Tops for Techies: UM Named One of Best Places to Work in IT

Coral Gables (June 18, 2012) — The University of Miami (UM) was again selected as one of Computerworld’s top 100 work environments for technology professionals. In 2011, UM claimed the number three spot for diversity in the workplace on the Best Places list.

“I’m extremely proud of my team here at UM for consistently providing innovative, secure and reliable solutions that enhance teaching and learning, enable cutting-edge research, advance the clinical enterprise, and enrich the core business infrastructure,” said Steve Cawley, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. “More has changed in IT over the past year than at any other time in the University’s history. In an effort to streamline IT operations, we have launched several strategic initiatives over the last year, including the combination of the University’s Medical and Coral Gables IT teams, and the launch of an Enterprise Resource Planning project to enable an integrated solutions approach to all facets of the University’s core administrative systems. Being named to Computerworld's 'Best Places to Work in Information Technology' list during this time of transition is evidence of our team’s commitment to and enthusiasm about the future of this organization.”         

In its 19th year, Computerworld’s “Best Places to Work in IT” showcases the IT departments that offer workers not only great benefits and compensation, but also a stimulating work environment. Since 1994, Computerworld has ranked organizations based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories including benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.

"The organizations on this year's Best Places to Work in IT list consistently seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits," said Scot Finnie, editor-in-chief of Computerworld. "Many of these organizations have spent years building top-notch IT workplaces, and we applaud the amazing work they've done to sustain dynamic environments where IT professionals can work with the latest technologies and play a key role in business-critical projects."

The list of best organizations will be published in a special issue of Computerworld on June 18 and online at Computerworld.com.

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About UM
The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of our diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world. www.miami.edu.

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 website (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, 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 over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). 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 www.idgenterprise.com.

About the Best Places to Work in IT list
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s 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.


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University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of our diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.