Paediatrician examines a sick baby boy during a home visit in a village.
While some countries have made great progress toward universal health coverage, half the world’s population are still unable to obtain the health services they need. ISO’s collaboration with the World Health Organization is working to change things.
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The new technology of the digital age has made photography easier, faster and less expensive and cameras on smartphones and other sophisticated devices have turned us all into happy snappers. The International Standard for photography ensures that we are all up to speed on image quality – whatever the...
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From helping companies to develop and promote products and services, to analysing our behaviour as consumers, market research contributes to many aspects of modern life. But does it always? And is it global and consistent? The newly updated ISO 20252 will ensure it delivers on promise.
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Essential for business success, innovation is about keeping up with the competition through new products, services or ways of doing things. A new series of International Standards helps organizations maximize their innovation management processes and get the best out of all their bright ideas.
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Software attacks, theft of intellectual property or sabotage are just some of the many information security risks that organizations face. And the consequences can be huge. Most organizations have controls in place to protect them, but how can we ensure those controls are enough? The international reference...
Aerial view of a vacation island resort, in Maayafushi, Maldives.
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Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economic sectors, with billions of people travelling each year – and numbers are expected to grow by 3.3 % annually until 2030. Tourist accommodation is one of the biggest players, meaning their potential impact on sustainable development is huge....
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In our hyper-connected world, IT security covers not just our data but virtually everything that moves – including machinery. Cyber-attacks or IT malfunctions in manufacturing can pose risks to the safety measures in place, thus having an impact on production and people. New international guidance to...
Inside a heavy industry factory, a female industrial engineer shows a colleague her design of a 3D turbine model on a dual-screen computer.
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The global construction industry is booming, bringing with it global construction projects and the need for efficient tools such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) for managing information. A new set of International Standards has just been published to enable BIM to flourish across projects and...
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An organization is only as good as its people – which is why the workforce of a company is often one of its largest costs. But measuring the true return on that investment can be a tricky business. It just got a lot easier with the first International Standard for human capital reporting.
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Cybercrime is one of the greatest threats to companies around the world. Businesses across the globe have been putting their heads together to forge new solutions to a problem which only continues to grow exponentially. These new solutions are reflected in the latest issue of ISOfocus.