IDG's Computerworld Names Connectria to 2016 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Marks the Third Consecutive Year Connectria Received this Distinction

ST. LOUIS, MO, June 13, 2016 – Connectria Hosting, a global cloud hosting company and founder of the No Jerks Allowed® movement, today announced it has been named to Computerworld’s 2016 Best Places to Work in IT list. This annual list recognizes Connectria as one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. This is the third consecutive year Connectria has been recognized by Computerworld.

“Once again, Connectria is proud to be named to Computerworld’s Best Places to Work in IT,” noted Rich Waidmann, Connectria President and CEO. “We try to create a work environment that is professionally rewarding and enjoyable. Given this is the third year in a row to be recognized by Computerworld, it’s nice to know we’re hitting the mark.”

In addition to providing its employees great compensation and a challenging IT environment, Connectria offers many other benefits and perks. Among these include contribution to each employee’s 401K regardless of their participation, a stocked kitchen, tickets to local sporting events, an annual allowance for corporate logo apparel, and regular events such as “popcorn Thursdays” and “ice-cream Fridays.” Employees are invited to summer concerts and movies, an annual family picnic, as well as an annual holiday party. To mark milestones, birthdays and employment anniversaries are celebrated with monthly catered events.

Connectria also promotes health and wellness, providing employees access to fitness centers along with a free personal trainer and discounts to healthy, plant-based foods from a Connectria-owned restaurant, Fred and Ricky’s. The company also is active in the community, financially supporting employee participation in local charitable events, and encouraging volunteerism.

According to Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld, "the organizations on this year’s Best Places to Work in IT list excel at creating a dynamic and satisfying IT work environment. In a competitive market for tech talent, these outstanding employers are able to attract highly skilled IT pros by offering great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging, business-critical projects.”

Coverage of Connectria along with results from the 23rd annual Best Places to Work in IT survey appears in today’s digital edition of Computerworld and online at

About the Best Places to Work in IT
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.

About Connectria
Connectria Hosting provides award-winning cloud computing, managed hosting and custom managed hosting solutions for more than 1,000 customers in over 30 countries worldwide. We are experts in complex multi-vendor solutions, and we support the broadest range of technologies, managed services and security in the industry.

At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company philosophy. As The Jerk Free Company®, we've established a unique culture where every individual goes "the extra mile" to take care of our customers. Being The Jerk Free Company® extends beyond our people too. We make it easy to do business with us through flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the hosting needs of large and small organizations alike.

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior 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 (, 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 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 – March 2016 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 IDG. Company information is available at

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