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 [...]

Three Leaders’ “Zero Excuses” Reaction to the Pandemic

August 4, 2020

Since the onset of the global pandemic, the host of Zero Excuses podcast, Nick Smarrelli, has had the chance to chat with over 15 business leaders in both St. Louis and Indianapolis. These remote conversations were enlightening, humbling, and often emotional. These small business leaders chose to take this uncertain time, this time of many unknowns, and forge ahead the best way they knew how.  Here are three of our favorite perspectives.  1. Marcia Barnes: “I choose not to par [...]

5 Features to Consider When Choosing Your Personal Laptop

July 30, 2020

Between staying home more often during the COVID-19 pandemic and schools starting back up in various ways, you might be one of many people on the hunt for a new personal laptop. The market is saturated with options. It can be hard to wade through the many features and benefits and understand what would be the best laptop for you. First of all, as you look through the features, you need to keep in mind how you will use this laptop. For instance, if you're not a gamer, you won't need the best [...]

Five Lessons Learned in Ten Years at GadellNet

July 21, 2020

This month, I hit a milestone at GadellNet. I have now been part of this organization for a decade. The growth we've experienced in that time has been incredible and the relationships I have created through this organization have been life-changing. Looking back over the last ten years has brought a lot into focus for me. I was inspired by a top 10 tribute that my team put together, and I wanted to share some of the biggest lessons I have learned over the last ten years.  Thank you for being a [...]

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 [...]

Coronavirus: How Can Tech Keep Your Company on Track?

March 6, 2020

As the global impact of coronavirus continues to play out, here in the United States, community spread is becoming a larger concern. You may have seen news coverage of cities abroad where citizens are staying home and clean-up crews do their best to decontaminate public areas. This is an extreme example of precautions made to contain community spread.   Up until recently in the United States, individuals who have trav [...]