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The GadellNet Top 10: Why being a Tech-Savvy CEO is good for business

June 22, 2016

Being a CEO takes more than just business savvy and leadership skills. As a CEO, you are responsible for the wellbeing of an entire organization- today that means staying on top of technology. Figuring out what is just a trend and what can set your company apart from the competition is no easy task. We have come up with 10 reasons why it is important to be tech-savvy as a CEO.   Understand Operational Impact Technology has a huge impact on a company’s operations and understandi [...]

Cyber Liability Insurance: Is it worth the Cost?

April 22, 2016

  "Can you review this cyber insurance questionnaire?" has been the question of 2016. Some of our clients added this coverage in 2014 or 2015 and are preparing to renew or expand their policy. Others are evaluating this coverage for the first time. Even though we agree that most small and medium businesses should have a policy in place, it's important to know what you are getting, what you aren't getting, and the worrisome gaps in the middle. What is cyber insurance? Cyber insuran [...]

Qualities of a Top-Notch IT Help Desk

August 12, 2014

We’ve all been there: waiting on hold for 20 minutes at a time, having to ask for a manager time and time again, getting confused by jargon. When you’re having a technical difficulty, getting up and running is a first priority, and having to deal with a slow and confusing IT support member is aggravating. If you’re looking for new IT support, here are the things to look for to ensure a great experience every time you need help. They speak on your level. Talk to more than just an IT co [...]

Managed IT: 4 Signs You Need it Now!

August 5, 2014

“We’re experiencing technical difficulty” seems to be the most common excuse on the planet these days. Keep your business afloat with managed IT services, and avoid the clichés of technical failure. Services bring you a staff of professionals at a fraction of the cost of hiring an IT specialist for your business. Take advantage of your time with them by fixing bugs, checking systems or looking ahead to the future of your company’s IT. There’s No In-House IT Staff Maybe you don’t ha [...]

5 Reasons to Switch to a Cloud Backup Service

July 8, 2014

Imagine your office is hit with a flood, tornado, system failure, lethal virus, power surge, hard drive failure. How long could you realistically afford to be down? Weeks? Days? Minutes? Choosing the right backup solution for your important data is like insurance for your business. We hope you never have to use it, but it brings peace of mind to know you’re protected. One option you may consider is a cloud service. Keep reading to learn the best reasons to choose a cloud backup service over [...]

How to Protect Yourself Against a Data Breach

May 29, 2014

This week, Ebay was fortunate enough to add itself to the famed list of public corporations with a customer information security breach. Take it as a compliment, Ebay, it means you’re popular! Everyone wants a piece of you. Unfortunately, that means everybody wants a piece of you as consumers, too. On a site like Ebay, hackers can gain access to sensitive information such as your physical address, credit card information and PayPal accounts. But before you run away from the online shopping wo [...]

7 Trends in Information Technology

May 7, 2014

Are you having trouble keeping up with the constantly evolving world of Information Technology?  Unsure of what’s in store for 2014 and early 2015?  GadellNet keeps a keen eye on what’s hot in information technology to spot the trends you need to know about. Here are 7 trends in particular that we expect to get the greatest buzz this year: Data Security The importance of this can be summarized in two words, “Target Stores”, who last fall announced that a data breach had affect [...]

9 Reasons to Outsource your IT

April 18, 2014

There is no question that technology drives business. It plays a key role in everything from your phone systems, data security, network infrastructures, sales, and to everything in-between. There are some considerations of potential hidden costs with keeping your IT in-house. Here are some of the key areas of consideration to help you analyze whether you should keep your IT in-house or outsource. 1.) Recruiting fees can be costly. Do you have the budget and time to find the best candidate that [...]

It’s a Disaster! 5 Reasons Why DRP’s are Over-looked… & 5 Reasons They’re Also Necessary

December 2, 2013

It’s never fun to plan for something you DON’T want to happen, especially if what you’re planning for can potentially wreak havoc on your business and finances.  However, planning for disasters are necessary. Why?  Let’s start with an example: Hurricane Katrina.  Louisiana, circa 2005, saw catastrophic destruction that utterly wiped out the communications infrastructure of that whole region- 1,000 wireless towers and 11,000 utility poles were destroyed.  This transla [...]

Should Small Businesses Outsource IT or Keep it In-House?

April 9, 2013

Lately, it might appear as if everybody is discussing outsourcing their IT services. Some small businesses are leery of doing this but how do you know if outsourcing is right for you, and what exactly are the benefits? Keep reading to learn about just a few of the many benefits that outsourcing IT holds for your business. Control and reduce costs. Many IT solutions providers have a fixed cost in place for their services. You are simply only paying for what you use, when you need it, allowing fo [...]