GadellNet Blog

GadellNet Becomes Microsoft Gold Partner

March 14, 2018

At GadellNet, we strive to bring our clients the highest level of service possible. From our hiring practices to our values to individual’s quarterly goals, everything we do is built around bringing our clients value. GadellNet viewed our Microsoft partnership no differently and are proud to announce we are now recognized as a Microsoft Gold Partner. We achieved this status through our commitment to work effectively with Microsoft products, through continued training for our team, and exce [...]

6 Ways GadellNet Works to Create Gender Balance

March 8, 2018

Gender balance in the workplace goes further than hiring. Holding onto a diverse workforce can be difficult. In the tech field, it becomes even more challenging. We are proud to have an employee base that far exceeds the national STEM average for female employees. However, as we continue to refine our culture and benefits, growing and retaining our diverse talent pool is a top priority. After working at it for almost 15 years, we have 6 ways to create gender balance that we want to share on I [...]

Three Benefits of Unified IT

March 5, 2018

An IT strategy can get pretty comprehensive. In today’s complicated IT environments, that means, it can also get messy if you begin pulling in from too many places. What started out as a well-intentioned means to create efficiency can quickly turn into an unmanageable monster with different licenses, customer service numbers, portals, logins, platforms, and so on. Even at the end user level, it can get messy. Unified IT is the answer. Does that mean you shouldn’t have more than one vendor [...]

Threats Posed by Ex-Employees

February 26, 2018

No company has 100% employee retention rate. Some may get close, but in today’s business landscape, employees come and go regularly. It’s become part of the natural cycle for companies and people’s careers. Parting doesn’t mean you’re on bad terms with this person, of course. People part ways for many reasons, but even if you do part with an employee on good terms, it’s important to have your offboarding procedures finely tuned. The fact of the matter is, these ex-employees can pose [...]

Supporting Operational Efficiency in Construction

February 23, 2018

There is more than one way to create efficiency in an organization, but many of these are supported and created by people. For a construction firm, both the labor and office employees can modify workflows, adopt technological advances and follow company procedures to create and maintain efficiencies. Huge efficiencies can be created through different technologies. At the design and estimating stages of a job, when working to get data back and forth from the field, and so on. If we get a little l [...]

Mobile Device Management and BYOD

February 14, 2018

Mobile Device Management software allows organizations to control and secure access of personal smartphones and tablets on a company’s network. What’s that mean – not just anyone can access your organization’s data on any device. Setting up a BYOD policy to work in conjunction with Mobile Device Management is the best way to ensure your data is safe. MDM When you have Mobile Device Management (MDM), you can allow mobile devices on the corporate infrastructure without any worries that t [...]

Chrome To Mark All HTTP Sites As “Not Secure”

February 13, 2018

Starting in July, news broke that Google has announced that Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure” Version 68 will notify users in the address bar. All HTTPS sites, which are encrypted, are currently marked with a green lock icon and “secure” sign. The main reason behind this change is to help users identify unencrypted and potentially threatening sites. When a site uses HTTPS encryption, the channel between a user’s browser and a user’s website is protected to ensure [...]

Edtech Security Lunch & Learn 2018

February 5, 2018

This past January, GadellNet was pleased to host a number of technology, operations, and academic leaders from schools that we know and work with for a round-table discussion about security principles that are of the most importance to schools.   Given the increasing rate of school-focused cyberattacks, schools must take steps to ... Educate their workforce and the children in their care Make policy decisions that begin to funnel the adoption of technologies through a vetting process [...]

6 Technologies to Help You Get Through 6 More Weeks of Winter

February 2, 2018

Punxsutawney Phil has spoken – we have six more weeks of winter ahead of us. There is no doubt that it takes a little more effort to go out in the winter. You need your gloves, hat, boots, maybe a scarf. You need to start your car early and shovel the drive. Sure, the winter wonderland is beautiful, but there are a few drawbacks as well, including the potholes we have to dodge from the freeze/thaw cycle. Thinking about another six weeks of this mess can have some of us a little bummed. Luck [...]

Three Tips to Use Technology to Keep Your Culture Alive

January 30, 2018

So, you’ve got a pretty great thing going with your culture. You were intentional. You’ve hired people who have the skills and the personality to fit in well at your organization. The non-traditional benefits and flexibility have created trust and a relaxed atmosphere where employees feel the freedom to have a little fun at work. You have a mission statement with supporting values and you expect your employees to value these as well. As you grow and over time, you may find it’s hard to [...]