Many cities have begun introducing ‘smart’ technologies to improve the quality of life of their residents. It is now possible to collect data easily and, using algorithms, to analyse the data in real-time so as to formulate an overall picture of what is going on in a given area –
IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Systems contribute to 16 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations in its blueprint for building a better world by 2030.
The IEC and ISO ‘risk management toolbox’ helps organizations to keep ahead of threats that could be detrimental to their success. The latest addition, IEC 31010, provides guidance on the selection and application of techniques for assessing risk in a wide range of situations.
June is quite a special time of year for the IEC: it was the month the organization was founded back in 1906 and it is also the month of William Thomson, Baron Kelvin of Largs’ birthday. For the IEC, William Thomson has always been known as “Lord Kelvin”.
5G looks set to transform the way we live and work by connecting not just people but things in the so-called Internet of Things. Telecoms expert Mike Wood, who has been involved with the roll-out of 5G in Australia, explains how IEC has been getting ready.