Future trends, what comes next?

12th of May 2014
Future trends, what comes next?

There have always been financial bubbles whenever radical innovations have become widespread.  As such, the computer will bring in its wake a more healthy working culture and informational cooperation - according to Erik Händeler, German author and future scientist. He writes here for ECJ.

Debt crisis, stability crisis, economic crisis

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Women as industry leaders

9th of May 2014
Women as industry leaders

In this edition of ECJ we feature a special report on inspirational women in the professional cleaning industry. In it we focus on four women working in different parts of the sector and ask them about their background, their everyday challenges and their ambitions for the future.

The first is Angelica Martinez, who was named the British Cleaning

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Facade maintenance - the picture across Europe

8th of May 2014
Facade maintenance - the picture across Europe

When it comes to façade maintenance and graffiti removal, different challenges apply across Europe. Ann Laffeaty finds out why this should be the case – and asks manufacturers how they tackle the various façade cleaning problems they encounter from country to country.

The protocol behind most cleaning tasks is fairly universal

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Cleaning - preserving our heritage

7th of May 2014
Cleaning - preserving our heritage

Cleaning older and more architecturally intricate buildings can create issues for contract cleaning companies. Carl Robinson, marketing manager for cleaning and FM specialist Nviro, looks at how cleaning can help towards the maintenance and upkeep of environments that are in need of restoration and conservation.

Buildings across the world come

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Software - the bottom line

6th of May 2014
Software - the bottom line

Do mobile technology solutions represent a major investment for contract cleaning companies – and if so, do these pay for themselves? Ann Laffeaty looks at the viability of software solutions and finds out which types of companies profit most by switching to high-tech solutions.

Cleaning is a relatively low-tech occupation and it could be

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Designing out discomfort

5th of May 2014
Designing out discomfort

Like so many industry sectors, cleaning has benefitted from advances in technology and design that have made the work of cleaning professionals easier and safer. More and more products are being developed that not only protect workers from injury and strain, they also help them clean quicker too, boosting productivity and return on investment

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