Saturday, June 17, 2017

Can You See The Whole Food Facts Through The Amazon Forest? This is Not The Demise of Local Supermarkets, It Is The Beginning of a Winning Adventure!

Can You See The Whole Food Facts
Through The Amazon Forest?
This is Not The Demise of Local Supermarkets,
It Is The Beginning of a Winning Adventure!
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

I was the kid on the delivery bike with boxes of groceries in the front basket, riding through the village delivering your food supply.  The early 1960s, a whole different world than today.  A world of trust, respect and a small selection on the shelves of any grocery store.  How things have changed!

Why the stock market acted in such a manner on the announcement of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods was a supposed death knell to local and regional supermarkets I will never know! 

But I do!

Grocery shopping has radically changed is a firm fact.  Walmart is not my favorite store.  I grew up in the U.K. and Sainsbury’s was the King!  Even that has changed!

When Tesco’s came on the scene and it became aisles of cans, breakfast cereal, and the sugar was always at the back of the store to draw you in, past all the other merchandise.  There were no more big slabs of butter that was prepared for you whatever quantity you deserved, it was now a world of prepackaged food in odd sizes.

Well, the delivery bike is sitting rusting behind a building somewhere and we drive to the local store.  Shopping carts greet us with flyers for the in-store bargains and price matching coupons.  You join the line of people pushing their carts, carrying their important list of necessities and then, you are bombarded with special offers, ‘2 for one’ specials of the day and the smell of freshly baked bread’ to entice your inner hunger to buy and buy more than you require.
You can’t get that from a computer screen or keyboard on your Smartphone!

Or can you? 

Shopping is a chore and disliked by most.  Back in the day, my personal delivery service with the bike was something that was so different, personal and cost effective.  Today some stores offer home delivery for ‘free’, as long as you spend $100 or more and deliveries happen on certain days of the week at predetermined times.  So we have come full circle, so to speak.

We choose the supermarket we shop at for many reasons, price and quality are always at the top of the list. I can name my favorite stores from different parts of the US.

Florida – Publix, Goodings & Winn Dixie
Utah – Harmons & Smiths
Indiana – Aldi & Krogers (or local name)
Ohio – Aldi, Kroger, Giant Eagle & Meijer
Iowa – Fareway, Hy-Vee & Aldi

Notice NO Walmart or Whole Foods!

The purchase by Amazon of Whole Foods opens a whole new competitive world for us with technology foresight.  The Smartphones and computers will play a major role.  Fingers & Thumbs will walk the aisles of our favorite stores, but it is ingrained in us all to physically shop!

Shopping is about control of the shopper, through our eyes, the sound and beat of the music and all importantly, aromas.  Yes, we can be led by the nose to increase the amount we plonk into the shopping trolley as we are offered specials and bargains through social media interaction as the shopper is guided through the store.

It is CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner that we have the facts, current statistics and importantly the communications skills to lead the way with a trolley that does not have a squeaky or fault wheel, just one that glides down the right aisles with important information in the palm of the shopper’s hands.

Some shopping facts - We brought you ‘sound’ to enhance a shopper's experience and pace their shopping time.  Aromas to attract them to the fresh vegetables with moist fresh veggies that had the aroma of a thunderstorm.  The fish and meat department that had the sound and aroma of an ocean.  With the ultimate draw of the fresh bread with a dash of sweetness to entice and succeed.

We encompass the smart shoppers’ technology of interactive screens, Wi-Fi capability and direct connections with anyone with a Smartphone entering the store. 

Loyalty programs must have a place, it always has to be a quality two-way street.  It is the fine line of friendly information and not one of ‘in your face’.  In fact, we can go so far as tracking their shopping habits by creating grids, showing how much time is spent in each area.  Yes, we can intrude and be rude, we are not, it is for the betterment of all to make shopping a true experience instead of just dashing in and out trying to find the diapers or the sugar.

Remember when self-service gas pumps were first introduced?  The gas convenience store did not shut up shop, it adapted is thriving and so will you!
Contact our team and discuss how we can take you ten paces forward in enhancing your shopping experience for your true customers.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Stop Standing On The Sidelines!

Stop Standing On The Sidelines!
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

Information and connected actions are the keys for all.

Others will provide you with information but you must take the proactive actions to secure yourselves.  

Really, no cares about you as an individual.  It is all about 'ME syndrome'.  Even your hospitals do not have enough facilities in the case of cataphoric disasters, including a Greyhound Bus crash.  Yes, that feeble and that concerning. 

Cities have Limited or NO preparedness plans and are all talk and no actions.

