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Welcome to our ‘live’ on-site show issue of Cleanzine, in which we attempt to bring you a flavour of the Amsterdam show and share some of the innovation we’ve seen. I say ‘attempt’ because the show is now so vast that we’ll be lucky to experience even 10% of what’s on offer. It’s busy and it’s buzzing and there’s lots to see and do and oh so many people to meet…
In terms of development, ‘The Internet of Things’ seems to be where the industry is heading. We’re cleverly using that as a way of providing real value in what we do, taking away the need for clients to cut prices to the quick – whether they be janitorial suppliers, cleaning contractors or building owners/facilities managers.
Used properly, the IoT will enable us to provide such great service and connectivity that those buying into it will be able to reduce their own costs by working proactively, rather than reactively, and thus (hopefully) see that they really can afford to pay for the technology because in the long term it will be well worth the outlay. It will give them all they need and allow them to – as building owners or facilities managers – provide a better environment for their workforce, customers and visitors, or – as contract cleaners – hold onto the contract long-term rather than see it go to a lower bidder/potentially better service provider at the earliest opportunity the client has to sever the ties.
It offers really control. The potential is enormous and incredible. We just need to embrace it.
Finally, if you’re an exhibitor and John and I haven’t managed to visit your stand, do please get in touch and send us your news and pictures. It doesn’t have to be about your appearance at this show but can be about your products and services, your ideas or even industry-related things you lke or which make you unhappy.
It really doesn’t matter what country you’re from – we have a global readership and someone, somewhere will be interested in your story. Nor does it matter whether your company is large or small… After all, even those with enormous exhibition stands will once have been a small business and will have worried about whether they could cover the cost of the smallest booth. Just look where their vision took them…
And talking of vision, look out for next week's issue, when we'll be announcing the results of our ISSA/Interclean 'Quirky Awards' (for non-Brits, 'Quirky, in this case, is a tongue-in-cheek look at some of the innovation that's caught our eye).
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12th May 2016