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Tech Tuesday: PowerApps

December 10, 2019

Microsoft has created a way to quickly and easily build custom apps. This is a point and click approach to app design. Still, sound complicated? Trust us, you don’t have to have a background in coding to create powerful apps using Microsoft’s newest tool. Each business, no matter how large or how small is unique and has different challenges to overcome. A unique solution can transform a business. PowerApps allows you to build your own app to solve your unique challenge with absolutely [...]

Tech Tuesday: Thanksgiving Special

November 26, 2019

On this special edition of Tech Tuesday, we are talking turkey! We wanted to share with you a few tools at your disposal to ensure you have the very best Thanksgiving.  Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line  Yes, this is a real thing. Between the month’s on November and December, this help hotline fields more than 100,000 turkey-related questions. They are here for you! More than 50 turkey experts are ready and waiting via phone, online chat, and email (much like GadellNet!) and the [...]

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: TalentLMS

November 12, 2019

TalentLMS is a learning management system that provides a user-friendly training experience for your employees. You can load your own videos or documents into TalentLMS or utilize online material through their social integrations to create courses that can be assigned to your employees. This is great for onboarding new employees, training your existing team on software and solutions critical to your operation, or brand new competencies and certifications. Talent LMS offers many features th [...]

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: KnowBe4

October 1, 2019

October is Cyber Security Awareness month. We’d like to highlight some platforms for better cyber security. Cyber Security Awareness Training is the first step in many cyber security programs. Human error accounts for a great deal of cyber crimes and training can make a huge difference. KnowBe4 is a cyber security training platform that integrates simulated phishing attacks into their program. After employees go through the interactive training, these phishing emails could come to their inbox [...]

Tech Tuesday: LastPass

September 24, 2019

LastPass is a password vault platform. Keeping a strong password, and different passwords for different logins is incredibly important to keeping your personal data safe. Remembering all of these strong passwords can be a real pain. A password manager, also called a password vault, remembers your credentials by storing them for you and auto-filling your passwords when you need them. This storage is encrypted. LastPass extensions are available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, [...]

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’ [...]