Mr Yap Chee Yuen
Chairman, Information Technology Standards Committee
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the first edition of our quarterly newsletter, Setting the Standard.
In information technology, the pace of change is so mind boggling that businesses and people need to be adaptive and flexible. Keeping up to date with the latest technologies and practices such as big data, cloud computing, green data centres, and bring your own devices (BYOD), etc. is fast becoming a defining factor in the long term success of businesses.
At the Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC), we have been working towards creating standards that enable companies to use them as a strategic tool to increase their competitivness, help the industry transit from old infocomm technologies to new infocomm technologies and still be able to meet the needs of all the stakeholders.
For us, standards are the building blocks of society. Every idea, product and technology is governed by a set of widely agreed upon rules and regulations that ensure quality; from the calendar to a piece of paper to your credit cards to your internet connection and so on. We view standards as a platform for innovation and will continue to work with our partners towards this goal. In Setting the Standard, you will find information about our programmes, our work, including our collaborations with industry leaders, as well as insights on the latest technology trends. We are certain you will find it valuable.