GadellNet Blog

5 Tasks Your vCTO Will Take Care Of

August 31, 2017

A vCTO (Virtual Chief Technology Officer) is that C-Level tech executive you need without having to pay that executive salary. As a part-time member of your team, you have the power of their knowledge at your disposal. These 5 key vCTO tasks will transform the way you do tech. Deliver a 3-Year Strategic Plan Your vCTO is responsible for creating a guiding plan to facilitate technology. This will lay out your investments in and around the business for the next three years. When you’ [...]

Where to Donate for Harvey Relief

August 30, 2017

Tropical storm Harvey and the destruction it's causing has been weighing heavy on the hearts and minds of many Americans. Luckily, there is something you can do. Donating food and clothing to places like the Houston Food Bank is always great, but what a lot of organizations need is money to make sure the right resources are making it to the right places. Contributing to the relief effort has been made pretty simple by technology and we have a list of awesome charities and organization you can d [...]

5 years on Inc. 5000

August 17, 2017

Joe Gadell, Tom Stemm and I are so pleased to announce for the fifth year in a row, GadellNet has earned the prestigious honor of Inc. 5000's Fastest Growing Companies. Last year when we learned that we earned this award for the fourth year in a row, I reminisced on my first month with GadellNet. We were at a client's office, and I was admiring their Inc. 5000 plaques. I looked to their leadership team with awe as they head steered their ship in the right direction. They were small at the ti [...]

It’s Time to Act on Security

August 14, 2017

Every day, our clients are asking us questions about cyber security. Many questions lately are focused around the same theme - Why the urgency? Why are the solutions that worked before not enough? We understand the confusion. But the answer is relatively simple - the technology landscape has changed dramatically in the last 3 years. The follow-up question (what has changed?) is equally simple - everything. Let's break this down. The technology - As our usage of technology has exploded, [...]

Tech Consulting Reduces these Three Things

August 11, 2017

Tech Consulting for small businesses with tight margins seems out of reach. However, an expert in the tech field helping you navigate what to implement and what to avoid can help you reduce downtime, costs, and operational expenses. Learn more about how tech consulting can reduce these three things: Downtime Through tech consulting, downtime can be dramatically reduced. When you have the right applications in place, with wide adoption from employees, they won’t have the common downtime is [...]

Security Notice: DocuSign

August 10, 2017

DocuSign was breached a few months ago and it is still a threat. We have witnessed a recent surge in phishing schemes using DocuSign. The emails look convincing and are made stronger by using personal information. These emails contain a link or attachment that, once clicked or opened, prompt you for your credentials and then continues spreading the malicious emails to your contact list. The emails are coming from someone in your contact list. If someone you know was breached, this scheme w [...]

3 Essentials for your IT Roadmap

August 7, 2017

Navigating the rough terrain that is tech can be hard for many small businesses which can lead to a little avoidance. One big area for tech avoidance in small businesses is their IT roadmap, which many believe they don't need. Any IT projects they do are usually handled as needed and not necessarily planned for in advance. To a point, this can work for small businesses; when there is a problem that requires a tech solution, one is found. However, to foster growth, this type of IT strategy simply [...]

7 Essential Features for Construction Project Management Software

August 4, 2017

With so many project management software platforms on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your construction firm. Finding the right software can help you to better manage a higher-performing team through automating time-consuming tasks and having high visibility into the project. Clients will be able to tell if your project management process is disorganized and underpowered. Ultimately this determination will dictate the success or failure of your projects. Your appli [...]