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ASSOCIATIONS

ASSOCIATIONS. An association is an organization of social equals agreeing to work for a common purpose or to promote a common cause. The twelve English colonies in North America applied this name to their organizations for boycotting British manufactured goods prior to the American Revolution. Merchants in the cities of New York, Boston, and Philadelphia each created formally named associations of nonimportation to protest the Stamp Act in the fall of 1765. These associations dissolved with the Stamp Act's repeal in March 1766, but reformed to protest the Townsend Acts in June 1767. On 18 May 1769, George Washington and George Mason introduced to the Virginia House of Burgesses legislation to establish a colonywide association for nonimportation. The Virginia Association called for the cultivation of crops other than tobacco, an expansion of local manufacturing, a boycott all British goods, and a refusal to accept new slaves into the colony. In the next two years, eight additional colonies created similar associations with locally elected committees of compliance and committees of correspondence. On 20 October 1774, the First Continental Congress established the Continental Association, with stiff penalties for nonobservance of the boycotts declared by Congress. Its committees often became ad hoc local governments during the Revolution.

Organizations for purposes other than boycotts also called themselves "associations." During the Revolution, ad hoc militias took the name to justify local looting and pillaging. In New Jersey, the moderately pro-British Association for Retaliation fought the more radical Board of Associated Loyalists between 1780 and 1783 as much as they did the rebels. "Association" later became a popular name for professional and other voluntary organizations in the United States. In 2001, 7,700 national organizations used the term "association," while only 2,700 used the nearly synonymous term "society."

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Jensen, Merrill. The Founding of a Nation: A History of the American Revolution, 1763–1776. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Ragsdale, Bruce. A Planters' Republic: The Search for Economic Independence in Revolutionary Virginia. Madison, Wisc.: Madison House, 1996.

BillOlbrich

See alsoBoston Committee of Correspondence ; Committees of Correspondence ; Continental Congress ; Virginia Resolves .

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associations were a stage in the development of lobbies to express opinion and influence policy. They began innocuously as demonstrations of loyalty at times of crisis. Burghley and Walsingham sponsored an association to protect Queen Elizabeth in 1584 against the machinations of Mary, queen of Scots' supporters. Another association to support and, if necessary, avenge William III followed the discovery of Fenwick's conspiracy in 1696: the signatories wore orange ribbons with gold letters declaring ‘National Association for King William’. The archbishop of York launched an association in 1745 to repulse the young pretender and safeguard the Hanoverians. But associations could be turned to other purposes. The Yorkshire Association in 1780 called for economical reform and Lord George Gordon's Protestant Association deplored concessions to the catholics. The speaker of the House of Commons reflected conservative attitudes when he expressed his ‘total disapproval of the committees and associations: they were in his opinion extremely improper.’ In the 1790s, under the shadow of the French Revolution, Lord Henderland denounced the Friends of the People—an association for parliamentary reform: ‘what occasion for such associations, with such names?’ Shelburne in 1795 referred to associations as a discovery as momentous in politics as any in science, and J. F. Stephen, in his sardonic way, observed in 1850 that ‘for the diffusion of any blessing of which mankind can partake, there is a committee’.

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Associations

ASSOCIATIONS

1 ALLIANCE FOR GLOBAL INTERNET SERVICES (AGIS)

725 E 175 N
Lindon, UT 84042
PH: (801)796-9311
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.agis.org
Contact: Dr. Clifton Barton, Executive Director

Founded:

1996.

Description:

The Alliance for Global Internet Services (AGIS) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to help promote global access to new information and communication technologies to help business growth and development, and improve international cooperation. AGIS provides training and consulting to help organizations use the Internet for business development, improve performance, and implement e-businesses around the world.

2 ALLIANCE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS (ATIS)

Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions
1200 G St. NW, Ste. 500
Washington, DC 20005
PH: (202)628-6380
TF: 800-387-2199
FX: (202)393-5453
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Susan Miller, Pres. & CEO

Founded:

1984.

Members:

250.

Description:

A member company organization that is the leader for standards and operating procedures for the telecommunications industry. More than 1,500 experts from over 400 telecommunications companies particiapte in ATIS' 19 committees, forums, and Incubator Solutions programs, where work focus includes network interconnection standards, number portability, improved data transmission, wireless communications, Internet telephony, toll-free access, and order and billing issues.

Publications:

ATIS e-Report, ATIS News.

3 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

DIRECTORATE FOR SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
PROGRAMS
1200 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
PH: (202)326-6600
FX: (202)289-4950
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.aaas.org/spp

Description:

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Directorate for Science and Public Policy addresses cryptography, freedom and human rights. The AAAS publishes papers, sponsors symposiums and presentations examining issues of Internet security and privacy.

4 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF ADVERTISING AGENCIES (AAAA)

405 Lexington Ave., 18th Fl.
New York, NY 10174-1801
PH: (212)682-2500
FX: (212)682-8391
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.AAAA.org
Contact: O. Burtch Drake, President and CEO

Description:

The American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) is management-oriented association of advertising agencies that offers its members a wide range of information and resources regarding the advertising agency business. The AAAA provides information on digital marketing, and helped to develop the Terms and Conditions for Internet Advertising in partnership with the Internet Advertising Bureau.

5 AMERICAN ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (AEA)

601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
North Bldg., Ste. 600
Washington, DC 20004
PH: (202)682-9110
TF: 800-284-4232
FX: (202)682-9111
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.aeanet.org

Founded:

1943.

Description:

The American Electronics Association (AeA) is a high-tech trade association with member companies in software, Internet technology, telecommunications and advanced electronics. The AeA offers its member business services and products as well as business contacts around the world.

6 AMERICAN ISP ASSOCIATION

PO Box 18624
Washington, DC 20036-8624
PH: (202)530-7947
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.americanisps.org
Contact: Sue Ashdown, Executive Director

Description:

The American Internet Service Providers Association was formed to offer support to independent ISPs through educating and advising lawmakers. The prevention of non-competitive practices, over regulation, and punitive taxation are some of the priorities of this organization.

7 AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION (AMA)

311 S Wacker Dr., Ste. 5800
Chicago, IL 60606
PH: (312)542-9000
TF: 800-AMA-1150
FX: (312)542-9001
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.marketingpower.com

Members:

40000.

Description:

The American Marketing Association (AMA) is a large organization of marketing professionals. The AMA offers resources for professional development, career change, and help with business challenges. In addition to member benefits such as a subscription to Marketing News, the AMA's biweekly magazine, marketers also have access to information on Internet Marketing, Web Design and many other topics.

8 AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (ASIST)

1320 Fenwick Ln., Ste. 510
Silver Spring, MD 20910
PH: (301)495-0900
FX: (301)495-0810
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.asis.org

Founded:

1937.

Members:

4000.

Description:

The American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) is an organization consisting of professionals in many fields interested in the way information is stored, analyzed, and retrieved. ASIST is dedicated to advancing knowledge about information, analyzing ideas and technologies, and increasing public awareness of information science and technology.

9 APPLICATION SERVICE PROVIDERS INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM (ASPIC)

1815 S Meyers Rd., Ste. 300
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
PH: (630)268-1818
FX: (630)627-2669
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.aspindustry.org
Contact: Paula Hunter, Chairman

Founded:

1999.

Members:

700.

Description:

The Application Service Providers Industry Consortium (ASPIC) is an advocacy group for the application service provider industry. The ASPIC's goals include providing education, developing standards, best practices, and ASP business guidelines; as well as sponsoring research and serving as a forum for the exchange of information on ASP issues.

10 ARIZONA SOFTWARE AND INTERNET ASSOCIATION

7150 E Camelback Rd., Ste. 120
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
PH: (480)941-8100
FX: (480)941-8118
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.azsoft.com

Founded:

1991.

Description:

The Arizona Software and Internet Association is a nonprofit organization which promotes the growth of the software and Internet industries in Arizona. The Association provides education, opportunities for networking, public policy advocacy, leadership and support to its members.

11 ARLINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE E-COUNCIL

2009 N 14th St., Ste. 111
Arlington, VA 22201
PH: (703)525-2400
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.arlingtone-council.com

Description:

The Arlington Chamber of Commerce E-Council was created to meet the needs of Arlington's technology sector through promoting an entrepreneurial business environment and an interconnected community. The E-Council brings together businesses, government, academia, and the nonprofit sector to provide technology-related networking, workforce development and community service.

12 ARTICLE NUMBERING ASSOCIATION

PO Box 11-1801
Beirut, Lebanon
PH: 961 1 744764; 961 1 744774
FX: 961 1 743377
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Andre Nader, Sec.Gen

Founded:

1996.

Revenue:

US$150,000.

Staff:

3.

Members:

500.

Description:

Seeks to increase and improve efficiency of integrated logistics. Promotes the use of electronic data interchange and electronic signatures in e-commerce. Develops and maintains standards.

Publications:

Identifying and Barcoding Products and Services.

13 ASIA AND PACIFIC INTERNET ASSOCIATION (APIA)

3rd Fl., Shinjuku 171 Bldg.
1-7-1 Shinjuku
Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
PH: 81 3 53662835
FX: 81 3 53795338
E-mail: [email protected]

Founded:

1997.

Description:

Aims to promote the business interest of the Internet-related service industry in the Asia Pacific region. Develops industry procedures, mechanisms, policies, standards and guidelines for effective and efficient operation of internet-related services. Facilitates and negotiates industry-wide agreements on common business issues of internet-related services. Provides educational opportunities. Compiles relevant industry data.

14 ASSOCIATION OF BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES INTERNATIONAL (ABSSI)

5852 Oak Meadow Dr.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886-5930
PH: (714)695-9398
TF: 800-237-1462
FX: (714)779-8106
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://abssi.org

Founded:

1981.

Description:

The Association of Business Support Services International (ABSSI) is an international organization founded to help its members build their businesses. Members of ABSSI offer services such as website design, multi-media presentations, virtual assistance, Internet research, and data-base management services. ABSSI offers its members consultation services, professional development resources and the opportunity to network with other professionals.

15 ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNICATIONS ENTERPRISES (ASCENT)

1401 K St. NW, Ste. 600
Washington, DC 20005
PH: (202)835-9898
FX: (202)835-9893
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ascent.org

Description:

The Association of Communications Enterprises (ASCENT) is made up of entrepreneurial and small communications companies. Member companies offer broadband and data services including Internet access. ASCENT works with industry, lawmakers, and the public to ensure fair competition in all markets.

16 ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY (ACM)

One Astor Plz.
515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-5701
PH: (212)869-7440
FX: (212)944-1318
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.acm.org

Founded:

1947.

Members:

80000.

Description:

The Association for computing Machinery (ACM) is a large organization dedicated to providing a forum for its members to exchange information and ideas encompassing the whole information technology area. One of ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGecom) has as its mission to encourage research and applications relating to electronic commerce, and to share ideas and experience.

17 ASSOCIATION FOR ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION (AFEI)

2111 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 400
Arlington, VA 22201
PH: (703)247-9474
FX: (703)522-3192
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.afei.org
Contact: David Chesebrough, President

Description:

The Association for Enterprise Integration is a professional organization which disseminates information in an ethical and legal way between government and industry. This organization looks at topics germane to improving network-centric and integrated enterprises.

18 ASSOCIATION FOR INFORMATION AND IMAGE MANAGEMENT (AIIM)

1100 Wayne Ave., Ste. 1100
Silver Spring, MD 20910
PH: (301)587-8202
TF: 800-477-2446
FX: (301)587-2711
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.aiim.org
Contact: John F. Mancini, President

Founded:

1943.

Description:

The Association of Information and Image Management (AIIM) was founded in 1943 as the National Microfilm Association. The primary focus of AIIM is to help users and suppliers connect, and use upto-date document technologies to improve their business processes. AIIM provides Enterprise Content Management technologies that help to develop e-business around the world. AIIM offers conferences and other education events to share information with members.

19 ASSOCIATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS (AITP)

315 S NW Hwy., Ste. 200
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4278
PH: (847)825-8124
TF: 800-224-9371
FX: (847)825-1693
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.aitp.org

Description:

The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is a trade association for the information technology field that offers educational and leadership opportunities for its members. AITP partners with academia, business, industry and government to provide information, education and a forum for networking with other information technology professionals.

20 ASSOCIATION FOR INTERACTIVE MARKETING (AIM)

1430 Broadway, 8th Fl.
New York, NY 10018
PH: 888-337-0008
FX: (212)391-9233
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.imarketing.org

Founded:

1993.

Description:

The Association for Interactive Marketing (AIM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping marketers use interactive means to reach their marketplaces. AIM provides interactive marketing education, public policy representation, opportunities for industry development, and communication with other marketing professionals.

21 ASSOCIATION OF INTERNET PROFESSIONALS (AIP)

4790 Irvine Blvd., Ste. 105-283
Irvine, CA 92620
TF: (866)247-9700
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.association.org

Founded:

1997.

Members:

9500.

Description:

The Association of Internet Professionals (AIP) is an organization consisting of individuals, Internet industry companies, and educational institutions. The aims of the AIP are to support and represent Internet professionals. This organization also serves as a forum for issues forming the future of the Internet. Member benefits include discussion groups, educational resources, discounts on goods and services, and resources for information on various regulatory issues.

22 ASSOCIATION FOR MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS (AMC)

P.O. Box 10645
Chicago, IL 60610
PH: (312)409-1032
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.amcomm.org
Contact: Harvey Tillis, President

Description:

The mission of the Association for Multimedia Communications (AMC) is to promote the wide understanding of interactive multimedia and the Internet, to encourage use of the Internet and computers, and to offer a forum where its members can learn and share ideas and information.

23 ASSOCIATION FOR STANDARDS AND PRACTICES IN ELECTRONIC TRADE

10 Maltravers St.
London WC2R3BX, United Kingdom
PH: 44 20 76559001
FX: 44 20 76812290
E-mail: [email protected]

Founded:

1976.

Staff:

42.

Members:

15500.

