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Systems and solutions for successful associations

Thunder Communications, Inc., specializes in creating customized database systems and Web solutions for associations. By understanding the unique needs of nonprofits, they have developed industry specific applications and systems to maximize your organization's efficiency and effectiveness.

Application development

Thunder Communications offers a full range of software development services, specializing in custom software development for the Microsoft Windows See Windows.

(operating system) Microsoft Windows - Microsoft's proprietary window system and user interface software released in 1985 to run on top of MS-DOS. Widely criticised for being too slow (hence "Windoze", "Microsloth Windows") on the machines available then.
 family of operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap.  and Internet/Intranet/Extranet development. Whether you need help building or enhancing your Web presence and e-commerce site, developing client/server software, or designing a database, Thunder Communications delivers quality.

Specializing in Microsoft development environments, Thunder Communications has developed considerable expertise in the areas of site design, relational database relational database

Database in which all data are represented in tabular form. The description of a particular entity is provided by the set of its attribute values, stored as one row or record of the table, called a tuple.
 development, user-interface design, network integration and security, and much more.

Internet solutions

* Reliability--Is your site going to be available 24/7? State-of-the-art dependable computers, high-speed redundant connections for backup, and a monitored uninterruptible power supply See UPS.

(hardware) Uninterruptible Power Supply - (UPS) A battery powered power supply unit that is guaranteed to provide power to a computer in the event of interruptions in the incoming mains electrical power.
 array: Guaranteed 99.98 percent uptime.

* Security--Custom-designed security solutions protect online investments including advanced authentication mechanisms, packet filtering See packet filter. , and application gateways. Optional firewall protection from No. 1 rated Checkpoint FireWall-1 software is available.

* Speed--State-of-the-art dependable Pentium III The successor to the Pentium II from Intel. Introduced in the spring of 1999 at 500 MHz, the Pentium III architecture was similar to the Pentium II with the addition of 70 new instructions optimized for multimedia (see SSE).  Servers, DS-3 (45 Mbps) and 10mbs high speed redundant connections for extremely fast sites all on a Cisco-switched 100 Mbps backbone.

* Features--Feature-packed Web site hosting offering full support for Java, ActiveX, Internet Information Server See IIS.

(World-Wide Web) Internet Information Server - (IIS) Microsoft's web server and FTP server for Windows NT.

IIS is intended to meet the needs of a range of users: from workgroups and departments on a corporate intranet to ISPs hosting websites that receive
 v5.0, Active Server, Index Server, FrontPage 2000, Crystal Reports, and live streaming media formats.

Business solutions, lightening speed

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Publication:Association Management
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 1, 2000
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