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Second-hand goods get an A+

Call it a new social trend or an act of anti-consumerism resistance, the trade of second-hand goods is steadily increasing. As we are going through an economic crisis, this alternative consumption pattern is driven by the need to reduce not only costs but also environmental impacts. But does this mean we should compromise quality for price?

Keeping energy management systems up to scratch

An effective energy management system is an essential business ingredient and having it certified to a recognised standard can bring many benefits. Now businesses can have full peace of mind with the latest in the energy management family of standards, that gives guidelines to auditors.

The importance of framing the cloud

If the cloud computing trend sounds a bit nebulous, you're not alone. Many enterprises that opt for these services end up with complicated multicloud deployments that become unmanageable. These are complex systems with complex failures, which are in urgent need of systemization. Now, two new ISO/IEC standards have put some order in the chaos.

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Levelling the playing field

Do standards impact a company’s bottom line? Short answer: Yes, they do. In this ISOfocus issue, we explore some of the ways in which standards offer opportunities for an equal, level playing field and economic growth. We highlight how businesses – both large and small – can calculate the savings and benefits they make today – which amounts to a whopping 5 % of a company’s revenue in some cases. Talk about tangible!

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Published in English and French, six times per year, ISOfocus is your gateway to International Standards. Whether a multinational enterprise faced with major decisions or a small business looking for ideas, ISOfocus seeks to provide both the kind of overviews that strategic planners need and the little details that can make a big difference.

You will find international topics covering everything from IT and transport to personal stories and everything in between. Our goal is to bring you the highest-quality information and most up-to-date and internationally relevant material on standards in each issue.

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