ICT and telecommunications are the backbone of industry and economic development, but with increased levels of technological reliance there is an equal increased demand for IT security, data security and good knowledge management. Standards can enable organizations achieve legal requirements and implement efficient processes.
With technology advancing at a continually rapid pace, standards also play an important role in removing barriers to trade and allowing the interoperability of technologies.
Standardization in the field of information and communications technology
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Some significant ICT standards widely used Include those in the fields of multimedia (e.g. MPEG, JPEG), IC cards ("smart cards"), ICT security, database query and programming languages, character sets, digital media, automatic identification codes, biometrics, and cloud computing.
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