American Water Named in Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation's largest publicly traded water and
wastewater utility company, announced today it has been named to the
2012 list of 100 Best Places to Work in IT by IDG's Computerworld
magazine. This honor is presented annually to 100 of the top
organizations that challenge their information technology staffs while
providing great benefits and compensation. American Water and other
honorees are included in Computerworld's June 18 print and online
issues. This is the third consecutive year that American Water has made
In addition to being a great
place to work for people in many career specialties, American
Water's Information Technology Services (ITS) organization continues to
empower employees to help steer the direction of the company by
undergoing a business transformation process which provides its ITS
employees with the opportunity to build and implement the changing
technological landscape of American Water from the ground up. In
addition to the business transformation initiative, ITS supports a
selection of commercial off the shelf packages (COTS), as well as two
data centers; a voice and data network for more than 30 state
subsidiaries with several hundred physical sites that store, treat and
pump water; traditional help desk functions; architecture; security; a
Project Management Office; and legacy custom developed applications.
"Since water is the asset American Water is the steward of and water
quality is of utmost importance, it is imperative for us to stay current
and have technology that enables us to continue to manage our water
operations and assets and provide a high level of quality to our
customers," said Emily Ashworth, Vice President and Chief Information
Officer. "We continue to focus on recruiting and sustaining the right
talent, enabling the ability to design and support technology that is as
broad and creative as the people it serves - in an industry critical to
the infrastructure of this country."
Since 1994, Computerworld's annual Best Places to Work in IT
feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology
professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company
offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development,
training and retention. In addition to providing great benefits and
competitive pay, the organizations that make the Best Places to Work
list sustain a dynamic work environment in which IT professionals keep
their hands on the latest technologies and work on projects that are
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 American Water
Founded in 1886, American Water is the largest publicly traded U.S.
water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees,
N.J., the company employs approximately 7,000 dedicated professionals
who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an
estimated 15 million people in more than 30 states and parts of Canada.
More information can be found at www.amwater.com.
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Denise Venuti Free
Source: American Water
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