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International Standard for descriptive metadata just updated
Descriptive metadata for the Web is essential for us to navigate our way around it, enabling resources to be found, identified and archived. Yet such metadata wouldn’t work if programmers worldwide weren’t using a common, universal metadata language. The ISO standard that defines that language has just …
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Improving biosecurity with first International Standard for biorisk management
From diagnosing diseases to pharmaceutical and scientific research, the handling of biological materials in laboratories or elsewhere is essential for many industries but doesn’t come without its dangers. Effective risk management of biohazardous materials means a reduced chance of accidents, less impact …
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Figuring out finance in 2020 ISOfocus
A new wave of disruption more forceful and more pervasive than what we have seen in recent years will likely unfold in the next decade. In the ISOfocus magazine (January/February 2020) entitled “A new wave of finance”, you will learn how standards can make a difference.

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ISOfocus January/February 2020

The new wave of finance

Articles on digital currencies, financial messaging systems for the banking industry and universal access to financial services.