The Spanish Association for Standardization, UNE, has published the report Support of Standardization for Digital Transformation, which aims to help Spanish companies and the Administration achieve success in digitization, through technical standards.
The coronavirus crisis has accelerated the digital transformation of all companies and standardisation contributes to its success, harmonising best practices and gathering the consensus of experts in areas such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence ( IA), Blockchain, cybersecurity, cloud or digital identification systems, among others.
The report reveals the existence of numerous technical standardisation committees that promote digital transformation in companies, identifying 14 strategic thematic areas of standardisation: including cybersecurity, digital enabling technologies, talent, digital health, data economy, the public sector and the digitization of industry.
Standards are a pillar of digital transformation, establishing common language and providing security and confidence in products and services, through robust and reliable frameworks. UNE standards provide an effective response to business challenges, and are a strong support for governments in the effective deployment of public policies. For example, by helping to achieve the critical dimensions of the Digital Spain 2025 Agenda.
Furthermore, standards help organisations to achieve one or more of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they provide the consensus, collaboration and best practices that this global challenge requires.
Standards, a mainstay for digital transformation