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New WhoopeeWeb Portal Makes Communication Simple for the Australian Army Band Corps Association

  • 07 October, 2003 16:15

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7th 2003</p>
<p>InteRAD Technology, an Australian software development tool specialist, today announced that the Australian Army Band Corps Association, has utilised the company's advanced web hosting and management technology to deploy a new interactive members' portal, located at www.aabcassociation.com.au.</p>
<p>By utilising inteRAD's WhoopeeWeb technology, the Association will be able to manage its member site independently, without the need for any special software or technical expertise, enabling instant updating of site content and giving the Association the ability to communicate news to its members on a daily basis.</p>
<p>Association President, Kevin Noon, said he believed the portal would encourage greater member participation and help boost membership numbers by providing an effective means of communication and promotion for the Association.</p>
<p>"With 300 members spread across Australia, having a website is a definite advantage. The initial concern was that web technology would be too complicated and too expensive to implement. We needed something low in cost and easy to maintain. WhoopeeWeb is simple enough to be used by an average PC user and it fitted the bill.</p>
<p>"Using WhoopeeWeb, updating information on the site can be as easy as typing a document or sending an email. This allows us to post news instantaneously; increasing our ability to communicate with members. We have already had significant positive feedback."</p>
<p>The flexibility provided by WhoopeeWeb will also effectively lower total cost of ownership for the Association by eliminating site maintenance costs and reducing the need for printed communication and associated infrastructure.</p>
<p>"Being a not-for-profit organisation, the focus is on the bottom line. By delivering better, smarter, faster communication and reducing our need for mail-outs the website has the potential to significantly lower costs for the Association," Mr Noon said.</p>
<p>The current role of the portal is to keep members informed on upcoming news and events. With the help of inteRAD, the Association plans to expand the site to incorporate additional features including member forums, business transactions and links to related sites.</p>
<p>"WhoopeeWeb sites offer a range of additional benefits. We will be showing the Association how to use the technology to prepare and broadcast professionally formatted newsletters and notices of events. Also, how to implement feedback forms to receive notices of change of address, confirmations of plans to attend functions, etc," said inteRAD's Marketing Director, Peter Cobcroft.</p>
<p>"When they are ready, we can even facilitate collection of member dues via an online payment facility and, optionally, an eStore for selling souvenirs and memorabilia," he said.</p>
<p>Mr Noon is calling for contributions from any members, friends and family, or non-member military band personnel interested in sending in news and photographs to k.noon@brumbies.com.au. He said he will use the site as the major communication medium for the next Annual General Meeting and National Reunion to be held in Perth next year.</p>
<p>"We welcome any input that would benefit our members, " he said. "The more members contribute, the better the site will be."</p>
<p>ends</p>
<p>About The Australian Army Band Corps Association
The Australian Army Band Corps Association was established in 1989. The Association aims to foster the development and enhancement of communication between former and current serving members of the Australian Army Band Corps (AABC). All serving and former members of the AABC, including Reserve members, are eligible for Association membership. It currently has 300 members across Australia.
www.aabcassociation.com.au</p>
<p>About inteRAD Technology
Founded in September 1998 by the Cobcroft family, inteRAD Technology became a public company in February 2000, and now has over 500 shareholders. inteRAD's focus is the development of innovative, high productivity software solutions to service the emerging needs of an inter-connected world. inteRAD pioneered visual Java development, producing the only truly visual IDE, and has led the world in component assembly technology for software application development.
www.inteRADtechnology.com
www.whoopeeweb.com</p>
<p>For more information please contact:
Peter Cobcroft
inteRAD Technology
+61 7 3846 4777
info@inteRADtechnology.com</p>
<p>Press Contact:
Michael Henderson
Gotley Nix Evans
Tel: +61 2 9957 5555
Mob: +61 413 054 738
michael.henderson@gne.com.au</p>

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