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International Standards Made Easy!
Officially a standard is defined (by BSI) as "a document, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body, that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities or their results".
This definition, however, does not properly reveal the fundamental importance of standards, not only to commerce and industry, but to individuals:
For organizations, of course, many questions revolve around competitive and market advantage, as conformance with standards is sometimes seen as a reflection of the quality of that company by potential customers and perhaps trading partners.
ISO: The International Organization for Standardization
ISO is, without doubt, the most influential standards body in the world. It is quite literally responsible for many thousands of standards, covering almost every topic imaginable. Its self proclaimed mission is to promote: "the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity".
It comprises over one hundred and forty national standards bodies, which as BSI and ANSI.
Other Standards Organizations
As referenced above, there there is actually a whole strata of national standards bodies. It doesn't end there, however. Standards and protocols emerge from a wide range of sources. Some are industry specific, whilst others much more widespread and generic. Sometimes they are closely aligned and supporting of ISO standards, but sometimes not.
The Standards and Protocols Themselves
Many standards are very complex and technical documents. They are not exactly designed for light reading! As a result, understanding them and tackling them, perhaps even implementing them, can be an extremely difficult and time consuming.
Fortunately, for most standards/protocols, a selection of books, resources and related products have emerged specifically to assist. These can make the adoption of a standard much more manageable.
This unique website is intended to bring some of the worlds leading standard support resources together for your convenience. We offer toolkits, books, awareness presentations and various other items, covering, in separate sections, a whole range of leading protocols and standards:
And we have only just started! Over the weeks and months this range of coverage will increase dramatically, as we extend to include more and more international standards.
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