Tech trends 2017

January 2017 Insights and predictions by Shawn DuBravac, chief economist, CTA

For the first time in history voice recognition has reached a level close to human understanding. This opens up new opportunities, notably in replacing the smart phone as a ubiquitous interface. The sensorization and digitalization trends of previous... More...

Where does the real world end?

Everyday activities, such as shopping, watching sport on TV or even the ways we work and learn are going to change profoundly in the coming years, as more industries, including education, use...

Hearing lots of voices?

In our smart world, a huge number of devices are part of the Internet of Things (IoT), or becoming so, many of them integrated with our homes, cities, manufacturing or transport systems and...

Why Smart is more than intelligent

Smart is today widely used to signify added intelligence in an increasing number of otherwise ordinary constructs. The question is: why and when did we start to use the word SMART?

Energy efficiency trickles down into large applications

Achieving better Electrical Energy Efficiency (EEE) is a very broad task that extends well beyond the more efficient transformation of primary energy, chiefly fossil fuels, into electrical energy. It...

Why the IoT needs standardization

The Internet of Things (IoT) is already part of our lives. It’s penetrated our smart cities and homes, agriculture, automotive/transportation, energy management, entertainment, healthcare,...

Better to blow a fuse

Ever run the washing machine, ironed a shirt and blown a fuse?

Conformity Assessment The dynamics of success

The oil and gas industry sector has faced many challenges in...

Conformity Assessment A certificate in record time

Demand for the use of solid state technology for general and...

IEC World IEC work to advance international trade

Every January, international political, business and civil...

IEC World Upcoming global events (February-May 2017)

The IEC regularly supports key global and regional industry...

IEC Family January and February 2017 nominations

At the end of 2016, the Standardization Management Board (SMB)...

IEC Family Obituary - Wayne Paul Klug

It is with great sadness and regret that the IEC learnt of the...

In Store New edition of Standard for OLED displays

The quest for better television pictures has been ongoing ever...

In Store Smart, compatible chargers

Over the last decade, technology advances have led to the rapidly...

In Store Measuring effectiveness of information security

ISO/IEC 27004 explains how to develop, assess and report results of information security metrics