Thought Leadership

Authentic looking URL behind Clinton email hack

October 31, 2016

We have been hearing about Hillary Clinton's emails for months, maybe more. But how did someone of such high political status fall victim to hackers? Phishing.  Clinton's campaign chair, John Podesta, was sent an email warning that someone in the Ukraine had obtained his email credentials. This email looked to be an official email from Google. This email instructed Podesta to click on a link to reset his password to save himself from further trouble. As an employee who is well-trained in [...]

State of the Union: Our Keys to Success

October 21, 2016

This week we had our quarterly State of the Union. As CEO, I love to take this time to reflect on how far we have come and, of course, make sure everyone is on the same page about the direction our company is going in the future. The presentation started with a reminder of how fast the technology market is evolving and thus, how extraordinary our mission (“Unleash the potential of small businesses and schools”) is in the context of the changing market.  CEOs are exhausted with trying to [...]

IT Resiliency Planning: What you need to know

October 20, 2016

Unfortunately, small businesses are being targeted more and more often for cybercrime, and it is not a question of if a small business will experience a cybersecurity incident, but when and how. 71% of cyber attacks are conducted against small businesses and as a result, about 50% of small businesses have been a victim of some sort of cybercrime. With the odds stacked against small businesses, an IT resiliency plan could save your business. A resiliency plan gives a small business the abi [...]

Tech Fatigue, a CEO’s Perspective

October 18, 2016

As the CEO of a Managed Service Provider, I talk to a lot of people about their technology. Through all of these conversations, I am noticing a trend – everyone seems to be suffering from some sort of tech fatigue. Tech fatigue is a feeling of being overwhelmed and helpless when it comes to technology. It’s completely understandable. There are so many options when choosing anything tech related. There are also so many security measures to keep up on. According to a survey done by Tr [...]

New Faces

October 17, 2016

As we welcome some new additions to the GadellNet team, we wanted to share a little about them with you. Get to know a few of these new faces. Some of these people could work with you directly, and others will be working a little more behind the scenes.     Kristen Maxwell is our Jr. Deployment Specialist. When we have new technology to push out, she will be on the team to coordinate these efforts. She will work closely with internal and external staff to ensure all deploy [...]

Microsoft Ignite Conference

October 13, 2016

Two weeks ago, I attended the Microsoft Ignite Conference. It was an impressive showing with lots to see and learn. The theme of the conference was definitive - technology will continue to fuel innovation and transformation in all industries and Microsoft intends to offer best in class systems to ensure this occurs securely, reliably, and with unlimited scale. Security When it comes to data security, Microsoft has put incredible resources into the process and technologies securing their dat [...]