully why you need to make your password unique and lon [...]

Beating out the Big Brands: 5 ways to Attract and Keep Customers

September 17, 2015

Small businesses are constantly fighting the big dog in their industry. We all know about Starbucks and we know what to expect when we go there, but what about that great coffee and tea place around the corner? They might craft a much better chai latte, but even in your own town- have you heard of them? When you are a small business owner, you take pride in what you do and try to deliver the best products and services to your customers. While you’ve got your nose to the grindstone, however, yo [...]

The GadellNet Top 10: Employee Productivity

September 15, 2015

Advances in technology have created ways for employees to become more productive, but it has also created more distractions for them with social media and the overall influence of the web. The world of business has changed, seemingly overnight, and continues to morph every day. Our smartphones are one large piece of the puzzle that blend our work and personal lives. It can be hard to draw the line between the two but with millennials craving more work-life balance in their careers, it isn’t al [...]

Calling in a Service Request just got better

September 14, 2015

When you call in a service request, you most likely leave a voicemail and on of our Service Desk Engineers gets back to you in a timely manner based on the level of your service request. GadellNet is introducing queuing to our phone systems, which betters your chances of talking to a Service Desk Engineer the first time around. What used to happen:  the phone rings a few times you leave a voicemail with your name, number, and details about your service request a member of the [...]

Outsourced IT Consulting Company moves office to Indianapolis

September 11, 2015

GadellNet, a St. Louis based Outsourced IT Company, moved its Indianapolis branch and its 14 employees all under one roof on Indianapolis’ north side to the area of Carmel. With Indianapolis as an emerging technology hub and Carmel as an established arts and cultural haven, it was the perfect fit for the company culture and employees of GadellNet Indianapolis. The Indianapolis office opened two years ago and has grown to $2M since that time with employees working largely from home. As an awa [...]

The Tech Review all CEOs should do

September 8, 2015

Whether you are the vision creator of a startup or leading the charge of an established corporation, technology is changing and with that, your business practices around technology might need a refresh. Leaving all of your company’s tech-related decisions up to the CIO or CTO isn’t enough anymore. Creating a strategy around technology is essential to define your company’s path forward so as the CEO, get involved. To make sure you are starting in the right place and heading in the right dir [...]

Mobile Device Management Webinar

September 2, 2015

If you allow personal devices on your network and have security concerns as it pertains to mobile devices that access your corporate data, review our Mobile Device Management webinar. We are educating on  Mobile Device Management and Guru Mobility. You will learn more about: Visibility of mobile assets Centralized application control Remote wipe And more This discussion is led by GadellNet's Director of Managed Services, Chad Menard. You will learn about M [...]

The GadellNet Top 10: Asset Management

  Maintaining control of IT assets will help avoid unplanned expenses. That is the main reason it is so important to take control of your assets including data and software. When it comes to technology, it can be hard to stay on budget but proper asset management will be one less thing to sort out when it comes to your IT planning and budgeting. There are other perks to staying on top of your assets such as providing easy access to information and increasing productivity due to a better [...]