IP Named to IDG Computerworld's 2010 Best Places to Work in IT

International Paper, Memphis, Tenn., USA, reports that it has been named an IDG Computerworld 2010 Best Places to Work in IT honoree for organizations that challenge their IT staff while providing excellent 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.

"We are extremely proud to have earned a place on the Best Places to Work in IT list," said John Balboni, Senior VP and chief information officer for IP. "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. 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."

IP'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 the company's worldwide operations.