3 Unconventional Uses For Your Pool This Summer

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Having a pool is a game changer, especially during the summer. Your pool is more than a place to swim; it’s one of the social gathering hub of your home. Pools can facilitate everything from barbecues to sport event-viewing venues; it just depends on your creativity. Regardless of pool uses, maintenance is key. If gone unchecked, pools can quickly become eyesores, or even worse, safety risks. So, as the weather heats up, make sure your pools are always clean and in proper working order for your visitors to cool down. One of the easiest ways to keep your pool in […]


Big League Fun; 5 Things the Best Theme Parks Share

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I’m no amusement park expert, but I’ve been to more than a few parks. Over time, I’ve noticed that the good ones share a few things in common. Fun Factor It’s in the title. Amusement parks are pointless if people are bored when they go. Fun means something different for everyone, so a wide range of activities is crucial. From roller coasters to water rides, simulators and games, with concerts, and food and wine festivals sprinkled in between, there’s always a different event to create memorable experiences whenever you visit. Innovation Replay value is crucial for amusement parks. The rides generally […]


White Snow, a Green Thumb, and the World’s End

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As people, we ask ourselves a certain set of questions so often that their answers start popping up without much active thought.  What am I going to wear to work today, what’s the weather going to be like, have I revamped my survival plan in the case of a global cataclysmic apocalypse event lately? The usual. It’s probably crossed your mind at one point or another; what would the world do if, or when the wheels finally fall off? Keep in mind that the level of analysis and actual planning you might do for this scenario varies greatly. That depends […]


A New Challenger has Arrived! Actsoft, Tons of Data, and E3.

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Odds are you’ve played a video game at some point during your life. If not, that’s impressive. Put that on your resume (just kidding, don’t do that). The major video game industry brands and their content totally span the gambit. Nintendo still has Mario scouring the depths of the universe (yes, he’s still trying to save Princess Peach), while Xbox and PlayStation make their money on the ultra-heightened realism most of their titles expose gamers to. Solo gaming is immersive and expansive. Role Player Games are still precise and thought provoking, and multiplayer titles have fine-tuned teamwork, communication, and socialization […]


Wisconsin Mill Explosion – Actsoft in Emergencies

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An explosion tore through a corn and ethanol mill in Cambria, Wisconsin late on Wednesday, June 1 2017. The subsequent fire claimed the lives of three employees within the plant and wounded over a dozen more.  The cause of the explosion remains unknown, but medical helicopters and several fire departments quickly responded to the blaze. While the cause of the explosion is still a mystery, its effects are severe and long lasting. As with any emergency, the aftermath always begs one question from those involved: How can we do better next time? While an ideal world would see no emergencies, […]


Tackling Risk Management

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Workforce management continues to grow more complex as time marches onward. As technology increases the scope of what comprises a workforce, the risks faced by companies increase as well. These risks are areas in which the companies are susceptible to experiencing losses. Three of the most exposed areas for risk are payroll, records, and safety.   Payroll In the wake of expansion, companies naturally grow in personnel. An increase in personnel, however, exposes businesses to the trappings of inaccurate wage dispensation. Maintaining accurate timekeeping records across a larger business becomes increasingly difficult. Managers often rely on an “honor-system” with employees […]


Busting Burglars: Home Appliances & Tracking

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Imagine having just slated a recently constructed home for closing. There could be anywhere from a few days to a week before the closing actually occurs. During this window, appliances are installed within the home. This is also when thieves tend to target these homes to steal those appliances. Charlotte, North Carolina experienced a string of burglaries last year that targeted the appliances within homes slated for closing. The perpetrators, in each instance, made off with thousands of dollars’ worth of appliances. Each appliance stolen is a loss incurred that has little-to-no chance of being resolved even if the perpetrators […]


Trucking, Tracking, and Safety

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A lone truck driver was traveling along a cliff-side roadway, midway through completing a long haul. While navigating one of the roadway’s curves, the brakes fail. The truck, its cargo, and driver all go over the edge, with no witnesses to the incident… Elsewhere, winter snows assault another driver as he travels into the northern reaches of the country. With temperatures well below freezing, the driver’s rig suddenly comes to a stop. Despite his efforts to start it, his truck remains dead in the snow. The drop in temperature has caused his gasoline to gel. Now, he must radio for […]


Distracted Driving & The Workforce

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This story is a familiar one: A lone person is driving along an often-traveled route, confident in their ability to navigate without giving the road their full attention. Their phone, sitting in a cup-holder to their right, vibrates with a notification. The driver picks up the phone. It is a simple text: “what do you want for dinner?” They smile, deciding to look back up before responding. “Why is there a pole in the middle of the road?” they ask themselves… Distracted driving is the cause behind a multitude of traffic accidents within the United States. 2.5 million People are […]


Too Fast, Too Furious – Monitoring Employee Speeding

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People love to move quickly. It is equal parts the desire to reach a destination faster and the desire for the thrill. Track meets, drag races, and fighter jet displays are just some of the methods used to achieve the thrills of speeding. However, the thrill of speeding drivers pose a detriment to your business when they make up your workforce.   Issues Speeding Presents to the Workforce Speeding subjects vehicles to greater rates of fuel consumption. 55mph is widely accepted to be the most fuel-efficient speed for a vehicle. Reaching speeds greater than 55mph results in a decrease in […]