It is now 'a do for yourself world'!  Everything is geared to 'reactionary' solutions.  After the fact in most cases is too late.  Yes, reactionary by a doctor to your injuries or illness is one thing, prevention of terrorists or mentally ill on the streets with possible pending actions is a whole different kettle of fish.

Words, overheard words are vitally important and any statement you hear that seems to be a threat or a concern must be reported to keep us all safe.  Snitching saves lives and protects us all.

Information and data are available by the tonne.  That may be the case, it is what you can do with it.  Information has a 'sell by date' and becomes useless if not acted upon in a timely fashion.

CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner believes in actions, not just talk!  

Our data analytics with law enforcement is the most in-depth and usable at all levels.  Mix billions of public data records with local street information and you have the best opportunity to solve crime and stem issues.

Social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and whatever else is being used to anti-socialize our world needs more than a cursory glance.  

Social Media Monitoring is the key to knowing what is going on in our tragic world.

Predictive Analysis is vital when you know how to use and utilize it.  

There lies the key, down to earth coaching and mentoring is our success, as is yours.

Stop dumping data into stagnant data silos and never letting them see the light of day or for your street-level law enforcement officers to know what they are facing each day at each event before they hit the pavement.

Proactive Solutions are here, now and ready to save you time, money, lives and resolve your issues at more than a cost effective level.  

How about less than the price of a cup of coffee a week, per sworn officer? 

Be proactive and communicate with us today.

USA: (330) 366.6860 or (515) 300.6130
Europe: 072 4059420

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Budget Cuts Are The Death Spiral For Us All!

Budget Cuts Are The 

Death Spiral For Us All!
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

We all know it is the make-up of a small business, company or governmental organization, is the creators, leaders, designers, daily management and the pure fact, that passion lives within all the staff and their daily tasks, results, and enthusiasm for the citizens or clients are the ultimate objective for continued performance.

recoupeit has at its base, the working knowledge from a law enforcement, military and corporate perspective of a uniform proactive approach.

Understanding human nature in social interactions, situations and next event predictability, by using our statistical expertise is at the heart of our success.

Knowing the "dark side" and having the empathetic ability to view from the inner perspective has given us the affordable ability to have professional shortcuts and paths to succeed, in a far more expeditious manner. It is an art form that is framed with our client's accomplishments and the knowledge, our street level data information collection, examination, tracking, communications and social techniques, which we stand alone on the financial exposure collections arena for states, municipalities, and commerce.

It is about reuniting revenues with their rightful owners!

Started in 1999 and continues today in Great Britain, by Derek Keene, who is a former London Metropolitan Police Detective with the Fraud Division (The Sweeny) as it is eloquently known as. Keene formed Newlyn PLC, a bailiff organization which is different than bailiffs in the USA. In Europe, they collect all types of debts via investigation etc. Today, Keene is V.P. CommSmart Global Group which recoupeit is part of the group.

Let us examine the underlying factor of why 
recoupeit has been so successful and dominates the financial collections market. It is the logical stealth means of assertive collections by using our proven, close to the chest approach, which keeps us under the radar of the debtor. 

recoupeit utilizes compliantly all governing existing state and federal laws to accomplish our tasks at hand. The access to public data with our partners is key to our investigations and uncovering of those that wish to hide their business, fail to pay taxes, including sales tax and disregard normal business channels. This is depriving the citizens of monies owed to received promised services.recoupeit uses social and technological anthropology to garner our and ultimately, your success in far higher collections of debt that has been hidden or unknown to you. Enabling you to supply the services promised to the citizens of your state, municipality or corporation, completing the financial task at hand with monies which are rightfully yours.

A central concern of recoupeit's anthropologists is the application of knowledge to the solution of financial human problems. From the first communication with the debtor or now known debtor to the receipt of payment, our concerns are for both parties to the agreement, the debtor, and the debtee. Reputation is of the utmost priority as we represent prestigious clients and have set a standard practice for all. 

recoupeit anthropologists examine social patterns, financial understanding, and practices across cultures, with a special interest in how people live in particular places and how they organize, govern, and create meaning in their lives. A hallmark of socio-cultural anthropology is its concern with similarities and differences, both within and among societies, and its attention to race, sexuality, class, gender, and nationality. We gain a first-hand sense of how local knowledge is put to work in grappling with practical problems of everyday life and with basic philosophical problems of knowledge, truth, power, and justice.

