GadellNet Blog

Tech Tuesday: Slack

November 19, 2019

Slack is an instant messaging tool. They strive to be messaging that brings your team together. Slack was built for collaboration and teams that work on the go from anywhere. You can organize conversations, create channels for teams or projects or whatever else you need, easily search conversation history, and access slack from anywhere. Slack has integrated video capabilities so you can get face time with your team. You can also drag and drop files into slack for feedback and sharing.  [...]

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 [...]

Eliminating​ Insider Risk to Your Data

October 18, 2019

Data breaches are continually rising in frequency and intensity. Small businesses have been increasing their investments in cyber security steadily over the last five years. From antivirus to threat detection software, you can invest any sum of money into your cyber security measures and be the better for it, but that's not where the biggest threats to your business are coming from. Cyber security platforms can't do all of the work for you. Although there has been a drop in insider threats [...]

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’ [...]

Cost of a Data Breach in 2019

September 9, 2019

Data breaches can be financially devastating, especially to a small business. More than half of small businesses that experience a data breach go out of business within 5 years of that breach. Costs associated with a date breach include remediation payouts, fines, and loss of business due to your damaged reputation. The Cost The average cost for a small business who experiences a data breach is over $3,000 per employee. Lost business due to the data breach, is what cost companies the most [...]

Tech Tuesday: Microsoft Planner

September 3, 2019

Microsoft Planner is a task management app available with your Office 365 subscription. Planner is easy to use, helps you organize tasks visually, offers transparency, and enables excellent collaboration.  Easy to use  Launch Planner from the Office 365 app launcher with a single click. You can then create a new plan, build a team, assign tasks, and update status—in a few easy steps. Organize work visually  Each plan has its own board, where you can organize tasks into [...]

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 [...]

GadellNet Awarded Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing​ 7 Years in a Row

AUG. 20, 2019. ST. LOUIS, MO– GadellNet Consulting Services, a top Managed Service Provider in the Midwest, was awarded the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies award for the seventh year in a row. This award, exclusively for privately-held companies, highlights GadellNet’s dedication to continued growth for their company and their clients.  “We are pleased to appear on Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing list for the seventh year in a row. It’s truly an honor to all of us here at GadellN [...]

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 [...]