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Glossary definition: ISO/IEC

ISO/IEC: Standards for Quality & Efficiency

ISO/IEC is an international standardization organization that develops and publishes standards for a wide range of technologies and industries. It is a joint venture between the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). ISO/IEC standards are designed to ensure the safety, reliability, and interoperability of products and services across different industries. The standards cover a variety of topics, including information technology, electronics, software engineering, telecommunications, and medical devices. These standards are used to ensure that products and services are safe, reliable, and meet the required level of quality. They also help to promote global trade by providing a common language for businesses to communicate with each other. ISO/IEC standards are voluntary, meaning that companies are not required to adhere to them, but doing so can be beneficial for businesses in terms of cost savings, improved quality, and increased customer satisfaction.