Research Triangle Park, NC, – June 22, 2011 - Quintiles has been named to Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work in IT” list for a third time. Each year, the magazine recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that offer the most satisfying and rewarding work environments for technology professionals.

“As the world’s leading biopharmaceutical services provider, this award speaks volumes about the caliber of our IT team and their direct connection to our customers, helping them navigate a changing healthcare landscape we call the New Health,” said Quintiles Chief Information Officer Richard Thomas. “Quintiles IT staff aren’t just technology experts, they are also recognized as professionals that can and do make a difference. Having to pioneer new and innovative approaches creates a unique work environment, and I am very proud of the team and all that they have achieved in receiving this honor.”

Richard Thomas’ statement was reinforced by Scot Finnie, editor-in-chief of Computer World, when he spoke on the meaning of Quintiles’ recognition. “To be among the Best Places to Work in IT, it's not enough to seek out and hire the most talented IT professionals, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits. Smart IT people realize that they need to get up to speed on their employer's revenue opportunities. The organizations that made this year's Best Places to Work list are creating a work environment that both trains and encourages IT personnel to pursue business-driven priorities."

The annual list is compiled based on a comprehensive evaluation of company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training, and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers.

Now in its 18th year, this awards program showcases IT departments that offer workers great benefits and compensation, along with a stimulating work environment. The full list of organizations was published in a special issue of Computerworld on June 20th, 2011.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors. It is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company.

About Quintiles

Quintiles is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical services company offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions worldwide. The Quintiles network of more than 20,000 engaged professionals in 60 countries works with an unwavering commitment to patients, safety and ethics. Quintiles helps biopharmaceutical companies navigate risk and seize opportunities in an environment where change is constant. For more information, please visit