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Computerworld names IP as one of the top 100 best places to work in IT

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Computerworld names IP as one of the top 100 best places to work in IT

June 20, 2011 - 06:18

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, June 20, 2011 (PRNewswire) -International Paper has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT by IDG'sComputerworldMagazine. International Paper was recognized as one of the Top 100 organizations that challenge its IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation. The Company's ranking moved up 31 slots from 90th in 2010 to 59th in 2011. Honorees will be included inComputerworld's coverage along with results from the 18th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey.

"It's exciting that we've been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in IT again this year," said John Balboni, senior vice president, Chief Information Officer. "Our IT team members are committed to insuring our daily operations are efficient and effective. They also play an integral role in helping our businesses and staff groups achieve their strategic direction."

"I want to thank and congratulate our IT team for their on-going commitment, dedication and contributions to International Paper. The work being completed across IT - whether here in the U.S. or at our locations inEurope, Asia and South America - is making a positive difference," Balboni said.

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

"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."

About International Paper

International Paper is a global paper and packaging company with manufacturing operations inNorth America,Europe,Latin America,Russia,AsiaandNorth Africa. Its businesses include uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging, complemented by xpedx, the Company's North American distribution company. Headquartered inMemphis, Tennesseethe company employs about 59,500 people in more than 24 countries and serves customers worldwide. 2010 net sales were more than$25 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit

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.


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+ 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.