Browse Definitions :
Definition

standards organization

Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore

A standards organization, sometimes referred to as a standards body, is an organization with authority to endorse official standards for given applications.

Examples of standards organizations include:

  • ANSI (American National Standards Institute) is the primary organization for fostering the development of technology standards in the United States. 
  • The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) fosters the development of standards that often become national and international standards.
  • The BSI (British Standards Institution) is a service organization that produces standards across a wide variety of industry sectors.
  • The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is the body that defines standard Internet operating protocols such as TCP/IP
  • OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) exists to promote product-independent standards for information formats such as XML and HTML.

Standards that are endorsed by these and similar organizations are known as de jure standards. De facto standards, on the other hand, are technologies, products or methods that are very widely used although they have no official standing.

This was last updated in February 2014

Continue Reading About standards organization

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

  • cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks.

  • asymmetric cryptography (public key cryptography)

    Asymmetric cryptography, also called public key cryptography, uses a pair of numerical keys that are mathematically related to ...

  • digital signature

    A digital signature is a mathematical technique used to validate the authenticity and integrity of a message, software or digital...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

SearchStorage

  • hard disk drive (HDD)

    A computer hard disk drive (HDD) is a non-volatile memory hardware device that controls the positioning, reading and writing of ...

  • byte

    In most computer systems, a byte is a unit of data that is eight binary digits long. Bytes are often used to represent a ...

  • network-attached storage (NAS)

    Network-attached storage (NAS) is dedicated file storage that enables multiple users and heterogeneous client devices to retrieve...

Close