COLUMBUS, Ga., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IDG's Computerworld announced that Aflac is one of the Best Places to Work in Information Technology for 2011. This marks the 12th time that Aflac has been named to the prestigious list as one of the top 100 organizations that challenge their IT employees while providing great benefits and compensation. Honorees are included in the current edition of Computerworld along with results from the 18th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.
"At Aflac our IT experts focus on projects that enhance sales and improve customer retention, because nothing happens until a sale is complete," Aflac President and Chief Operating Officer Paul S. Amos II said. "We are proud to be on Computerworld's list of 100 Best Places to Work for the 12th time because it shows how prioritizing the needs of employees inspires them to provide superior customer and investor services for our company."
In 2011, Aflac worked with Digitas to create a new iPad app called Aflac LaunchPad, which helps associates smoothly integrate video, animation and regulatory information in ways that are understandable and practical for the agent who is calling upon a potential account, pitching a customer or pursuing a recruit. The new app is helping Aflac agents deliver better service to customers, potential customers and accounts. The app is also available for PC and Mac users. In 2010 Aflac was also honored with a prestigious Webby Award in the Insurance category, honoring excellence on the internet.
"To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough to seek out and hire the most talented IT professionals, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Smart IT people realize that they need to get up to speed on their employer's revenue opportunities. The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list are creating a work environment that both trains and encourages IT personnel to pursue business-driven priorities."
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more than 55 years, Aflac insurance policies have helped provide a safety net and given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In the United States, Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In Japan, Aflac is the number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force. Aflac insurance products provide protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. For five consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies and by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best-Managed Companies in the Insurance category. In 2011, Fortune magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the 13th consecutive year. Also, Fortune magazine included Aflac on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 10th time in 2011. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com or aflacenespanol.com.
About the Best Places to Work in IT
Since 1994, Computerworld's annual "Best Places to Work in IT" feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (http://www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (comScore Media Metrix, August 2010). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.