GadellNet Blog

Vendor Sprawl and Inflated Promises

July 19, 2017

As several high-profile cyber security events make headlines these last few years, and public awareness shifts towards these issues, the market finds itself inundated with a host of vendors, each offering their own solution to a piece of the security problem pie. With so many high-profile breaches, the flood of new consumer products connected to the Internet, and the gradual global realization that nearly everything you own nowadays can be hacked, security is finally getting the attention it des [...]

Adopting a Mobile Jobsite in 4 Steps

July 6, 2017

Mobility has transformed the construction industry. Mobile worksites have become an integral part of a firm’s operation through jobsites powered by mobile devices and integrated platforms. Construction, although one of the nation’s largest industries, has been slow to adopt the latest and greatest tech available. In order to take on larger projects and to perform at the highest levels of satisfaction for your customers, technology, and specifically mobility, is essential. Although we are fee [...]

Law Firms and Business Intelligence

June 20, 2017

Business Intelligence is taking the world by storm. Gaining deeper insights from your data, which help you make better business decisions, is a transformative power for businesses of any size, in any industry. Essentially, business intelligence is two parts – gathering data (which you may already be doing) and analyzing it so it may be intelligently applied. For law firms specifically, business intelligence draws from best practices and combines software applications and business analysis c [...]

Two Smart Places for Law Firms to Invest in Tech

June 14, 2017

Many lawyers cringe at the idea of choosing technology platforms. Believe it or not, however, you can have personalized legal services and technology that co-exist. Beyond that, your technology can help you connect with clients in a ver personalized way, network and collaborate, and stay current on industry trends all while keeping your data secure. As long as you are investing in scalable software solutions, these are dollars that will help your firm grow. Your smaller practice competes with [...]

Why Every School Needs a Chief Technology Officer

June 12, 2017

10 years ago, there was a perception among school leaders that the technology department was largely a branch of school operations that had little intersection with the actual “business” of education. The work of teaching and learning could largely progress without academic leaders cultivating a close relationship with technology personnel. Technology was largely seen as a utility in the school environment: we think about email like we think about water. Everyone is happy and unmotivated t [...]

Cyber Liability Insurance and Human Error

June 7, 2017

As cyber threats climb in number and begin to affect large and small businesses across all industries, have you started to rethink your security and back-up strategies? If not, it might be time to do so. Small businesses are targeted by 55% of cyber attacks, so if you’re thinking it couldn’t happen to you, think again. Even with security patching, monitoring, and secure passwords, there is still a chance your small business could fall victim to one of these attacks. If your attempts to keep [...]

What you can learn from the British Airways Standstill

June 5, 2017

Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, British Airways left 75,000 travelers stranded. After a “power surge” which collapsed their IT systems, their flight, baggage, and customer communication systems were completely down. It brought their entire global fleet to a standstill. All because of an IT issue. How could a power surge bring an entire airline to a grinding halt? Experts are saying the IT mistake made is a common one. British Airways has been struggling with legacy technology an [...]

The GadellNet Top 10: Office 365 Migration

May 31, 2017

If you’re running your business on out-of-date technology, you could be holding your company back. You may be thinking, “my current platform is good enough,” but keeping your staff on a clunky platform isn’t good at all. Your legacy platform will also receive less and less support over time. Windows 2003 has met it’s end of life date, meaning it is no longer supported at all. Once you get to this stage, security becomes the main concern. No matching means no security updates and increa [...]

Server 2003 End of Life

May 25, 2017

Nearly two years ago, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows Server 2003. At that point, the program was 11 years old and it was simply time to turn it out to pasture. Microsoft sent out end of support notifications, had countdowns going for end of support, and instructed users on how they could migrate and why it would be worth it. Even with all of these warnings, many users are still running on Microsoft Server 2003, two years after the last security patch was issued. Running Windows Serv [...]

Is Cloud Storage Right for You?

May 23, 2017

Many people are still mystified by “the cloud” and where your data actually goes if you’re using cloud storage. Put simply, cloud storage is online data storage and is a scalable way to store, access and share your data. Buying and maintaining your own storage infrastructure is a thing of the past once you migrate to the cloud. Migrating to the cloud sounds like a cumbersome process, but the migration itself isn’t bad. There are many benefits to cloud storage to be had, no matter the [...]