Description:

Promotes EAN UCC business data standards (product identification and bar coding) and electronic business.

Publications:

ECQ.

24 ASSOCIATION OF WEB PROFESSIONALS (AWP)

6299 Airport Rd., Ste. 706
Mississauga, ON, Canada M4V1N3
PH: 800-463-6297
FX: 888-329-1297
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.a-w-p.org

Description:

The Association of Web Professionals (AWP) is an organization dedicated to raising professional standards among web professionals. The AWP offers certification courses in web technician, web designer, and web manager. Membership benefits also include software discounts, a free newsletter, and opportunities for networking with other web professionals.

25 ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN COMPUTING (AWC)

41 Sutter St., Ste. 1006
San Francisco, CA 94104
PH: (415)905-4663
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.awc-hq.org

Founded:

1978.

Description:

The Association for Women in Computing (AWC) is a nonprofit professional association for women with an interest in information technology. Activities of the AWC include providing opportunities for professional growth and networking through educational programs. AWC also presents awards and sponsors meetings and newsletters for its members.

26 AUSTIN TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL (ATC)

3925 W Braker Ln. No.400
Austin, TX 78759
PH: (512)305-0023
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.austintechnologycouncil.org

Description:

The Austin Technology Council is a nonprofit organization whose members come from the software industry, Internet, and other related companies of the new economy. The ATC offers its members educational events, networking, and business services; as well as leadership in the technology community.

27 AUSTRALIAN INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (AIIA)

PO Box 246
Deakin West, ACT 2600, Australia
PH: 61 2 62819444
FX: 61 2 62851408
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.aiia.com.au

Description:

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is an organization founded to lead and represent Australia's information industry. AIIA's mission is to help grow the Australian economy by helping its members through information, marketing the information industry, providing networking opportunities, and acting as a public policy advocate for the information industry in Australia.

28 BETTER INTERNET BUREAU (BIB)

318- 19567 Fraser Hwy.
Surrey, BC, Canada V3S9A4
PH: (604)644-7024
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.better-internet-bureau.org

Description:

The Better Internet Bureau is a nonprofit organization which operates online and is dedicated to helping make the Internet a safer place. Members whose web sites have been reviewed and certified as being of good quality can display the Better Internet Bureau logo on their web pages.

29 BLACK DATA PROCESSING ASSOCIATES (BDPA)

9315 Largo Dr. W, Ste. 260
Largo, MD 20774
PH: 800-727-BDPA
FX: (301)350-0052
URL: http://www.bdpa.org

Founded:

1975.

Description:

The Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) is a worldwide organization dedicated to information technology excellence, both for its members and the community. BDPA member benefits include discounts on products and services, professional development resources, and networking opportunities.

30 BRITISH WEB DESIGN AND MARKETING ASSOCIATION (BWDMA)

PO Box 3227
London NW99LX, United Kingdom
PH: 44 20 82042474
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.bwdma.co.uk

Description:

The British Web Design and Marketing Association (BWDMA) is an organization open to companies and individuals interested in web design, marketing and e-business. The BWDMA undertakes to improve e-business standards through sharing knowledge, understanding and best practices. To further its objectives, the BWDMA builds constructive relationships with industry, government, and academia that may have common goals or purpose.

31 BUSINESS APPLICATION SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS ASSOCIATION (BASDA)

530, Linen Hall
162-168, Regent St.
London W1R5TB, United Kingdom
PH: 44 20 77347810
FX: 44 20 77347813
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.basda.org
Contact: Dennis Keeling, Chief Executive

Founded:

1993.

Description:

The Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA) is an international nonprofit organization which represents applications software developers. In 1999 BASDA helped develop the e-BIS-XML standard, used by many e-commerce businesses. In addition to other professional development opportunities, BASDA has set up several vertical market forums to bring customers, suppliers, and software developers to collaborate on e-commerce issues.

32 BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE (BPMI)

1155 S. Havana Street, 11-311
Aurora, CO 80012
PH: (303)364-8595
FX: (303)341-7014
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.bpmi.org

Description:

The Business Process Management Initiative (BPMI) is a nonprofit corporation with a mission of developing and promoting the use of Business Process Management through the establishment of standards for process design, use and improvement. BPMI.org develops open specifications, assists IT vendors in marketing, and supports all sizes of businesses as they operate behind the firewall and over the Internet.

33 BUSINESS SOFTWARE ALLIANCE (BSA)

1150 18th St. NW, Ste. 700
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)872-5500
FX: (202)872-5501
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.bsa.org

Description:

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) is an international organization dedicated to promoting safety and legality online. BSA offers educational programs for computer users on security and software piracy, serves as an advocate for expanded trade opportunities, and supports the fight against software piracy.

34 BUSINESS SOFTWARE ALLIANCE EUROPE

79 Knightsbridge
London SW1X7RB, United Kingdom
PH: 44 171 2450304
FX: 44 171 2450310
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.bsa.org/europe-eng

Description:

The Business Software Alliance Europe is an organization dedicated to online safety and legality. BSA Europe works to advance the software and Internet industries in Europe by advocating public policies that create a healthy business environment, and supporting the battle against software piracy.

35 BUSINESS SOFTWARE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (BSAA)

PO Box 2318
Strawberry Hills, NSW NSW2012, Australia
FX: 02 9922 7122
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.bsaa.com.au

Description:

The Business Software Association of Australia (BSAA) is an organization formed to combat software theft and piracy in Australia, and is affiliated with the Business Software Alliance. BSAA acts as an advocate for the Australian software industry, and sponsors rewards for information leading to a successful action against a company using stolen software.

36 BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION (BTA)

12411 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64145
PH: (816)941-3100
FX: (816)941-2829
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.bta.org

Description:

The Business Technology Association (BTA) is a nonprofit organization for dealers, manufacturers, systems integrators, and others in the business equipment and systems industry. The BTA offers its members education, information on trends, benchmarking, solutions, and online information.

37 CALIFORNIA INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION (CISPA)

PO Box 77937
Stockton, CA 95267-1237
PH: (415)388-3216
FX: (415)723-7015
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.cispa.org
Contact: Mike Jackman, Executive Director

Description:

The California Internet Service Providers Association (CISPA) is an organization formed to represent California ISPs and their customers, addressing issues of concern in the legislature and supporting innovation in the ISP industry. CISPA provides a forum for California ISPs to access information to help their businesses.

38 CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

859 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
PH: (617)876-4100
FX: (617)354-9874
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.cambridgechamber.org

Description:

The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce was created to serve the needs of the Cambridge business community and is dedicated to making Cambridge a better place to live and work. The Chamber sponsors an E-Business Committee which addresses issues of Internet-related businesses.

39 CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF INTERNET PROVIDERS (CAIP)

Pollack Pl., Ground Fl.
176 Bronson Ave.
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1R6H4
PH: (613)232-2247
FX: (613)236-9241
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.caip.ca
Contact: Jay Thomson, President

Founded:

1996.

Staff:

4.

Members:

100.

Description:

Independent Internet service providers, telecommunications companies, wireless providers, backbone providers and web-hosting companies. Fosters growth of the Internet service industry in Canada; members provide 80 percent of the Internet connections to Canadian homes, schools and businesses.

40 CANADIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Delta Office Tower
350 Sparks St., Ste. 501
Ottawa, ON, Canada K1R7S8
PH: (613)238-4000
FX: (613)238-7643
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.chamber.ca

Description:

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit Canadian national business group whose goal is to foster a strong business environment in Canada. The Canadian Chamber supports e-commerce through policy recommendations and programs.

41 THE CATO INSTITUTE DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY

1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001-5403
PH: (202)842-0200
FX: (202)842-3490
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.cato.org/tech/taxandmonetarypolicy.html
Contact: Wayne Crews, Dir., Technology Policy

Description:

The Cato Institute Department of Telecommunications and Technology advances the Institute's goals of "free minds and free markets" within the information technology and telecommunications sectors of the economy. The Cato Institute will examine the many facets of public policy debates in these areas.

42 CDPD FORUM

401 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Contact: Dave Coverdale, Mng.Dir.

Founded:

1984.

Revenue:

US$519,000.

Staff:

3.

Members:

75.

Description:

Industry organization for cellular data end users, service providers, and software applications. Works to integrate the wireless and Internet communities.

Publications:

CDPD News.

43 CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNET ASSOCIATION (CTIA)

1250 Connecticut Ave, NW, Ste. 800
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)785-0081
FX: (202)785-0721
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.wow-com.com/ctia
Contact: Kimberly Kuo, Public Affairs and Communications

Description:

The Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) is an international organization representing all areas of wireless communications, including Internet. CTIA is an advocate for the wireless industry with lawmakers, and serves its members with timely information on issues of concern and assists in the creation of industry-wide standards for wireless transactions.

44 CENTER FOR CIVIC NETWORK

PO Box 600618
Newtonville, MA 02460-0006
PH: (617)558-3698
FX: (617)630-8946
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Miles R. Fidelman, President

Founded:

1992.

Revenue:

US$100,000.

Staff:

2.

Description:

Promotes broad public benefits of the global information infrastructure that is emerging from today's Internet and the convergence of the telephone, cable, and computer industries. Works to frame a national vision for civic networking and stimulate budget, policy, and regulatory frameworks that support development of local and regional information infrastructure and its application to civic purposes. Conducts research and educational programs; maintains speakers' bureau.

45 CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND TECHNOLOGY (CDT)

1634 Eye St. NW, Ste. 1100
Washington, DC 20006
PH: (202)637-9800
FX: (202)637-0968
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.cdt.org

Description:

Works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in la, technology and policy, DCT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. Dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media. Champions the right of individuals to communicate, publish and obtain an unprecedented array of information the Internet, challenges invasive government policies, and educates the public about current policy issues. Develops user empowerment solutions. Coordinates a series of working groups in areas of online privacy, digital security and free expression.

46 CHARLOTTETOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Atlantic Technology Centre
PO Box 786 Charlottetown, PE, Canada C1A7L9
PH: (902)569-4355
FX: (902)569-5186
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.virtualcharlottetown.com

Description:

The Charlottetown Chamber of Commerce sponsors an E-business program for its members. The series includes a web services program, a consulting services program, implementation program, and an e-marketing program.

47 CHICAGO SOFTWARE ASSOCIATION (CSA)

675 N Court, Ste. 300
Palatine, IL 60067
PH: (847)358-0567
FX: (847)358-0586
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.csa.org

Description:

The Chicago Software Association (CSA) is a trade organization serving all of Illinois and dedicated to promoting the information technology industry in the silicon prairie. Business members include software, IT training and consulting, and Internet provider companies. The CSA offers opportunities for education and networking, and fosters collaboration within the information technology industry.

48 COALITION FOR NETWORKED INFORMATION (CNI)

21 Dupont Cir.
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)296-5098
FX: (202)872-0884
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.cni.org
Contact: Clifford Lynch, Executive Director

Description:

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is an organization formed to support the advancement of networked information technology to improve scholarly communication and productivity. Activities of CNI include conferences, publications and projects such as preserving and managing digital assets.

49 COLLABORATIVE PLANNING, FORECASTING, AND REPLENISHMENT COMMITTEE (CPFR)

VICS
Princeton Pike Corporate Center
1009 Lenox Dr., Ste. 202
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
PH: (609)620-4590
FX: (609)620-1201
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.cpfr.org
Contact: Jean Schenk, Member of Contact Team

Description:

The Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment Committee (CPFR) of the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards Association is a group made up of retailers, manufacturers and solution providers. The CPFR was founded to create collaborative relationships between buyers and sellers through co-managed processes and shared information to improve efficiencies, increase sales, and reduce inventory for the entire supply chain. CPFR sponsors educational programs, and publishes reports about their processes and standards.

50 COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (CACI)

1600 Broadway, Ste. 1000
Denver, CO 80202-4935
PH: (303)831-7411
FX: (303)860-1439
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.businesscolorado.com

Description:

The Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI) is the statewide chamber of commerce and manufacturers association. The CACI offers many services and much information to member businesses, including access to e-business web site design and hosting, and an e-commerce buying and selling program provided at a discount.

51 COMMERCE NET

10050 N Wolfe Rd., Ste. SW2-255
Cupertino, CA 95014
PH: (408)446-1260
FX: (408)446-1268
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.commerce.net
Contact: Craig Smith, CEO & CFO

Description:

Commerce Net is a nonprofit group of business, academic, government and technology leaders dedicated to developing and advancing new E-Commerce business and technologies all around the world. Commerce Net offers opportunities for collaboration and networking as well as providing educational resources on current e-commerce issues.

52 COMMERCIAL INTERNET EXCHANGE ASSOCIATION (CIX)

1330 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)862-3816
FX: (202)261-0604
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Barbara Dooley, Pres.

Founded:

1991.

Staff:

6.

Members:

150.

Description:

Public Data Internetwork service providers united to promote and encourage development of the public data communications internetworking services industry. Provides a neutral forum for the exchange of ideas and information. Serves as a clearinghouse of resources. Develops positions on legislative and policy issues of interest to members. Assists member networks in the establishment of, and adherence to, operational, technical, and administrative policies and standards necessary to ensure fair, open, and competitive operations and communication.

Publications:

CIXtra.

53 COMMUNICATIONS FRAUD CONTROL ASSOCIATION (CFCA)

3030 N Central Ave., Ste. 804
Phoenix, AZ 85012
PH: (602)265-2322
FX: (602)265-1015
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.cfca.org

Description:

The Communications Fraud Control Association is an organization is dedicated to combating communications fraud. Members include ISPs, wireless carriers, and corporations that use communications services such as banks, department stores and universities.

54 COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (CCIA)

666 11th St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
PH: (202)783-0070
FX: (202)783-0534
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ccianet.org

Description:

The Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) is a nonprofit organization for companies in the computer and communications industry. The CCIA was formed to represent its members' interests in the areas of open markets, open systems, and open networks. Members of the CCIA range from large companies to small start-up ventures, including Internet, software, and telecommunications companies.

