GadellNet Blog

Password Security: First Line of Defense

August 31, 2021

In 2019, 23.2 million victims worldwide used “123456” as their password, according to Security Magazine*. Making a few small changes to your passwords can go a long way to help keep your data and identity secured. Recycled passwords, uncomplicated passwords, and real words could be opening you and your company up for a security breach.  Don’t Recycle Passwords According to a survey by Google**, 66% of Americans use the same password across multiple inli [...]

How to Boost You WiFi While Working From Home

December 11, 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 [...]

What to Look for in a Managed Service Provider

December 2, 2020

When you’ve decided to outsource some or all your business-critical IT functions, the real work begins. Finding the right partner for your organization isn’t easy. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all provider who can be considered “the best” and right for every organization. Different MSPs will be better partners for you than others. Sorting through these providers will take time, but we’ve come up with seven key details t [...]

Single Point of Failure: Avoiding the Threat to Your Business

October 19, 2020

Your technology is critical to your business’s success. From your connectivity to your communication to your hardware and software, all of these parts need to be working in order for your team to be successful. This is a truth that even the smallest organizations have realized over the last decade. Without technology in good working order, you couldn’t function, and certainly not efficiently.    Throughout your organization, you have likely safeguarded against a single poi [...]

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 (IOCs), for instance, interpret clues that could lead an organization to uncover threatening activity that is already in progress or has already compromised a system. 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 allo [...]

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 [...]