Topics of concern to recoupeit's socio-cultural anthropologists include such areas as health, work, finances, ecology and environment, education and social change.

recoupeit is part of CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner that have for decades been using digital technology, software, social media interaction, public data, and analytics to be ahead of the curve. This means, our clients have the best and innovative services at their fingertips for success.

If your state, municipality or corporation are suffering from economic distress, and to be honest, who isn't in these arduous changing times, contact us and share your problems and recoupeit will review your situation and plan on how we can work successfully together for the common goal of reuniting revenues to those that are owed.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Budget Shortfalls - Why Is Money Left On the Streets Awaiting Collection


Budget Shortfalls
Why Is Money Left On the Streets Awaiting Collection
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

Money, 'the root of all evil' has never sounded so close to home.

Our new Iowa governor has now had to face the reality of money shortfalls, failed budgets and paying the bills for all the people she represents in the state of Iowa. 

Governor Kim Reynolds was the #2 in the state as the former Lt. Governor but had no part in passing any budgets or signing the passed legislation, but she is now facing the problems front and center.

Firstly, a budget is nothing more than fantasy land, as they never balance and crystal balls do not work for politicians or fortune tellers at the fair.  

The budget shortfall started earlier in the year as reported by the Des Moines Register:

"A new state fiscal year begins July 1, and the Iowa Legislative Services Agency has warned that state revenues for the past 11 months have fallen about $97 million short of projections. The Republican-led Iowa Legislature has already approved $118 million in budget cuts this year and has withdrawn another $131 million from the state's cash reserves to fill financial gaps."

CommSmart Global Group, a LexisiNexis Risk Solutions Partner met with the Iowa Department of Revenue to discuss the announced shortfall earlier in the year.  Offering a proven solution to locating the missing monies through fraud that we know are literally laying on the streets.  Also showing how this is occurring and more to the point, the ability to stop, detect the culprits and putting into effect a formula to maintain the needed cash flow.

Our conversation is continuing...

Our proven solutions will stem the criminal actions of those scoffing the laws regarding failed taxation payments, identity clocking, non-existent building permits and those totally circumventing paying collected sales taxes.

This is not some wild scheme that may work, it is working and repatriating millions and millions of unpaid monies to states in the USA.  All occurs with a simplistic usage of data and information and our abilities to track, trace and outing the culprits.

The state of Iowa cannot afford not to accept our solution as there is literally no risk as the cost or investment is neigh zero!  Of course, there is a cost, so minuscule it has made other states climb on board to increase their rightful monies that are being lost, unknown and hidden by those that are placing financial pressure on the citizens of the state with shortfalls.

Believe you me, we know what we can do, Ohio was able to collect over $100 million in just one year.

Counties and cities, it works for you too!

Contact us to find out more details:

USA:     (515) 300.6130 or (330) 366.6860
Europe: 072 4059420

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Complacency and Political Correctness - The FEAR FACTOR & the NEEDED COMFORT ZONE

Complacency and Political Correctness
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

This has and will be an angry period in America history.  Taking but one life is a tragedy, taking lives daily and attempting to kill innocent citizens and law enforcement is reprehensible.  It is beyond shock and awe!

I have professionally experienced terrorism since the sixties and seventies, the bomb, bullet and the knife.  Nothing of the magnitude we are witnessing on a seemingly daily basis is a comprehensive action. 

Among us are more than evil people.  Which for many reasons have issues, mental, political and downright vindictive nut jobs who should be off the streets and in the non-existent mental institutions or prison.  Then there are the Islamist terrorists who have been radicalized by those we allow to have this 'freedom of speech'!

Our prisons are breeding grounds for criminals, who, are serving sentences and being educated by lowlifes who are teaching them better ways to steal, rape, murder and commit crime against fellow mankind.  Prisons are crime universities and our society is allowing this to continue without restriction.  It is a political and managerial problem that has been allowed to fester in front of our eyes.

Religious practices have gone to extremes on all levels.  Daily indoctrination, no matter what faith is radical!  The Chinese used the same techniques when Mao Tse-tung, who dominated the People's Republic of China from 1949 to 1959 used his Little Red Book.

Our world has changed for the worst and terrorist has taken on more than an ugly facade.

Planned attacks globally transpire and we Monday Morning Quarterback the events. The truth is we are ignoring the solid facts and hiding the reality of the social changes which dominate our lives.

Ideology and culture ignorance that is being built against us and allowed by a society who wish to stay silent whilst the blood runs down the drains of our streets. It must and will change!

Complacency and Political Correctness has no place in our society!

It is time, right now to "See Something, Say Something'!

Corporately, what are you doing in your company to understand your employees and even yourself?

