FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 1998 DIRECT INQUIRIES TO: Christopher Byrne, + 1 706 208 8863 [log in to unmask] IDN Applauds the Use of Lotus Notes Technology as the World Bank Unveils Dramatically Overhauled Web Site Athens, Georgia, USA, October 3, 1998 (IDN) -- The World Bank Group has unveiled its newly re-engineered web site located at the web address of http://www.worldbank.org/. The site has been redesigned to provide a much more intuitive user-interface and navigation tools are presented in an easy to follow fashion. "I am truly impressed by the redesign of this site", says Christopher Byrne, Director of the International Development Network. "It sets a standard that all development web sites, including ours, should look to emulate. Of course if we had the budget of the World Bank, that might be an easier task." An initial review of the site shows the use of both conventional HTML and Lotus Notes/Domino technologies. "There is no better tool than Lotus Notes for medium to large organizations involved in international development. The efficiency and security of Notes can improve internal communications and workflow, and tremendously reduce the recurring communication and mailing costs associated with overseas operations", says Byrne. "Over the next 4-6 months we will be looking to move our web site to a Notes-based environment." There are a number of Development organizations that use Lotus Notes technologies including the Canadian International Development Agency, the International Committee of the Red Cross, World Vision, and others. "Lotus Notes provides the necessary tools to manage your documents and workflow and to present information through Intranets, Extranets and on the Internet", adds Byrne. The IDN offers Lotus Notes Application Development and Deployment Services, Web Site Design and Hosting, and provides a Development News and Information Service at http://www.idn.org/. The IDN is a non-profit corporation located in the state of georgia, USA. For more information on the International Development Network, please contact Christopher Byrne at + 1 706 208 8863 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask] The web site for the IDN is http://www.idn.org/ END Lotus Notes and Domino are registered trademarks of the Lotus Development Corporation.