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July 2014 Cover Feature

Navigating New Technology

Charting the most beneficial turns in today’s cleaning market.
Phillip Lawless, Editor
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Even in the age of smart homes and high-tech office buildings, cleaning remains a stable, if somewhat traditional, industry.


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April 2014 Cleanthoughts

In With The New

Phillip Lawless
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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.


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September 2013 Feature 3

Workloading Creates Accountable Cleaning

Accurate and scientific calculations prove imperative when dealing with larger locations.
Leah Runge
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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.


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March 2013 Contractor Success

Spring Cleaning For Your Website

Ensure your marketing and branding messages are pertinent and properly placed to maintain a productive web presence and a profitable business.
Kelly Meeneghan
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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.


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February 2013 Contractor Success

Tips For Going Mobile With CMMS

Smoothly and painlessly transitioning into the new age of tracking with computerized maintenance management software.
Hannelore Fineman
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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.


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February 2013 Tackling Trouble Areas

Tablet Technology In The Sales Arena

While distributor sales representatives are well positioned to take advantage of portable computing devices, tablets will not compensate for personal deficiencies.
Emily DeJeu
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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.


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January 2013 Feature 2

Weather The Downturn With Tracking Technology

Tracking software can help any business operate more efficiently and save capital in the process.
Alison Falco
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Accurate information that provides a business owner with the ability to make immediate decisions about his or her operation is crucial.


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December 2012 Feature 4

Five Website Mistakes To Avoid

Circumvent unintentional sabotage by minding these tips for evading common blunders.
Kelly Meeneghan
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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.


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November 2012 Consultant's Corner

The Cleaning Bell Rings

The 2012 ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America trade show draws a crowd from around the world.
Bill Griffin
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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.


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