Even in the age of smart homes and high-tech office buildings, cleaning remains a stable, if somewhat traditional, industry.
It seems to be generational. While many professionals my age and older approach burgeoning technology with a good bit of trepidation, young workers seem comfortably dependent on gizmos and gadgets.
When it comes to smaller commercial facilities such as offices, building service contractors (BSCs) and facility managers (FMs) typically can estimate their cleaning needs, the amount of time it should take, how many workers will be needed, and with this information, an idea of how much the work will cost.
While newly implemented business strategies for 2013 may still be on our minds, it is encouraged for maintenance professionals to not forget about the basics.
CMMS applications for netbooks, tablets and smartphones are increasingly essential for maintenance management professionals, allowing users to monitor equipment status, as well as file and update work orders, wherever and whenever.
Even in the JanSan industry — a realm that is notoriously slow to adopt new technologies — we’re seeing more and more distributors invest in tablets for their sales representatives.
Accurate information that provides a business owner with the ability to make immediate decisions about his or her operation is crucial.
Some owners believe that, once a website is created and live, their work is done. However, developing a site is just the beginning; consistent maintenance is the key to generating repeat traffic and interest from customers.
Instead of trying to get more people to come the ISSA/INTERCLEAN trade show and fudging the numbers when they don’t show up, we should take the show to the masses via live streaming video on the Internet.