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robot automation
October 2, 2019 Amy W. Richardson

The Robots Are Coming … Are You Letting Them In?

Most survey respondents are not implementing autonomous or robotic cleaning equipment in their operation.

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green sustainable
September 9, 2019 Stephen Ashkin

Change for Good, Change for Growth

Major segments of the professional cleaning industry have become stronger and more successful by addressing climate change and adjusting their business operations to focus more on sustainability.

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big data lock electronic
September 8, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Big Data

Many facility service providers are relying on data provided by sensor and software technology to help them run more efficiently. It is important to invest in the IoT solution that can best support one’s unique business challenges.

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​The Right Answer to Restaurants' Food Labeling Needs
October 11, 2019 Sponsored by DayMark

​The Right Answer to Restaurants' Food Labeling Needs

Imagine, for a moment, a back-of-house automation solution that addresses everything from labeling to training and that can be accessed most anywhere in the world.

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Evolutions in Autoscrubbers
March 10, 2017 Richard Bodo

Evolutions in Autoscrubbers

The autoscrubber has undergone the most dramatic evolution of any piece of cleaning equipment used on a daily basis.

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Training for Tech-Based Cleaning Systems
March 6, 2017 Nicole Bowman

Training for Tech-Based Cleaning Systems

The introduction of smarter cleaning equipment carries a whole slew of new responsibilities for custodial supervisors

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Looking to the Future; Learning From the Past
January 3, 2017 Kevin Keeler

Looking to the Future; Learning From the Past

Running an effective operation has always come down to the basics: planning, training, and the utilization of the most effective cleaning techniques.

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How Robots Are Reshaping the Industry
December 28, 2016 Nicole Bowman

How Robots Are Reshaping the Industry

The use of robotics for cleaning is challenging the status quo in the industry, but doing so in a helpful way by disrupting the marketplace.

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Reducing Costs with Technology
December 26, 2016 William R. Griffin

Reducing Costs with Technology

Before buying a piece of equipment, use in it on site for several weeks to make sure that it will really reduce your costs.

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Green Cleaning in LEED v4
November 28, 2016 Sara Cederberg

Green Cleaning in LEED v4

The newest version of LEED —version 4—raises the bar on sustainability and pushes the green building industry even further.

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Taking Tech to Your Core
November 28, 2016 Jim Harris Sr. & Jeff Merrihew

Taking Tech to Your Core

Three current technologies stand out in how they directly support and enhance the core processes: Customer relationship management (CRM) software, online survey software, and workloading and routing software.

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Enhancing Restroom Maintenance with Smart Technology
November 21, 2016 Jimy Baynum

Enhancing Restroom Maintenance with Smart Technology

High-quality service is intricately linked to resolving issues immediately after—if not before—they arise. Smart restroom solutions, which employ web-enabled sensors embedded in hand-towel, bath-tissue, and soap dispensers to wirelessly transmit refill needs to a web application, can be invaluable.

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Creating More Productive Cleaning Schedules
November 18, 2016 Caden Hutchens

Creating More Productive Cleaning Schedules

Technology has gradually revolutionized the way managers in the cleaning industry stay connected to employees and clients. Scheduling technology can save BSCs and facility managers countless hours of work and worry

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Rethinking Restroom Water Use
November 18, 2016 Erin Brereton

Rethinking Restroom Water Use

Cleaning providers need to walk a fine line between using enough water to produce an undeniably sanitary, radiant restroom and wasting a sizeable amount of both a natural resource and money.

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Cleaning Connectivity: Restroom Technology
November 15, 2016 Amanda Martini-Hughes

Cleaning Connectivity: Restroom Technology

Technology has infiltrated every facet of our lives, from how we control the temperature in our homes, to how we interact with the world around us. It has made the world a smaller place, simply by allowing us to connect from one place to another via technology and the Internet.

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Adding the Value to Clean
October 6, 2016 Judy Gillies

Adding the Value to Clean

Today’s facility managers are under constant pressure to defend the importance of a clean and safe environment, while cutting budgets to satisfy those looking only at their bottom line.

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