GadellNet Blog

Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville

March 8, 2019

In celebration of International Women's Day, we wanted to share a little about Dr. Evelyn Boyd Granville. She was an educator and a mathematician. She worked on high-profile projects, including the development of missile fuses and software that analyzes satellite orbits. As an educator, she taught computer programming and numerical language along with other mathematics courses. Evelyn was born on May 1, 1924 in Washington D.C. Growing up in the Great Depression, she often had to work odd job [...]

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

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 [...]

Is Your Innovation Safe?

March 6, 2019

Is your school innovative in your uses of technology? Do you rejoice at pockets of teachers employing the latest web apps effectively, igniting student learning and making a difference in their classrooms? Have you asked how many of those applications are actively sharing your students’ information?  At the Midwest Education Technology Community (METC) Conference this past week, ISTE Board President Bill Bass shared this cautionary tweet: In our approach to techn [...]

5 Ways HR Leaders can get the Most from their Leaders

February 8, 2019

People leaders are vital to the overall success of your organization. The most highly cited reason for a good employee leaving is poor leadership, regardless of the industry or the size of the organization. Good leaders should support their teams by helping them align goals, connecting them with training/mentoring opportunities, recognizing progress, managing career development plans, and soliciting feedback. This is the ideal scenario, but not always the reality. That is where HR comes in.& [...]

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 [...]

Windows 7 & Server 2008: What you need to know

January 30, 2019

All software products have a viable lifespan; none can go on forever.  When a Microsoft application or operating system reaches “end of life”, Microsoft will no longer continue to support it.  For Microsoft customers, this means there will be no further development of patches, fixes, or security updates.  Microsoft products have typically had a lifespan of 10 years.  It is now time to consider the end of life impact of Windows 7, Server 2008 and 2008 R2, SQL 2008 and Off [...]

Power Your Mission

January 23, 2019

At last week’s State of the Union, I was eager to announce that after 6 years, we had re-articulated our core purpose.  Our previous mission was “to unleash the potential of schools and businesses”, and we had refined that purpose to state that our goal is to “power missions through technology”. Every quarter, our team takes 90 minutes out of their Wednesday to join our State of the Union meeting. We get as many people as we can to our St. Louis headquarters and every [...]

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 [...]

The Picture of Success: Employee-Driven Initiatives

October 29, 2018

At GadellNet, we have three main strategic goals that never change. We want to Grow or Die, Make an Impact, and have 100% Responsibility and 0% Excuses. We strive to meet these goals in our daily work, in our quarterly planning, in our yearly initiatives, and beyond. These three guiding principles touch everything we do at GadellNet.   In a recent company-wide meeting, I shared photos of our team and the many things we’ve done outside of the daily grind over the last few months. When I see [...]

Creating a Culture where Employees Want to Come to Work

October 11, 2018

We’ve all had jobs that we dreaded. You may even remember the sinking feeling you had just before you had to open that door and walk into your day. Some great jobs even have bad days like that.  But when that sinking feeling becomes the rule and not the exception, we're miserable in those jobs and we're looking for an exit strategy. Looking back on that job, was it the work you do or the environment you did it in? For most, it's the environment, the bad managers, and ultimately the weak cultu [...]