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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.

An elderly man wave surfing.
Active ageing
Contrary to common negative perceptions, older adults are creating a new niche market and fuelling growth and innovation.
Plane in the sunset
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
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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.
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
The face of a little girl getting the last trace of peanut butter with a knife in the jar, seen from the bottom of the jar.
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.
A busy airport hall
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.
Cardiogram monitor in surgery while not recognizable doctor operates. The focus is on the screen
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.
Port au Prince, Haiti -- A father carries out his daughter from their flooded home in Cite Soleil. Heavy rains from Tropical storm Noel left thousands homeless.
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. 
Red butterfly and caterpillars in cocoons
Just out! The new ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
We ask the top experts in the field for the latest information and advice on the newly revised management system standards (MSS).
Urban living
What does a “smart” city look like? To find out, read this issue which looks at some of the smart city trends and challenges.
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