GadellNet Blog

Is Your “IT Person” Costing You Too Much?

January 15, 2020

Small business owners almost always have budget on their mind. Finding ways to cut costs and overhead to increase profit margins is a big part of your job. Most small businesses spend less than 7% of their profits on tech annually. This is a very small percentage of profits for everything IT can do. Your business success can hinge on the e-commerce, data security, business intelligence, and network stability provided by IT. In an effort to keep IT costs low, many companies will recruit an “IT [...]

Midwest IT Firm Grows Jobs by 45%, Acquires Company

January 13, 2020

JAN 13, 2020 – GadellNet Consulting Services, a top managed services provider in the Midwest, has announced the hiring of its one hundredth employee. This milestone is an achievement for GadellNet, who employed 4 people at the start of the decade.  “We found that if we focused all of our efforts on our people, building the right processes and investing in the company, we could create a solid foundation to serve our clients and our community,” said Nick Smarrell [...]

Tech Tuesday: JustGiving

December 17, 2019

JustGiving is the world’s largest social giving platform, calling themselves tech-for-good. Individuals or companies can set up a giving page very easily, which must be connected to a receiving charity. When you create this giving page you will tell people what you’re raising funds for (say a charity 5k or your local humane society), add a video if you’d like, set a target dollar amount, then share! You can share via Facebook, email or Twitter. One simple click and people will be abl [...]

Tech Tuesday: Slack

November 19, 2019

Slack is an instant messaging tool. They strive to be messaging that brings your team together. Slack was built for collaboration and teams that work on the go from anywhere. You can organize conversations, create channels for teams or projects or whatever else you need, easily search conversation history, and access slack from anywhere. Slack has integrated video capabilities so you can get face time with your team. You can also drag and drop files into slack for feedback and sharing.  [...]

Tech Tuesday: Drift

November 5, 2019

This week, we are talking about Drift, one of the easiest ways to connect with people who land on your website directly. Drift is a chat platform. When someone arrives on your website, a chat box will pop up in the bottom right corner. What these visitors see is completely up to you. For us, we have a picture of our marketing leader (who answers the chats) and a message asking if she can help visitors learn more about GadellNet. There is also a note letting our current customers know this is no [...]

Eliminating​ Insider Risk to Your Data

October 18, 2019

Data breaches are continually rising in frequency and intensity. Small businesses have been increasing their investments in cyber security steadily over the last five years. From antivirus to threat detection software, you can invest any sum of money into your cyber security measures and be the better for it, but that's not where the biggest threats to your business are coming from. Cyber security platforms can't do all of the work for you. Although there has been a drop in insider threats [...]

Mobile Device Management: Letting Data walk out the Door

October 7, 2019

You wouldn’t let an ex-employee walk out the front door with boxes of documents, would you? Of course, you wouldn’t. You probably wouldn’t even let a current employee walk out the door with boxes of documents, especially those containing sensitive information. They could be lost, stolen, or otherwise, end up in the wrong hands. It could put your entire company at risk, plain and simple. So, why do you let them walk out the front door with their unprotected mobile device? Think about how [...]

Tech Tuesday: 15five

September 17, 2019

15five is performance management software. 15five combines weekly check-ins with quarterly goals and annual performance reviews. Employees are able to create a priority list for the week that feed into their sprint goals. At the time they outline their weekly priorities, they are able to update their progress on their quarterly goals.  Employees and managers are both able to outline topics for 1-on-1 meetings. When you meet with your employees, it’s easy to see what objectives they’ [...]

Cost of a Data Breach in 2019

September 9, 2019

Data breaches can be financially devastating, especially to a small business. More than half of small businesses that experience a data breach go out of business within 5 years of that breach. Costs associated with a date breach include remediation payouts, fines, and loss of business due to your damaged reputation. The Cost The average cost for a small business who experiences a data breach is over $3,000 per employee. Lost business due to the data breach, is what cost companies the most [...]

Tech Tuesday: Microsoft Planner

September 3, 2019

Microsoft Planner is a task management app available with your Office 365 subscription. Planner is easy to use, helps you organize tasks visually, offers transparency, and enables excellent collaboration.  Easy to use  Launch Planner from the Office 365 app launcher with a single click. You can then create a new plan, build a team, assign tasks, and update status—in a few easy steps. Organize work visually  Each plan has its own board, where you can organize tasks into [...]