GadellNet Blog

Security as a Service (SECaaS) Explained

January 31, 2019

What is Security as a Service? Every time you turn around, it seems like there is a new "BLANK as-a-Service" provided. These services are generally a business model that allows for web-based outsourcing. Security as a Service, or SECaaS, refers to web-based security solutions delivered over the cloud. SECaaS allows for a company to have an outside company to handle and manage their cybersecurity. For many small businesses, platforms that offer "as-a-service" are an ideal way to ensure the [...]

How Adaptive Security Architecture Can Protect Your Business

November 10, 2018

If there is one thing we know about cyber security, it’s that it's ever-changing. As the good guys come up with new ways to secure our systems, the bad guys figure out ways around that. It’s gone on this way for many years now and we expect to see that continue. Adaptive security architecture is a different take on cyber security, using an intuitive, multi-layered approach.  Cyber security, in the past, has not operated as a similar situation would in nature. If we look at the human [...]

St. Louis’s GadellNet Named One of the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses

October 4, 2018

Annual ranking by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City published in Fortune ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI- The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) announced that St. Louis’s GadellNet Consulting Services has made the 2018 Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America, based on revenue growth. ICIC, a 25-year-old national nonprofit founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter, promotes economic prosperity in America's inner cities throug [...]

5 Tools to Save CEOs 10 minutes a Day

September 19, 2018

As a CEO, you’re stretched thin. Your time isn’t more valuable than anyone else in your organization, but we understand that it is often in higher demand. That’s why saving 10 minutes for you is a little more tantalizing than for many others in your organization. That’s almost an hour a week, that’s about 43 hours, more than a week’s time, over the course of a year. Here are five tools that have the ability to save you 10 minutes per day: MindMeister Manage your daily tasks thro [...]

Cutting the Cord: Getting Rid of Cable

August 2, 2018

If you're fed up with cable and ready to cut the cord, you're not alone. Compared to last year, there are 1.7 million fewer cable subscribers, and that number just keeps growing. Alternatives to cable give people more control over their experience and ensure you're not just paying for a bunch of channels you never watch. In order to make the switch you'll need to have a few things in place. We've created a checklist for you. Good Internet Connection For almost all cable cutting options, you [...]

Why your sales team needs Business Intelligence

July 26, 2018

As a Sales Leader or Head of Sales, you understand the importance of the numbers. You live and die by them, most likely. When it comes to understanding your products, pricing, customers, and of course your revenue, you have to be on top of the numbers day in and day out. As big data becomes more readily available, the tools to turn that data into knowledge and meaningful insights are invaluable. Without the right tools, all of that data can get buried or misinterpreted. For your sales team, t [...]

Spear Phishing vs Phishing + How to Avoid Both

June 8, 2018

Spear Phishing vs. Phishing Spear phishing and phishing are both forms of malicious electronic communication that involve tricking people into giving out personal, sensitive information. The primary difference is that general phishing attempts are sent to masses of people, whereas spear phishing attempts are personalized to an individual. Consider the following scenario... You receive an email from your bank. They’ve emailed you before, so you’re not suspicious. You open the email and read [...]

Three Areas Business Intelligence Aides Human Resources

May 17, 2018

Business Intelligence is a revolutionary tool for businesses. BI gives organizations the ability to look deeper into their data, connecting information that was once disparate. Obvious areas to apply Business Intelligence include accounting, operations, even marketing. The Human Resources department has a lot to gain from BI, too, and in the long run applying BI to HR can amount to huge cost savings.   Hiring the Right Person the First Time It costs a lot to hire someone. It cost [...]

Yes, You Should Update Your Phone

April 9, 2018

It seems like every time we turn around, there’s another notification on our smartphone to run an update. It can be a hassle, it can be annoying, but it’s also necessary. Many people put off phone updates or avoid them completely, but we’re here to tell you that’s not a great idea. The number one reason you should stay on top of your phone updates is because of security. Software systems are incredibly complex and none are perfect – flaws exist. Hackers know this and they try hard d [...]

Handling Unix timestamps and DST in Power BI

April 3, 2018

I recently had a dataset in Power BI that contained Unix timestamps that I needed to convert into local time and take into account daylight savings time. I looked around for a bit, but I could find a cut and dry example for a simple way to do this, so I decided to make share my solution. First I’m going to make a simple data model using R. If you already have data that you are going to apply this to, you can skip this part. Here is the R code if you wanted to follow along with my examp [...]