The force-multiplying effects of two knowledge megatrends for 2020

24th of July 2015
The force-multiplying effects of two knowledge megatrends for 2020

Peter Ankerstjerne, head of group marketing at global facilities services provider ISS, talks about two major knowledge megatrends that will affect businesses. They are technological development and the growth of a knowledge society.

With 90 per cent of the world's data generated just over the last two years, information and the excess of it is

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Eco-friendly cleaning and developing markets spur growth in ingredients

24th of July 2015
Eco-friendly cleaning and developing markets spur growth in ingredients

The market for ingredients in professional cleaning solutions has significant and sustainable growth potential, according to the latest Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Applications report from market research and management consulting firm Kline. In fact some country markets are experiencing double-digit growth

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‘Clean My Coach' app offers fast-response train cleaning

22nd of July 2015
‘Clean My Coach' app offers fast-response train cleaning

A mobile 'Clean My Coach' app is being launched on India's railways in a bid to provide a fast-response cleaning system on board.

Rail passengers will be able to send an online request or text message to officials when a particular carriage needs cleaning. The rail network will then forward the request to the cleaner on duty. Clean-ups will be

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Cathay flight delayed after cleaner triggers emergency slide

20th of July 2015
Cathay flight delayed after cleaner triggers emergency slide

A blunder by airport cleaning staff triggered an emergency slide of a Cathay Pacific jet to inflate, delaying 277 travellers travelling from Hong Kong to Chicago.

Ground crew and cleaning staff were preparing the flight for departure when the slide was activated. No passengers were on board at the time.

The plane was immediately taken out of

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Environmental health on a military scale for British Army

17th of July 2015
Environmental health on a military scale for British Army

Lt Col Gareth Moore heads up the British Army's team of military environmental health practitioners. Based at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the south of England, his unit is responsible for taking care of the health of the armed forces wherever in the world they are deployed.

The primary role of the environmental health team is to be

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New swimming pool monitor checks for urine

15th of July 2015
New swimming pool monitor checks for urine

A company is working on a smart pool monitor that can detect when a swimmer urinates in the water.

Once placed in a pool, the gadget will continuously monitor the water's PH values, chlorine levels and temperature.

The chlorine concentration is reduced when urine enters the pool. When this occurs, the gadget sends a notification to a designated

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