ISOfocus Archives

Published in English, French and Spanish, 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.

July 2017

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Making history
From the birth of the first ISO standard to our emblematic management systems standards, we look back at ISO’s 70-year journey and some of the formative events that shaped its history.

May 2017

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Smart farming
We examines how high-tech farming techniques and technologies can improve production output while minimizing cost and preserving resources.

March 2017

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Active ageing
Contrary to common negative perceptions, older adults are creating a new niche market and fuelling growth and innovation.

January 2017

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Our flightpath to the future
Flying is more popular than it has ever been. Once seen as a luxury that only a privileged few could afford, air travel has become a genuine form of mass transport over the past few decades

November 2016

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The rise of energy efficiency
Experts give us their thoughts on the impact that energy efficiency can have on climate change around the globe and the standards being developed to address the growing market.

September 2016

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Our connected future
In a few short years the Internet of Things (IoT) will be connected to nearly 50 billion “things” of one kind or another. This issue covers the most pervasive and ubiquitous IoT advances, trends and opinions

July 2016

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A time for trust
With trust, businesses and consumers embark on a lifelong journey towards solutions that will meet their mutual expectations. Learn about how standards help bridge this relationship.

May 2016

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The service economy
This issue looks closely at the work ISO technical committees are doing in developing standards for IT service management, consulting, tourism and training.

March 2016

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Lifesigns
So what are some of the issues affecting healthcare? We spoke to a number of experts to get their input on a handful of subjects.

January 2016

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Climate chaos
Seasons are shifting and temperatures are climbing, threatening to deprive us of the very things – air, water, food and a safe place to live – we depend on for survival. 
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