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IDG’s Computerworld Names University of Pennsylvania # 5 in 2010 List of Best Places to Work in Information Technology; #1 in Mid-Atlantic

June 22, 2010 :: Shirley Ross, Information Systems & Computing

The University of Pennsylvania announces that IDG’s Computerworld Magazine has ranked Penn’s Information Systems & Computing organization #5 nationally and #1 in the Mid-Atlantic region in its 2010 Best Places To Work In IT survey.  This is the sixth consecutive year the organization has been ranked #1 in the Mid-Atlantic.  The survey recognizes employers that challenge their IT staff with interesting and exciting projects while providing great benefits and compensation.  Honorees are featured in Computerworld’s June 21 issue along with results from the 17th annual Best Places To Work In IT survey.

A potent combination of management styles, prudent risk taking, and close client collaboration, as well as Penn employee benefits make Information Systems & Computing a stimulating and satisfying environment.  Technology solutions are not only cost effective but deliver value clients appreciate.  Whether it’s an open source solution for Unified Communications or furthering Green IT initiatives or finding new ways to leverage previously made IT investments, Information Systems & Computing people are connected to the strategic direction of the university.

"We are honored to have received this recognition from Computerworld,” said Robin Beck, Penn’s Vice President of Information Systems & Computing.  “Each day ISC employees collaborate with clients across Penn to create strategic, financial, and operational solutions that contribute to real business results. We in ISC are proud to contribute to Penn’s reputation for innovation and effective cost management.”

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, according to Computerworld Editor in Chief Scot Finnie.

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,” said Finnie.

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 Penn

Penn is one of the country’s largest research universities. It has 12 graduate and undergraduate schools and 174 research centers and institutes.  It has received $843M in research grants this year and is currently working on 5,446 research projects.  Throughout its more than 250-year history, Penn has blazed trails in education:  the nation's first medical school, the birthplace of the ENIAC (the world’s first electronic, large-scale, general-purpose digital computer), the start of motion photography.   Penn boasts nine signers of the Declaration of Independence, 11 signers of the Constitution, and 21 Nobel Prize winners. An Ivy League university of 24,599 students, Penn employs 16,300 people making it one of the Southeastern Pennsylvania’s largest employers.  It is a major center of culture in the region, and actively supports the West Philadelphia neighborhood in which it is located.  

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 more than 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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