Computerworld Seeks Applicants for Annual List of the Best Places to Work in IT

FRAMINGHAM, MASS–Does your company rank among corporate America's best places to work? Managers nationwide now have the opportunity to put their organizations to the test as Computerworld – an information services company for the information technology (IT) Leader community – calls for submissions to its renowned annual ranking of The Best Places to Work in IT.

Chief information officers (CIOs), vice presidents, directors and managers of IT at U.S.-based companies and major consulting firms with fiscal 1999 revenue of $500 million or greater and a minimum IT staff of 15 employees are invited to participate in the survey. The results of the study will be published in a four-week series of articles in Computerworld, a leading IT newsweekly, beginning in June 2000. The report consistently generates significant attention from media outlets worldwide.

"In today's red-hot, rapidly changing world of technology, IT Leaders and their companies are competing for employees, funding, partners and market share," said Maryfran Johnson, editor-in-chief of Computerworld.. "History has shown that companies in our Top 100 — among the most nimble, progressive organizations in the world — not only are able to attract and keep top technology talent – these companies are sought out by the nation's IT Leaders."

Companies can participate in the survey online at http://www.inquisiteonline.com/QSBBBW. The survey should be completed by an individual familiar with employment statistics, benefits, policies and programs related to the company's IT department. The study asks about an organization's benefits, training and development, average salary increases, percent of staff promoted, turnover rates and the percentage of women and minority staff in management in IS departments. In addition, Computerworld will collect information on each company's "hot projects," mentoring programs and a variety of benefits ranging from child and elder care to flextime and stock options.

Surveys will be collected until February 23, 2000. For more information on Computerworld's Best Places to work in IT study, go to:http://computerworld.com/bestplaces2000/bestplacesinfo.html. Questions about the study should be sent to bestplaces@computerworld.com.

A unit of International Data Group , Computerworld, Inc. is a complete information services company for the IT Leader community, providing print and online publications, books, conferences and research services. The company's flagship weekly newspaper for IT Leaders has been recognized numerous times by Folio: Magazine and the Computer Press Association as the best computer newspaper.

Computerworld, with a circulation of 250,000, is read by more senior-level managers than any other IT Newsweekly, according to IntelliQuest CIMS v.6.0. News and resources for the IT Leader community are available through Computerworld's Web site at www.computerworld.com. Computerworld is based in Framingham, MA, with a significant Silicon Valley presence in San Mateo, CA.

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group ( IDG ) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $2.35 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. IDG publishes more than 290 computer newspapers and magazines, and 700 book titles in 75 countries, led by the Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World, Channel World and "…For Dummies" global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG .net (www. idg .net), which comprises more than 225 targeted Web sites in 52 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. Company information is available at www. idg .com.