GadellNet Blog

Indiana Manufacturer’s IT Improvements Increase Employee Productivity and Job Satisfaction

July 28, 2021

About the Firm:  Foamcraft Inc. was founded in 1952 in Indianapolis with the mission of “producing goods and services that will positively contribute to the community and help it to flourish.” Since then, it has grown to be one of the premier foam fabricators in the United States, working with major distributors like Walmart and Amazon.  During the last five years, Foamcraft partnered with an outsourced IT consultant who evaluated and advised the Board of Directors to partner with Gadell [...]

Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication in Response to Cybersecurity Breach

June 29, 2021

About the Firm:  The client is a professional services organization in the Midwest and Western United States. They are a top player in their field regionally and have been a partner of GadellNet since 2017.  With their permission, they let us share their story, so it doesn’t happen to you. About the Breach: The firm experienced a breach to their cloud-based email and file storage platform as a result of a targeted phishing attack. They were tipped off to the breach when the payroll [...]

Automatic Controls Modernizes Reporting with Power BI

April 13, 2021

Automatic Controls Equipment Systems (ACES) leadership had designated their legacy financial reporting system as end-of-life.  In addition to modernizing financial reporting, ACES identified a need to integrate multiple stand-alone applications into their analytics platform.  Mallory Brentlinger, Operations Manager, was tasked with leading these changes with the end goal of democratizing information across the organization.  Challenges Prior to partnering with GadellNet, ACES operated from a [...]

Pandemic Pushes Food Bank to Adapt

February 17, 2021

About This St. Louis-based non-profit is a hunger relief organization that provides food and services to 200,000 people each month. Their emergency food distribution is couples with advocacy work and an education program to achieve their mission to nourish and educate our neighbors in need to heal the hurt of hunger. This organization’s emergency food distribution program includes collecting and distributing 2.75 million pounds of food every month through a network of more than 300 agencies. [...]

Financial Services Firm Seeks Trusted Technology Advisor

January 27, 2021

Background  This firm is a financial planning and investment management firm based in St. Louis, MO. They focus on risk management to help their clients obtain growth-oriented financial profiles. They help clients with everything from budget management to estate planning. The firm places importance on educating current and potential clients, primarily through publishing podcasts and video content.   Challenge  The most pressing challenge faced by this organzation was two-sided: their intern [...]

Agricultural Products Distributor Chooses Specialized Team

August 27, 2020

Challenge   An agriculture company focused on feed for large livestock and needed technology solutions to support their global reach.    Their previous provider’s main focus was managed print and lacked critical IT managed services skills. A recurring issue which crippled this company’s productivity was wifi issues and brownouts. Bad weather interfered with the wifi because of the way it was set up. They also experienced issues with communication and responsiveness.  This left the comp [...]

Pet Adoption Agency Transitions to Modern Workplace

June 30, 2020

Challenge   During the wake of COVID-19, a national non-profit animal adoption center needed to quickly modernize communications to staff, volunteers, donors, and adopters. The local chapter could not let operational changes get in the way of providing adoption services to hundreds of people per year in the region. Fundamental to their mission, they also operate a vet clinic and provide important education and outreach services in the community they serve.   Streamlining operations through [...]

Non-Profit Organization Prioritizes IT After Key Hire

May 22, 2020

Challenge   This non-profit provides programs and assistance to individuals with mental illness. As a unique organization, they have to make sure that their technology and its support, not only meets the needs of their employees, but also their members, too. They recently hired a new Chief Financial Officer who began to evaluate the IT resources and spend in the department, quickly realizing their were efficiency concerns and upcoming action necessary to keep their environment secure and stabl [...]

Design Firm Prioritizes Value

May 13, 2020

Challenge   This firm’s existing provider was unable to provide the level of support needed. The firm had lingering, unresolved issues that were holding their growth back. The firm put GadellNet on their shortlist of providers, citing our reputation. Moving to GadellNet presented a significantly higher investment for the firm. GadellNet  met their  need for a firm that could provide superior help desk support and possessed  knowledge  and experience with  their specific busi [...]

HVAC Contractor

February 20, 2020

This HVAC contractor employs twenty-six people across two offices in Missouri. They operate our of Fenton near St. Louis and a suburb of Kansas City called Lexena. This firm moved to GadellNet over six years ago when they became dissatisfied with their IT provider. Their main concern was that their previous IT firm was placing expensive band-aids on communication problems with their Lenexa (Kansas City) branch. This, of course, created more problems for the organization, which works out of two l [...]