Communication Technologies : A Standard Of Quality And Performance Essay

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Assignment I Standards Research Steven McMillan Dr. Matthew Anyanwu CIS 505: Communication Technologies Abstract A standard, as formally defined in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary is, something set up and established by authority as a rule for the measure of quantity, weight, extent, value, quality, custom, or general consent as a model for example. Most all industries, professions, and governmental agencies have standards that define and regulate how services are to be provided; products, tools, and resources should function and how organizations as a whole should operate. Standards presuppose collaboration of industry professionals, content specialist and governing agencies, working together to develop regulations, policy and procedures, and best practices to set a minimum baseline of quality and performance. In such collaboration several advantages are derived, such as; assuring the existence of large markets for particular types product and services, encouraging mass production and integration leading to lower costs; improving communication between multiple vendors leading to flexible equipment selection and use. Some disadvantages are that the pace of standard(s) development, because of the focus on a collaborative agreement across and industry, is much slower than the development of technologies within an industry. Due to this, some technologies have made it to market without the having a met a prerequisite standard of quality and performance.

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