Thought Leadership

Microsoft to Deprecate Basic Authentication on October 1, 2022

July 1, 2022

Microsoft announced recently that they will begin shutting down their Basic Authentication services on October 1, 2022 forcing customers into the superior protection of Modern Authentication.  GadellNet has been working with our clients to migrate to Modern Authentication since mid-2021 in an effort to maximize cybersecurity protection and minimize costs. Why Switch to Modern Authentication? Modern Authentication uses O Auth access tokens with a limited lifetime.  These [...]

Say Goodbye to On-Prem Domain Controllers with Azure AD Native Join for AVD

June 28, 2022

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is once again pushing the boundaries of virtual desktop technology. The long-awaited Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) native join capability will address a significant gap in the product offering.  Azure AD native join will allow users to fully manage their virtual environment without any need for extending existing or creating new legacy Active Directory infrastructure in the cloud.  Now, this might sound like a bunch of unintelligible tech [...]

Closing The Homework Gap with Tech-Focused Education Funding Programs 

May 24, 2022

Technology has become an integral part of education, especially in the years since the start of the pandemic. As more schools begin taking advantage of online learning, the more important access to good technology has become. The problem is that tech can be extremely expensive, and schools are often underfunded. The best way for schools to circumvent this problem is by applying for tech-focused education funding programs such as E-Rate and the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF). These go [...]

Outsourced IT Partner: Going Beyond an IT Vendor 

May 12, 2022

There are key differences between a break-fix IT vendor and a trusted, strategic IT partner. These differences should be evaluated when an organization is considering future technology strategy. What a strategic partner provides their clients is different than what an IT vendor offers.   We have laid out some areas to consider when evaluating an outsourced IT partner:  The role of an IT Partner Measuring Success IT Partner Management  Key Attribu [...]

The Cost of Adding IT Staff to Your Team

May 5, 2022

Technology becomes more important for organizations of all sizes with each passing year. In fact, 64% of small businesses and 73% of medium-sized businesses name technology as a primary driving force behind pursuing and reaching their business goals.   You need staff in place to manage your technology needs and reach your larger goals. A Chief Technology Officer (CTO), IT manager, cyber security analyst, and help desk engineer, for instance, are key staff for a strong techn [...]

Cybersecurity Best Practices: Changing MFA Processes

May 3, 2022

Data breaches can be devastating to an organization. They can come out of nowhere and leave your organization completely exposed. With approximately 50% of small businesses experiencing a cyberattack every year, it is imperative that your organization keep up to date on cybersecurity best practices to protect itself. What is SMS Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) is one of the simplest and most effective ways to curb cyber attacks. Think of it as [...]

Diving into Ransomware Trends

March 30, 2022

Each year, Datto, a global provider of security and cloud-based software solutions, surveys 1,000 Managed Service Providers (MSPs) on the state of ransomware from the perspective of the IT channel and the small and medium business (SMB) clients it serves. We’ve compiled some of the key takeaways from the Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report and interpreted what it might mean for your organization. What is Top-of-Mind for IT Experts Though the cybersecurity lands [...]

Attracting Great Talent During the Great Resignation

March 1, 2022

At the end of 2021, the US experienced what has been dubbed the Great Resignation. This unprecedented event saw 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in a single month, according to Fortune Magazine.  The is a silver lining: this is a sign of a strong and healthy economy because people were not just quitting their jobs, but leaving them for better, often higher-paying, jobs with more balance and flexibility. GadellNet added 12 employees to our ranks in January [...]

Endpoint Protection Evolution: improving your cybersecurity

February 7, 2022

The cybercrimes landscape has changed drastically over the last few years with bad actors getting far more aggressive.  Recent attacks have proven that no industry – hospitals, schools, manufacturers, government – is safe.  However, as cyberattacks have increased, so have advances in cybersecurity defenses.  EDR, or Endpoint Detection and Response technology, has had a significant impact in protecting organizations.  What is EDR and does your organization need [...]