CA-Sponsored Website Reunites 110 Korean Citizens With Families in First 10 Months

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Computer Associates International, Inc.

    ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates International,
 Inc. (CA) today announced that the Separated Family Reunion website
 (http://www.reunion.or.kr), developed in conjunction with Korean businesses
 and government ministries, has helped successfully resolve 110 cases of Korean
 family separations in 10 months since its inception.
     Inspired by the same humanitarian philosophies and advanced eBusiness
 management solutions used by CA to develop missing children Web sites in Asia,
 Europe and the United States, the Separated Family Reunion website has been a
 factor in nearly 80 percent of all Korean family reunions over the past year.
     "The separated or dispersed family problem remains a pressing issue in
 Korea," said Jae-Gu Lee, team leader of the Reunion office.  "Being able to
 give broken families the joy of reunion is priceless."
     Spearheaded by CA, the Separated Family Reunion website initiative
 includes the cooperation of a number of organizations in Korea -- including
 the Korea Welfare Foundation, the Maeil Business Newspaper and MBC TV.  The
 site is also sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of
 Information and Communication, Kolon Group and Korea Telecom Hitel.
     The Separated Family Reunion Web site leverages CA's Jasmine(ii) eBusiness
 platform to create an online information exchange where Korean citizens can
 view and post photographs and critical data regarding their loved ones.
 Citizens can also formally request the assistance of Reunion staff in helping
 to locate family members.  Special age-progression technology allows visitors
 and Reunion staff to create an accurate image of what a person would look like
 today, based on photographs taken years earlier.
     With attention from the Korean media, growing public interest has resulted
 in nearly 2000 website visits per day and many heart-warming outcomes.
     "We were separated in '82, when he was 7.  We've missed growing up
 together, but now we have each other again," said Ji-Min Joo, who was recently
 reunited with her younger brother after 18 years apart.  "During such a long
 search for my brother, I never imagined how easy and unexpected the reunion
 with him could be.  The power of the Internet is so incredible."
     Successful reunions have consisted mostly of missing children, adopted
 children's families and separated families in South Korea, but steps are being
 taken to extend the program to North Korea.  Hundreds of thousands of
 separated Korean families from overseas can also register, search and request
 reunions on the site.
     "The early success of the Reunion site is both surprising and deeply
 rewarding," said Charles B. Wang, Chairman of CA. "Once again, we are seeing
 how technology can be applied to dramatically improve the human condition.  CA
 is honored to have been able to play a role in making the Reunion site happen,
 and we look forward to future opportunities to participate in similar
 cooperative humanitarian efforts."
 
     About Computer Associates
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers the software
 that manages eBusiness.  CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization.  Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies. For more information, please visit http://www.ca.com
 
     All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein
 belong to their respective companies.
 
 

SOURCE Computer Associates International, Inc.
    ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Associates International,
 Inc. (CA) today announced that the Separated Family Reunion website
 (http://www.reunion.or.kr), developed in conjunction with Korean businesses
 and government ministries, has helped successfully resolve 110 cases of Korean
 family separations in 10 months since its inception.
     Inspired by the same humanitarian philosophies and advanced eBusiness
 management solutions used by CA to develop missing children Web sites in Asia,
 Europe and the United States, the Separated Family Reunion website has been a
 factor in nearly 80 percent of all Korean family reunions over the past year.
     "The separated or dispersed family problem remains a pressing issue in
 Korea," said Jae-Gu Lee, team leader of the Reunion office.  "Being able to
 give broken families the joy of reunion is priceless."
     Spearheaded by CA, the Separated Family Reunion website initiative
 includes the cooperation of a number of organizations in Korea -- including
 the Korea Welfare Foundation, the Maeil Business Newspaper and MBC TV.  The
 site is also sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, the Ministry of
 Information and Communication, Kolon Group and Korea Telecom Hitel.
     The Separated Family Reunion Web site leverages CA's Jasmine(ii) eBusiness
 platform to create an online information exchange where Korean citizens can
 view and post photographs and critical data regarding their loved ones.
 Citizens can also formally request the assistance of Reunion staff in helping
 to locate family members.  Special age-progression technology allows visitors
 and Reunion staff to create an accurate image of what a person would look like
 today, based on photographs taken years earlier.
     With attention from the Korean media, growing public interest has resulted
 in nearly 2000 website visits per day and many heart-warming outcomes.
     "We were separated in '82, when he was 7.  We've missed growing up
 together, but now we have each other again," said Ji-Min Joo, who was recently
 reunited with her younger brother after 18 years apart.  "During such a long
 search for my brother, I never imagined how easy and unexpected the reunion
 with him could be.  The power of the Internet is so incredible."
     Successful reunions have consisted mostly of missing children, adopted
 children's families and separated families in South Korea, but steps are being
 taken to extend the program to North Korea.  Hundreds of thousands of
 separated Korean families from overseas can also register, search and request
 reunions on the site.
     "The early success of the Reunion site is both surprising and deeply
 rewarding," said Charles B. Wang, Chairman of CA. "Once again, we are seeing
 how technology can be applied to dramatically improve the human condition.  CA
 is honored to have been able to play a role in making the Reunion site happen,
 and we look forward to future opportunities to participate in similar
 cooperative humanitarian efforts."
 
     About Computer Associates
     Computer Associates International, Inc. (NYSE:   CA) delivers the software
 that manages eBusiness.  CA's world-class solutions address all aspects of
 eBusiness process management, information management, and infrastructure
 management in six focus areas: enterprise management, security, storage,
 eBusiness transformation and integration, portal and knowledge management, and
 predictive analysis and visualization.  Founded in 1976, CA serves
 organizations in more than 100 countries, including 99 percent of the Fortune
 500 companies. For more information, please visit http://www.ca.com
 
     All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein
 belong to their respective companies.
 
 SOURCE  Computer Associates International, Inc.