55 COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CPSR)

P.O. Box 717
Palo Alto, CA 94302
PH: (650)322-3778
FX: (650)322-4748
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.cpsr.org

Description:

Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) is an organization of computer professionals concerned about the impact of computer technology on society. CSPR is a public interest group that encourages discussion of computer use, and examines social and technical issues. CSPR projects include the National Information Infrastructure (Internet), Civil Liberties and Privacy, and Computers in the Workplace.

56 COMPUTER SECURITY INSTITUTE (CSI)

600 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
PH: (415)947-6320
FX: (415)947-6023
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.gocsi.com

Founded:

1974.

Description:

The Computer Security Institute (CSI) is an organization dedicated to training and serving the computer and network security professional. CSI provides education in the form of seminars and conferences focused on protecting information assets. Other member benefits include a newsletter, quarterly journal, and surveys and reports.

57 COMPUTER SOFTWARE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (CSIA)

3323 Watt Ave., No. 287
Sacramento, CA 95821
PH: (408)516-9827
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.softwareindustry.org/csia/

Description:

The Computer Software Industry Association (CSIA) is an organization that monitors legislation and regulations affecting the computer software industry. CSIA keeps its members informed of legislative change which may affect their businesses. CSIA publishes two newsletters that focus on concerns of the software industry.

58 COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (COMPTIA)

1815 S Meyers Rd., Ste. 300
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-5228
PH: (630)268-1818
FX: (630)268-1384
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.comptia.org

Description:

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTia) provides vendor-neutral standards in certification, e-commerce, customer service, and workforce development. CompTia offers programs to help e-commerce businesses including information on technology and best practices. With over 8000 communication and computing company members, CompTia gives access to research concerning current trends as well as providing a forum for participation in committees that shape industry policy.

59 CONNECTED INTERNATIONAL MEETING PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION

9200 Bayard Pl.
Fairfax, VA 22032
PH: (703)978-6287
FX: (703)978-5524
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Andrea Sigler, Ph.D., Pres.

Founded:

1984.

Revenue:

US$1,000,000.

Staff:

15.

Members:

8200.

Description:

Meeting planners, incentive organizers, travel agents, tour operators, and seminar organizers in 42 countries. Works to improve the skills of professional conference and convention planners. Serves as a clearing-house of information on new travel destinations and planning technologies, techniques, and strategies. Facilitates exchange of information among Internet professionals. Produces a television program on travel and meetings. Conducts educational courses and awards Certified Internet Meeting Professional designation. Conducts research programs and placement service. Sponsors training courses on the Internet.

Awards:

Tech-Savvy Hotels

Publications:

Course Catalog, How to Comply with the American Disability Act, How To Plan Meetings on the Internet, Job Leads, Marketing to Meeting Planners, Meeting Checklists, Organizing Meetings on the Internet, Tech-Savvy Meeting Professional.

60 CONSUMER PROJECT ON TECHNOLOGY (CPT)

PO Box 19367
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)387-8030
FX: (202)234-5176
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.cptech.org
Contact: James Love, Director

Founded:

1995.

Description:

The Consumer Project on Technology (CPT) was founded by Ralph Nader in 1995. Its areas of concern are intellectual property rights, electronic commerce, health care, and competition policy.

61 CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL RESEARCH INITIATIVES (CNRI)

1895 Preston White Dr.
Reston, VA 20191
PH: (703)620-8990
FX: (703)620-0913
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.cnri.reston.va.us

Description:

The Corporation for National Research is a nonprofit organization whose activities are centered on the development of network-based information technologies. The CNRI has many projects and programs, including a forum for researchers and developers of digital libraries, the defense virtual library, research on digital object identifier systems, and an electric payments forum.

62 CROSS INDUSTRY WORKING TEAM (XIWT)

1895 Preston White Dr., Ste. 100
Reston, VA 20191-5434
PH: (703)620-8990
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.xiwt.org
Contact: Charles N. Brownstein, Executive Director

Description:

The Cross Industry Working Team (XIWT) is an alliance of businesses working together to define the architecture and technical requirements for information infrastructure. The XIWT is dedicated to fostering the development of technologies that cross industry boundaries, and to providing a forum for its members to exchange technical information and ideas.

63 DATA INTERCHANGE STANDARDS ASSOCIATION (DISA)

333 John Carlyle St., Ste. 600
Alexandria, VA 22314-5743
PH: (703)548-7005
FX: (703)548-5738
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.disa.org/
Contact: Jerry Connors, President

Description:

The Data Interchange Standards Association is a non-profit organization that supports the development of electronic business interchange standards in electronic commerce. These standards provide the foundation, allowing businesses and individuals to participate in e-commerce. DISA also promotes the exchange of information on e-commerce initiatives worldwide.

64 DISCOVERY INSTITUTE

TECHNOLOGY AND PUBLIC LIFE PROGRAM
1402 Third Ave., Ste. 400
Seattle, WA 98101
PH: (206)292-0401
FX: (206)682-5320
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.discovery.org
Contact: Bruce Chapman, President

Description:

The Discovery Institute's Program on Technology and Public Life is committed to examining new technologies and looking at their effect on the economy, law, and culture. This organization addresses issues such as digital freedom, and the way new technologies are changing all aspects of our society.

65 E-BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (EBA)

PO Box 804
Adams Basin, NY 14410
PH: (585)234-1322
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ebusinessassociation.org Contact: Susan Seldes, President

Description:

The E-Business Association is committed to expanding the knowledge and practical application of the Internet to increase business success. The EBA promotes strategic use of the Internet through educational programs and by providing opportunities for networking. Our goal is to help our membership and the community improve their businesses through Internet technologies and applications.

66 E-CENTRE

10 Maltravers St.
London WC2R3BX, United Kingdom
PH: 44 20 76559000
FX: 44 20 76812290
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.e-centre.org.uk

Founded:

1998.

Description:

The E-Centre is the name for the Association for Standards and Practices in Electronic Trade, UK. Goals for E-Centre include providing help and advice for e-commerce organizations, to support e-commerce standards, and to offer comprehensive service to its members in doing business electronically.

67 E-COM LINK

509 Lost Acre Ln.
Great Falls, VA 22066
PH: (703)406-8086
FX: (703)406-8086
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ecomlink.org
Contact: Motoo Kusakabe, Controller

Description:

E-Com Link is an organization created to support entrepreneurs in their e-commerce ventures. E-com Link provides information on topics including web site development, business plans, communications infrastructure and e-finance. Online forums are also offered to e-commerce entrepreneurs to exchange information and ideas worldwide.

68 E-COMMERCE BENCHMARKING ASSOCIATION (ECBA)

4606 Fm, 1960 Rd. W
Houston, TX 77069
PH: (281)440-5044
FX: (281)440-6677
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ecommercebenchmarking.com

Description:

The E-Commerce Benchmarking Association is a free association of e-commerce companies who wish to improve the performance of their businesses. Benchmarking studies are conducted of e-commerce processes, and information is obtained and shared with members.

69 E-MARKETING ASSOCIATION (EMA)

2110 Artesia Blvd., 347
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
PH: 800-417-7506
FX: (408)884-2461
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.emarketingassociation.com

Description:

The E-Marketing Association (eMA) is an international group of marketing professionals, students and companies. This organization is the largest group of e-marketers in the world and offers e-marketing certification courses, conducts research and provides information for the press and legislators. The eMA sponsors or co-sponsors many conferences and events each year and promotes marketing education at the elementary, high school, college and adult levels.

70 E-WORKFLOW

2436 N Federal Hwy., No.374
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
PH: (954)782-3376
FX: (954)782-6365
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.e-workflow.org

Description:

E-Workflow is a group that supports the development, use and improvement of workflow management technology. Workflow is the automation of a business process, the way work is passed from one person to another. Business processes, customer service, and other aspects of a business are improved when the appropriate workflow software is used.

71 EAN MALTA (EANM)

69/3, Ta'xbix Seafront
St. Lukes Rd.
Ta'Xbiex MSD12, Malta
PH: 356 21337225; 356 21337228
FX: 356 21332336
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Raymond Vassallo, CEO

Founded:

1992.

Revenue:

US$300,000.

Staff:

5.

Members:

300.

Description:

Businesses and organizations with an interest in article numbering. Promotes increased use of automatic identification by businesses. Serves as a clearing-house on automatic data capture and electronic business; formulates standards for article numbering in Malta.

Publications:

Vision.

72 EBUSINESS ASSOCIATION

PO Box 804
Adams Basin, NY 14410
PH: (716)234-1322
FX: (716)377-8949
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: John Gubiotti, Pres.

Founded:

1995.

Revenue:

US$25,000.

Staff:

2.

Members:

300.

Description:

Corporations advertising on the internet; professionals engaged in developing internet marketing and advertising strategies and campaigns. Seeks to advance the practice of online advertising, marketing and business; promotes professional development of members. Represents members' interests before government agencies, industry associations, and the public. Conducts research and educational programs; sponsors advocacy campaigns; maintains speakers' bureau.

Publications:

IMAA News Group.

73 E.CENTRE

10 Maltravers St.
London WC2R3BX, United Kingdom
PH: 44 207 6559000; 44 207 6559001
FX: 44 207 6812290
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Kirstie Morris, Mktg.Exec.

Founded:

1976.

Revenue:

£1,500,000.

Staff:

40.

Members:

15000.

Description:

Business association that works to improve supply chain efficiency through the widespread adoption of e-business.

Publications:

ECQ, EDI Manuals, EDI News, Operating Manual, Technical Bulletin.

74 EEMA- THE EUROPEAN FORUM FOR ELECTRONIC BUSINESS

Alexander House
High St.
Inkberrow
Worcester WR74DT, United Kingdom
PH: 44 1386 793028
FX: 44 1386 793268
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Jim Dickson, Membership Dir.

Founded:

1987.

Staff:

12.

Members:

250.

Description:

Promotes electronic business across Europe.

Publications:

EEMA Briefing, EEMA Online.

75 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE ASSOCIATION (ECA)

1432 Fenwick Ln., Ste. 200
Silver Spring, MD 20910
PH: (301)608-9600
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Wayne Thevenot, Pres.

Description:

E-commerce providers and electronic payment transaction facilitation companies. Advocates industry positions to government; promotes development of electronic financial transaction technology and policies; educates members and the public.

76 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE COUNCIL OF CANADA (ECCC)

885 Don Mills Rd.
Toronto, ON, Canada M3C1V9
PH: (416)510-8039
TF: 800-567-7084
FX: (416)510-8043
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Arthur Smith, Pres.

Founded:

1997.

Revenue:

C$3,000,000.

Staff:

42.

Members:

5000.

Description:

Canadian corporations with an interest in standards for product identification and related e-commerce communications. Seeks to insure that members remain internationally competitive by making full use of emerging business technologies.

Publications:

ECCC News.

77 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GROUP (ECTAG)

Bremerton, WA 98312
PH: (360)478-8949 TF: 877-993-2824
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ectag.org

Description:

The Electronic Commerce Technical Assistance Group is a nonprofit group that was formed to offer training and technical assistance in partnership with government and industrial organizations. The ECTAG focus is on assisting small businesses in e-commerce basics, supply chain integration, web site development and XML and electronic catalogs/exchanges.

78 ELECTRONIC FRONTIER CANADA (EFC)

20 Richmond Ave.
Kitchener, ON, Canada N2G1Y9
PH: (905)525-9140 E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.efc.ca
Contact: David Jones, President and Secretary

Description:

Electronic Frontier Canada (EFC) is an organization dedicated to preserving principles set down in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as new information technologies, communications and computing technologies are introduced in Canada.

79 ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION (EFF)

454 Shotwell St.
San Francisco, CA 94110-1914
PH: (415)436-9333
FX: (415)436-9993
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.eff.org
Contact: Brad Templeton, Chairman of the Board

Founded:

1990.

Description:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an organization dedicated to protecting the right to free speech and the free interchange of ideas using the Internet and other new technologies. The EFF undertakes many activities including hosting educational events, interacting with legislative bodies, and publishing an online archive of civil liberties information.

80 ELECTRONIC MESSAGING ASSOCIATION

4103 Chain Bridge Rd., Ste. 100
Fairfax, VA 22030-4107
PH: (703)524-5550
FX: (703)524-5558
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Kerry Stackpole, C.A.E., Pres./CEO

Founded:

1983.

Revenue:

US$4,000,000.

Staff:

11.

Members:

325.

Description:

Corporations promoting the e-messaging and e-business industry. Goals are: to support the development of technical standards and provide information concerning technical and public policies; to minimize the restrictions on the flow of transborder information; to monitor state legislation and regulatory developments and to represent the industry in Washington, DC; to establish a liaison among similar trade associations.

Publications:

EMA Alert, Messaging Magazine.

81 ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS ASSOCIATION (NACHA)

13665 Dulles Technology Dr., Ste. 300
Herndon, VA 20171
PH: (703)561-1100
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.nacha.org

Description:

The Electronic Payments Association (NACHA) is a trade association representing organizations involved in electronic payments. NACHA develops operating rules and best practices for electronic payments in Internet commerce, e-checks, EDI, electronic bill payments, and international payments.

82 ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER (EPIC)

1718 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 200
Washington, DC 20009
PH: (202)483-1140
FX: (202)483-1248
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.epic.org/

Founded:

1994.

Description:

The Electronic Privacy Information Center is a research center created in the public interest, that is dedicated to focusing attention on new civil liberties and privacy issues. EPIC offers a newsletter and information resources on electronic privacy concerns.

83 ELECTRONIC RETAILING ASSOCIATION (ERA)

2101 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1002
Arlington, VA 22201
PH: (703)841-1751
TF: 800-987-6462
FX: (703)841-1860
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.retailing.org
Contact: Joseph S. Cavarretta, VP Membership

Founded:

1990.

Revenue:

US$2,500,000.

Staff:

12.

Members:

400.

Description:

The Electronic Retailing Association is the leading international trade organization for companies that use the power of electronic media to sell goods and services to the public. Its global membership includes television, radio and Internet retailers, along with expert back-end suppliers.

