Electrical Wholesaling features IDEA Standards Committee in August Issue

Electrical Wholesaling recently caught up with Mary Shaw, Director of eBusiness Standards at IDEA, and other leaders of the IDEA Industry Standards Committee (ISC) to get an insider scoop on how eBusiness standards are created and why you should get involved.

Article excerpt from "The Standards Bearers": So, who are these people who make the standards? If you ask them what makes someone devote a substantial amount of time outside their regular jobs to the unpaid labor of sitting in committee meetings with their suppliers or distributors, as well as their competitors and their competitors’ suppliers or distributors, hashing out details like whether A/C should be the abbreviation for air conditioning and AC the abbreviation for alternating current, or the other way around, you’ll get strangely consistent responses. ‘It’s like a family.’


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View pdf of the August issue (p. 23-24)