Office Holiday Party Etiquette 101

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The year’s end is nigh, and you know what that means, right? Of course, there are last-minute year-end goals, checking the numbers, meeting quotas, and all the stuff that matters the most when it comes to running a successful business. But there’s one particular event that everyone, no matter what position you’re in, looks forward to the most. The company holiday party! But when it comes to whooping it up at the year-end shindig, there is — or rather, there should be — a limitation to the amount of said whooping. You may be celebrating off hours, but at the […]


Holiday Travel and Fleet Tracking

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As we discussed recently, Thanksgiving is the holiday that ushers in the unofficial start to the end-of-year holiday travel season. And it’s no secret that, particularly during this exceptionally busy travel season, you can expect to pay a premium when it comes to air transportation. This year, travelers can expect to pay nearly $400 for domestic round-trip airfare, a pretty steep price to pay (especially this time of year) when budgets are stretched thin by the spirit of giving. So it should come as no surprise that many travelers choose to seek out alternative modes of travel during the winter […]


Stocks, Assets, and Work Site Tracking

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For many investors, it’s a common belief that maintaining a diverse financial portfolio is an effective way to minimize risk. To those who follow this strategy, the idea is that holding stocks in multiple different sectors can potentially offset some of the losses that would’ve arisen from having placed all their chips on a single failing investment. Their ownership of shares in a wide array of other better-performing investments may serve as a buoy to the negatives that they’ll inevitably encounter when trading. That being said, it should come as no surprise that purchasing shares of stocks always carries a […]


Thanksgiving, the Holidays, and Managing Your Business

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It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner. With it marks the unofficial start of the holiday season. It’s a time when we all — even those of us down here in the Sunshine State — start to break out the warmer clothes as the mercury levels perpetually drop. It’s when you and your family come together to celebrate, catch up, and enjoy a plethora of hearty home-cooked meals (while dodging the uncomfortable questions about your life choices that inevitably come your way from that one distant relative you only see this time of year). Beyond the […]


The Benefits of Integrated Technology

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The businesses of today rely on technology to power their workforces, especially if they’re mobile. Without solutions for managing remote operations, it’s difficult for companies to optimize efficiency and maintain a competitive advantage over other organizations in their industry. The problem, however, lies in the fact that these businesses often times use multiple different applications to handle their various inefficiencies. In doing so, they can end up paying much more for a laundry list of different software licenses, and still not have the same kind of control that a single, end-to-end business application would provide them with. Instead of buying […]


Doctor Who and Vehicle Tracking

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For those of you that consider yourselves Whovians, you already know the last month’s premiere of Doctor Who on the BCC was met with great anticipation. For the first time since the series was originally introduced in 1963, the Doctor — an intergalactic, time traveling, humanoid alien from a distant galaxy, with the ability to skirt death by regenerating into an entirely new entity with a different look and personality, all while retaining many centuries of learned knowledge — regenerated as a female. During this particularly tumultuous regeneration, the new Doctor was separated from her beloved Tardis, a time machine […]


Actsoft’s Dream Achievers Program Helps Individuals Succeed

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Employees at Actsoft are given the unique privilege to join Dream Achievers, a program that allows them to regularly consult professional life coach Jerry Campbell on any important goals they might have. The topics of an individual’s goals can vary. In the past, some have included saving to take an international vacation, purchasing a home, learning a new skill, getting into a solid exercise routine, working toward a promotion, or even writing a novel. Whatever the objective is, Campbell is willing to offer up his wealth of experience in budgeting and planning to help our staff members’ dreams become reality. […]


Celebrating Halloween 2018 at Actsoft

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Here at Actsoft’s home office, the end of the year — the holiday season, specifically — is what we look forward to most. In particular, because we love that it’s kicked off with one of our favorite holidays: Halloween. Each year, departments throughout the company give their all, decking out their work areas and transforming them into a mix of fun and spooky landscapes. We live by the mantra: Work hard, play hard. So in addition to working tirelessly to provide you with the best mobile management solutions, we also put the same effort into our celebrations. This year was […]


How Inefficient Quarterback Play is Similar to Poor Management

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Quarterback is far and away the most important role one could have in the game of football, and it’s arguably the most essential position in all of sports. No matter what a football team’s offense does, nearly everything is channeled through its quarterback orchestrating efficiency on a routine basis. Elite signal callers are experts at managing multiple responsibilities when directing scoring drives, and tend to make their best plays during high-pressure situations, while thousands spectate. Generational talents at quarterback, like the Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, can make up for personnel deficiencies on their team by elevating the effectiveness of […]


How Fuel Efficiency Can Affect Your Bottom Line

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When it comes to gas prices, unpredictability is an inevitability. Any number of factors can have a direct impact on the cost, causing it to dip or increase without much warning. Because of this, it’s important for fleet-based business owners to pay careful attention to the amount of fuel their drivers are consuming while behind the company wheel. Of course, it doesn’t matter whether the cost per gallon is at an all-time low or skyrocketed to an all-time high; you should always be mandating that your drivers follow safe, efficient driving practices since, regardless of what the actual price is, […]