Are robots ready for work?

2nd of November 2016
Are robots ready for work?

Manufacturers of cleaning robots believe their products represent the future of cleaning. But how viable are they now, asks Ann Laffeaty?

This article is from ECJ's Cleaning in the Digital World supplement.

Robots were a major highlight of this year’s ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition in Amsterdam. Several companies unveiled their new autonomous

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Cleaning in the Digital World - the time for action is now

2nd of November 2016
Cleaning in the Digital World - the time for action is now

We are today at the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Developments in areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology and 3D printing are all growing. And smart systems will help tackle problems ranging from supply chain management to climate change. These disruptive changes to business models will profoundly affect the

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Cleaning in the Digital World - smart city of 2040

26th of October 2016
Cleaning in the Digital World - smart city of 2040

The cleaning sector, as we all recognise, is a down-to-earth one and is slow to adopt new technologies. But if we look ahead to the future with a focus on how customer requirements will develop, we can be a little more visionary. Marco Cardinale, head of product management floor care at Kärcher - which is leading the way in the industry with

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Intelligent buildings - be smart about opportunties

14th of October 2016
Intelligent buildings - be smart about opportunties

What is an intelligent/smart building and why is their rise so important to the building services business? An intelligent building combines technologies and interconnected systems to support the use of the accommodation by the building’s users, enables efficient operation and reconfiguration of the space. The implications for cleaning

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Brexit - journey into the unknown...

4th of October 2016
Brexit - journey into the unknown...

For better or for worse – or, more pertinently perhaps, for richer or poorer – the Brits have defied their leaders’ dire warnings and given the EU the ‘big E’, writes Hartley Milner.

The Brexit vote, though not wholly unexpected, sent a shockwave through the world’s financial markets. But the doomsayers warn

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The global cost of tax avoidance

3rd of August 2016
The global cost of tax avoidance

Whether driven by righteous indignation or plain envy, the bandwagon for a crackdown on tax avoidance by the super-rich and multinationals has gathered pace since the Panama Papers revelations. Hartley Milner looks at some of the actions pledged and asks whether there can ever be fairness in our tax systems.

Whether driven by righteous

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