GadellNet Blog

Ransomware Steals and Deletes your Data

March 31, 2017

For the past few years, our team and IT teams everywhere have learned to deal with ransomware epidemic. Prevention was always preferred, but when the disaster strikes, rock-solid backups made the entire event something that can be dealt with. One of the new strains of ransomware on the market is a nightmare for organizations and their data. DynA-Crypt is one of the first major ransomware strains confirmed to ex-filtrate (steal) data. It has most of the typical ransomware damages, but increas [...]

PowerPoint Cheat Sheet

March 30, 2017

PowerPoint is something we have all been using for ages. It is usually viewed as a necessary evil, but with a few new tricks up your sleeve, it won't seem nearly as bad. Whether your audience is internal or external, being a whiz during the creation of your PowerPoint and the presentation itself will impress your boss, coworkers, and prospective clients. Here are the top 10 PowerPoint shortcuts to save you time and make you look like an expert:   [...]

Spring Cleaning your Tech

March 29, 2017

It's that time of year again. Spring is in the air and our urge to get things tidied up is becoming strong. Whether ingrained in us from our grandmothers or mother nature herself, there is no denying it is time for spring cleaning. Your closets and garage shouldn't be the only areas you focus on this year. Your tech could probably use a little help this spring too. As Q1 draws to an end, take a little time to get organized so you can enter the next phase feeling refreshed and ready to take on [...]

Why is Transformation our Mission?

March 27, 2017

Our mission since 2012 has been clear: “Unleash the Potential of Businesses and Schools”. Every decision, hire, strategic move, conversation or performance review is tied back to our values. Our employees are hired based on their ability to help us, themselves and our clients grow, take 100% responsibility, and to make an impact. These values add up to one thing - transformation. Transformation is defined as a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance. If we pick that apart, yo [...]

Technology Integration and the 21st Century Learner

March 23, 2017

What does technology integration look like for the 21st Century learner? How can you begin to use technology to bring your classroom to life?  Are students participating as an observer, designer, presenter, or creator? Today in education, students are becoming more at the center of learning. May educators are moving away from a day that contains all lecture-based instruction and teacher-led activities. Students are being asked to actively participate in a different way than 20-30 years ago. St [...]

Press Release: GadellNet Adds Education Tech Specialist

March 20, 2017

MARCH 20, 2017, ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, GadellNet Technology Solutions is proud to announce a new role within our company to better serve our k-12 education clients. The newly created Education Technology Specialist will focus on process, documentation, transition, and training. These 4 imperatives will be improved through diagramming school processes and GadellNet’s role in those processes, structuring documentation to be consistent across all our schools, managing the transition process of any [...]

Protecting Student Data

March 16, 2017

Data-driven decision making has been a growing theme in education as much as business.  As concerns about student progress and proficiency increase, and measurements of all sorts work towards making student growth more transparent, the amount of data on each child that calls our schools part of her community proliferates. But in a culture where consumers increasingly hand out their personal data without a short second of reflection, why should we care about the trove of data currently compil [...]

Risks of a cut-rate provider

March 13, 2017

Many small businesses are turning to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) as Outsourced IT Departments. The day-to-day tech needs and strategic management tend to be too demanding for the average small business owner. Managed Service Providers are able to step in and take over, leaving time for small business owners to spend more time doing whatever it is they are best at. With an increasingly crowded market, cut-rate MSPs are starting to pop up. Good tech can be costly, so these cut-rate providers [...]

Web Accessibility: New Imperatives, Same Mission

March 8, 2017

If your school receives public funding and is accessible by “the public” at large, your website may be the focus of an accessibility review by the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Web accessibility is drawing lots of attention from K12 school leaders as OCR reviews have picked up in the last 18 months, but the recent round of visibility isn’t something “out of the blue”. We are seeing concern about the web because the Internet is a main conduit for learning, [...]

Grace Hopper

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we wanted to share a little about a woman who was a trailblazer in the technology field. She held a Ph. D. in mathematics from Yale University, was a Naval Rear Admiral, and a pioneer in computer language. Grace Hopper’s most notable accomplishment was creating the first compiler for a computer language which lead to the development of COBOL. She also created standards with which to test computer systems against. Before her military career, she was [...]