Handling the Inefficiencies of Harsh Winter Weather

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The biting cold of winter can bring with it a slew of inefficiencies for organizations that must regularly deploy a mobile workforce. From icy roadways causing driving hazards to snowstorms affecting work performed outdoors, the toll that harsh winter weather imposes on operations should always be accounted for in any business’s game plan. Construction and transportation companies in particular must deal with some of the worst symptoms of bad winter weather. As either road travel or working outdoors are essential to both of these industries, safety remains a major concern. And while our software can’t prevent bad weather from occurring, […]


Industry Spotlight: Actsoft Solutions in Construction

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Actsoft solutions help to power forward the construction industry by bringing dispersed workforces together. Three of the most important things for effective building strategies are consistently meeting deadlines, ensuring that worker safety remains accounted for, and protecting assets around the clock. All of these critical objectives can be attained using the capabilities of our software. Stay right on schedule Once a building project has been planned and announced, the clock is immediately ticking on its completion. One of the best ways for contractors to establish a sterling reputation with their customers is to consistently deliver on project timelines, and features […]


Natural Wonders: World’s Most Stunning Mountains

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As we’ve discussed over the past few weeks, one of the lasting benefits from our solutions is the ability to dramatically reduce your company’s carbon footprint. Casting aside archaic paper forms in exchange for more efficient, eco-friendly digital forms; better choosing which employee to dispatch to job assignments based on proximity; and getting control of unnecessary idling time from your drivers all cut back on unnecessary waste. Plus, making these seemingly small changes also puts a lot of money back into your pocket. This week, in continued celebration of the environmental impact our solutions help to impart on the world, […]


Geofences and City Construction

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Constructing the megalopolises of today requires some of the most cutting-edge technology available. In a time where space in downtown areas is limited and building strategies have been trending upward rather than outward, the importance of modern tools to contractors can’t be understated. These state-of-the-art tools come in many different forms, including both digital and mechanical ones. Workforces that are tasked with the responsibility of putting together an entire city’s infrastructure from the ground up need everything from heavy machinery to workforce management solutions continuously at their disposal, in order to complete projects in timely fashion. On the workforce management […]


Dispatching’s Important Role in Directing a Mobile Workforce

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Effective communication between remote employees and management remains an essential ingredient to the upkeep of virtually any company’s daily business operations. For organizations with mobile workforces in particular, these connections are even more important. Administrators at corporate headquarters must conduct a symphony of efficiency when it comes to managing their remote employees, and a better way to orchestrate it is with Mobile Dispatching. This tool allows businesses to send out new directives to remote workers wirelessly, all from the comfort of a centralized location. By tapping into the power of cell phones and other forms of mobile technology, Mobile Dispatching […]


Workflow Checks and Construction-Site Safety

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Last week in St. Petersburg, a bustling city just south of Actsoft’s home base in Tampa, a giant crane — roughly ten stories tall — tasked with hauling heavy loads of construction material, toppled to the ground. It narrowly missed at least one worker on the ground by just a few feet, while many others scrambled for safety. Thankfully there were no serious injuries reported. The mishap took place at the site of the future St. Petersburg Police Department headquarters and was apparently the result of the crane operator attempting to move too much weight at once. A different crane […]


HBO’s “Westworld” and Behind-the-Scenes Management

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In late 2016, HBO fans were introduced to a fantasy world that reinvented the classic western, adding an element of science-fiction to the concept we’re all familiar with. “Westworld,” based on the 1973 film of the same name, is about an expansive, immersive theme park that caters to the elite. Those who are willing (and able) to shell out the hefty price of admission are treated to a cornucopia of possibility, where the only limit is their imagination. On April 22, fans will once again be whisked away into this western reverie-cum-reality. The theme park, which spreads across enough land […]


Ancient Greek Artifacts and Construction Delays

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For more than a decade, construction crews have tunneled away in Thessaloniki, an ancient Greek city steeped with history. The painstaking project will eventually yield an expanded, modern metro system to whisk residents and tourists alike throughout a series of underground tunnels. But, with the entire city being a veritable excavation site, this project is an exceptionally massive undertaking, with crews having to tread lightly as myriad archaeological discoveries are made along the way. To date, more than 300,000 artifacts have surfaced during excavations in the city. The latest came this week, as construction crews worked near the Hagia Sophia, […]