Following are the recommendations from the Survey of Use of the 1998 Preferred Standards.
Lack of awareness of Preferred Standards to be addressed with Communication Plan.
Misunderstanding about the difference between products and standards to be addressed by using the Communication Plan to highlight the benefits of open standards.
Lack of understanding of the Preferred Standards to be addressed with the User Guide and staff training.
Possible conflict between the Preferred Standards and local arrangements to be resolved by explanation of the scope of the Preferred Standards and further collaboration among the relevant jurisdictions.
Currency of Preferred Standards to be addressed by continual maintenance.
Difficulty in supporting open standards to be mitigated by permanent advisory service under a Standing Committee.