Awards:

ERA Awards

Publications:

Retailing.org, Retailing.org Daily.

84 ELECTRONIC TRANSACTIONS ASSOCIATION (ETA)

14 W 3rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
PH: 800-695-5509
FX: (816)472-7765
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.electran.org

Description:

The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is an international trade association representing companies offering transaction processing products and services to merchants. ETA's purpose is to provide leadership in the transaction processing industry through education, advocacy and information exchange.

85 ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (EIA)

2500 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
PH: (703)907-7500
URL: http://www.eia.org

Members:

2300.

Description:

The Electronics Industry Association is a trade organization whose goal is to promote the growth and competitiveness of the U.S. high tech industry through domestic and international policy efforts. Member companies include those whose products and services range from small electronic components to large complex systems.

86 ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY DATA EXCHANGE ASSOCIATION (EIDX)

1815 S Meyers Rd., Ste. 300
Oakbrook Ter., IL 60181-5228
PH: (630)678-8365
FX: (630)268-1819
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.eidx.org

Founded:

1987.

Description:

The Electronics Industry Data Exchange Association (EIDX) was founded in 1987 as an association of companies from all areas of the electronics industry. EDIX is now a member of the Computing Technology Industry Association, with a mission to promote electronic commerce. EDIX offers information on optimal business processes, and business models and standards. Education, research and the creation of new strategic alliances with e-commerce businesses and industry leaders are other facets of its mission.

87 THE ELECTRONICS REPRESENTATIVES ASSOCIATION (ERA)

444 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 1960
Chicago, IL 60611
PH: (312)527-3050
FX: (312)527-3783
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.era.org

Description:

The Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) is an alliance of professional field sales organizations in the electronics and high technology industries. ERA members can obtain training, support and networking opportunities with their peers.

88 ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS ASSOCIATION, INTERNATIONAL (ETA-I)

502 N. Jackson
Greencastle, IN 46135
PH: (765)653-8262; (765)653-4301 TF: 800-288-3824
FX: (765)653-4287
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Richard L. Glass, Pres.

Founded:

1978.

Revenue:

US$500,000.

Staff:

12.

Members:

2700.

Description:

Skilled electronics technicians. Provides placement service; offers certification examinations for electronics technicians and satellite, fiber optics, and data cabling installers. Compiles wage and manpower statistics. Administers FCC Commercial License examinations. Certification of computer network systems technicians and web and internet specialists.

Awards:

Technician of the Year Award

Publications:

High Tech News, Management Update- included in High Tech News.

89 EUROPEAN FORUM FOR ELECTRONIC BUSINESS (EEMA)

Alexander House, High St. Inkberrow
Worcester WR74DT, United Kingdom
PH: 44 1386 793028
FX: 44 1386 793268
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.eema.org

Founded:

1987.

Description:

The European Forum for Electronic Business (EEMA) is a nonprofit group consisting of hardware and software vendors, government bodies, and public and private systems and service providers. Members include small business as well as large multi-national companies. EEMA hosts educational events promoting the use and advancement of electronic commerce, and acts as an advocate for e-commerce businesses with governmental bodies.

90 THE EXTRANET BENCHMARKING ASSOCIATION (EBA)

4606 Fm 1960 Rd W
Houston, TX 77069
PH: (281)440-5044
FX: (281)440-6677
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://extranetbenchmarking.com

Description:

The Extranet Benchmarking Association provides a forum for business and government leaders to identify extranet best practices by benchmarking. The EBA offers a newsletter, links to resources, benchmarking studies, and an opportunity to network with other industry professionals.

91 FEDERATION OF INTERNET SOLUTION PROVIDERS OF THE AMERICAS (FISPA)

1045 E Atlantic Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33483
PH: (561)266-9438
FX: (561)266-9017
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.fispa.org
Contact: Joseph Marion, Executive Director

Description:

Originally created as the Florida Internet Service Providers Association, FISPA, the Federation of Internet Solution Providers of the Americas is a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the concerns of the Internet community. FISPA promotes new Internet uses, professionalism, and offers reliable information to the public about the Internet.

92 FIBRE CHANNEL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (FCIA)

P.O. Box 29920
San Francisco, CA 94129-0920
PH: (415)561-6270
FX: (415)561-6120
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.fibrechannel.org

Members:

190.

Description:

The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) is a nonprofit industry trade association for manufacturers, systems integrators, industry professionals and end users. FCIA is dedicated to promoting fibre channel infrastructure to support industry applications within the mass storage and IT-based area. FCIA sponsors working groups that focus on various aspects of the technology.

93 FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM

44 Wall St., 12th Fl.
New York, NY 10005
PH: (914)576-7629
FX: (646)349-3629
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.fstc.org
Contact: Zachary Tumin, Executive Director

Description:

Founded in 1993, the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC) consists of financial institutions, technology vendors, independent research organizations, and government agencies. The FSTC compares new technologies, validates specifications, and examines new infrastructures for financial transactions.

94 FORUM OF INCIDENT RESPONSE AND SECURITY TEAMS (FIRST)

A-216, Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
PH: (301)975-3359
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.first.org

Description:

The Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST) is an organization consisting of computer security incident response teams from business, government, and academia. FIRST's mission is to promote cooperation and coordination in security incident prevention, to prompt rapid reaction to incidents, and to encourage information sharing among members and the community at large.

95 GEEKCORPS

87 Marshall St., Ste. 6
North Adams, MA 01247
PH: (413)664-0032
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Ebenezer Aryee, Contact

Description:

Committed to expanding the Internet internationally by pairing skilled volunteers from high-tech industry with small businesses in emerging nations.

96 GLOBAL BUSINESS DIALOGUE ON ELECTRONIC COMMERCE (GBDE)

9430 Williston Rd.
Williston, VT 05495
PH: (802)434-6155
FX: (802)434-5063
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.gbde.org
Contact: Ross Burrell, Secretariat

Description:

The Global Business Dialogue on Electronic Commerce (GBDe) is a worldwide organization dedicated to establishing a private sector voice on e-commerce policy. GBDe functions through its Steering Committee and Working Groups, which address topics including intellectual property rights, trade, convergence, consumer confidence, e-government, cyber security, and taxation.

97 GLOBAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION (GIIC)

2121 K St. NW, Ste. 800
Washington, DC 20037
PH: (202)261-6572
FX: (202)261-6573
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.giic.org
Contact: Robert G. Rogers, Executive Director

Description:

The Global Information Infrastructure Commission is an independent organization dedicated to supporting private sector leadership and cooperation between the private and public sectors to develop information networks that will advance global economic growth and education.

98 GLOBAL INTERNET PROJECT (GIP)

c/o ITAA
401 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
PH: (703)284-5330
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.gip.org
Contact: Karen Panker, Deputy Executive Director

Description:

The Global Internet Project (GIP) is an international group of executives dedicated to supporting the continued growth of the Internet. GIP is committed to increasing Internet access in developing countries and promoting private sector solutions to Internet policy concerns. GIP publishes policy papers, provides workshops and conferences, and consults with decision makers around the world.

99 GREATER CINCINNATI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (GCCC)

441 Vine St., Ste. 300
Cincinnati, OH 45202
PH: (513)579-3100
FX: (513)579-3101
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.gccc.com

Description:

The Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce (GCCC) is a nonprofit organization working to enhance the economic vitality of the Cincinnati area. GCCC offers information and helpful resources and education on a variety of business concerns, including e-commerce, regulatory issues and international business.

100 GREATER CINCINNATI SOFTWARE ASSOCIATION-THE CIRCUIT

4500 Cooper Rd.
Blue Ash, OH 45242
PH: (513)791-2884
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.gcsa.org
Contact: Blaine Clark, President

Members:

175.

Description:

The Circuit, Cincinnati's software association, was created to advance the development of technology related companies in the Cincinnati area. The Circuit offers educational and networking opportunities for its members, and works to promote the information technology industry.

101 GREATER COLUMBUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

37 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
PH: (614)221-1321
FX: (614)221-9360
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.columbus-chamber.org

Description:

The Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce is an organization created to support business development in the Columbus, Ohio area. The Greater Columbus Chamber works with the Industry and Technology Council of Central Ohio to support high-tech business development, and also presents E-Commerce Pioneer Awards to deserving e-commerce businesses.

102 GREATER FAIRBANKS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

ALASKA RURAL ENTREPRENEUR E-COMMERCEINCUBATOR PROGRAM
250 Cushman St., Ste. 2-D
Fairbanks, AK 99701
PH: (907)452-1105
FX: (907)456-6968
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.fairbankschamber.org
Contact: Kara Moriarty, President/CEO

Description:

The Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit business organization supporting business in Alaska, sponsors a program called the Alaska Rural Entrepreneur E-Commerce Incubator (AKREI). This program is designed to provide educational programs, business enhancement programs, online support and mentoring to those in rural areas creating businesses.

103 GREATER GREENVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (GGCC)

24 Cleveland St.
Greenville, SC 29601
PH: (864)242-1050
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.greenvillechamber.org

Description:

The Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce offers a special service to its member businesses, the Virtual Chamber. The Virtual Chamber is an interactive web site functioning as an extension of the Chamber of Commerce, creating a new Chamber model through e-business. The Virtual Chamber provides online membership application and directory, e-commerce applications, and archived transcripts and files of events and seminars.

104 GREATER RESTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1763 Fountain Dr.
Reston, VA 20190
PH: (703)707-9045
FX: (703)707-9049
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.restonchamber.org

Description:

With its high concentration of technology businesses, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce promotes the growth and development of businesses in the Reston area. The Reston Chamber offers a business incubator program that gives support to in-house and virtual businesses, as well as presenting programs and opportunities for networking.

105 GREATER SEATTLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1301 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2400
Seattle, WA 98101-2611
PH: (206)389-7200
FX: (206)389-7288
URL: http://www.seattlechamber.com

Description:

The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce provides many resources for those interested in creating or growing their e-commerce businesses, as well as an e-commerce policy working group to address e-commerce concerns. Resources include assistance with web design and implementation of e-commerce solutions.

106 HAWAII CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1132 Bishop St., Ste. 402
Honolulu, HI 96813
PH: (808)545-4300
FX: (808)545-4369
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.cochawaii.org

Description:

The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce serves as an advocate for Hawaii's business community, promoting the development of a healthy economy. The Hawaii Chamber offers resources for e-businesses such as links with the High Technology Development Corporation and the Hawaii Technology Trade Association.

107 HAWAII CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (HCCNC)

1026 Cole St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
PH: (415)845-5196
FX: (415)775-7002
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.hccnc.com

Description:

The Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Northern California (HCCNC) is an organization focused on businesses in the Bay area who would like to do business in Hawaii. HCCNC offers information to businesses including contacts with the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation and E-List, an e-business networking group.

108 HIGH TECHNOLOGY CONSORTIUM (HTC)

1060 N. Fourth St.
San Jose, CA 95112
PH: (650)903-8321
FX: (650)903-0995
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Catherine Tornbom, Consult.

Founded:

1998.

Description:

Improves the technology-hardware supply chain's efficiency by optimizing existing common processes among members, including sharing practices, benchmarks, and standards; shares information regarding industry and technology trends; accelerates development of new E-business-enabled models.

109 HONG KONG ARTICLE NUMBERING ASSOCIATION (HKANA)

Unit B, 22/F, United Centre
95 Queensway
Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
PH: 852 28612819
FX: 852 28612423
Contact: Anna Lin, CEO

Founded:

1989.

Description:

Supports the article numbering industry in Hong Kong; advises government agencies on supply chain management and e-commerce technologies; works with the local business community; provides education and training.

110 THE HTML WRITERS GUILD

119 E Union St., Ste. F
Pasadena, CA 91103
PH: (626)449-3709
FX: (626)449-8308
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.hwg.org

Members:

147000.

Description:

The HTML Writers Guild is an organization of people who have an interest in web design. The HTML Writers Guild offers education, provides many resources, and represents web authors from beginner to expert. It is now affiliated with the International Webmasters Association, forming the largest organization of Internet professionals.

111 IEEE COMPUTER SOCIETY

1730 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036-1992
PH: (202)371-0101
FX: (202)728-9614
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.computer.org

Founded:

1946.

Members:

100000.

Description:

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Computer Society is dedicated to advancing computer and information processing technology. The Society's conferences, journals and online learning, foster communication among computer professionals around the world. The Society also provides many technical services to its members, and evaluates curriculum guidelines.

112 INDEPENDENT COMPUTER CONSULTANTS ASSOCIATION (ICCA)

11131 South Towne Sq., Ste. F
St. Louis, MO 63123
PH: (314)892-1675
TF: 800-774-4222
FX: (314)487-1345
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.icca.org

Founded:

1976.

Members:

1500.

Description:

The Independent Computer Consultants Association (ICCA) is a nonprofit association founded to offer professional development programs and business support to independent computer consultants. ICCA provides group type benefits to its members, promotes professionalism, and helps to make the community aware of the products and services of its members.

113 INDIANAPOLIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

320 N Meridian St., Ste. 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1719
PH: (317)464-2200
FX: (317)464-2217
URL: http://www.indychamber.com

Founded:

1890.

Description:

The Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce represents central Indiana's business community, and works for progress and improvement of the community and its businesses. The Indianapolis Chamber offers many member benefits including their web site, and e-business solutions.

114 INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT BENCHMARKING CONSORTIUM (ISMBC)

4606 FM 1960 W, Ste. 250
Houston, TX 77069
PH: (281)440-5044
FX: (281)440-6677
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://ismbc.org

Description:

The Information Systems Management Benchmarking Consortium (ISMBC) is an organization created to study issues related to improving the efficiency and performance of information systems organizations. ISMBC's mission is to identify "best in class" processes, which will lead members to improved business performance.

115 INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY ASSOCIATION (ISSA)

7044 S 13th St.
Oak Creek, WI 53154
PH: (414)768-8000 TF: 800-370-ISSA
FX: (414)768-8001
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.issa-intl.org

Description:

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is an international nonprofit organization for information security professionals. ISSA provides educational seminars and conferences, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the professional growth of its members.

