Thought Leadership

The GadellNet Top 10: Office 365 Migration

May 31, 2017

If you’re running your business on out-of-date technology, you could be holding your company back. You may be thinking, “my current platform is good enough,” but keeping your staff on a clunky platform isn’t good at all. Your legacy platform will also receive less and less support over time. Windows 2003 has met it’s end of life date, meaning it is no longer supported at all. Once you get to this stage, security becomes the main concern. No matching means no security updates and increa [...]

Server 2003 End of Life

May 25, 2017

Nearly two years ago, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows Server 2003. At that point, the program was 11 years old and it was simply time to turn it out to pasture. Microsoft sent out end of support notifications, had countdowns going for end of support, and instructed users on how they could migrate and why it would be worth it. Even with all of these warnings, many users are still running on Microsoft Server 2003, two years after the last security patch was issued. Running Windows Serv [...]

Is Cloud Storage Right for You?

May 23, 2017

Many people are still mystified by “the cloud” and where your data actually goes if you’re using cloud storage. Put simply, cloud storage is online data storage and is a scalable way to store, access and share your data. Buying and maintaining your own storage infrastructure is a thing of the past once you migrate to the cloud. Migrating to the cloud sounds like a cumbersome process, but the migration itself isn’t bad. There are many benefits to cloud storage to be had, no matter the si [...]

Tech for your Briefcase

May 22, 2017

When you think of essentials for your briefcase or work bag, you probably think of your laptop, your wallet, and your phone. We suggest expanding your essentials to include a few more tech must-haves. These briefcase essentials will ensure you are ready for anything your day throws at you. All-in-one Adapter/Converter A lot of laptops are starting to cut out some of those essential ports you rely on everyday. This adapter/converter makes sure you can connect a VGA, DVI, or HDMI monirot or a mi [...]

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 [...]

Office 365: OneNote

Many of our clients have migrated to Office 365. To make sure you are getting the most out of this comprehensive platform, we wanted to talk a little about OneNote and why you should be using it if you aren't already. More than notes If you're like me, you go through at least a couple of notebooks a year with notetaking, last making, and jotting down ideas as you have them. OneNote is a convenient place to keep all of this and use less paper. The best part is you can keep it organized any wa [...]

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 [...]

Disaster Recovery: Your Plan should be a Priority

The stories are in the news. We see them almost weekly. A simple mistake or incident leads to a data disaster. For a small business, lost data can be an overwhelming blow.  Whether caused by a natural disaster, a fire, human error, hardware malfunction, or a phishing scheme, if your data is gone, your small business simply cannot function. 40% of small businesses that experience 3 or more days of downtime fail within 35 months. Small businesses are at a greater risk for data loss. Cyber [...]

Rapid Resolution: the Next Level of IT Support

May 4, 2017

Managed Service Providers work to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing tech needs of their clients. This has taken many forms, even over just the last 14 year since GadellNet has been in business. From cloud storage to mobile device management, something new is always bound to make its way into your office as tech evolves. Rapid Resolution offers that next level of IT support and customer service. The best part is, if your Managed Service Provider is already in place and adding this servi [...]

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 [...]