International Paper announced that Computerworld, the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, ranked International Paper No. 45 on its 2012 Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT.
International Paper was recognized as one of the Top 100 organizations that challenge its IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. By achieving 45th place this year, it continues IP's upward trend in the rankings, moving up from 59th in 2011 and 90th in 2010. Honorees and full results from the 19th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey will be included in a special edition of Computerworld that will be issued today.
"This is a great accomplishment for our entire IT team," said John Balboni, senior vice president, Chief Information Officer. "To be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in IT is a reflection of total commitment, full engagement, great execution and outstanding teamwork around the globe."
International Paper's IT organization employs more than 1,400 IT professionals throughout its global operations. The group is responsible for designing, implementing, upgrading and sustaining the information infrastructure and systems that support 70,000 employees and their operations in more than 24 countries worldwide.
"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list consistently seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Many of these organizations have spent years building top-notch IT workplaces, and we applaud the amazing work they've done to sustain dynamic environments where IT professionals can work with the latest technologies and play a key role in business-critical projects."