GadellNet Blog

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’ [...]

Tech Tuesday – Presenter Coach

September 10, 2019

Microsoft’s new Presenter Coach, an AI-powered tool, will help you nail your next PowerPoint presentation through aiding you in improving your presentation and public speaking skills. As an artificial intelligence tool, Presenter Coach offers training and feedback integrated into the tool.  Presenter Coach, through PowerPoint Online, uses a rehearsal mode in which on-screen guidance for your pacing, inclusive language, use of filler words, and culturally sensitive phrases is provided. [...]

The Digital Transformation: 5 Tips to Ensure Your Success

August 2, 2019

This digital transformationmight sound far off, complicated, or too expensive, but in reality, the concept is quite easy to grasp. Digital transformation means integrating technology into all areas of a business. It’s more than just the cloud. This is about rethinking old models and processes in lieu of technology.  For small to mid-sized businesses, digital transformation is imperative to staying relevant and competitive. Technology plays a key role in a business’s ability to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]