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Standards organisations launch email newsletter

13 January 2011

IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and its partners ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) have launched an electronic newsletter providing examples of how standards impact the bottom line, stimulate economic growth, productivity and innovation and allow businesses large and small to access broader markets. The newsletter goes out under the banner of the World Standards Cooperation (WSC) which was established in 2001.

The first issue of the WSC eNewsletterincludes the following success stories:

How Tyco Electronics achieved additional profits of USD +50 million by participating in standardization

Why the former CEO of Mitsubishi believes that standardization and certification are now crucial for Japanese companies' continued success

Why the CEO of Rockwell, the world's largest automation company, recommends that businesses participate in standardization work

How a 50-employee SME succeeded in opening up the European market for its medical devices

In addition, the eNewsletter includes articles on the following subjects:
How you can calculate the cost and benefit of standardisation
Standards have a direct impact on the bottom line which you can calculate. The cost of standardisation is relatively easy to calculate, but the calculation of its benefits was much trickier... until now. Find out how your company can assess and communicate the economic benefits of international standards, and determine which areas are likely to result in the highest benefits...

Senior executives share their insider tips on standardization
This Canadian study looked both at the impact of standards on overall economic growth and provided insights by senior executives from private and public sectors about participation in standardisation...

The WSC eNewsletter will be published three times a year. A subscription form is available here. Additional information on the WSC and its activities can be accessed on the WSC website.

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