Thomson West Named One of the “Best Places to Work in IT” by Computerworld Magazine
EAGAN, Minn., 06/19/2006, For the sixth consecutive year, Thomson West has been named one of the top workplaces for information technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld magazine. West is a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC). The announcement was made in the June 19, 2006, issue of Computerworld.
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals compiled by Computerworld. The lists are based on a comprehensive questionnaire of IT employees regarding their company’s offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.
“As the state’s largest technology employer with an IT staff of more than 3,200 worldwide and 1,400 in Minnesota, our technology professionals are key to our business,” said Rick King, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Thomson Legal & Regulatory. “Our teams here in Eagan are responsible for both the products and technology infrastructure that are critical growth drivers for Thomson Legal & Regulatory as well as other Thomson businesses worldwide. As such, our technologists work on challenging, leading-edge projects in advanced fields such as search and information retrieval, business intelligence, remote data hosting and other business applications. We are committed to providing professional and career development, a stimulating work environment and appropriate support to help Thomson West remain an outstanding workplace for our IT personnel.”
“In recent years, IT executives have been faced with a number of issues that have made their work environments increasingly challenging,” said Don Tennant, editor in chief, Computerworld. “Those represented in the 2006 Best Places to Work program have cultivated an environment that recognizes the value of IT workers within the organization.”
About Thomson West
Headquartered in Eagan, Minn., Thomson West is the foremost provider of integrated information solutions to the U.S. legal market. Thomson West is a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and was formed when West Publishing and Thomson Legal Publishing merged in June 1996. For more information, please visit the Thomson West Web site at west.thomson.com.
The Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com ), with 2005 revenues of $8.5 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 40,500 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation’s common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).
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