GadellNet Blog

Outsourcing IT: Benefits for Small Business

June 21, 2019

What are Managed IT Services?  Managed IT services are technical services provided by a third-party vendor, a Managed Service Provider. Basically, managed IT services acts as your tech department without needing the internal oversight from your team. Managed services allow you to offload some or all of your tech operations, such as infrastructure, cloud computing, help desk, on-site support, consulting, and more. Your MSP (managed service provider) will assume responsibility for monitor [...]

Tips on getting your Boss to Choose GadellNet

June 12, 2019

In our experience, when you’ve begun your search for a Managed Service Provider, your boss is going to ask you to gather information from different providers. She or he may give you some basic requirements for the MSPs then send you on your way. Then it’s up to you to Google search, make calls, emails, and even have meetings to sift through the plethora of vendors out there. At the end of this process, she’ll/he’ll want to see a report with some columns that show the differences, then y [...]

FutureTech Conference

At GadellNet, we strive to keep up with the latest trends in technology across several industry verticals. One of the ways we do this is through vigilant employee training, and by attending industry led conferences. This week Maurice Shim, Account Manager at GadellNet, attended the annual ENR FutureTech conference in San Francisco geared towards the latest IT technology for our Engineering, Construction, and Architecture firms. This year over 40 vendors were represented, with nearly 50 g [...]

GadellNet Announces Microsoft Gold Partnership

May 20, 2019

MAY 20, 2019. ST. LOUIS, MO. – GadellNet Consulting Services, a top Managed Service Provider om the Midwest, is proud to announce they are now a certified Microsoft Gold Partner, putting GadellNet at the top 1% of providers worldwide and one of four Gold Level providers in the Greater St. Louis and Indianapolis area who serve small and midsize businesses. GadellNet was founded in 2003 and has since grown to a dynamic team of more than 85 employees serving more than 200 small businesses [...]

Desktops or Laptops for Workforce?

April 23, 2019

When choosing hardware to update your business, it can be hard to know whether to save money and just purchase a desktop - or to truly invest in a laptop and docking station combination. . These machines will be where your employees spend 8+ hours each day, so it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. There is no doubt that laptops have gained popularity over the last decade or so, but desktops have some very distinct benefits, as well. Benefits of Desktops Desktops are going [...]

Why should school leaders care about Artificial Intelligence?

March 30, 2019

Artificial Intelligence has the promise to be the next step change in technology’s impact on human life. What should school leaders know and do? This post walks through the basics of what AI is, why it’s important for student life and learning, and five practical steps leaders can take to prepare their communities to succeed. So, what AI is and why is it important to our kids? Here’s a 5-minute primer: What is AI? Pierce and Hathaway from T.H.E. Journal offer this conci [...]

Managed Service Benefits: Should You Outsource IT?

March 21, 2019

What are Managed Services?  Outsourcing business functions isn’t a new concept for small business owners. From legal work, to equipment maintenance, small businesses have been outsourcing for quite a long time. With technology as an essential business-driver in today’s small business landscape, outsourcing this vital function makes much sense for many businesses.  Managed Services are outsourced technology services. We like to say, at its core, managed services are a tech de [...]

Power BI vs Tableau: Which is Right for Your Business?

March 8, 2019

Business Intelligence is becoming a near-must for organizations. When implemented and used correctly, a Business Intelligence tool can help a company operate more efficiently with higher profitability. In the world of Business intelligence (BI) or data virtualization, you’ll find many tools on the market. With the stiff competition out there, these tools must all be powerful, user-friendly, and priced in such a way that small businesses will be able to find ROI. In this vast sea of B [...]

Is Your Innovation Safe?

March 6, 2019

Is your school innovative in your uses of technology? Do you rejoice at pockets of teachers employing the latest web apps effectively, igniting student learning and making a difference in their classrooms? Have you asked how many of those applications are actively sharing your students’ information?  At the Midwest Education Technology Community (METC) Conference this past week, ISTE Board President Bill Bass shared this cautionary tweet: In our approach to techn [...]

Security as a Service (SECaaS) Explained

January 31, 2019

What is Security as a Service? Every time you turn around, it seems like there is a new "BLANK as-a-Service" provided. These services are generally a business model that allows for web-based outsourcing. Security as a Service, or SECaaS, refers to web-based security solutions delivered over the cloud. SECaaS allows for a company to have an outside company to handle and manage their cybersecurity. For many small businesses, platforms that offer "as-a-service" are an ideal way to ensure the [...]