AIDC: Investing in Standards
No one wants to spend more time in meetings (or on
phone and web conferences) but you and your company need to do just that. Gaining
any real bottom-line benefits from this investment in time and effort depends
on picking the right meetings -- and those meetings include the ones of
It's a popular misconception that there is an
arcane "inner circle” of technocrats who create all the AIDC standards. Except for some of the most abstruse
technical specifications, that’s simply not true. The truth is that the "inner circle” is open
to anyone with the desire (and corporate support) to work on standards that
address -- or impact -- their operations.
It should go without saying that AIDC standards
generally help streamline business processes and result in lower equipment and
software costs because things are, well, standard. The caveat is that standards
help business processes only when they're developed by individuals who
understand how those business processes work in the vast majority of companies.
Publication date: February 2010