Achievement through Diversity


Just like in previous years, Actsoft has once again been recognized as a Top Workplace in Tampa Bay, Fl. Earning recognition in for nearly five consecutive years, Actsoft has continued to establish itself as one of the premier workplaces within the region. The Top Workplaces contest is an annual competition wherein 100 businesses within the Tampa Bay area are recognized as being some of the best places to work. After sharing information about our business, a survey was sent out to everyone in the company, so they could share how they feel about working at Actsoft. After a few months […]

Idling Vehicles & The Fight Against Fuel Consumption


The City of Ontario, California recently implemented a pilot of anti-idling software across a variety of vehicles. In June 2016, according to the city’s fleet services manager Craig Grabow, Ontario calibrated five vehicles within its fleet with the software, while establishing an equal number of vehicles as the control group. Three of the vehicles operating under the pilot software were from the Police Department, while the remaining two belonged to Utilities and Parks & Maintenance. The vehicles running the anti-idling software idled, on average, 56% of the time they were in use. Spending over half of their use-time idling led […]

What Makes A “Good” Website From A Marketing Standpoint?


Website design has grown into an art form unto its own in the current day-and-age. A broad spectrum of teams put their time and energy into a website in order for it to come to fruition, the gamut running from development to executive. Once it reaches completion, your website becomes the first impression your brand has on visitors to the site. Businesses often design their websites with visual appeal at the forefront of their priorities, while website functionality takes a backseat: a mistake that can be rather costly when marketing their services through their website. In a recent discussion on […]

Data is King – The Road to Self-Driving Vehicles


Data is the “cash cow” of the digital age. Like gold and oil in decades past, there is a rush to accumulate as much data about consumers as quickly as possible. Companies like Facebook and Google are acquiring and making a fortune off the sale of said data. Matt McFarland of CNN tech explains the current environment surrounding data acquisition and the proliferation of sensory technology in our vehicles. The increased presence of sensors and cameras within modern cars yield greater ability to monitor performance and surroundings. Today’s vehicles can identify which part of the car’s interior needs maintenance or […]

It’s Morphin’ Time! – Dispatching & Disasters


Few franchises embody the 90s like the “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” do. In an era where “attitude” and martial arts were huge draws to the American audience, Power Rangers was an undeniable juggernaut. With over twenty years of installments and a new movie premiering this March, the appeal of the Power Rangers is still burning strongly. A staple of the Power Rangers is gigantic clashes between massive monsters and the heroes’ equally large Megazord. More often than not, the arena for these titanic throw-downs would be a densely populated, urban metropolis. While there is no doubt the skyscrapers and bridges […]

Where’s Waldo?…At Work!


Most of us are familiar with the children’s game books “Where’s Waldo?” wherein the object of the game was to find the titular character hidden amongst a vibrant backdrop.  Now, assuming Waldo is a working member of society, his penchant for getting lost begs the question “how does that affect his employer?” If Waldo is on the clock every time he gets lost, it goes without question that he is hurting his employer’s bottom line. What are some reasons Waldo’s employer should actively track his time? Understanding Employee Utilization and Capacity While Waldo remains lost while clocked into work, he […]

Three Things Successful Fleet Managers Never Do


Managing a fleet of vehicles is a grand task for whomever decides to take it on. In addition to propelling their workforce to specific levels of productivity and efficiency, managers must also ensure the safety of their workforce and encourage the development of positive habits. Below are a few things successful fleet managers never do.   Complicate Fleet Maintenance In order to maintain the integrity of your fleet, you have to ensure that vehicular maintenance is a simplified process. Complicated processes discourage employees from engaging in them. In this instance, overcomplicating a process will yield the negative result of not […]

Weather Disasters & Wireless Forms


In 2016, there were 91 incidents of weather, climate, or geological disasters across the United States. From floods and blizzards in the northeast to wildfires in the west and a hurricane in the south, these catastrophes amounted to over 46 billion dollars of damage. Once these forces of nature exact their toll on the United States, response to the aftermath must be swift in order to prevent the loss of human life. Only secondary is the assessment of damage caused by these events. The structural integrity of major constructs, such as levees and bridges, along with that done by comparatively […]

Martial Arts & Management


The martial arts of East Asia have long fascinated people in the West. The proliferation of martial arts through the film industry only served to boost the aforementioned fascination: Images of ninjas, Shaolin monks, and the late, great Bruce Lee performing gravity-defying kicks have captured the hearts of audiences for decades. These techniques, however, were not acquired overnight and only through the fundamentals of control, training, self-discipline, and continuous learning were they mastered. These fundamentals do not lend themselves only to mastering forms of combat, but also to mastering management processes and dominating your market. Control Martial arts differentiates itself […]

Excellence Is A Habit


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant Every business is conceived with the goal of success in mind. Each enterprising entrepreneur sets out to realize their dream to the best of their ability. While some of them manage to achieve success, others flounder and never reach the heights the imagined initially. Well, what separates one from the other? What decides the business that prospers and the business that does not? The simple answer is “habit.” The idea of repeating actions until they become instinctual is a timeless concept. From […]