Expert Information on Standards Can Now be Found at Document Center’s Blog StandardsForum.com

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New Standards Blog provides insight into current issues in Standards and Standardization. Long time Standards Expert and Document Center President Claudia Bach answers questions generated by real standards users and also comments on hot topics in the field.

Having trouble with finding expert answers to Standards Questions? Document Center Inc., a leader in the field of Standards Distribution, has just launched the blog for you.

President Claudia Bach is using http://www.StandardsForum.com to address the questions that customers ask most often and to highlight other standards issues of interest. “Over the last few years, customers increasingly need help with basic standards concepts and issues. The field of standardization is getting more costly and complex while in-house expertise has slowly been eroding.”

Standardization reaches far into the economic success of both companies and countries. With globalization has come a host of issues that can affect companies of all sizes. “Our customers want to know what standards they must meet in order to do business all over the world. They need to understand how regulation and standards work hand-in-hand and how to be sure they are using the documents required.”

StandardsForum.com has already tackled the issue of the proliferation of the widely used ISO standards, like the ISO-9000 series. With so many editions of these documents to choose from, understanding which is appropriate is challenging. Ms. Bach’s “Attack of the Clones – Why are there so many versions of some ISO standards?” helps shed light on this question, making it easier to decide whether ISO-9000, BS-EN-ISO-9000 or ASQ-Q9000 is your best choice.

Ms. Bach has also written about the “Classic Standards Tale” that is unfolding in the development of Electronic Medical Records. With the recent e-health initiative of the Federal Government here in the U.S., the standardization effort behind the scenes will surely affect our healthcare system for years to come.

Future topics include issues regarding the cost of standards, revision harmonization, and the unintended consequences of mil-spec reform.

About President Claudia Bach

Ms. Bach has owned Document Center Inc. since January 1985. During that time, she has presided over the development of Document Center from an idea in a garage into an internationally respected standards distribution service.

She is from Sacramento, CA, and got her high school degree from International School in Bangkok Thailand. With a degree in piano performance from the University of the Pacific, she found herself the owner of Document Center through a family connection.

The business has flourished under Ms. Bach’s direction, with a leadership role in the adoption of the Internet to distribute Standards and Standards information (on the web since 1993). Now, Ms. Bach is turning to social media outlets to humanize the business of standardization and to make information “created by engineers for engineers” accessible to all levels of employees in today’s marketplace.

Ms. Bach is a fellow of the Standards Engineering Society, a frequent speaker at engineering and library events and meetings, and a noted writer on standards topics. She lives in San Carlos with her husband.

About Document Center Inc.

Document Center Inc. is an information distributor based in Silicon Valley. Selling standards since 1982 and on the web at http://www.document-center.com since 1993, Document Center Inc. is a leader in the dissemination of conformance information for business. Document Center offers out-sourced management services for standards collections for regulatory compliance, as well as individual document sales. ISO-9000 and FDA support products cover document auditing, monitoring, and periodic reporting services. The company is in the top 3% of woman-owned businesses in the United States.

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