San Antonio, Texas – (The Hosting News) – July 30, 2009 – Managed web hosting and IT services firm, Rackspace Managed Hosting, has been selected by IDG Computerworld as one of the top workplaces for information technology (IT) professionals.Â
This honor is part of the weekly IT publicationâ€™s 16th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, which was published in the June 15 issue of Computerworld and online at Computerworld.com.
Scot Finnie, Editor in Chief of Computerworld noted, “To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it’s not enough just to seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits.Â The organizations that made this year’s 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 business critical. In the months and years ahead, IT is going to become a key accelerator of business growth.”
Since 1994, Computerworldâ€™s annual â€œBest Places to Work in ITâ€ 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.Â This year Computerworld surveyed more than 27,000 IT workers for the list, and their responses factored heavily in determining the rankings.
Lanham Napier, President and CEO of Rackspace remarked, â€œFanatical Support has been a cornerstone of Rackspace since the beginning, both internally and externally.Â Growth opportunities and an extensive open door policy are just a few of the diverse ways that Rackspace ensures its employees have a rewarding workplace. Racker pride and satisfaction has a direct impact on excellent customer service.â€
Rackspaceâ€™s dedication to being one of the best places to work — in IT and across the company — has been a focus since the companyâ€™s founding that has only grown over the years.Â Through Quarterly Open Book and Town Hall meetings to an extensive open door policy where even top executives work from cubicles, Rackspace provides an open and communicative environment that empowers employees, who are known as Rackers. Rackspace conducts regular “engagement” employee surveys to gauge satisfaction levels and gather Racker opinions on subjects such as whether or not they have the ability to do what they are best at every day.
Rackspace Hosting delivers computing-as-a-service, integrating the industry’s best technologies into a flexible service offering, making computing more reliable and affordable. A trusted partner to companies of all sizes, Rackspace enables IT departments to be more effective. Rackspace is distinguished by its award-winning Fanatical Support. Rackspace is recognized as one of FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best companies to work for in the US, ranking number 32 on the 2008 list. Rackspace’s portfolio of hosted IT services includes managed hosting, email hosting and cloud hosting.
To learn more about Rackspace Managed Hosting, please visit: www.rackspace.com.