GadellNet Blog

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 [...]

Mobile Device Management: Letting Data walk out the Door

October 7, 2019

You wouldn’t let an ex-employee walk out the front door with boxes of documents, would you? Of course, you wouldn’t. You probably wouldn’t even let a current employee walk out the door with boxes of documents, especially those containing sensitive information. They could be lost, stolen, or otherwise, end up in the wrong hands. It could put your entire company at risk, plain and simple. So, why do you let them walk out the front door with their unprotected mobile device? Think about how [...]

Tech Tuesday: 15five

September 17, 2019

15five is performance management software. 15five combines weekly check-ins with quarterly goals and annual performance reviews. Employees are able to create a priority list for the week that feed into their sprint goals. At the time they outline their weekly priorities, they are able to update their progress on their quarterly goals.  Employees and managers are both able to outline topics for 1-on-1 meetings. When you meet with your employees, it’s easy to see what objectives they’ [...]

Microsoft Flow

August 20, 2019

What it is:Microsoft Flow is an Office 365 platform that helps you work smarterby automating workflow across your apps and services. Flow allows you to create your own workflows and apps so you get exactly what you need. You can automate advanced scenarios with multiple steps, branching conditions, and more. With Microsoft Flow, you set triggers that create actions under certain conditions. Let’s say you want an email to automatically go out to any person who fills out a form on your websi [...]

The Digital Transformation: 5 Tips to Ensure Your Success

August 2, 2019

This digital transformationmight sound far off, complicated, or too expensive, but in reality, the concept is quite easy to grasp. Digital transformation means integrating technology into all areas of a business. It’s more than just the cloud. This is about rethinking old models and processes in lieu of technology.  For small to mid-sized businesses, digital transformation is imperative to staying relevant and competitive. Technology plays a key role in a business’s ability to [...]

Outsourcing IT: Benefits for Small Business

June 21, 2019

What are Managed IT Services?  Managed IT services are technical services provided by a third-party vendor, a Managed Service Provider. Basically, managed IT services acts as your tech department without needing the internal oversight from your team. Managed services allow you to offload some or all of your tech operations, such as infrastructure, cloud computing, help desk, on-site support, consulting, and more. Your MSP (managed service provider) will assume responsibility for monitor [...]

Get the Most Out of Office 365

June 4, 2019

Microsoft Office 365 is a revolutionary set of tools that put real power right at your fingertips. Office 365’s features can optimize productivity and keep your entire team connected. For most, however, the full features and benefits aren’t being taken advantage of. From Business Intelligence to anywhere access, Office 365 can do it all for your small business, if you adopt all of the tools and teach your workforce how to use them.  Here are 5 major areas to take advantage of Office [...]