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November-December 2014

The confidence factor

Protecting a company’s reputation is the most important and difficult task facing senior management teams and boards of directors today. The reason? Its good name is a major source of competitive advantage.

In the latest ISOfocus magazine (November/December 2014), you'll learn about how it only takes one slip to cause irreparable damage to a company’s image. It also showcases how ISO standards for anti-bribery and online reputation have the potential to generate greater leverage and boost company confidence.

Spotlight

When access is denied

Twenty-nine-year-old Rania Python knows what it’s like to live in a world of barriers. Completely blind from birth, Rania sits down with us to share her challenges, struggles, and how standards have the potential to improve the quality of life – for her and everyone else.


Accessibility to me spells freedom

Leading articles from this issue


New business tool for anti-bribery

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis

Bribery is a significant business risk in many countries and sectors. It can be as petty as paying off a police officer for a speeding ticket or as profound as paying to win a major contract. Systemic bribery lowers economic growth and discourages investment. It goes hand in hand with poverty and social inequality. And, most importantly, it is very difficult to eradicate

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Proceed with caution

by Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis

Ever wondered what the world would be like without social media ? For companies marketing their products and services online, these networking sites are a boon for engaging with customers and building a strong brand. But keeping a blemish-free online reputation is no small feat.

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Together we are stronger

by Maria Lazarte

International organizations are a place for countries to get together and solve the issues they cannot address alone.

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About ISOfocus magazine

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.


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Elizabeth Gasiorowski-Denis
Elizabeth Gasiorowski Denis
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Former Magazines

From 2001 to 2009, we also published a magazine called ISO Management Systems. This magazine is no longer in print however you can consult the archives.