GadellNet Blog

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 [...]

Improve Morale + Efficiency with these 5 Tools

April 5, 2019

Reaching optimal efficiency is any leader’s dream. Having a team with high morale who work hard to accomplish goals isn’t as easy to achieve as one might think, however. If you’ve done the team building exercises and made sure your team feels hears, all while using an appropriate style of management, but still feel productivity could be improved upon, it might be time to look into tools to support your team. Supporting your team through ensuring they have the proper tools not only gives t [...]

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 [...]

Email Dos and Don’ts to Save you Time

March 13, 2019

Most people who work in an office environment have their email open during their entire workday with alerts on their mobile device when they aren’t in the office. It’s standard practice. Keeping up with your email is essential to being productive, but when the average person spends two hours per day on work email, according to Business Insider, productivity goes out the window. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to streamline your daily email routine. If you implement these tips, you co [...]

5 Ways HR Leaders can get the Most from their Leaders

February 8, 2019

People leaders are vital to the overall success of your organization. The most highly cited reason for a good employee leaving is poor leadership, regardless of the industry or the size of the organization. Good leaders should support their teams by helping them align goals, connecting them with training/mentoring opportunities, recognizing progress, managing career development plans, and soliciting feedback. This is the ideal scenario, but not always the reality. That is where HR comes in.& [...]

Power Your Mission

January 23, 2019

At last week’s State of the Union, I was eager to announce that after 6 years, we had re-articulated our core purpose.  Our previous mission was “to unleash the potential of schools and businesses”, and we had refined that purpose to state that our goal is to “power missions through technology”. Every quarter, our team takes 90 minutes out of their Wednesday to join our State of the Union meeting. We get as many people as we can to our St. Louis headquarters and every [...]

Creating a Culture where Employees Want to Come to Work

October 11, 2018

We’ve all had jobs that we dreaded. You may even remember the sinking feeling you had just before you had to open that door and walk into your day. Some great jobs even have bad days like that.  But when that sinking feeling becomes the rule and not the exception, we're miserable in those jobs and we're looking for an exit strategy. Looking back on that job, was it the work you do or the environment you did it in? For most, it's the environment, the bad managers, and ultimately the weak cultu [...]

Sox Compliance: What Is It and Why You Need It

October 10, 2018

What is SOX Compliance? SOX stands for the Sarbanes-Oxley Act drafted by congressmen Paul Sarbanes and Michael Oxley, and passed by congress in 2002. The idea behind this act was to protect shareholders and the general public from both accounting errors and fraudulent practices in companies through improving the accuracy of corporate disclosure - meaning, your data needs to be safeguarded. Bringing transparency in corporate governance and formalizing a system of checks and balances has prove [...]