GadellNet Blog

General Data Protection Regulation: What you Need to Know

May 23, 2018

Who does GDPR apply to? The GDPR applies to all businesses that have: Personnel in business locations of any type (e.g., office, manufacturing plant or distribution center) in the European Union Employees, contractors, consumers, customers, patients or other people who are citizens of, located within or currently traveling through the European Union Processing that includes some type of monitoring of individuals within, or who are citizens of, the European Union Goods and/or servi [...]

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 [...]

GadellNet Becomes Conscious Capitalism Member

May 14, 2018

GadellNet, a top Managed Services and Cyber Security provider in the Midwest, is proud to announce they are now a member and sponsor of the Conscious Capitalism Chapter of Indianapolis. Conscious Capitalism is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating humanity through business. Conscious Capitalism is a way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects where we are in the human journey, the state of our world today, and the innate potential of business to [...]

Systems Engineer

May 7, 2018

GadellNet employs several Systems Engineers. These tech pros are here to ensure proper computer operations so an end user can accomplish their tasks. They often act as the escalation point for our Service Desk Engineers for the more complicated, involved issues. Because they often work on some of the more involved issues, our Systems Engineers can be found in the office, helping people remotely or in a client’s office, lending a little hands-on help. Systems Engineers often work with desktop [...]

Cyber Security: the Why and How for Small Business

May 1, 2018

If you’re like 71% of small business leaders, you may feel vulnerable to a cyber attack. According to a study done by Microsoft, the biggest concerns for small to mid-sized business leaders are phishing schemes, compromised passwords, ransomware, and sensitive information being leaked by an employee. With the way cyber criminals have been working, your concerns are well-placed. Both ransomware and phishing schemes have rapidly grown over the last three years. These attacks haven’t doubled or [...]

Business Intelligence for Marketers

April 23, 2018

Business Intelligence (BI) tools take all of that data you have in many places throughout your network and analyze them. Through this, important insights can be gleaned - a handy tool for any department. Marketing teams in particular can capitalize on this information by applying it to their campaigns for purposes of targeting and understanding ROI. Today’s customer uses all available channels and resources to research a product, and through Business Intelligence, a marketer can make sure they [...]

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 [...]

Microsoft Teams – The New Kid on the Block

April 4, 2018

There’s a new kid in the tech town and its name is Microsoft Teams.  Ok, so technically Teams had its first birthday this past March, but since it has debuted it has taken collaboration to a whole new level.  Straight from Microsoft’s mouth, Teams is the new chat-based workspace in Office 365. Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations, and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily collaborate to achieve more.  Here a [...]

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 [...]

Client Site Engineer

March 28, 2018

Being an outsourced tech company doesn’t mean we are far removed from our clients. Our Client Site Engineers (CSEs) can be found working on client issues right in the client’s office any day of the week. Some of our clients want a Client Site Engineer in their office and at their disposal weekly or bi-weekly, others just use our Client Site Engineers on an as-needed basis. We can be flexible with the scheduling but we understand having a tech presence in client’s offices is important and d [...]