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GW Named to Computerworld’s 2013 List of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology

June 17, 2013

MEDIA CONTACTS: Michelle Sherrard
202-994-1423; mcs1@gwu.edu
Rachel Blevins
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WASHINGTON—The George Washington University’s Division of Information Technology (IT) has been selected by IDG’s Computerworld as one of the top workplaces for IT professionals. This honor is part of the IT publication’s 20th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey and was featured in a special issue of Computerworld and on Computerworld.com.

“The Division of IT is constantly working to foster a collaborative, engaging work environment that challenges employees and encourages professional growth,” said GW Chief Information Officer David Steinour. “Being named to the Best Places to Work in IT list for the 6th consecutive year speaks to the division’s dedication to excellence and serves as a challenge to continue to meet and exceed the needs of the university community while enhancing our employees’ lives and careers.”

The university ranked 50th in the survey—a 25-spot improvement from 2012—which recognizes IT departments that challenge their IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation.

“We applaud the organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list for creating and sustaining dynamic IT work environments,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld.  “This year, several new names have joined the stalwarts that make the list year after year. It’s clear that the best IT workplaces are constantly raising the bar with great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging business-critical projects.”

The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by Computerworld.  The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

The Division of Information Technology is the chief provider of technology infrastructure, services, support and applications at The George Washington University. The Division of IT partners with stakeholders across GW to provide students, staff and faculty with the advanced technology solutions necessary to achieve academic excellence. Currently acknowledged as a leader in higher education IT, the Division of IT has established a robust infrastructure and services mix, which has received awards for disaster recovery, security and overall design. From Internet and phone connections in offices and residence halls to software that supports admissions, online registration and other aspects of day-to-day business, the Division of IT keeps GW connected.

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