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    Our connected future

    How the Internet of Things will change our lives

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Tourism for everyone with accessibility standards

As much as it is enjoyable, tourism also has it’s challenges. Think back to the last time you faced difficulties when travelling, whether you had to climb what seemed like millions of stairs to get anywhere or you struggled to ask for food or catch a taxi because of the language barrier. Maybe crossing a busy street was a scary experience, or you felt lost half the time. Now imagine how much harder it would be to travel with a disability.

New ISO standard in development to facilitate facilities management

Today's facilities managers face unprecedented challenges trying to keep up with competing priorities, evolving technology and the drive for corporate social responsibility. In this rapidly evolving world of facilities management, a new ISO management system standard will be more than welcome.

Big step forward for the cocoa sector with new global standards in the pipeline

As the demand for cocoa and chocolate rises, as seen over the last few years, so has the need to address many of the challenges faced by cocoa farmers, in order to improve their livelihoods and that of their families. A new series of standards under development that aims to support cocoa farmers to produce sustainably has just reached a crucial stage in its development.

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Cover of ISOfocus September/October 2016 - Our connected future

This month on ISOfocus

The Internet of Things

These are exciting times for the Internet of Things (IoT)! Just imagine that in a few short years IoT technology will be connected to nearly 50 billion “things” of one kind or another. The exponentially growing number of objects connected to the Internet is completely changing our world. What new changes will appear? Which standards need to be developed? How many businesses will benefit?

Aptly entitled “Our connected future”, this issue covers the most pervasive and ubiquitous IoT advances, trends and opinions. Find out more in the latest issue of ISOfocus.

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