The reality of doing nothing is seen in our headlines daily. The events of the early hours each morning will continue if we ignore the sickness among us. 

Law enforcement  and the public are only a part of the unsocial jigsaw puzzle. 

Under the Peelian Principles, 'The People are the Police and Police are the People'. It was good enough when policing was invented in 1829 by Sir Robert Peel and his Nine Peelian Principles stand firm today.  It is just we are all lost and not seeing the bigger picture.

The worst mass shooting, stabbing or vehicle attacks will not go away overnight and new measures are required to get society back on track.  

Complacency must be GONE!  

This crazy P.C. Society must wake up and see the bigger picture.  

TRUST and Respect have almost GONE!

There is a simple answer and must be accepted, especially by all politicians.  Let the 'real' experts put in place the necessary steps to bring us all back on all levels.

Active Shooter and Violent Protest Management MUST CHANGE!  

There are better methods which can be implemented.  That is what WE DO!

As we grieve and reflect, we stand firm, listen and act, the Comfort Zone will return...

USA:  (330) 366.6860 or (515) 300.6130
Europe: 072 4059420

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Secure With The Circle Of Digital Policing Fire

Circle Of Digital Policing Fire
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

There is a sickening burning smell in the air and yes, the smoke detectors are sounding.  The smell of increased crime by criminals who know they can get away with it and have no respect for society or the law.

As with forest firefighters, we utilize the art of setting fires to stop the growth of an out of control fire by starving it of fuel.  Similarly, this works with criminals and with their crimes.  

It starts with proactive awareness in both the community and police agencies.  That can only happen when Community Policing is ever present and not just a few times a year. Prominently providing current and up-to-date data/information to all, across all agencies with no borders for knowledgeable, usable facts in the palm of their hands.

Placing data in silos is an entire waste of time and when it is accessed by analysts, the resulting statistics are so far out of date, they are useless.  We know how to use it successfully NOW!

Fire and Crime Watch are a Constant!

Two-way information flow must be brought back to the forefront through developed community street programs like the Pied Piper Project which has a two-pronged purpose of awareness of what a community must be involved in and informing the hardened or ‘wannabe’ criminal what he or she will expect when caught. 

The art is prevention by instilling ‘fear’ into being caught in the first place.  Just like we must do with Islamist Terrorists, to break down their ideology and cultural aggressions.

See Something, Say Something is not just about the terror plotters, it is about communities that want Trust, Respect & Pride to resurface, maintaining and improving their societal structure once again.

CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partner has decades of street smart experience with a global team that knows the crime factors, society breakdowns and importantly, the dire loss of public safety services.

The ‘Fear Factor’ answers from politicians and management, like ‘we don’t have the money or we have more important things right now’, are lame and pathetic excuses!

To ignore Progressive Proven Digital Policing, believing we will go away, fade into oblivion is senseless, we are going nowhere, whilst all forms of crime grows.  Communities have the right to be restless on the public safety services failing, due to the catastrophe of ‘Political Correctness’ and ‘out of touch’ leadership and politicians.

Reduction of services is costing billions to all. A police agency or department, who has no additional monies due to budget cuts, knows so well what it now takes to patrol the streets, answer calls, solve the crime and always be ready for the unexpected!  The public has expected you to protect and serve and that in itself is a just a glimmering light in the distance!

It used to be great to be a cop, respected by all, smiling faces as you interacted with the public, which you are one of.  Then it all changed!

It is about interaction!  There are police officers who are wondering ‘what the hell did they ever get themselves in the job in the first place for, that has done an 180-degree turn, from being a pleasant shift to an unknown factor of uncertainty.

Some may and do say that we are very direct in our communications, including social media interactions and ‘in your face’ on these failings.  We have every right and someone has to take the ‘the bull by the horns’, pulling back on the out of control reins, making others listen to the increasing crime issues and decreasing budgets, which do not correlate to successful protecting and serving!
There is a far better-proven method which is available, working in over a thousand police agencies with success.

CommSmart Global Group and our Risk Solutions Partner, LexisNexis are standalone in the Art of Data Triangulation:
Our capabilities and delivery are second to none, translation of your data is cost saving factor as we have agreements with the majority of CAD/RMS providers. 

Our analytics, especially predictive, are proven and honed with the Department of Defense in America’s global war zones with reliability.  Now all available for our streets which are progressively worsening.

We ask one simple thing that law enforcement agencies are good at, asking questions, investigating, listening and then when all said and done, an applicable decision can be determined. Until then, the policing and community problems get worse and worse and then, there will be no turning back!

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