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October

Building better national health systems with a new ISO roadmap

From the patient to the doctor to the policy-maker, having the right information in the right place is a fundamental requirement for an effective national health system. Now health organizations around the globe can improve the management of their information with ISO's new set of guidance documents for health informatics.

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.

Happy World Standards Day!

Every year we celebrate World Standards Day on 14 October to pay tribute to the thousands of experts who share their know-how and expertise to develop international standards.

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