GadellNet Blog

Selecting a Chromebook

August 12, 2020

It’s August, and more schools are heading back into session with every passing week. For many children, “in session” means actively working online at least some portion of every week. If you are a parent of a 1:1 school system, you’re likely receiving directions from your child’s school about the device your child will use, and there’s a 60% chance that device will be a Chromebook.  If your school isn’t providing a device, or you’re interested to purchase a Chromebo [...]

Cyber Threat Hunting: Tricks and Tools You Need

June 23, 2020

A lot of cybersecurity processes are reactive. Indicators of Compromise, for instance, interpret clues that could indicate an attack in process or that data has already been compromised. This and other types of security monitoring are important for a holistic cybersecurity plan, but threat hunting is a different approach. What is Cyber Threat Hunting? Cyber threat hunting is when IT professionals proactively look for weaknesses that could allow a cyber attack into a system or network. They seek [...]

Data Integrity: What It Is + Best Practices for Businesses

June 15, 2020

What is Data Integrity? Data integrity, in this environment, refers to the state of your data. Is it clean? Is it corrupt?  To be more clear, our data integrity definition is the accuracy, consistency, and reliability of data stored in databases, data warehouses, data marts, or any of your internal data storage locations, such as a CRM. But what does that really mean? Well, data integrity is all about your data being correct and reliable no matter where it's stored and no matter how long you [...]

Five Web Meeting Etiquette Tips

May 27, 2020

Web meetings, and especially video calls, are an excellent substitute for in-person meetings. When distance or quarantine keep you apart, hopping on a video call feels like the next best thing. What’s different is that it feels much more casual and therefore, the rules of the road may feel a bit unclear. No one was ever taught web meeting etiquette.   To help you get the most out of your web meetings while feeling confident and comfortable, we have five important web me [...]

How to Boost You WiFi While Working From Home

May 19, 2020

There is no doubt your WiFi has been put through the paces over the last few months. Due to COVID-19 you’re likely working from home, maybe your partner or spouse is, as well. You have kids trying to complete eLearning courses, play video games, and chat with friends. With all this extra strain, your internet may be slower than you’d like, leading to frustrating losses in productivity. Boosting your WiFi speed on your laptop and making sure your WiFi is reaching all parts of your house can [...]

Indicators of Compromise (IOCs): Definition and Examples

March 9, 2020

Cybersecurity is an important part of your business strategy; there’s no doubt about that. With so many terms surrounding the ins and outs of cybersecurity, it can be hard to keep track and stay well informed. Indicators of Compromise: What is an ICO Used for? Indicators are activities that lead IT professionals to believe a cybersecurity threat or breach could be on the way or in progress or compromised. More specifically, IOCs are breadcrumbs that can lead an organization to uncover threate [...]

Top 5 “All-in-one” Law Practice Management Software Tools for Small Firms

March 4, 2020

During my time attending the ABA Techshow 2020 in Chicago this past week, one of the hottest topics amongst the tech crowd was what platforms to consider for their LPMS. This could also be seen on the exhibitor floor of more than 100 vendors where a quarter of these were LPMS vendors. At the center of most modern law practices is an LPMS tool and the growing trend is wanting more functionality from on interface. Time Tracking, Billing, CRM, Case Management, Reporting and of course mobility a [...]

5 Benefits of Locally-Outsourced IT

February 4, 2020

Your technology is a key part of your company and your strategy. Having the right applications in place with a team who can fix issues as they come up and help you with the strategic side of things as well, allows your team to do what they do best - not tech. Outsourcing IT can be the perfect solution for many small to medium-sized businesses who don't want to have to keep their tech in-house. When most people think of outsourced IT services, they think of their difficult experiences as the [...]

IT Budget Planning: The Importance For Small Business

January 22, 2020

For small-business owners, budgeting is an everyday activity. However, most of them will agree that IT budget planning is a completely different story. Small business IT budget planning is unique. Often, as a small business begins, technology planning is not top of mind. Getting your business off the ground is your priority, and IT can fall by the wayside. Why IT Budget Planning When it comes time to make IT a priority, the state of your tech can be pretty out of hand. We've seen it all from emp [...]

Tech Tuesday: Drift

November 5, 2019

This week, we are talking about Drift, one of the easiest ways to connect with people who land on your website directly. Drift is a chat platform. When someone arrives on your website, a chat box will pop up in the bottom right corner. What these visitors see is completely up to you. For us, we have a picture of our marketing leader (who answers the chats) and a message asking if she can help visitors learn more about GadellNet. There is also a note letting our current customers know this is no [...]