GadellNet Blog

Outlook Tips & Tricks

October 26, 2017

If you want to get the most out of your Outlook, look no further! We have 5 awesome tips and tricks to make you more efficient. Sync Google Calendar, Outlook, and iPhone Calendar On the Windows machine running Outlook: If you use a free Gmail or Google Apps account: Make sure iCal4OL is installed. You can use a different Google Calendar or CalDAV for Outlook add-on, of course; the CalDAV settings from below should still apply. Launch iCal4OL. Go to the Who tab. [...]

Vendor Sprawl and Inflated Promises

July 19, 2017

As several high-profile cyber security events make headlines these last few years, and public awareness shifts towards these issues, the market finds itself inundated with a host of vendors, each offering their own solution to a piece of the security problem pie. With so many high-profile breaches, the flood of new consumer products connected to the Internet, and the gradual global realization that nearly everything you own nowadays can be hacked, security is finally getting the attention it des [...]

Tech you need this Summer

May 18, 2017

Memorial Day is just around the corner and as the unofficial kick off to summer, we wanted to give you a list of some fun summer-time tech. Maybe not must-haves, but these nice-to-haves will get you through the heat and help you enjoy all of that time out of the office this summer.  Yonannas Frozen Dessert Maker These little gadgets only run about $50, but they help you make healthy desserts. No more running out for ice cream could save you money in the long run. Since you'll just be putting [...]

WannaCry Malware – The Aftermath and Beyond

May 16, 2017

IT Security is hard. It's time-consuming and costly, and after all of that, it's hard to know how protected your organization truly is. After another rough week in the industry, I wanted to reflect on the state of events and the landscape in general. Some details from the incident: WannaCry (also known as WannaCrypt, WannaCry, or WCry) was widely deployed and destructive. And yet, experts don't regard it as well-developed malware. That's scary. The attack was actually stopped by a 22 [...]

GadellNet merges with Blue Key Technology

May 2, 2017

This month, GadellNet merged with Blue Key Technology, an Indianapolis technology provider. GadellNet chose to add Blue Key to the company because of the similar technologies implemented for the customer by both firms and because of the aligned ideologies: a strong commitment to core values and customer service. “I am excited to welcome Blue Key’s employees and customers to GadellNet,” said Nick Smarrelli, CEO of GadellNet. “We have been growing rapidly over the last 6 years, and this [...]

Time for a VPN

April 10, 2017

Last week, Congress voted to overturn FCC privacy rules that limited how Internet service providers can profit from our data.  Once President Trump signs the resolution, ISPs will be able to: Sell our browsing history Share our searches with third parties Use malicious ads to monitor all online traffic Track all non-encrypted traffic Install spyware on smartphones that can even defeat HTTPS Quincy Larson at wrote an excellent article on how this happened, a [...]

Ransomware Steals and Deletes your Data

March 31, 2017

For the past few years, our team and IT teams everywhere have learned to deal with ransomware epidemic. Prevention was always preferred, but when the disaster strikes, rock-solid backups made the entire event something that can be dealt with. One of the new strains of ransomware on the market is a nightmare for organizations and their data. DynA-Crypt is one of the first major ransomware strains confirmed to ex-filtrate (steal) data. It has most of the typical ransomware damages, but increas [...]

PowerPoint Cheat Sheet

March 30, 2017

PowerPoint is something we have all been using for ages. It is usually viewed as a necessary evil, but with a few new tricks up your sleeve, it won't seem nearly as bad. Whether your audience is internal or external, being a whiz during the creation of your PowerPoint and the presentation itself will impress your boss, coworkers, and prospective clients. Here are the top 10 PowerPoint shortcuts to save you time and make you look like an expert:   [...]

Technology Integration and the 21st Century Learner

March 23, 2017

What does technology integration look like for the 21st Century learner? How can you begin to use technology to bring your classroom to life?  Are students participating as an observer, designer, presenter, or creator? Today in education, students are becoming more at the center of learning. May educators are moving away from a day that contains all lecture-based instruction and teacher-led activities. Students are being asked to actively participate in a different way than 20-30 years ago. St [...]

GadellNet’s 2016 Top 10

December 13, 2016

Every year, GadellNet hosts a Christmas party for our entire company in St. Louis near our headquarters. The first year we decided to have a Christmas party, there were three people in attendance. This year, with employees and spouses, we had more than 90 people attend. It was a great night of celebrating another great year. It was also a time to reflect on how far we have come. GadellNet started as one man who dreamed of coming up with an IT company that made an impact and now we support 55 [...]