Some say and do not follow. Some follow but do not say (and write).
Here’s what we learned @KONZE, on our first step to gaining an ISO accreditation.
To excel and improve your business for a standard, first you write what you follow, then you follow what you have written.
Basically, the ISO certification process in itself is a course corrective action plan for organizations willing to prepare their business for a standard.
Let’s begin with what is ISO certification?
An organization can obtain an ISO certification as proof that it adheres to one of the global standards created and disseminated by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The ISO are an independent, non-governmental international organization who brings specialists to create global standards. These standards in-turn helps organizations to improve quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems.
Key steps involved in the ISO registration are as follows:
– Choose a Consultant/Registrar– Complete your ISO application
– Document submission and review
– Initial review
– Action plan
– Registration audit
– Certificate of the ISO Standard
The ISO certification demonstrates to your main stakeholders that you run a well-organized, stable, and growth-driven business.
Each ISO standard provides advantages of its own, such as:
ISO 9001 helps put your customers first
ISO 27001 protects your systems, data and reputation
ISO 14001 reduces your environmental impact
ISO 45001 helps you protect your people
ISO 22301 protects your business from disruption
The following advantages are present in all ISO standards:
– improved effectiveness
– reduced expenses
– increased client satisfaction
– streamlined workflow
– lower risks
– lower insurance rates
By keeping your ISO certification current, your business is demonstrating its dedication to attaining its goals and boosting the legitimacy and client trust in your good or service.
The ongoing ISO exercise has also brought to light a few of the best practices an IT solution/SaaS application provider like KONZE can adopt for Information Technology Standards.
Your company needs to establish clear procedures for safeguarding data, IT equipment, intellectual property, and all other systems that rely on it. These guidelines must be publicly publicized throughout the organization and adhered to by each department and worker.
Strong passwords and authentication are a requirement if you want to stop strangers or cyber-criminals from accessing the private data that belongs to your company. Complex passwords, frequent password changes, and two-factor or multi-factor authentication for user access are all part of it.
Modern security systems must be purchased in order to secure your organization’s data from newly developing threats as well as to address common security issues.
For virus and malware protection, it’s also essential to run regular updates and install the most recent software. All of your IT equipment, business software, operating systems, online browsers, cloud storage systems, and external hard drives must be protected against a variety of dangers.
Your company needs to perform this regularly to make sure that none of its important data and information assets are lost forever. Even if they are mistakenly destroyed or lost, having a backup makes it easier to find them right away.
We do feel that ISO is surely to help us accelerate, improve, and strengthen our product, people, consumers, and other important business channels.
We will be back with more learning as we will approach towards finally acquiring the ISO certificate.