Thought Leadership

There is time for maximizing connection with Lindsay Tjepkema, Indianapolis

July 29, 2022

Lindsay Tjepkema grew up with the idea that connections and friends are a luxury. Now she realizes to be successful, a support system is extremely important. With this knowledge, Lindsay stepped out of the career she had built for herself to become the CEO and Co-founder of Casted, a venture-backed SaaS business in the marketing technology space. Casted gives her and others a platform to access content to make it valuable. It empowers b2b marketers to maximize the power of connection wi [...]

Tips for Contractors Navigating New Federal Compliance Mandates (CMMC)

July 27, 2022

In this article you'll learn: What is CMMC and why is it important for contractors/subcontractors Provide definitions for technical acronyms associated with the CMMC process How GadellNet helps contractors navigate compliance  What comes next to gain CMMC compliance  Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, or CMMC, was released in January of 2020 by the Department of Defense (DoD). CMMC was created to properly secure data shared by the government to c [...]

There is time for changing the playing field with Seth Goldman, Bethesda, Maryland

July 14, 2022

Seth Goldman knows what it means to pursue projects you’re passionate about.. He co-founded Honest Tea and is now the Chief Change Agent at Eat the Change. He’s also launching the new brand, Just Ice Tea, which focuses on just relationships with the supply trade and fair trade farms they source from. Acting on issues he cares about is important to Seth. He takes the time to change the playing field by engaging in and embracing important topics and making sure everyone involved in th [...]

Microsoft Requiring Authentication Upgrades by Q4

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 [...]

There is time for building confidence with Jake Simons, Indianapolis

June 30, 2022

Failure is not only an option. It’s part of the process. Teaching Robotics helped Jake realize this and pass this along to his students. Jake knows the importance of loving your work, and he finds this love through teaching the fifth grade at Woodview Elementary, coaching the Eaglebots, and being the director of Robotics for Wa-Nee Community Schools. With so much to do, Jake knows that finding time for family and for himself are crucial for staying balanced. That means saying “no” [...]

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 [...]