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Developing software is not always a straightforward procedure. An International Standard to apply the principles of the world’s most widely used quality management system enables engineers to smooth out the process. It has just been updated.
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International Standards help to mainstream climate change actions in transitioning to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future, according to leading sustainability experts who will speak at an ISO side event at the COP24 in Katowice, Poland.
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They are a seal of approval that producers of consumer goods have paid their dues – and that the products are the real McCoy. Excise stamps not only ensure government revenues, they also help detect the illegal and counterfeit products that abound. A new standard for the security of tax stamps has just...
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ISO has partnered with the World Bank Group (WBG) to support ISO member national standards bodies in developing countries, based on their needs, with the implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). This will cover areas such as applying good practices for...
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Over a billion people around the world have some form of disability. Empowerment and inclusiveness of this large section of the population are therefore essential for a sustainable society, and make up the theme of this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Day also contributes to...

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This month in ISOfocus

Cover page: ISOfocus November/December 2018:: The new Industrial Revolution
November-december 2018

The new Industrial Revolution

This issue examines how government, businesses and societies will navigate the increasing integration of technologies into business and production processes.

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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