116 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE OF NORTHWEST OHIO (ITANO)

300 Madison Ave., Ste. 1510
Toledo, OH 43604-1656
PH: (419)243-1277
FX: (419)730-7118
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.itano.org

Description:

The Information Technology Alliance of Northern Ohio (ITANO) is an organization founded to strengthen Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan's information technology industry. ITANO provides opportunities for members to share ideas and leverage resources.

117 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (ITAA)

1401 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
PH: (703)522-5055
FX: (703)525-2279
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.itaa.org

Description:

The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) is a large trade organization representing the information technology industry, which includes internet and online services, computers, software, and telecommunications. The ITAA offers its member companies information on IT issues, educational programs, publications and opportunities for networking and business development.

118 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY COUNCIL (ITIC)

1250 Eye St. NW, Ste. 200
Washington, DC 20005
PH: (202)737-8888
FX: (202)638-4922
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.itc.org
Contact: Rhett B. Dawson, President

Description:

The Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC) is a large organization representing U.S. information technology manufacturers and service providers. The ITIC serves its members through legislative advocacy, and information technology educational programs.

119 INSTITUTE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES ENGLAND

90 Bishopsgate
London EC2N4DQ, United Kingdom
PH: 44 20 74447111; 44 1227 818609
FX: 44 20 74447115
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Gavin Shreeve, Chief Exec.

Founded:

1879.

Revenue:

£8,000,000.

Staff:

150.

Members:

50000.

Description:

Develops and delivers life long career support services and a range of appropriate qualifications to the wider financial services community, for which the CIB acts as an examining and awarding body. A faculties based structure allows for the provision of targeted services an specialist educational programmes to particular sectors, including the areas of Banking and Finance, E-commerce and Technology, and Regulatory and Retail.

Publications:

CIB News, Financial World.

120 INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY (IWT)

1501 Page Mill Rd, ms 1105
Palo Alto, CA 94304
PH: (650)236-4756
FX: (650)852-8172
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.iwt.org
Contact: Dr. Sara B. Hart, Executive Director

Founded:

1997.

Description:

The Institute for Women in Technology is an organization created to increase women's impact on technology, and to enhance the positive effects of technology on women. The IWT provides educational events and public policy advocacy, as well as opportunities for networking.

121 INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING BUREAU (IAB)

420 Lexington, Ste. 2643
New York, NY 10170
PH: (917)368-2101
FX: (917)368-2182
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Larry Kaufman, Gen. Mgr.

Founded:

1996.

Description:

Companies actively engaged in the sale of advertising delivered on the Internet. Evaluates and recommends standards and practices, fields research and educates the advertising industry about the use of online and digital advertising. Publishes reports, updates members on key activities in online advertising, sponsors meetings and seminars.

Publications:

Ad Revenue Report.

122 INTERACTIVE DIGITAL SOFTWARE ASSOCIATION (IDSA)

1211 Connecticut Ave., NW, No. 600
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)833-4372
FX: (202)833-4431
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.idsa.com

Description:

The Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) is a U.S. organization for companies that publish video or computer games for computers, consoles, and the Internet. IDSA offers member services including trade shows, research, intellectual property protection, and advocacy for public policy.

123 INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WEBMASTERS AND DESIGNERS (IAWMD)

13833-E4 Wellington Trace
PMB Ste. 214
Wellington, FL 33414
PH: (561)533-9008
FX: (509)463-6311
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.iawmd.com

Founded:

1997.

Members:

135000.

Description:

The International Association of Webmasters and Designers (IAWMD) is an organization of web design professionals dedicated to promoting integrity and further development of the Internet community. The IAWMD supports excellence on the web with its award program for high quality sites, thereby increasing consumer confidence and trust. The IAWMD is committed to self-regulation and administration of the Internet.

124 INTERNATIONAL BIOMETRIC INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (IBIA)

601 13th St., NW, Ste. 370 S
Washington, DC 20005
PH: (202)783-7272
FX: (202)783-4345
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ibia.org

Description:

The International Biometric Industry Association (IBIA) is a trade association created to support and promote the biometric industry. Hardware and software produced by the biometrics industry is now being used to ensure privacy and protect assets, and the IBIA addresses its members concerns through education and advocacy.

125 INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WORLD BUSINESS ORGANIZATION (ICC)

38 Cours Albert 1er
75008 Paris, France
PH: 33 1 49532828
FX: 33 1 49532859
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.iccwbo.org

Description:

The International Chamber of Commerce World Business Organization (ICCWBO) is an international organization that promotes open international trade and markets. The ICCWBO has a commission on electronic commerce that publishes policy statements, guidelines, codes and rules.

126 INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS (INCITS)

1250 Eye St. NW, Ste. 200
Washington, DC 20005
PH: (202)626-5742
URL: http://www.ncits.org
Contact: Kate McMillan, Senior Director, Standards Operations

Description:

The International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) has a mission to produce market-driven, voluntary standards in the area of information technology. Activities include multimedia standards (mpeg and jpeg), intercommunications between computers and information systems, and databases and security.

127 THE INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER FOUNDATION

1895 Preston White Dr.
Reston, VA 20191
PH: (703)620-8990
FX: (703)620-0913
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.doi.org
Contact: Norman Paskin, Director

Founded:

1998.

Description:

The Digital Object Identifier Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the use of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The DOI is a system for managing and protecting intellectual property in a digital environment. It facilitates electronic commerce by permitting the construction of automated transactions and services. The DOI foundation serves as a forum for discussions regarding intellectual property, technology and standards.

128 INTERNATIONAL E-RETAIL ASSOCIATION

c/o eRetailNews, Inc
50 Nightingale Rd, Ste 3
Plymouth, MA 02360
PH: (508)833-8208
FX: (508)888-9644
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.eretailassociation.org

Description:

The International E-Retail Association is an organization dedicated to furthering the success of its members by helping them to harness the power of technology to increase sales on the Web. Members of the International E-Retail Association come from various parts of the world, including the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Asia. This organization offers educational opportunities, networking, various discounts, and e-business forums.

129 INTERNATIONAL QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY CENTER (IQPC)

150 Clove Rd.
PO Box 401
Little Falls, NJ 07424-0407
PH: (973)256-0211
TF: 800-882-8684
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.iqpc.com

Description:

The International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) is an organization dedicated to providing information and education through conferences held both nationally and internationally. The IQPC offers information geared toward specific industries, such as e-commerce, with topics including business strategy, B2B and B2C e-commerce, and performance measurement and quality.

130 THE INTERNATIONAL WEBMASTERS ASSOCIATION (IWA)

119 E Union St., Ste. F
Pasadena, CA 91103
PH: (626)449-3709
FX: (626)449-8308
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.iwanet.org
Contact: Richard Brinegar, Executive Director

Description:

The International Webmasters Association (IWA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing opportunities and professionalism among web design professionals. The IWA is known for offering education and certification standards for web professionals, and has published the first guidelines for ethical and professional standards in the web industry. This organization has merged with the HTML Writers Guild, providing resources and opportunities for members of both organizations.

131 INTERNET ADVERTISING BUREAU (IAB)

233 Fifth Ave., 4th Fl.
New York, NY 10016
PH: (212)949-9033
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.iab.net
Contact: Greg Stuart, President and CEO

Description:

The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) is a nonprofit association dedicated to making the best use of advertising on the Internet. IAB offers its members informational resources, as well as news, research, and educational events.

132 INTERNET ALLIANCE (IA)

1111 19th St., NW
11th Fl.
Washington, DC 20036-3637
PH: (202)955-8091
FX: (202)955-8081
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.internetalliance.org
Contact: Jill Murphy, Membership and Administrative Manager

Founded:

1981.

Revenue:

US$1,000,000.

Staff:

5.

Members:

70.

Description:

The Internet Alliance (IA) is a coalition of member companies dedicated to enhancing the growth and development of the Internet industry. The IA will provide leadership to achieve its mission: to build trust and confidence in the Internet medium through public policy, consumer outreach and strategic alliances.

133 INTERNET ARCHITECTURE BOARD (IAB)

1775 Wiehle Ave., Ste. 102
Reston, VA 20190-5108
PH: (703)326-9880
FX: (703)326-9881
URL: http://www.iab.org
Contact: Geoff Huston, Executive Director

Description:

The Internet Architecture Board is a technical advisory group of the Internet Society responsible for overseeing the architecture of protocols and procedures of the Internet. It provides oversight of the creation of Internet standards.

134 INTERNET ASSIGNED NUMBERS AUTHORITY (IANA)

4676 Admiralty Way, Ste. 330
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
PH: (310)823-9358
FX: (310)823-8649
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.iana.org

Description:

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is an organization dedicated to preserving the central coordinating functions of the global Internet for the public good. The IANA is responsible for domain names, Internet Protocol addresses, and protocol parameters.

135 INTERNET BUSINESS ALLIANCE (IBA)

PO Box 11518
Seattle, WA 98110-5518
PH: (206)780-2245
E-mail: [email protected]

Description:

Professionals. Works to serve the needs of professionals who use, or want to learn to use, the Internet for business applications. Conducts seminars, forums.

136 INTERNET BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

11160-F South Lakes Dr., Ste. 349
Reston, VA 20191
PH: (703)779-1320
FX: (703)779-1362

Description:

Trade organization representing the interests of companies providing internet software and services. Works to be recognized as a primary expert source of information about the Internet for news media and the public; to favorably influence the government regarding regulation and control of the internet, and to represent to the government all concerns of the IBA membership; to drive primary demand for Internet resources; to have people rely on the Internet as a primary tool for personal, business, and news communication.

137 INTERNET BUSINESS CONSUMER BUREAU, INC. (IBCB)

P.O. Box 921545
Norcross, GA 30010
PH: 877-754-IBCB
FX: (770)446-3153
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ibcb.net

Description:

The Internet Business Consumer Bureau (IBCB) was created to alert consumers to Internet fraud. The IBCB encourages people who have encountered deceptive business practices on the Internet to call and alert them to the problem.

138 INTERNET CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1846 S. Jersey Way
Denver, CO 80224
PH: (303)691-0404
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.icc.org
Contact: Terry Freeman, Executive Director

Description:

The Internet Chamber of Commerce in Denver, Colorado is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to maximizing the opportunities of Internet technology. The Internet Chamber of Commerce serves the business, academic, and government communities through education, sharing information, and networking.

139 INTERNET CONTENT RATING ASSOCIATION (ICRA)

1001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Ste. 501
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)331-8651
FX: (202)331-8655
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.rsac.org

Description:

The Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA) is an independent international organization dedicated to protecting free speech on the Internet as well as protecting children from inappropriate material. The ICRA collects information from web authors about the content on their site, and then generates a computer code label which allows parents to disallow access to particular sites.

140 INTERNET CORPORATION FOR ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS (ICANN)

4676 Admiralty Way, Ste. 330
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
PH: (310)823-9358
FX: (310)823-8649
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.icann.org

Description:

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a nonprofit corporation formed to be responsible for IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system functions previously performed under U.S. Government contract by IANA and other entities.

141 INTERNET ENGINEERING TASK FORCE (IETF)

1895 Preston White Dr., Ste. 100
Reston, VA 20191-5434
PH: (703)620-8990
FX: (703)620-9071
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ietf.cnri.reston.va.us/home.html

Description:

The Internet Engineering Task Force is an international organization of network researchers, vendors, operators, and designers concerned with Internet architecture and with the operation of the Internet. This loosely organized group does its highly technical work in working groups, which are divided by area of interest and expertise. Most work is accomplished via mailing lists, with meetings occurring three times a year.

142 INTERNET INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (IIA)

PO Box 3986
Manuka, ACT 2603, Australia
PH: 61 2 62326900
FX: 61 2 62326513
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Peter Coroneos, Exec.Dir.

Members:

300.

Description:

A wide range of businesses involved in online content, commence and connectivity, including telecommunications carriers; content creators and publishers; web developers; e-commerce traders and solutions providers; hardware vendors; systems integrators; banks, insurance underwriters; Internet law firms, ISPs; educational and training institutions; Internet research analysts; and a range of other businesses providing professional and technical support services. Provides policy input to government and advocacy on a range of business and regulatory issues and promotes laws and initiatives which enhance Internet access, equity, reliability and growth of the medium within Australia.

143 INTERNET LAW AND POLICY FORUM (ILPF)

2440 Western Ave., Ste. 709
Seattle, WA 98121
PH: (206)727-0700
FX: (206)374-2263
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ilpf.org
Contact: Andrew Konstantaras, Executive Director

Description:

The Internet Law and Policy Forum (ILPF) is an international nonprofit organization committed to promoting the growth of electronic commerce and communications. ILPF provides legal and business information and offers resources for lawyers and other legal experts. In addition, ILPF presents a forum for discussing legal and policy issues which affect e-commerce and communications.

144 INTERNET LOCAL ADVERTISING AND COMMERCE ASSOCIATION (ILACA)

130 Webster St., Ste. 100
Oakland, CA 94607-3723
PH: (510)893-5565
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Hal Logan, Exec.Dir.

Description:

Internet service providers who use the internet for advertising.

145 INTERNET OPERATORS IOPS.ORG

1895 Preston White Dr.
Reston, VA 20191
PH: (617)367-6546
FX: (703)620-0913
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.iops.org
Contact: Ira Richer, Executive Director

Description:

Internet Operators IOPS.org, is an organization of companies which provide access or transport services for Internet traffic. The purpose of IOPS is to improve Internet performance, and focus on issues that require ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to work together to solve problems or share technical information.

146 INTERNET PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION OF IOWA (IPAI)

4201 Corporate Dr.
West Des Moines, IA 50266
PH: (515)830-0549
TF: 888-880-0724
FX: (515)830-0123
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ipai.org

Description:

The Internet Providers Association of Iowa (IPAI) is an organization that represents Iowa's Internet Service Providers and other technology companies. IPAI serves as a public policy and legislative advocate for the interests of Iowa's Internet industry.

