Communicating globallyThe world is getting smaller as people and countries become more interconnected, so the need for International standards has grown. ISO/IEC JTC 1 provides the building blocks for the computing, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries; the convergence of these industries brings new opportunities and requirements for standardization.

Future areas of work include social networking and web collaboration, augmented reality, e-learning, ubiquitous computing, 3D-image technology, virtualization, social analytics and wireless power transfer. ISO/IEC JTC1 is well positioned to address the worldwide recognition of the need for international standards in these important emerging technology areas.