For the third year in a row, IDG’s Computerworld has named Ascension Information Services (AIS) to its list of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT. AIS ranked 35 in the category of large organizations.

As in past years, the award is based on a comprehensive questionnaire covering company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of information technology (IT) workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings. The magazine’seditorial team then selects the 100 organizations that ultimately receive the honor.

In announcing the list, Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis noted, “Over the past couple of years, we've seen an already tight market for tech talent get even tighter. Computerworld's 2018 Best Places to Work in IT list illustrates that the companies that offer the best working environments aren't satisfied with rolling out one or two initiatives. They seek an edge in the talent marketplace through a combination of good salaries, great benefits, ready access to training, and the deployment of cutting-edge technologies.”

“Only by introducing additional professional development opportunities will we fulfill our promise, sustain our good reputation and effectively compete in a marketplace where unique points of differentiation are important to both retaining and attracting exceptional talent,” says Gerry Lewis, President and CEO, Ascension Information Services and Senior Vice President and CIO, Ascension.

You can review the online edition of that highlights AIS and the other honorees, and see award recipients ranked by company size: large for organizations with 5,000 or more U.S. employees, midsize for those with between 1,001 and 4,999 U.S. employees, and small for companies with 1,000 or fewer U.S. workers.