GadellNet Blog

Time for a VPN

April 10, 2017

Last week, Congress voted to overturn FCC privacy rules that limited how Internet service providers can profit from our data.  Once President Trump signs the resolution, ISPs will be able to: Sell our browsing history Share our searches with third parties Use malicious ads to monitor all online traffic Track all non-encrypted traffic Install spyware on smartphones that can even defeat HTTPS Quincy Larson at freecodecamp.com wrote an excellent article on how this happened, a [...]

Ransomware Steals and Deletes your Data

March 31, 2017

For the past few years, our team and IT teams everywhere have learned to deal with ransomware epidemic. Prevention was always preferred, but when the disaster strikes, rock-solid backups made the entire event something that can be dealt with. One of the new strains of ransomware on the market is a nightmare for organizations and their data. DynA-Crypt is one of the first major ransomware strains confirmed to ex-filtrate (steal) data. It has most of the typical ransomware damages, but increas [...]

PowerPoint Cheat Sheet

March 30, 2017

PowerPoint is something we have all been using for ages. It is usually viewed as a necessary evil, but with a few new tricks up your sleeve, it won't seem nearly as bad. Whether your audience is internal or external, being a whiz during the creation of your PowerPoint and the presentation itself will impress your boss, coworkers, and prospective clients. Here are the top 10 PowerPoint shortcuts to save you time and make you look like an expert:   [...]

Technology Integration and the 21st Century Learner

March 23, 2017

What does technology integration look like for the 21st Century learner? How can you begin to use technology to bring your classroom to life?  Are students participating as an observer, designer, presenter, or creator? Today in education, students are becoming more at the center of learning. May educators are moving away from a day that contains all lecture-based instruction and teacher-led activities. Students are being asked to actively participate in a different way than 20-30 years ago. St [...]

GadellNet’s 2016 Top 10

December 13, 2016

Every year, GadellNet hosts a Christmas party for our entire company in St. Louis near our headquarters. The first year we decided to have a Christmas party, there were three people in attendance. This year, with employees and spouses, we had more than 90 people attend. It was a great night of celebrating another great year. It was also a time to reflect on how far we have come. GadellNet started as one man who dreamed of coming up with an IT company that made an impact and now we support 55 [...]

New Faces

October 17, 2016

As we welcome some new additions to the GadellNet team, we wanted to share a little about them with you. Get to know a few of these new faces. Some of these people could work with you directly, and others will be working a little more behind the scenes.     Kristen Maxwell is our Jr. Deployment Specialist. When we have new technology to push out, she will be on the team to coordinate these efforts. She will work closely with internal and external staff to ensure all deploy [...]

Microsoft Ignite Conference

October 13, 2016

Two weeks ago, I attended the Microsoft Ignite Conference. It was an impressive showing with lots to see and learn. The theme of the conference was definitive - technology will continue to fuel innovation and transformation in all industries and Microsoft intends to offer best in class systems to ensure this occurs securely, reliably, and with unlimited scale. Security When it comes to data security, Microsoft has put incredible resources into the process and technologies securing their dat [...]

GadellNet Donates 100+ Computers

June 1, 2016

At GadellNet, we believe technology has the power to transform lives. Beyond business best practices, people can be impacted greatly by technology. In the St. Louis area, GadellNet employees noticed there was a large population who did not have access to technology. We set out to make a difference in the lives of those who could not otherwise afford a computer. Giving them oppotunities through technology has been a real pleasure. GadellNet donated over 123 computers to those in need in the St [...]

United Way of Central Indiana

May 26, 2016

The United Way of Central Indiana is an organization that brings together compassionate people who are committed to improving lives in their community. They focus their efforts on education, income, health, and basic needs. Our CEO, Nick Smarrelli, is on the board of advisors and is committed to seeing this organization's continued success in our community. In Hamilton County, United Way has several programs including ReadUP, helping children with reading skills, Tax Preparation, Winter Assis [...]

Boys & Girls Club Noblesville

May 9, 2016

The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville is a non-profit organization that provides kids a safe place to learn and grow while having fun. The Buys & Girls Club of Noblesville has been serving the community for over 50 years - making an impact on the lives of countless children. GadellNet donated laptops to their organization. Added technology allows more children to take part in fun activities organized by the club. Below is a picture of a former club member who now donates his time to the [...]