Akamai Named to IDG's Computerworld 2015 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, announced today that it has been named to the 2015 Best Places to Work in IT list by IDG’s Computerworld. Akamai was ranked 9th among midsize organizations. The award recognizes the company as one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing superior benefits and compensation.
“We are honored to be named one of Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT,” said Kumud Kalia, Chief Information Officer of Akamai. “Our employees take pride in empowering our customers, partners and colleagues with scalable business solutions to enable innovation and productivity. We understand that a dynamic and open culture attracts and retains top IT talent. This recognition validates the differentiated environment we’ve worked hard to foster here at Akamai, making it a destination for technology professionals to pursue fulfilling and successful careers.”
Akamai is focused on the goal of deploying software into billions of devices, enterprises, and carriers, forming a massively-distributed platform for the secure, fast, reliable and cost-effective delivery of all forms of online content and business applications. Akamai’s IT organization counts automation and simplification, unified communications, global infrastructure expansion, and information risk management among its top priorities and areas of IT excellence.
“The 100 organizations on Computerworld’s 2015 Best Places to Work in IT list realize that attracting and retaining a highly-skilled technology workforce leads to competitive advantage,” says Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “In a tight market for tech talent, these outstanding employers attract the best and brightest IT pros with generous salaries and top-drawer benefits, then deepen their teams’ engagement with challenging, business-critical projects built around cutting-edge technologies. As a result, these winning organizations are best positioned to take advantage of the digital transformation sweeping through every industry.”
The Best Places to Work in 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, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping Sr. IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.5 million monthly page views (Omniture, November 2014 - January 2015 average) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. 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.
As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.