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IHS and International Society of Automation Expand Exclusive Relationship for Delivering ISA Standards
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (April 6, 2009) – IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, and The International Society of Automation (ISA), a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation, today announced the expansion of an existing agreement for worldwide distribution of ISA standards. This expanded, exclusive agreement makes ISA standards available via the IHS Standards Expert TM subscription offering.
"ISA has been a valuable partner to IHS. Our new expanded relationship furthers our efforts to manage and disseminate critical standards information that is relied upon by ISA's more than 30,000 members and other automation professionals worldwide," said IHS Vice President, Standards Business Development David Richards. "We look forward to further serving IHS and ISA customers with this critical information and increasing awareness and use of ISA standards around the world."
IHS Standards Expert is the world's most comprehensive and widely used collection of technical standards information. The database provides direct access to more than one million standards documents from over 370 standards developing organizations (SDOs), government agencies and industry leaders through an annual subscription. IHS Standards Expert also allows users to create a single system of records for standards that is easily referenced and monitored by project teams on a company-wide or global basis.
"ISA is very pleased to expand our relationship with IHS," said T.S. Lee, director of standards, publishing, and technology Services, ISA. "Having worked with them for many years, they have proven to be a reliable and trusted partner, and have demonstrated their ability to effectively distribute our standards on a global scale."
ISA standards are available immediately with an IHS Standards Expert subscription. For more information, visit www.ihs.com/isa.
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is a leading global source of critical information and insight, dedicated to providing the most complete and trusted data and expertise. IHS product and service solutions span four areas of information that encompass the most important concerns facing global business today: Energy, Product Lifecycle, Security and Environment. By focusing on customers first, IHS enables innovative and successful decision-making for customers ranging from governments and multinational companies to smaller companies and technical professionals in more than 180 countries. IHS is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2009 and employs approximately 3,800 people in 20 countries.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in North America. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
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