147 INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION

PO Box 3423
Parklands 2121, Republic of South Africa
PH: 27 11 3181406
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Elaine Zinn, Sec.

Description:

Represents the interests of Internet Service Providers (ISP) in South Africa.

148 INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS' CONSORTIUM (ISPC)

1301 Shiloh Rd., Ste. 720
Kennesaw, GA 30144-8086
PH: (678)819-1028
TF: (866)533-6990
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ispc.org
Contact: William Sommers, President

Description:

The Internet Service Providers' Consortium is an organization that provides supporting services to its members. The ISPC offers technical assistance, legislative assistance, and discounts on hardware and software purchases to its members.

149 THE INTERNET SOCIETY (ISOC)

1775 Wiehle Ave., Ste. 102
Reston, VA 20190-5108
PH: (703)326-9880
FX: (703)326-9881
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.isoc.org/

Members:

6000.

Description:

The Internet Society is an international nonprofit and non-governmental group focused on Internet technical standards, public policy, education and training, and membership activities. The Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Architecture Board, the Internet Engineering Steering Group, and the Internet Research Task Force are all organized by the Internet Society.

150 INTERNET SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA (ISOC-AU)

Level 7, 140 William St.
Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
PH: 61 3 92880555
FX: 61 3 92880666
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Tony Hill, Exec.Dir.

Founded:

1996.

Description:

Australian community groups, businesses, smaller ISPs, libraries, research organizations, and individuals interested in building and developing the grassroots Internet. Promotes the development of the Internet based on the needs of its members.

151 THE INTERNET SOFTWARE CONSORTIUM (ISC)

950 Charter St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
PH: (650)779-7060
FX: (650)779-7055
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.isc.org

Description:

The Internet Software Consortium is a nonprofit group whose goals include developing and maintaining open source reference implementations of core Internet protocols. These reference implementations are used by large Internet Service Providers, and become the key to interoperability between vendors and compatibility with the Internet.

152 THE INTERNET TAX FAIRNESS COALITION (ITFC)

1730 M St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)331-9533
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.salestaxsimplification.org
Contact: Mark Nebergall, Chairman

Description:

The Internet Tax Fairness Coalition (ITFC) is a group of business, consumer, and industry groups allied to promote clear and simple tax rules for electronic commerce. The ITFC supports the development of a uniform tax code for Internet business transactions.

153 INTERNET TRADE EXCHANGE ASSOCIATION

303 Freeport Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
PH: (412)781-3474
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.tradeexchange.org

Description:

The Internet Trade Exchange Association is a nonprofit organization created to further the advancement of electronic commerce. This organization offers programs and activities addressing e-commerce implementation, best practices, legal/antitrust, customer/supplier collaboration, product development, value chain management, finance/banking, and licensing.

154 IRISH INTERNET ASSOCIATION (IIA)

PO Box 6118
Dublin 8, Ireland
PH: 353 1 4169191
FX: 353 1 4736258
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Colm Reilly, CEO

Founded:

1997.

Staff:

3.

Members:

3400.

Description:

Companies and organizations involved with electronic commerce and Internet-related services. Promotes and represents the Internet industry in Ireland.

Publications:

IIA Members Digest, IIA Non-Members Update.

155 LOCALISATION INDUSTRY STANDARDS ASSOCIATION (LISA)

7, rte du Monastere
CH-1173 Fechy, Switzerland
PH: 41 21 8213210
FX: 41 21 8213219
E-mail: [email protected]

Founded:

1990.

Members:

180.

Description:

Publishers of multilingual software, documentation, and multimedia; hardware manufacturers; and vertical businesses who publish and distribute their products or support materials in multiple languages on the Internet. Promotes the localization and internationalization industry and provides services to enable companies to exchange and share information on the development of processes, tools, technologies, and business models connected with localization, internationalization and related topics. Hosts international forums; coordinates special interest groups; conducts industry and member surveys.

Publications:

The Localization Industry Primer.

156 MAINE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER ASSOCIATION (MESDA)

PO Box 10020
Portland, ME 04104-0020
PH: (207)829-9195
FX: (207)829-9329
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.mesda.com

Description:

The Maine Software Developer Association (MESDA) serves all of Maine's Information Technology industry. MESDA offers education, and fosters connections between business, technology, and people. MESDA also publicizes career pathways and employment opportunities, and acts as an advocate for the IT industry in Maine.

157 MANHATTAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (MCC)

1555 Third Ave., Rm. 202
New York, NY 10128
PH: (212)479-7772
FX: (212)831-4244
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.manhattancc.org

Description:

The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce (MCC) offers a special membership for e-businesses. Benefits include listing in MCC web site, free links from MCC's web site to contacts and organizations, special contacts regarding networking and educational events, and participation in MCC's E-Business committee.

158 MARYLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

NETNEIGHBORHOOD
60 West St., Ste. 100
Annapolis, MD 21401
PH: (410)269-0642
FX: (410)269-5247
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.mdchamber.org

Description:

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce offers a new e-commerce tool called Maryland Chamber NetNeighborhood. This program offers member businesses an easy to use e-commerce platform that is free. The Maryland Chamber is an organization which promotes and supports businesses throughout Maryland.

159 MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRONIC COMMERCE ASSOCIATION (MECA)

11 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
PH: (617)314-1010
FX: (617)314-1011
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.massecomm.org

Founded:

1999.

Description:

The Massachusetts Electronic Commerce Association promotes global electronic commerce and serves as the hub of the e-commerce industry in New England. Its goals include providing executives with management information, providing advocacy on public policy issues, and promoting the electronic commerce industry in New England.

160 MASSACHUSETTS SOFTWARE AND INTERNET COUNCIL (MSIC)

One Exeter Plz., Ste. 200
Boston, MA 02116
PH: (617)437-0600
FX: (617)437-9686
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.swcouncil.org

Description:

The Massachusetts Software and Internet Council exists to promote the software and Internet industry, to aid in the creation of new companies, and to foster the growth and success of existing software and Internet companies. The Council serves its members in several ways; supporting research and workforce development, providing educational and networking events, and acting as an advocate in public policy issues affecting Internet business.

161 MISSOURI INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION (MOISPA)

1345 Triad Ctr. PMB No.415
Saint Louis, MO 63376
PH: (636)936-8655
FX: (636)936-0054
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.moispa.org

Description:

The Missouri Internet Service Providers Association (MOISPA) is a trade organization that represents Missouri's Internet Service Providers, and provides public policy advocacy for its members interests.

162 MONTGOMERY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

P.O. Box 79
41 Commerce St.
Montgomery, AL 36101
PH: (334)834-5200
FX: (334)265-4745
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.montgomerychamber.com

Description:

The Montgomery Chamber of Commerce provides information and networking resources to businesses in the Montgomery area, and has a special focus committee on Information Technology. The Chamber's IT committee provides a forum for professional development and networking with other information technology professionals.

163 NACHA: THE ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS ASSOCIATION

13665 Dulles Technology Dr., Ste. 300
Herndon, VA 20171
PH: (703)561-1100
TF: 800-487-9180
FX: (703)787-0996
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Elliott McEntee, CEO & Pres.

Founded:

1974.

Revenue:

US$5,000,000.

Staff:

50.

Members:

600.

Description:

Automated Clearing House (ACH) association. Provides an interregional exchange for electronic debits and credits among ACHs and to establish and administer nationwide standards and operating rules for ACHs. Conducts national seminars and conferences on ACH operations and products; sponsors annual Payments and Electronic Commerce Institute; sponsors Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) program. Sponsors national marketing campaign; compiles statistics.

Awards:

NACHA Payment Systems Excellence Award

Publications:

ACH Risk Management Handbook, ACH Rules, Electronic Payments Journal, Electronic Payments Review and Buyer's Guide, Payments Systems Report, UCC 4A and the Automated Clearing House System.

164 NASHVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

211 Commerce St., Ste. 100
Nashville, TN 37201
PH: (615)743-3000
FX: (615)256-3074
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.nashvillechamber.com

Description:

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting high tech and Internet businesses in the Nashville area, and provides an e-commerce council. Member benefits include e-commerce business support, opportunities for networking, and an online directory.

165 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COMPUTER CONSULTANT BUSINESSES (NACCB)

1800 Diagonal Rd., Ste. 520
Alexandria, VA 22314
PH: (703)838-2050
FX: (703)838-3610
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.naccb.org

Description:

The National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses (NACCB) is a national association dedicated to developing relationships between information technology professionals and business in need of information technology solutions. The NACCB offers member services including professional development programs and advocacy for member concerns.

166 NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS OF ROMANIA

ASOCIATIA NATIONALA A INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERILOR DIN ROMANIA
Bd. Natiunile Unite nr. 1
bl. 108A, et. 1, locatie C1
sector 5
Bucharest, Romania
PH: 40 1 3358280
FX: 40 1 3358290
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Gheorghe Serban, Exec.Dir.

Description:

Promotes the Internet service provider industry in Romania.

167 NATIONAL BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (NBCC)

1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 825
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)466-6888
FX: (202)466-4918
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.nationalbcc.org

Description:

The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) is an organization committed to empowering African American communities through entrepreneurship and successful businesses. NBCC has established joint ventures with leading business-to-business and business-to-customer e-commerce firms to support the growth and development of its members e-commerce businesses.

168 NETTAINMENT

1980 Whitehaven Rd., Ste. 203
Grand Island, NY 14072
TF: 800-823-5202
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.netts.com

Description:

Nettainment is a national Internet Service Providers association. Nettainment's goals are to provide a forum for its members to share ideas, information and methods to improve their businesses, and to offer discounts on products and services to its members.

169 NETWORK PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION (NPA)

195 S C St., Ste. 250
Tustin, CA 92780
PH: (714)573-4780
FX: (714)669-9341
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.npanet.org

Description:

The Network Professional Association (NPA) is a nonprofit organization for professionals in network computing. The NPA has a goal of advancing the networking industry. Member benefits include professional development, technical education, and industry leadership.

170 NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION (NHISPA)

PO Box 341
Londonderry, NH 03053-0341
PH: (603)629-0000
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.nhispa.org

Description:

The New Hampshire Internet Service Providers Association (NHISPA) is a trade organization for New Hampshire's independent Internet Service Providers. NHIISPA promotes the success and recognition of its members in ways that do not disrupt competition, and serves as an advocate for Internet service providers concerns.

171 NEW JERSEY TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL (NJTC)

1001 Briggs Rd., Ste. 280
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
PH: (856)787-9700
FX: (856)787-9800
URL: http://www.njtc.org

Founded:

1996.

Members:

1200.

Description:

The New Jersey Technology Council (NJTC) is a nonprofit organization founded to promote the success of technology sectors in New Jersey. Activities of the NJTC include programs on marketing and management strategies, networking opportunities, an employment recruitment network, and advocacy of public policy that supports economic growth.

172 NEW MEXICO INTERNET PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION (NMIPA)

3900 Paseo del Sol
Santa Fe, NM 87505
PH: (505)424-9585
FX: (505)424-1144
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.nmipa.org

Description:

The New Mexico Internet Professionals Association (NMIPA) is a nonprofit organization serving Internet professionals in New Mexico. The NMIPA offers Internet education and training and acts to promote the growth of the Internet in New Mexico.

173 NEW YORK SOFTWARE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (NYSIA)

920 Broadway, Ste. 902
New York, NY 10010-6004
PH: (212)475-4503
FX: (212)979-2372
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.nysia.org

Description:

The New York Software Industry Association (NYSIA) is a trade organization for software, information technology, and web development companies in the New York City area. NYSIA sponsors educational events, hosts the annual New York Software Summit, and promotes the development of the information technology, Internet and software industries in New York.

174 NORTH CAROLINA ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES ASSOCIATION (NCEITA)

PO Box 28299
Raleigh, NC 27611-8299
PH: (919)856-0393
FX: (919)856-0396
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.nceita.org

Description:

The North Carolina Electronics and Information Technologies Association (NCEITA) is an organization created to promote and improve the electronics, telecommunications, and Internet industries in North Carolina. The NCEITA helps to increase public awareness of these industries and provides educational, informational and networking resources to its members.

175 NORTHEAST OHIO SOFTWARE ASSOCIATION (NEOSA)

50 Public Sq., Ste. 200
Cleveland, OH 44113
PH: (216)592-2257
FX: (216)687-6788
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.NEOSA.org
Contact: James B. Cookinham, President/Executive Director

Description:

The Northeast Ohio Software Association (NEOSA) is a nonprofit association dedicated to fostering an environment that will support the growth and development of information technology companies in Northeast Ohio. Member companies include web design, e-commerce, software, hardware, and multi-media companies. NEOSA offers a forum for the exchange of ideas and information, professional development events, and supports members in marketing their products and services around the world.

176 NORTHERN KENTUCKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

300 Buttermilk Pike, Ste. 330
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41017
PH: (859)578-8800
FX: (859)578-8802
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.nkycc.org

Description:

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce sponsors a program to assist businesses, government and education in Northern Kentucky to move into the new economy. The program's goals are to create a broad awareness of e-commerce and technology in the area, to facilitate educational and networking exchanges to support businesses growing their e-commerce businesses, and to work with educational institutions to give students the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in the new economy.

177 OMICRON CENTER FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

6065 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
PH: (404)255-0096
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.omicron.edu
Contact: Sandy Gaston, Manager of Member and Program Services

Description:

Omicron Center for Information Technology Management is a group of members companies with the goal of improving information technology contributions to their businesses. Omicron accomplishes this goal through professional development programs, discussions, workgroups, and benchmarking studies.

178 ONLINE PRIVACY ALLIANCE

c/o Christine Varney
Hogan and Hartson
555 13th St. NW Washington, DC 20004
PH: (202)637-5600
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.privacyalliance.org
Contact: Christine Varney

Description:

The Online Privacy Alliance is a group organized to lead and support self-regulatory initiatives that protect individual privacy online. Goals of the Alliance include identifying effective online privacy policies, supporting the use of self-regulatory enforcement activities, and promoting the awareness of Alliance privacy initiatives.

