• How Secure is Your Field Service Business’s Data?

    Posted 06 December 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Data security: It’s not just for IT geeks and the NSA anymore. It seems like every week we hear about new security breaches or hacks – even global websites like Twitter and Reddit were shut down in late October due to hacker action. (Note: Don’t confuse actual security breaches wi...

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  • ‘Tis the Season to Be…On Call

    Posted 05 December 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Now that the presidential election and the World Series are over, we can discuss another divisive topic: the holidays. Some people are all about Thanksgiving dinner, Black Friday sales, holiday parties, shopping and gift-giving, decorating, and celebrating with family and friends – in fact, w...

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  • Driving Down the Field: 4 Things Field Service Business Can Learn from the NFL

    Posted 01 December 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Forget the election results. Forget the looming holidays. There are bigger things at stake. We’re coming into a time of year that separates the wheat from the chaff, the men from the boys, the clear winners from the just-couldn’t-hack-it-this-years. Yes, we’re talking about pre-p...

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  • Take the Ouch out of Overtime Pay

    Posted 30 November 2016 by Stacey Papp

    “Time, got the time tick-tick-tickin’ in my head, tickin’ in my head, tickin’ in my head …” This isn’t just a killer song from British new wave artist Joe Jackson, circa 1979 – it might also be what some business owners, fleet managers and ops leader...

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  • Bills, Bills, Bills: 4 Tips to Speed up Invoicing

    Posted 29 November 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Did your parents give you an allowance as a kid? If so, you probably have fond memories of counting down the days until payday, plotting what to spend your riches on (candy bars and action figures usually rank highly) and perhaps even negotiating a raise, if you were the power-broker type.  Ge...

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  • Blast from the Past: 5 Movies That Wouldn’t Have a Plot without Technology

    Posted 28 November 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Do you ever watch a movie that takes place before the mid- to late-90s and think, “This could never happen today”? As in, basically the entire plot of the movie, or a main conflict, wouldn’t even be a thing if the characters had our current technology? For example: “Romeo a...

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  • Money, It’s a Gas…Unless You’re Losing It

    Posted 23 November 2016 by Stacey Papp

    “Money, it’s a gas/grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.” Words to live by from David Gilmour: This crazy awesome Pink Floyd ditty was written in 1973, a year of many momentous events – George Foreman defeated Joe Frazier, Elvis played Hawaii, the U.S. finally got...

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  • Love It and List It: 4 Tips for Successful Job Creation

    Posted 22 November 2016 by Stacey Papp

    You know what we really, really love? Lists. Stay with us now: yes, that is an incredibly dorky answer, but show us someone who has never clicked through an Internet slideshow titled something like “25 Pictures of Celebrities with No Makeup” or “15 Pictures of Dogs Stuck in Thing...

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  • Small but Mighty: Celebrating Small Businesses

    Posted 21 November 2016 by Stacey Papp

    You know we love those lists. Here’s one: Things that are small, but incredibly important: White blood cells: These little beauties protect your body by fighting off nasty diseases and germs, all without you realizing it, making them the world’s tiniest ninjas. Gemstones: Ladies will ...

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  • Fleet Managers: Create Friendly Competition for Your Field Techs

    Posted 16 November 2016 by Stacey Papp

    Competition can be the spice of life for some people, no matter the cost. If you’ve ever watched Joey Chestnut wolf down dozens of hot dogs in just a few minutes or know someone who does Tough Mudder or other crazy obstacles-course type races, then you’ve experienced firsthand just how i...

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