Computerworld Magazine ranks insurer among the top 25 companies on its annual list
Columbus, Ga. – June 28 – Aflac has been selected as the 25th-best workplace for information technology (IT) professionals according to Computerworld Magazine. This honor is part of the weekly magazine's 13th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey published in the June 19th issue and online at Computerworld.com. Aflac has ranked among this list since 1999.
“It is again an honor to be listed in Computerworld's Best places to work in IT,” said Gerald Shields, Senior Vice President and CIO at Aflac.” This ranking is a result of the hard work and great IT talent that we have at Aflac. We are committed to doing all we need to do to attract and retain top IT talent, and we are fortunate to work for a great company.”
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.
“The recipients of this year's Best Places to Work represent a diversity of industries from technology to finance to pharmaceuticals,” said Don Tennant, editor in chief, Computerworld. “However, each organization is united by a common theme—they embrace the value of IT talent within the workplace and the impressive contributions that these professionals make on a daily basis.”
The Best Places to Work is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals compiled by Computerworld, the "Voice of IT Management." The lists are 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 Computerworld announcement follows Aflac recently receiving the 2006 CIO 100 award for a second consecutive year, an honor recognizing organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of excellence in information technology.
Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, research and events company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific websites, with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at idg.com.
For more than 50 years, Aflac products have given policyholders the opportunity to direct cash where it is needed most when a life-interrupting medical event causes financial challenges. Aflac is the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States and the number one insurance company in terms of individual insurance policies in force in Japan. Aflac's insurance products provide protection to more than 40 million people worldwide. Aflac has been included in Fortune magazine's listing of America's Most Admired Companies for six consecutive years and Forbes magazine's Platinum 400 List of America's Best Big Companies for five consecutive years. In January 2006, Aflac was included in Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the eighth consecutive year. Aflac was also included in Fortune magazine's list of the Top 50 Employers for Minorities in August 2005, and in September 2005, Aflac Japan was named the Life Insurance Company of the Year at the Asia Insurance Industry Awards, sponsored by the Asia Insurance Review. Aflac Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit aflac.com.
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