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October 2017

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A series of standards called IDMP (Identification of Medicinal Products) standards is under revision and will bring a host of benefits to patients and the healthcare community. Implementing these standards should simplify the exchange of information between stakeholders and enhance the interoperability...
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Our consumption of the earth’s natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years and a third of the planet’s land is now severely degraded. There is an urgent need to find solutions for land management policy, planning and practices. 
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To continue providing us with the products and services that we expect, businesses will handle increasingly large amounts of data. The security of this information is a major concern to consumers and companies alike fuelled by a number of high-profile cyberattacks.
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Trust in business is at an all-time low1). Trust in governments is rock bottom as well. At the same time, huge challenges remain to create sustainable societies. What to do? A new project to develop a standard for organizational governance could help, and has just been given the green light.
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Smart cities are more than just a buzzword. With expanding urban areas expected to host up to 70 % of the total world population by 2050, they are a necessity. “Standards make cities smarter” is the theme of World Standards Day 2017, celebrated on 14 October by the International Electrotechnical Commission...

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This month in ISOfocus

Cover page:  ISOfocus September/October 2017 - Transport trends
SePTEMBER-OCTOBER 2017

Transport trends

An overview of recent trends and near-term prospects for the transport sector at a global level, as well as the long-term outlook for standards in the industry (maritime, air and land).

ISOfocus

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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