Cloud computing - head in the clouds

2nd of May 2012
Cloud computing - head in the clouds

Cloud computing is a product of blue-sky thinking on a global scale that is fast revolutionising the way we run our businesses. But while the benefits of this new way of providing IT services are far from nebulous, Hartley Milner warns they need to be weighed against the risks that come with any innovation in its infancy.

Most of us will have had

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Who's looking after our cleaners' health?

1st of May 2012
Who's looking after our cleaners' health?

The responsibility for the safety of cleaning workers is an extremely difficult question.  And one of the best things a manager responsible for cleaning staff can do is… go for a walk. This recommendation comes from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and according to 3M, a global supplier to the contract cleaning market,

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Challenging times ahead for the Netherlands

27th of April 2012
Challenging times ahead for the Netherlands

In the second of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of the Netherlands. With the help of industry experts we focus on the contract cleaning sector, training and the distribution of supplies.

The contract cleaning sector in the Netherlands is currently worth 4.3 billion euros and there are almost 8,000

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End of the euro?

14th of March 2012
End of the euro?

Europe's single currency has entered its 10th anniversary year under increasing pressure from the markets and with its very survival in doubt. Hartley Milner looks at the events that brought the euro to the brink in 2011 and those that could tip it over the edge in 2012.

Oh dear, the outlook for the embattled euro is not looking at all bright, is

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Small changes can have big sustainability impact

9th of March 2012
Small changes can have big sustainability impact

Many companies today have highly-publicised sustainability policies and are saving energy, reducing waste and donating to charities on a grand scale. But smaller, less newsworthy changes can also make a significant difference to a company’s overall sustainability.

Sustainability is a marketing manager’s dream. When an organisation

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Better deal for UK workers?

9th of March 2012
Better deal for UK workers?

This edition sees the start of a new series of articles focusing on the major economies of Europe. The first of these is the UK – with an overview of the economy and its particular challenges and a look at how that impacts the professional cleaning sector. Andrew Large at the British Cleaning Council talks exclusively to ECJ.

The cleaning

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