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CompuServe and MemberWare Technologies Inc to Offer Custom Internet Service to Association Members.



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CompuServe, a subsidiary of America Online See AOL. , Inc. (NYSE NYSE

See: New York Stock Exchange
: AOL (A division of Time Warner, Inc., New York, NY, www.aol.com) The world's largest online information service with access to the Internet, e-mail, chat rooms and a variety of databases and services. ) and the value leader in Internet access See how to access the Internet. , and MemberWare Technologies Inc(R), a leading provider of Internet, intranet, electronic commerce, and document management solutions for associations, announced today a strategic partnership to launch co-branded Internet services specifically designed and customized for professional, non-profit, and trade associations and their members.

There are more than 143,000 professional, non-profit and trade associations in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  and every 7 out of 10 adult Americans are members of an association. As associations begin to increasingly use the Internet to attract and retain members, publish association news and membership directories, and generally communicate with members, CompuServe's Custom Solutions division and MemberWare Technologies will create Internet services that will leverage CompuServe 2000 software and a soon-to-be launched MemberWare AssociationCentral.com Web site to serve this growing audience.

Under the terms of the agreement, CompuServe and MemberWare will jointly create and market a co-branded version of the CompuServe 2000 Internet software and service package designed specifically for MemberWare's association members. Initially, CompuServe and MemberWare will market the service to members of healthcare associations, including the International College of Surgeons, National League of Nursing, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and New Jersey Medical Association. Members who sign up will view a customized, co-branded CompuServe 2000 and AssociationCentral.com Main Menu, which will feature specialized content for association members and links to AssociationCentral.com. On the AssociationCentral.com site, members can link directly to their association's Web site, purchase or subscribe to Verb 1. subscribe to - receive or obtain regularly; "We take the Times every day"
subscribe, take

buy, purchase - obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company";
 association publications or journals, review their association's calendar of events, register for annual meetings, and participate in chat. As part of the customized Internet service, members can take advantage of CompuServe's powerful, yet easy-to-use e-mail features and content, including CompuServe's health Forums.

"Offering Internet services and online resources for associations will revolutionize rev·o·lu·tion·ize  
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1. To bring about a radical change in: Television has revolutionized news coverage.

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 the way that associations communicate and interact with their membership," said Audrey Weil, CompuServe Senior Vice President and General Manager. "Our deal with MemberWare Technologies is just another example of how CompuServe is meeting market demand for flexible custom Internet solutions that add up to winning online environments for professional audiences."

"Nearly 95% of associations now have websites," said Alan Preston Alan Herbert Preston (b. 29 October, 1932 in Wellington and d. 2 September, 2004 in Wellington). He was a New Zealand cricketer who played 38 first-class matches for Wellington and two for the North Island. , MemberWare Technologies President. "The partnership between MemberWare and CompuServe now provides a portal for associations to share information with their members and the general public. There will be no better place to find objective information on nearly any topic."

About CompuServe

CompuServe, one of the world's premier Internet services, provides complete and comprehensive products and access for approximately 2 million worldwide members at home, in the workplace and around the globe. CompuServe, a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary

A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.

Notes:
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners.
 of America Online, Inc. (NYSE: AOL), offers members unparalleled depth and breadth of content, premium service, hundreds of Forums and access to the Internet.

CompuServe recently introduced CompuServe 2000 - the brand's most significant software upgrade ever-to offer adult consumers faster Internet connections through V.90/56K bps access, easier installation and registration, expanded customization options, more powerful e-mail features, five member names, and simpler navigation all for $9.95 for 20 hours of connect time. CompuServe also offers a comprehensive, yet easy-to-navigate Web gateway for CompuServe members and Internet users Internet user ninternauta m/f

Internet user Internet ninternaute m/f 
 which is available at www.CompuServe.com.

About MemberWare Technologies Inc(R)

MemberWare Technologies Inc(R) specializes in website planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance. MemberWare helps associations turn their websites into powerful, dynamic, business tools by providing superior Internet, Intranet, electronic commerce, and content management solutions.

MemberWare provides all of the services and products necessary to design, build, re-engineer, and maintain successful, interactive websites. Interactive websites enable visitors to join or renew memberships, order publications, share information with other members, register for conferences, and buy products, all online, 24 hours a day. Clients include the International Facility Management Association, National Cancer Institute, Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies, and the Points of Light Foundation. MemberWare describes its services, products, projects and research papers at www.memberware.com.
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