179 THE OPEN GROUP MESSAGING FORUM

44 Montgomery St., Ste. 960
San Francisco, CA 94104-4704
PH: (415)374-8280
TF: 800-916-6736
FX: (415)374-8293
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ema.org
Contact: Allen Brown, President and CEO

Description:

The Open Group Messaging Forum is a nonprofit consortium of businesses involved in buying and selling information technology dedicated to offering a forum where businesses can share knowledge. Enterprise integration and multi-vendor interoperability are goals that this organization promotes through certification and impartial testing of new technologies. Members include some of the largest technology companies in the world as well as new smaller ventures.

180 OPTICAL INTERNETWORKING FORUM (OIF)

39355 California St., Ste. 307
Fremont, CA 94538
PH: (510)608-5928
FX: (510)608-5917
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.oiforum.com

Description:

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) is an organization of telecom manufacturers, service providers, and end users working together to promote the development and use of optical internetworking and both interoperable products and services, for data switching and routing using optical networking technologies.

181 ORGANIZATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF STRUCTURED INFORMATION STANDARDS (OASIS)

PO Box 455
Billerica, MA 01821
PH: (978)667-5115
FX: (978)667-5114
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.oasis-open.org
Contact: Colin Evans, Chair of OASIS Board of Directors

Description:

The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) is a nonprofit worldwide consortium which promotes the development and adoption of e-business standards. OASIS produces standards for security, XML conformance, web standards, business transactions, electronic publishing, and interoperability between marketplaces.

182 PENNSYLVANIA CHAMBER OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

417 Walnut St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
PH: (717)720-5462 TF: 800-225-7224
FX: (717)255-3298
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.pachamber.org

Description:

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry fosters a healthy business climate in Pennsylvania and helps the success of its members by providing a variety of services including advocacy, research and information, and the latest information on current technology including e-business solutions.

183 RECRUITERS ONLINE NETWORK (RON)

3325 Landershire Ln., Ste. 1001
Plano, TX 75023-6218
TF: 800-364-8425
FX: 888-752-8425
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Minnie Ahlstrand, Contact

Members:

7000.

Description:

Recruiters, employment agencies, and employment professionals. Committed to the progress of using the Internet and other technologies for employee search and placement.

184 THE ROUTES TO MARKET ASSOCIATION

4th Fl., Sterling House
Great Eastern Wharf
Parkgate Rd.
London SW114NQ, United Kingdom
PH: 44 20 75853399
FX: 44 20 79245284
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.the-rtma.com

Description:

The Routes to Market Association is a nonprofit organization for marketing professionals created to provide a forum to discuss channel, distribution marketing issues and strategies. The RMTA sponsors workshops, conferences and research on a variety of marketing topics.

185 SALT LAKE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BUSINESS INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
175 E. 400 S 6th Fl.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
PH: (801)364-3631
FX: (801)328-5098
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.saltlakechamber.org

Description:

The Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce was created to foster the growth and development of businesses, and support programs which enhance the quality of life in Utah. The Chamber has a Business Interactive Technology Committee that supports members' technology needs.

186 SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

235 Montgomery St., 12th Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94104
PH: (415)392-4520
FX: (415)392-0485
URL: http://www.sfchamber.com

Description:

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization consisting of businesses of varying sizes, dedicated to supporting a prosperous business environment in the San Francisco Bay area. Members have access to information and educational programs to support their e-commerce ventures.

187 SAN JOSE SILICON VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

310 S First St.
San Jose, CA 95113
PH: (408)291-5250
FX: (408)286-5019
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.sjchamber.com

Description:

The San Jose Chamber of Commerce is an organization dedicated to offering programs and political action to meet the needs of both individual businesses and the business climate of the San Jose area. The Chamber offers special e-commerce solutions for member businesses to enable them to more easily do business on the Internet.

188 SCOTLANDIS

Livingston Software Innovation Centre
1 Michaelson Sq. Kirkton Campus
Livingston EH547DP, United Kingdom
PH: 44 7000 404404
FX: 44 1506 472209
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Polly Purvis, Gen.Man.

Founded:

1985.

Staff:

8.

Members:

350.

Description:

Represents the ICT industry involved in developing software, interactive media, e-commerce, and the Internet in Scotland.

189 SERVICE AND SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION (SSPA)

11031 Via Frontera, Ste. A
San Diego, CA 92127
PH: (858)674-5491
FX: (858)674-6794
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.sspa-online.com

Description:

The Service and Support Professionals Association (SSPA) was created to provide resources for executives, managers, and professionals in the information technology service and support community. Member services include education, learning about new technology and best practices, and job search resources.

190 SHOP.ORG

325 7th Street, NW, Ste. 1100
Washington, DC 20004
PH: (202)626-8190
FX: (202)626-8191
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.shop.org
Contact: Scott Silverman, Executive Director

Description:

Shop.org is the online group of the National Retailers Federation. Shop.org sponsors educational events and research, and offers information on topics such as cross channel integration, online marketing and merchandising, and organizational structure.

191 SILICON VALLEY SOFTWARE INDUSTRY COALITION (SVSIC)

1072 S De Anza Blvd., Ste. A107-372
San Jose, CA 95129
PH: (408)479-8794
FX: (408)479-9247
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://

Description:

The Silicon Valley Software Coalition is an organization dedicated to building collaborative relationships to achieve industry agreement on software concerns, to resolve problem issues, and to represent its members in speaking for software and e-commerce industry in Silicon Valley. The Coalition's membership includes leading edge software and electronic commerce companies.

192 SOCIETY OF COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE PROFESSIONALS (SCIP)

1700 Diagonal Rd., Ste. 600
Alexandria, VA 22314
PH: (703)739-0696
FX: (703)739-2524
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.scip.org
Contact: Bill Weber, Executive Director

Description:

The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) is an international nonprofit organization for those involved in creating and managing business knowledge. SCIP offers educational programs and networking opportunities for professionals working in the area of competitive intelligence, which is the legal collection and analysis of information about business competitors.

193 SOCIETY FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION (STC)

901 N Stuart St., Ste. 904
Arlington, VA 22203-1822
PH: (703)522-4114
FX: (703)522-2075
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.stc.org
Contact: William C. Stolgitis, Executive Director

Members:

25000.

Description:

The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is an organization which promotes the art and science of technical communications. Members include technical writers, web designers and developers, as well as other professionals in the technical communications field. The goals of the STC encompass offering various services to members as well as providing information on new technologies and applications, and supporting research activities.

194 SOFTWARE ASSOCIATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (SWANH)

PO Box 760
Exeter, NH 03833
PH: (603)226-4480
FX: (603)226-4485
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.swanh.org

Founded:

1994.

Description:

The Software Association of New Hampshire (SWANH) has a purpose of supporting and promoting New Hampshire's software and Internet industries. SWANH provides educational programs, forums for discussion of various information technology concerns, and advocacy of public policy and workforce issues.

195 SOFTWARE ASSOCIATION OF OREGON (SAO)

222 NW 5th Ave., Ste. 304
Portland, OR 97209
PH: (503)228-5401
FX: (503)228-5411
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.sao.org

Founded:

1989.

Description:

The Software Association of Oregon (SAO) was founded to support and foster the growth of Oregon's software and information technology industry. Member benefits include professional development programs, networking opportunities, and company discounts on goods and services.

196 SOFTWARE COUNCIL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (SCSC)

2461 208th St., Ste. 202
Torrance, CA 90501
PH: (310)328-0043
FX: (310)224-1993
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.scsc.org

Description:

The Software Council of Southern California (SCSC) is a nonprofit trade organization representing the software, multimedia, and Internet industry in Southern California. The SCSC offers presentations, networking, and educational events; some specializing in e-business. Another activity of the SCSC is to serve as an advocate to enhance the local business climate for the software and Internet industries.

197 SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FORUM (SDFORUM)

111 W St. John, Ste. 200
San Jose, CA 95113
PH: (408)494-8378
FX: (408)494-8383
E-mail: [email protected] URL: http://www.center.org

Description:

The Software Development Forum is a nonprofit organization connecting software professionals, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and industry professionals. The Forum provides educational programs and the opportunity to participate in a variety of special interest groups, including one focused on e-business. Newsletters, advisory meetings, and online discussion groups are also offered.

198 SOFTWARE AND INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (SIIA)

1090 Vermont Ave. NW, 6th Fl.
Washington, DC 20005
PH: (202)289-7442
FX: (202)289-7097
URL: http://www.siia.net
Contact: Ken Wasch, President

Members:

1200.

Description:

Made up of 1,200 member companies, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) is a trade association for all companies that help form the digital economy. SIIA's mission includes promoting the digital and software industry around the world, protecting the intellectual property rights of its members, supporting a beneficial legal environment, and serving as a resource to its member companies.

199 SOVAM

ul. Nezhdanova 2a
103009 Moscow, Russia
PH: 7 95 2584170
FX: 7 95 2584160
E-mail: [email protected]

Description:

Promotes increased access to electronic mail services and the Internet. Makes available online services.

200 SPARC INTERNATIONAL

2242 Camden Ave., Ste. 105
San Jose, CA 95124
PH: (408)558-8111
FX: (408)558-8108
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.sparc.org

Founded:

1988.

Description:

SPARC International is a member-funded organization providing trademark use and registrations, compliance testing, and information services to those committed to scalable processor architecture.

201 SPRINGFIELD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

John Q. Hammons Enterprise Center
202 S John Q. Hammons Pkwy.
PO Box 1687
Springfield, MO 65801-1687
PH: (417)862-5567
FX: (417)862-1611
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.springfieldchamber.com

Description:

The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce offers its member businesses e-commerce information through its E-Business Resource Center. This online resource center provides basic information on e-business topics and strategy.

202 TAMPA BAY INTERNET CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (TBICC)

1978 Sandra Dr., Ste. 101
Clearwater, FL 33764
PH: (727)447-8399
FX: (727)442-6465
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ibmc.com/tbicc/
Contact: Terry C. Ratliff

Description:

The Tampa Bay Internet Chamber of Commerce (TBICC) is a nonprofit organization created to provide Tampa Bay area businesses an opportunity to promote the Tampa Bay area on the Internet. TBICC offers its members opportunities to increase their businesses and to network with each other and visitors.

203 TCA- THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION SACRAMENTO VALLEY

PO Box 278076
Sacramento, CA 95827-8076
PH: (916)845-4700
FX: (916)845-4700
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Shirley Helford, Pres.

Founded:

1961.

Revenue:

US$1,000,000.

Staff:

3.

Members:

125.

Description:

A dynamic telecommunications and IT professionals association whose members come from both government and private industry. Seeks to: enhance professional standards within the communications industry; encourage and cause rapid and timely information exchange; establish and support academic and technical training programs for the benefit of members; offer the opportunity for the presentation of viewpoints on tariffs, rules, and rates; promote technological research.

Awards:

Member of the Year

Publications:

Networking Guide, New Connections.

204 TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (TIA)

2500 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 300
Arlington, VA 22201
PH: (703)907-7700
FX: (703)907-7727
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.tiaonline.org
Contact: Matthew J. Flanigan, President

Description:

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is a trade association for the communications and information technology industry. The TIA sponsors trade shows, standards development and enabling e-business. TIA also provides a market-based forum for its members to exchange information and ideas.

205 TEXAS INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATION (TISPA)

PO Box 328
1091 Hwy. 71
Bastrop, TX 78602
PH: (512)919-7543
FX: (512)919-7591
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.tispa.org
Contact: David Gower, President

Description:

The Texas Internet Service Providers Association is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to supporting the Internet industry in Texas. TISPA is committed to open, competitive Internet access and Internet services.

206 TUCSON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

465 W St. Mary's Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85701
PH: (520)792-1212
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.tucsonchamber.org

Description:

The Tucson Chamber of Commerce represents, supports and promotes businesses in the Tucson area. The Tucson Chamber is dedicated to helping local businesses succeed in the age of the Internet through education, and lobbying elected officials on behalf of e-commerce businesses.

207 UNIFORM CODE COUNCIL, INC. (UCC)

7887 Washington Village Dr., Ste. 300
Dayton, OH 45459
PH: (937)435-3870
FX: (937)435-7317
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.uc-council.org
Contact: Barry H. Beracha, Chairman of the Board

Description:

The Uniform Code Council (UCC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting multi-industry standards for product identification and electronic communication. The main goal of the UCC is to improve supply chain management. The UCC administers the Universal Product Code (UPC bar code) and has developed worldwide standards for identification codes and electronic commerce, which enable companies to increase efficiency while doing business around the world.

208 UNIFORUM ASSOCIATION

PO Box 3177
Annapolis, MD 21403
PH: (410)715-9500 TF: 800-333-8649
FX: (240)465-0207
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.uniforum.org
Contact: Alan Fedder, President

Description:

The Uniforum Association is a professional association for users, developers and vendors of open technologies. The Uniforum Association promotes the use and development of open technologies and shared industry standards.

209U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062-2000
PH: (202)659-6000
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.uschamber.org

Description:

The U. S. Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit business federation of both large and small companies which is dedicated to the ideals of free enterprise. The U. S. Chamber offers many resources for e-commerce information and advocacy. Topics addresses include convergence, digital signatures, globalization, online privacy, and e-commerce taxation.

210 UNITED STATES HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

2175 K St. NW, Ste. 100
Washington, DC 20037
PH: (202)842-1212
FX: (202)842-3221
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ushcc.com

Description:

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Hispanic businesses. USHCC has designated it a priority to provide accessible e-commerce educational programs and services to its members.

211U.S. INTERNET COUNCIL (USIC)

1301 K Street, NW, Ste.350, East Tower
Washington, DC 20005
PH: (202)789-8152
E-mail: [email protected]

Founded:

1996.

