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.

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Innovation
With the evolution of technology and the explosion of the Internet, Websites, social media and online services are giving rise to new challenges for industry and consumers.
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Maritime matters
ISO is dedicating this issue to the maritime industry, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic.
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Servicing the services sector
From traditional sales-related services to intangibles such as banking, tourism, and education, services represent the fastest growing sector of the global economy. They are also by far the largest component of GDP.
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Future gear
High-level executives reveal their companies' perspectives on the benefits of standards implementation and leading industry figures share their expectations for today and tomorrow.
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Sustainability
This issue is devoted to sustainable development and explores how some of 19 000 ISO standards have provided tools for translating the global desire for a sustainable world into practical actions that achieve positive results.
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IT Gurus and gadgets
With continual accessibility to the Internet, we can check our e-mail, shop and access information anytime. But behind these innovations are real people, visionaries and supporting these gurus and innovators are International Standards.
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Opening space
To coincide with the "50 Years of Human Spaceflight", theme of the World Space Week 2011, the special report of this edition is devoted to the discovery of space standards.
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Creating global confidence
This issue of ISO Focus+ highlights how ISO standards help create confidence in products, services and in global trade.
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