International Paper Named to IDG Computerworld's 2010 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology

Jun 23, 2010, 10:48 ET from International Paper

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Paper (NYSE: IP) has been named an IDG Computerworld's  2010 Best Places to Work in IT honoree for organizations that challenge their IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. Honorees will be included in Computerworld's coverage along with results from the 17th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.

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"We are extremely proud to have earned a place on the Best Places to Work in IT list," said John Balboni, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for International Paper.  "At International Paper, the Information Technology organization is an integral part of the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of our many business and staff organizations. We recognize that hiring and retaining the best IT talent is critical to the success of our mission.

"Our IT team has successfully delivered on a tremendous number of initiatives under extremely difficult economic conditions over the past 18 months," Balboni said. "These challenges have served to energize and engage the entire organization. I congratulate our team for their spirit, efforts and accomplishments that have led to this honor."

International Paper's IT organization is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and employs more than 1,200 IT professionals throughout their global operations. The group is responsible for designing, implementing, upgrading and sustaining the information infrastructure, and systems that support and enable our worldwide operations.

"To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough just to 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. "The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list sustain a dynamic work environment in which IT professionals keep their hands on the latest technologies and work on projects that are business critical."

About 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.

About International Paper

International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global paper and packaging company with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include uncoated papers, industrial and consumer packaging and distribution. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs about 56,000 people in more than 20 countries and serves customers worldwide. 2009 net sales were more than $23 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit

About Computerworld

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 (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ editions) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including 13 American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2009, 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 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,059,000 readers each issue (IntelliQuest CIMS Fall 2009). 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  

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