FARMINGDALE, NY (April 13, 1998)—BASCOM president Peter Cirasole was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Long Island Software and Technology Network (LISTnet) today. This decision places Cirasole among representatives of such companies as Computer Associates, eShare Technologies and Chase Manhattan Bank currently leading the 400+ member regional trade organization.

BASCOM was among founding companies who joined in 1997 with the goal of forming an organization that would both strengthen Long Island's technology industry and promote its existing achievements. The founding organizers aimed to achieve these goals by establishing a forum for cooperation and networking - with the formation of strategic partnerships as its highest aim - while engaging in intense collaborative public relations campaigns. LISTnet is the result of their efforts, a rapidly growing not-for-profit organization well on its way towards achieving the founding goals of creating partnerships while attracting IT talent and media recognition.

"I'm grateful for the appointment, and see it as an opportunity to contribute on a more intensive level to the work started two years ago when LISTnet was founded," Cirasole said today. "The organization has allowed BASCOM to form one of its most significant partnerships; as a board member, I hope to help strengthen the environment that has allowed that to happen for us and for a rapidly growing number of other companies."

The partnership Cirasole refers to, with leading ISP, was the first strategic alliance formed as a result of two companies' involvement in LISTnet.

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BASCOM's Global Chalkboard is an innovative and flexible teaching tool that uses the Internet for learning. The Global Chalkboard provides immediate access to educational Web sites and builds Web-enriched lessons mapped to curriculum goals and state standards.

The Global Chalkboard is both flexible and easy to use. It offers a novice user immediate access to educational sites with the Web Library; it offers an intermediate user prepackaged, ready-to-use BASCOM lessons; and it offers an advanced user a method of building their own, web-based lessons using the Global Chalkboard's Lesson Creator.


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