GadellNet Blog

Outsourcing IT: Benefits for Small Business

June 21, 2019

What are Managed IT Services?  Managed IT services are technical services provided by a third-party vendor, a Managed Service Provider. Basically, managed IT services acts as your tech department without needing the internal oversight from your team. Managed services allow you to offload some or all of your tech operations, such as infrastructure, cloud computing, help desk, on-site support, consulting, and more. Your MSP (managed service provider) will assume responsibility for monitor [...]

Get the Most Out of Office 365

June 4, 2019

Microsoft Office 365 is a revolutionary set of tools that put real power right at your fingertips. Office 365’s features can optimize productivity and keep your entire team connected. For most, however, the full features and benefits aren’t being taken advantage of. From Business Intelligence to anywhere access, Office 365 can do it all for your small business, if you adopt all of the tools and teach your workforce how to use them.  Here are 5 major areas to take advantage of Office [...]

Desktops or Laptops for Workforce?

April 23, 2019

When choosing hardware to update your business, it can be hard to know whether to save money and just purchase a desktop - or to truly invest in a laptop and docking station combination. . These machines will be where your employees spend 8+ hours each day, so it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. There is no doubt that laptops have gained popularity over the last decade or so, but desktops have some very distinct benefits, as well. Benefits of Desktops Desktops are going [...]

Improve Morale + Efficiency with these 5 Tools

April 5, 2019

Reaching optimal efficiency is any leader’s dream. Having a team with high morale who work hard to accomplish goals isn’t as easy to achieve as one might think, however. If you’ve done the team building exercises and made sure your team feels hears, all while using an appropriate style of management, but still feel productivity could be improved upon, it might be time to look into tools to support your team. Supporting your team through ensuring they have the proper tools not only gives t [...]

Managed Service Benefits: Should You Outsource IT?

March 21, 2019

What are Managed Services?  Outsourcing business functions isn’t a new concept for small business owners. From legal work, to equipment maintenance, small businesses have been outsourcing for quite a long time. With technology as an essential business-driver in today’s small business landscape, outsourcing this vital function makes much sense for many businesses.  Managed Services are outsourced technology services. We like to say, at its core, managed services are a tech de [...]

Power BI vs Tableau: Which is Right for Your Business?

March 8, 2019

Business Intelligence is becoming a near-must for organizations. When implemented and used correctly, a Business Intelligence tool can help a company operate more efficiently with higher profitability. In the world of Business intelligence (BI) or data virtualization, you’ll find many tools on the market. With the stiff competition out there, these tools must all be powerful, user-friendly, and priced in such a way that small businesses will be able to find ROI. In this vast sea of B [...]

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 [...]