Discover ranks 49th on IDG’s Computerworld 2012 list of the “100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology,” marking the 10th straight year the company has been recognized for its workplace environment. Computerworld’s 19th annual list ranks the top 100 workplaces for technology professionals based on salary, benefits, diversity, career development and training, among other factors. Discover’s commitment to striking a healthy work/life balance, including offering employees 25 days of paid vacation and sick time and performance-based incentive plans, helped secure this year’s top 50 ranking. IT employees can also participate in a “hoteling” telework program, enabling them to connect to the company network and work from home.
John South, CSO, Heartland Payment Systems, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). In his new role, South will help oversee the operation of the FS-ISAC and set direction for future information sharing and security initiatives that benefit the membership. South is currently Heartland’s liaison with security professionals in the FS-ISAC as Heartland contributes to, and collaborates with, the organization to help protect the payments and financial services ecosystem. In 2009, Heartland was instrumental in the formation of the Payments Processing Information Sharing Council (PPISC) – a group under the FS-ISAC umbrella – that fosters information sharing among industry leaders, organizations and government agencies.
Discover Financial Services has been named as one of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology” for 2011, ranking 35 for its ninth consecutive year on the list. Computerworld’s annual “100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology” list honors organizations that offer their IT staffs the best benefits, competitive salaries, opportunities for training and advancement, interesting project work and a flexible and diverse work environment. To be considered for the award, each applicant must have a minimum of 50 IT employees, with at least half of the IT staff based in the U.S., and must submit an extensive survey.
IDG’s “Computerworld” selected Heartland Payment Systems one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT), ranking it No. 30 of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great compensation and benefits, including continuing education programs designed specifically for Heartland employees. In addition to a corporate award submission, the nomination process also included a random, confidential survey of Heartland’s IT organization. Since 1994, Computerworld’s annual “Best Places to Work in IT” feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention.
Steve Elefant, chief information officer at Heartland Payment Systems, has been elected to the 2011-2013 PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors to join its 21 current members. He will help determine strategic and technical guidance as the Council continually develops security standards and seeks to raise awareness and compliance with its guidance. He is well received as an industry leader in payment card security, having pioneered Heartland’s ” E3″ end-to-end encryption technology to encrypt sensitive data from the moment of card swipe to and through Heartland’s network. Elefant was also recently named one of ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2011 and is also involved with various other groups and coalitions, including the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Infragard Electronic Crimes Task Force, the Payments Processor Information Sharing Council (PPISC) and the Secure Remote Payment Council (SRPC).
The Commonwealth Bank has released its NetBank mobile banking app for Android smartphones to customers. After originally introducing a mobile banking platform two years ago, the application is now on the Android platform allowing users to customize screen sizes, resolution and processing times. The popularity of NetBank mobile banking has grown significantly since the iPhone mobile banking launch, the Commonwealth Bank executive general manager for direct channels.
Discover Financial Services has been named among Computerworld magazineâs â100 Best Places to Work in Information Technologyâ in 2010 at number 77. Marking the eighth consecutive year Discover has made the list, Computerworldâs annual â100 Best Places to Work in Information Technologyâ list honors organizations that challenge IT staff and promote the growth of the department. Companies are ranked after IT professionals are surveyed regarding company benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results.
Discover Financial Services is one of the “Best Places to Work in
Information Technology for 2009” according to Computerworld.
The annual Best Places to Work in Information Technology list is based
on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in
categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and
retention. In addition, Computerworld extensively surveyed IT workers at
the companies, including 250 at Discover, and their responses factor
heavily in determining the rankings. Discover
has made the list for the past seven years, moving up from No. 73 in
2008 to No. 31 this year. Computerworldâs award-winning Web site, weekly
publication, and focused conference series form the hub of the worldâs
largest global IT media network.
For a fifth year, MasterCard has been named “one of the Best Places to
Work in Information Technology” by IDG’s Computerworld magazine. This
year MasterCard ranked No. 23 among medium-sized
businesses and No. 72 overall. MasterCard Global Technology and
Operations manages technology
operations in 210 countries and territories and manages the MasterCard
which serves as a critical link among financial institutions, businesses,
cardholders and merchants worldwide, processing 21 billion transactions
in 2008. In
addition, MasterCard employees are encouraged to participate in the
wellness program and take advantage of flexible scheduling options.
MasterCard also provides continuing education programs through
which offers hundreds of education and training courses across many
The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s
selection as one of the “Ten Technology Companies to Watch” by Bank
Discover Financial Services has been selected by IDG’s Computerworld as one of the “Best Places to Work in IT” for 2008 for the sixth year. Computerworld’s annual list has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, this year Computerworld surveyed more than 276 technology workers for the list, and their responses factored heavily in determining the rankings.
First Data has hired Jerry Bartlett, previously with TD AMERITRADE, as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Development for First Data Resources. While at TD AMERITRADE, he oversaw all IT initiatives, including business technology planning, application development, information and physical security, and IT infrastructure and architecture. After directing the application integration in a key merger at TD AMERITRADE, he was recognized as one of ComputerWorld’s 2005 Premier 100 IT Leaders based on his leadership in managing risk and execution during the merger. Before working at TD AMERITRADE, Bartlett led large applications development and database organizations in the St. Paul Company and also led several initiatives as a manager of systems development for the American Red Cross. Bartlett holds a B.S. in Technology and Management from the University of Maryland.
For the third year in a row, MasterCard has earned a place on the IDG Computerworld’s “Best Places to Work in IT”. The “Best Places to Work in IT” feature has ranked the top 100 work environments for technology professionals, based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading technology media, research and events company. MasterCard International manages a family of well-known, widely accepted payment cards brands including MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus and serves financial institutions, consumers and businesses in over 210 countries and territories.