Global Business Technology Services Firm Ranks No. 81 Among Top 100 Best Workplaces for Information Technology

SEATTLE – June 17, 2013 – Avanade, a global business technology solutions and managed services provider, was recognized as one of IDG’s Computerworld 2013 Best Places to Work in IT. This is the third time in the past five years that Avanade has been honored in this category. Avanade ranked No. 81 on this year’s list of top 100 companies, up from Avanade’s previous ranking in 2011. The award is a statement to Avanade’s commitment towards enabling employee success through extensive career development and growth opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and flexible work environments.

“It is a great honor to be recognized for our achievements in enabling our workforce. Passion for technology is a core value at Avanade which is why we’ve made a significant commitment to offer advanced training programs and the latest technologies for our professionals.” said Chris Miller, Chief Information Officer at Avanade. “People are Avanade’s biggest investment and asset – they drive the company’s market leadership and growth as well as deliver customer results and innovation. We know our employees are most innovative and successful when we equip them with the right skills and tools. But what really sets our IT culture apart is that we listen to our employees and create an environment where diversity in background and opinions fosters a spirit of collaboration and innovation.”

Avanade offers a robust set of standard and extended benefits for its professionals, from award-winning training programs to its unique Career Advancement Model. Avanade provides an extensive curriculum of in-class, online and hands-on training, and supports all professional technical certifications and expert designations. This commitment to career-long learning is also supported by peer-nominated internal award programs and recognition, including the Avanade Knowledge Most Valued Professional (MVP) Awards and the Avanade Expert Network, highly coveted honors within the company. Additionally, Avanade works to foster a healthy work-life balance, using technological and process innovations to give employees options as to how, when and where they work. This change in the way work gets done is at the heart of Avanade’s Work Redesigned vision.

"We applaud the organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list for creating and sustaining dynamic IT work environments," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "This year, several new names have joined the stalwarts that make the list year after year. It's clear that the best IT workplaces are constantly raising the bar with great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging business-critical projects."

This award adds to Avanade’s growing list of global recognitions as a best place to work. This year Avanade was also acknowledged by the CRF Institute as a top employer in Belgium, France, Italy, the U.K. and Brazil. Separately, Avanade was also named one of the top 125 global training organizations for 2013 by Training Magazine for the third year in a row.

In its 20th year, the Best Places to Work in Information Technology (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 that covers 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 results of this year’s Best Places to Work in IT award are available online at

About Avanade

Avanade provides business technology solutions and managed services that connect insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft® technologies to help customers realize results. Our people have helped thousands of organizations in all industries improve business agility, employee productivity, and customer loyalty. Avanade combines the collective business, technical and industry expertise of its worldwide network of experts with the rigor of an industrialized delivery model to provide high quality solutions using proven and emerging technologies with flexible deployment models–on premises, cloud-based or outsourced. Avanade, which is majority owned by Accenture, was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 17,000 professionals in more than 20 countries. Additional information can be found at
About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. 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


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