"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."