GadellNet Blog

Data Breaches Cost More Than You Think

April 27, 2017

In the last couple of years, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has become more aggressive in enforcing HIPAA regulations. Besides being catastrophic for your business and your public image, data breaches can also lead to stiff fines from the Office for Civil Rights.  Check out this article about Metro Community Provider Network’s email phishing incident, and how it led to the discovery that they had not performed proper risk assessments.  They w [...]

Why you need a vCTO

A Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is becoming a staple for all successful companies, of any size, in any industry. Once thought of as a luxury, it is now essential to have this tech savvy, business-minded professional on your side and on your leadership team. In recent conversations with other business owners about CTOs, I realized just how vital this role is, especially for small business longevity and success. A Chief Technology Officer, sometimes called a Chief Information Officer, is re [...]

Tech for your Backyard

It's warming up! The time has come again for backyard barbecues, hanging out on the deck, and taking your evening meals al fresco. Getting the most out of your back yard can be aided by a few technologies, most of which can be controlled through your smartphone. Whether you are entertaining the masses or just having a quiet evening in the backyard with your family, use a few of these technologies to make your backyard your oasis. 1. Leave the grill without worry If you're the grill master, the [...]

Excel Cheat Sheet

April 26, 2017

Excel is full of formuals and shortcuts. Meant to make your life easier, they can be hard to navigate. We created a cheat sheet of some of the handiest formulas and shortcuts. Take a look and improve your excel proficiency.   GadellNet is happy to recommend a service for in-depth excel training. [...]

Tech Etiquette for the Office

Technology has invaded your office and your personal life too. We are all using it all the time to get the job done, to entertain ourselves, to stay connected, to stay organized, and to order a pizza. As we become more reliant on technology, it is important that you are aware of the etiquette that goes along with it. You don’t want to be that guy/gal who misuses technology. To keep a professional line at work, make sure you follow these rules. Mobile phone use You’re getting texts, c [...]

Measuring the Impact of Instructional Technology

April 25, 2017

A few weeks ago, I was asked to outline my thoughts on evaluating and measuring the effectiveness of an instructional technology program. Measuring the impact of professional development, as a whole, is a knotty problem, but with more and more districts investing in dedicated FTE positions for job-embedded, just-in-time coaching, the question is relevant. Sooner or later, the school board will be asking questions like, "Have we met our goals? Is the program still relevant? Is there still an enve [...]

Tech Strategy for Success

April 19, 2017

The business strategy in place for your small business is vital to your success. This is likely a plan you put a lot of though, resources, and heart into. It’s the road map to your future with the keys to how you plan on outdoing the competition, growing, and better serving your customers. Your business strategy encompasses your vision, includes strategic objectives, the play by play tactical plan, and took you a lot of research to finish. You’re proud of this strategy and where it will take [...]

Email Security Best Practices

April 13, 2017

Constant email vigilance is critical to maintaining a secure workplace. Keep these tips in mind every time you check your inbox: DO NOT Open any email attachments that end with: .exe, .scr, .bat, .com, or other executable files you do not recognize. "Unsubscribe" - it is easier to delete the e-mail than to deal with the security risks. Never click embedded links in messages without hovering your mouse over them first to check the URL. Respond or reply to spam in anyway. Use the [...]

5 Ways Tech can Save your Small Business Money

April 12, 2017

Any small business owner knows that technology can be expensive. Technology can also pay off, especially in the long run, by creating significant savings. Different technologies will save your business money in different ways. The latest and greatest offering instant savings and increased cash flow is not always the best way to go, however. Choosing the right technology for your company means evaluating your priorities to make sure the technology meets your operations and budgeting require [...]

GadellNet Sees Growth with Blue Key Technology Merger

April 10, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, April 10, 2017 -- Today, GadellNet Technology Solutions, a top Managed Service Provider in the Midwest, and Blue Key Technology, a local technology provider, have announced that they have signed a merger agreement, under which Blue Key will merge into GadellNet. Both GadellNet and Blue Key had independently implemented similar technologies for their customers, but more importantly, both have aligned ideologies: a strong commitment to core values and customer service. This acquisiti [...]