International Organization for Standardization

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International Organization for Standardization

(standard, body)
(ISO) A voluntary, nontreaty organisation founded in 1946, responsible for creating international standards in many areas, including computers and communications. Its members are the national standards organisations of 89 countries, including the American National Standards Institute.

ISO produced the OSI seven layer model for network architecture.

The term "ISO" is not actually an acronym for anything. It is a pun on the Greek prefix "iso-", meaning "same". Some ISO documents say ISO is not an acronym even though it is an anagram of the initials of the organisation's name.

International Organization for Standardization

The body based in Geneva that coordinates International Standards. It works with national bodies such as the British Standards Institute (BSI), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).

International Standards Organization, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

A body which promotes the development of world-wide standards and which publishes such standards.
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In late May 2005, an international standard that defines the use of PDF for archiving and preserving documents (ISO/DIS 19005-1) was approved unanimously by all International Organization for Standardization (ISO) participating countries.
ISO is the International Organization for Standardization, a network of the national standards institutes of 156 countries.
The SDO section will include presentations and interactive panel discussions by such organizations as the International Organization for Standardization, the International Electrotechnical Commission, and the International Telecommunications Union.
The ISO 9000 series of international standards for quality management is among the most widely known and successful of the standards published by the International Organization for Standardization.
AS9100, which is based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 quality management systems standard, provides a standard set of requirements for aerospace quality management systems.
Identification and cataloging of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and other international standards on a cross-reference matrix, to serve as a resource for CLSI subcommittees in harmonizing terminology and methodology
The ISO 9001:2000 QMS is an internationally recognized quality management system (QMS) standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

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