CHICAGO – July 12, 2021 – Nitel, a leading nationwide next-generation technology services provider, today announced that it was named by IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld to its 2021 Best Places to Work in IT. This award recognized the 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. This marks Nitel’s third consecutive year being recognized for excellence and quality in the IT workplace.

“In a year that brought about many challenges, our staff demonstrated a spirit of teamwork and perseverance in delivering a world-class service experience to our customers,” commented Nitel CEO Rick Stern. “We knew that our customers were forced to react to new circumstances in their businesses as well as their IT environments, and our team was up to the challenge of making those transitions as seamless as possible. We’re proud to foster a workplace where people are excited to come to work in a collaborative setting to create solutions for customers.”

Throughout the year, Nitel focused on reinforcing a sense of togetherness, despite the majority of employees working remotely for much of the year. The company increased staff communication through regular video messages from company leaders and was an early adopter of the concept of virtual social gatherings. The executive team also committed to weekly written employee communication to provide updates and encouragement through the first several months of the pandemic.

“Despite the overwhelming obstacles the pandemic has created for many businesses, IT has managed to thrive and in fact, become more essential in the workplace. Attracting and retaining top IT talent to research, deploy and maintain technology has never been more critical,” said Kate Hoy, editor of IDG’s Insider Pro. “Companies that have earned a spot on the Insider Pro and Computerworld 2021 Best Places to Work in IT list have been able to foster nimble and flexible work environments – while continuing to keep competitive compensation and benefits steady. Additionally, they foster a spirit of diversity, social responsibility, training and innovation.”

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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 Insider Pro and 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, IDG conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About Insider Pro

Insider Pro provides its subscribers with access to in-depth journalism, exclusive research, enterprise product reviews, hands-on advice, editor-curated special reports and feature articles on topics such as AI, machine learning, cloud platforms, analytics, network security, cyber threats, IoT, tech careers and much more. Insider Pro is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available. at

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading technology media brand empowering enterprise users and their managers, helping them create business advantage by skillfully exploiting today’s abundantly powerful web, mobile, and desktop applications. Computerworld also offers guidance to IT managers tasked with optimizing client systems—and helps businesses revolutionize the customer and employee experience with new collaboration platforms. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld is published by IDG Communications, Inc. Company information is available