New data protection rules at risk, warns chief watchdog

27th of June 2013
New data protection rules at risk, warns chief watchdog

New EU data protection rules could collapse because of ‘excessive lobbying’, foot-dragging by MEPs and entanglement in trade negotiations with the USA, Europe’s chief data protection watchdog has warned.

“There is some concern about excessive lobbying and circulating messages that create wrong impressions,” said

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True value of software and IT for cleaning sector

27th of June 2013
True value of software and IT for cleaning sector

Technology has become a daily part of all our lives. Gone are the days when we had to leaf through endless filing cabinets or library shelves in order to find any information we needed. We no longer have to consult maps or manually collate data, either, or even add up columns of figures with a pencil – a computer does it all.

But what is the

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Templa modular cleaning contract management software

26th of June 2013
Templa modular cleaning contract management software

Many small cleaning companies cannot invest in their own software so manage the different elements of their business with a combination of off-the-shelf software. To tackle this Templa has developed CMS, a modular contract management system with mobile application, designed for the cleaning industry.

At its heart is the contract database where

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Pancomp on the move

26th of June 2013
Pancomp on the move

Specialising in mobile time and attendance systems for contract cleaning companies is Pancomp International. Its latest innovation is in the area of employee work time tracking and is called Pancomp Flex - which can be used via the cleaner’s own mobile phone.

The use of the time and workflow management software is completely online, which

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Avista Time makes real-time software

26th of June 2013
Avista Time makes real-time software

INSTA 800 is a Nordic cleaning QA standard developed on the basis of ISO. It is a universally applicable specification to assess the quality of cleaning done in any premise disregarding of its sizing, content, location or destination.

Avista Time, provider of next generation smart process apps, has implemented the INSTA 800 specification and

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Denmark's invisible cleaners

26th of June 2013
Denmark's invisible cleaners

ECJ Scandinavian correspondent, Petra Sjouwerman examines the results of a recent Danish research project amongst immigrant cleaners.

Improvement of the psychosocial working environment among immigrants and migrant workers in cleaning jobs is possible, according to Danish researchers from the National Research Centre for the Working Environment

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