Description:

Non-partisan educational resource for state and federal policy makers. Works to provide reliable information and analysis on Internet policy issues.

212 UNITED STATES INTERNET COUNCIL (USIC)

1301 K St., NW
Ste. 350, E Twr.
Washington, DC 20005
PH: (202)789-8152
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.usic.org

Description:

The United States Internet Council (USIC) is a group that is committed to the growth and expansion of the Internet and Internet-related businesses. The USIC supports free speech, privacy and security online, self-governance and industry-driven standards, and government policy that does not hinder the growth of e-commerce and the Internet.

213U.S. INTERNET INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (USIIA)

Box 212
5810 Kingstowne Center Dr., Ste. 120
Alexandria, VA 22315-5711
PH: (703)924-0006
FX: (703)924-4203
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.usiia.org
Contact: Dave McClure, Pres. & CEO

Founded:

1994.

Revenue:

US$300,000.

Staff:

2.

Members:

300.

Description:

Works to foster and promote the growth of online communication and electronic commerce worldwide through legislative advocacy and professional servies. Works with individuals and companies involved in the creation, management, and growth of computer-based, remote-access communication systems, including Internet and online services.

Publications:

AOP Code of Professional Standards, AOP News.

214U.S. INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER ASSOCIATION (USISPA)

1330 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)862-3816
FX: (202)261-0604
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.cix.org
Contact: Ron Teixeira

Description:

The U.S. Internet Service Provider Association (USISPA) serves as a forum for the ISP community to share information and develop best practices for handling legal and policy matters. While the USISPA has its focus on national issues, it will also examine both international and state legal and policy concerns.

215 UNIVERSITY CORPORATION FOR ADVANCED INTERNET DEVELOPMENT (UCAID)

INTERNET 2

1150 18th St., NW
Ste. 1020
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)872-9119
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.ucaid.edu

Description:

The University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) is a nonprofit alliance of academic institutions and businesses dedicated to providing leadership for advanced networking development. UCAID is key in the creation of Internet 2, applying advanced network applications and technology for research and education.

216 USA CHAMBER OF E-COMMERCE

273 Palisade Ave.
Cliffside Park, NJ 07010
PH: (201)840-9880
TF: (866)502-4963
FX: (201)840-9870
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.usachamberofe-commerce.com

Description:

The USA Chamber of E-Commerce is a privately funded organization with a mission of being a resource for business services, contacts, education and global expansion. The USA Chamber of E-Commerce is committed to bringing the benefits of electronic commerce and the Internet to all people and nations in a responsible, ethical manner.

217 USABILITY PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION (UPA)

230 East Ohio St., Ste. 400
Chicago, IL 60611-3265
PH: (312)596-5298
FX: (312)644-8557
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.upassoc.org

Founded:

1991.

Members:

1600.

Description:

The Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) is an association dedicated to enhancing the skills of its members and serving the best interests of the usability profession. Usability is the knowledge and study of how people interact with computers and software. The goals of the UPA include educating the general public about the profession and offering information and networking opportunities to usability professionals.

218 USENIX ADVANCED COMPUTING SYSTEMS ASSOCIATION

2560 9th St., Ste. 215
Berkeley, CA 94710
PH: (510)528-8649
FX: (510)548-5738
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.usenix.org
Contact: Dan Geer, President

Founded:

1975.

Description:

Usenix, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, is an organization for engineers, scientists, technicians, and system administrators working together on the leading edge of computing. Usenix offers student and professional programs, annual conferences, an online library, participation in standards efforts, and conferences on specific topics such as e-commerce.

219 VERMONT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

PO Box 37
Montpelier, VT 05601
PH: (802)223-3443
FX: (802)223-4257
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.vtchamber.com
Contact: Christopher G. Barbieri, President

Founded:

1950.

Members:

1600.

Description:

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is a business organization dedicated to creating a business climate conducive to growth. The Chamber sponsors an annual business exposition examining areas such as creating a world-class telecommunications system and using new technologies to improve business.

220 VIRGINIA INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS ALLIANCE (VISPA)

88 Lotta Water Ln.
Glasgow, VA 24555
PH: (540)258-2078
URL: http://www.vispa.org

Description:

The Virginia Internet Service Providers Alliance (VISPA) is an organization for Virginia's Internet Service Providers. VISPA offers many services to its members including monitoring of regulatory issues, promotion of the industry, education of members and the public, and job placement service for industry professionals.

221 A VIRTUAL SOLUTION

Rt. 1 Box 275
Red Oak, OK 74563
PH: (918)753-2716
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.avirtualsolution.com

Description:

A Virtual Solution is an organization for virtual assistants to network and gain information to grow their businesses. Virtual assistants work from their own offices and can provide a range of assistance by using the Internet to connect with clients.

222 VMEBUS INTERNATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION (VITA)

PO Box 19658
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
PH: (480)837-7486
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.vita.com

Founded:

1984.

Description:

The VMEbus International Trade Association (VITA) is a nonprofit trade organization dedicated to promoting open systems architecture. In addition to promoting its VMEbus, VITA's mission includes supporting the concept of open technology and helping to develop standards.

223 VOLUNTARY INTERINDUSTRY COMMERCE STANDARDS ASSOCIATION (VICS)

Princeton Pike Corporate Center
1009 Lenox Dr., Ste. 202
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
PH: (609)620-4590
FX: (609)620-1201
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.vics.org

Description:

The Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards is an association whose goal is to improve the efficiency of the retail supply chain. VICS also works to increase product availability to the consumer by providing leadership in the development and implementation of volunteer standards, protocols, and guidelines.

224 WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS (WAISP)

9445 37th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98126
PH: (206)933-0169
FX: (206)935-1923
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.waisp.org
Contact: Gary Gardner, Executive Director

Description:

The Washington Association of Internet Service Providers (WAISP) is a self-governing trade association formed to support the interests of Washington state's Internet Service Providers. Members include companies who provide commercial access to the Internet, or services for accessing the Internet.

225 WASHINGTON SOFTWARE ALLIANCE (WSA)

2200 Alaskan Way, Ste. 390
Seattle, WA 98121
PH: (206)448-3033
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.wsa1.org
Contact: Kathleen P. Wilcox, President and CEO

Description:

The Washington Software Alliance (WSA) is an alliance of software and Internet companies with a mission of promoting and enhancing the success of its members. The WSA offers its members peer networking, education, a purchasing cooperative, and advocacy for information technology issues in Washington.

226 WAUKESHA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

223 Wisconsin Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53186
PH: (262)542-4249
FX: (262)542-8068
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.waukesha.org

Description:

The Waukesha Area Chamber of Commerce is a business organization focused on improving the business climate and community in the Waukesha area. The Waukesha Chamber provides member discounts on products and services, networking, and educational events such as an E-Business conference.

227 WEB 3D CONSORTIUM

c/o Anders Jepsen
PO Box 2272
Orinda, CA 94563
PH: (925)254-3079
FX: (925)254-5740
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.web3d.org

Description:

The Web 3D Consortium is an organization that was formed to provide a forum for the creation of open standards for Web 3D specifications, and accelerate demand through these specifications. Web 3D applications can aid in visual understanding of complex 3 dimensional objects and enable new visual applications in e-business and engineering.

228 WILLIAMSBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

PO Box 3620
Williamsburg, VA 23187
PH: (757)229-6511
TF: 800-368-6511
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.williamsburgcc.com

Description:

The Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization serving member businesses throughout the Greater Williamsburg area. The Chamber provides leadership to strengthen the community's economic base. An area of interest for the Williamsburg Chamber is e-commerce, a key issue in the current legislative survey.

229 WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL (WCA)

1140 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 810
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)452-7823
FX: (202)452-0041
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Andrew Kreig, Pres.

Founded:

1988.

Staff:

12.

Members:

500.

Description:

Principle nonprofit trade association representing the fixed wireless broadband industry. membership includes the fixed wireless broadband industry's leading carriers, vendors, and consultants. Seeks to advance the interests of the wireless carriers that provide high-speed data, Internet, voice and video services on broadband spectrum through land-based towers to fixed reception/transmit devices in all broadband spectrum bands. Advocates for issues vital to the industry including auction rules, regulatory filings for flexible use, technical standards, protection against interference, and pro-competitive rules for inside wiring, roof rights, and interconnection. Organizes annual business conference and exhibition devoted exclusively to fixed wireless broadband access, which includes data, voice, and video communications experts from around the world who discuss market strategies, emerging technologies, new applications, and financing and regulatory options.

Awards:

Golden Eagle Award

Publications:

Member Bulletin.

230 WIRELESS DATA FORUM

1250 Connecticut Ave. NW, Ste. 800
Washington, DC 20036
PH: (202)736-3663

Description:

Works to integrate the wireless and Internet communities; promotes industry development of m-commerce and the wireless Internet.

231 WISCONSIN INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS (WISP)

c/o WSTA
6602 Normandy Ln.
Madison, WI 53719
PH: (608)833-8866
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.wi-isp.org

Description:

The Wisconsin Internet Service Providers (WISP) is a trade organization committed to addressing issues of common interest to its members. Areas of concern for WISP include industry advocacy, infrastructure development, customer service and education.

232 WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (WITI)

6345 Balboa Blvd., Ste. 257
Encino, CA 91316
PH: (818)342-9746
TF: 800-334-9484
FX: (818)342-9895
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.witi.org
Contact: Carolyn Leighton, Chairwoman and Founder

Description:

Women in Technology International (WITI) is an organization dedicated to advancing women through technology. WITI sponsors conferences and other educational events, offers business support to women entrepreneurs, and encourages the development of web-based tools, products and services. WITI also has a foundation that supports charitable programs, such as student scholarships.

233 WORKFLOW MANAGEMENT COALITION (WFMC)

2436 N Federal Hwy., No.374
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
PH: (954)782-3376
FX: (954)782-6365
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.wfmc.org
Contact: Layna Fischer, General Manager

Founded:

1993.

Members:

285.

Description:

The Work-flow Management Coalition (WFMC) is a nonprofit organization of workflow users, vendors, and university and research groups. The WFMC's goals include increasing value for customers through workflow technology, and expanding the market for workflow software through increasing awareness of workflow principles and technologies.

234 WORKFLOW AND REENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (WARIA)

2436 N Federal Hwy. No.374
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
PH: (954)782-3376
TF: 800-749-2742
FX: (954)782-6365
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.waria.com

Founded:

1992.

Description:

The Workflow and Reengineering International Association (WARIA) is an organization whose goal is to identify issues that are common to users of workflow, electronic commerce and those who are reengineering their companies. WARIA provides an opportunity for professionals and academics to exchange ideas and clarify issues of business process management, electronic commerce, workflow and knowledge management.

235 WORLD-ECOMMERCE.COM

c/o Storm Computing Systems, Inc.
PO Box 2306
349 W Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6B3W5
PH: (604)899-6117
FX: (707)248-7480
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.world-ecommerce.com

Description:

World-Ecommerce.com is an online business community partnered with the Global Chambers of Commerce World Chambers Network. World-Ecommerce.com provides increased exposure and productivity for businesses, and can lower the cost of web operations.

236 WORLD INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES ALLIANCE (WITSA)

1401 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
PH: (703)284-5333
FX: (617)687-6590
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.witsa.org
Contact: Allen Miller, Executive Director

Description:

The World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) is a global organization consisting of 46 information technology industry associations. WITSA is dedicated to advancing the industry's growth and development, facilitating international information technology trade, sharing knowledge and information, and providing worldwide contacts for its members.

237 WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO)

2 United Nations Plz., Ste. 2525,
New York, NY 10017
PH: (212)963-6813
FX: (212)963-4801
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.wipo.org

Description:

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to protecting and promoting works of the human spirit. Headquartered in Switzerland, with an office in New York City, WIPO counts 179 nations among its members. WIPO administers 23 different treaties dealing with aspects of intellectual property. Its web e-commerce web site offers information on WIPO's intellectual property and e-commerce programs.

238 WORLD ORGANIZATION OF WEBMASTERS (WOW)

9580 Oak Ave. Pkwy., Ste. 7-177
Folsom, CA 95630
PH: (916)608-1597
FX: (916)987-3022
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.joinwow.org

Description:

The World Organizations of Webmasters (WOW) is open to anyone interested in web design. WOW offers many educational courses, and is dedicated to fostering professional standards in web design and deployment. The mission of WOW also includes providing a forum for communication among web professionals and furnishing security, legal and marketing white papers to the industry.

239 WORLD WIDE WEB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

WebChamber.com
17232 Pickwick Dr.
Purcellville, VA 20132
PH: (703)783-0511
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.webchamber.com

Members:

6500.

Description:

The World Wide Web Chamber of Commerce (WebChamber.com) is an international organization created to provide a meeting ground for businesses who use the Internet as their storefront. WebChamber.com has a mission of advancing the welfare of the Internet community, encouraging the growth of web-based businesses, and supporting an ethical, responsible business environment on the Internet.

240 WORLD WIDE WEB CONSORTIUM (W3C)

MIT Laboratory for Computer Science
200 Technology Sq.
Cambridge, MA 02139
PH: (617)253-2613
FX: (617)258-5999
E-mail: [email protected]
URL: http://www.w3.org/
Contact: Tim Berners-Lee, Director

Description:

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was founded in 1994 by Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the Web in 1990; in conjunction with MIT, CERN, and with the support of U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency and the European Commission. The W3C's primary mission is to advance the technical operation of the Web through fostering interoperability and open discussion. Long-term goals include making the Web accessible to all, and guiding the development of the Web both technically and with consideration of the social and legal issues.

241 WORLDWIDE INSTITUTE OF SOFTWARE ARCHITECTS (WISA)

2774 N Cobb Pkwy., Ste. 109-211
Kennesaw, GA 30152
PH: (404)786-9472
FX: (678)354-4237
URL: http://www.wwisa.org

Description:

The Worldwide Institute of Software Architects (WISA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promote the advancement of software architecture. WISA offers educational programs and information to its members and their clients.

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