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  • support 4:35 am on February 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , ISO, , Smart Cities, Smart Grid,   

    Quality Management and Smart Community Infrastructures: Managing Environmental Impacts 

    Community services like energy, water supply, waste management and transport require large infrastructure systems which are important for economic and social development, but they can also have a heavy cost on the environment.

    ICT is the spoke in a large wheel that transcends pure telecommunications and includes transportation, smart grids, telehealth and more.  Telecom and technology providers not only have to navigate network security, driven by an increase in M2M and cloud applications  (ISO 27001 is an option), they must also implement sustainability and environmental objectives (ISO 14001 is an option).

    There are certainly multiple approaches to these very interconnected industries and services, of which ICT is the backbone.  ICT is critical in the function and management of smart cities and smart grids.

    ISO is always looking for new ways to provide guidance in these areas.  Another such approach is looking at Smart Community Infrastructures.  These infrastructures take into consideration environmental impact, economic efficiency and quality of life, in order to build prosperous and sustainable cities.

    The new ISO technical report, ISO/TR 37150:2014, Smart community infrastructures – Review of existing activities relevant to metrics, aims to do away with this confusion by reviewing relevant metrics and providing stakeholders with a better understanding of available solutions.

    While we feel strongly that implementing quality standards like ISO 14001 and TL 9000 are appropriate ways for individual organizations to tackle these issues, there are other approaches, techniques and “guides” that are constantly being floated. Sometimes, they impact ISO standard updates and methodologies.

    Remaining informed about emerging trends that could influence NGOs, that in turn can influence administrations, is very important.

    Here is a short video from ISO that was recently posted regarding ISO/TR 37150 regarding Smart Community Infrastructures:

     

    If you require more information on the implementation of ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 14001 or TL 9000, please contact us at info@bizphyx.com.

     
  • support 6:27 pm on October 23, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: BIZPHYX Quality Publications,   

    THE STANDARD: Telecom, ICT and Quality News (Q3 October Edition) 

    You can now read copies of our quality publication, THE STANDARD directly on our support desk without having to go to the BIZPHYX website.  In this October Q3 edition you will find a great TL 9000 podcast interview with Vetco Solutions, video training clips and updates on the recent QuEST Forum Americas Best Practices Conference in Las Vegas, an update from TIA: The Future of the Network and more!  BIZPHYX is now offering ISO 27001 and R2/RIOS consulting, training and internal audit services, so be sure to read the full edition.

     

    THE STANDARD: Q3 Edition Link

    If you would like to get a complimentary subscription to THE STANDARD, please contact info@bizphyx.com.  You can also access all archived editions on our website.

     
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