International Paper Named to Computerworld's 2011 List of Best Places to Work in IT

June 21, 2011 (Press Release) - International Paper has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT by IDG's Computerworld Magazine. 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 in Computerworld'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 in Europe, 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."

SOURCE: International Paper