June 23, 2014
International Paper announced today that Computerworld, the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, ranked International Paper No. 34 on its 2014 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. "This is terrific recognition for a first class IT team," said Bob Wenker, vice president and chief information officer. "To be recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in IT is a reflection of all-in commitment, and stellar day-in and day-out execution by talented, aligned and engaged teammates around the globe."
International Paper's IT organization employs more than 1,600 IT professionals delivering solutions for business advantage and support services to International Paper's 70,000 employees in 24 countries.
"Hiring the best and the brightest IT pros, offering them competitive pay and providing top-notch benefits is just the beginning for the outstanding employers on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Both newcomers to the list and rock-steady stalwarts nurture their talent with challenging business-critical projects, extensive training opportunities and ongoing career development programs. They invest in their own futures by investing in their employees."
Organizations will be included in coverage in Computerworld along with results from the 21st annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.
About the Best Places to Work in IT
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG's Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
About International Paper
International Paper is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging and uncoated papers, complemented by xpedx, the company's North American distribution company. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 70,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2013 were $29 billion.
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping Sr. IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value from core to edge technologies. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.1 million monthly page views (Omniture, February 2013) and was recognized in BtoB's 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company.