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Sixteen Years Running, Principal IT Still Rocks

(June 13, 2017)

Principal again named to Computerworlds list of Best Places to Work in IT

DES MOINES, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IDG's Computerworld named Principal Financial Group® a 2017 Best Places to Work in IT, one of 100 top organizations that challenge their information technology (IT) staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.

Principal® ranks 18th among large companies on the 2017 Computerworld list. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention.

?As companies work to provide a great experience for their customers, there is a growing realization that having strong IT talent is critical for success, said Gary Scholten, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer for Principal. ?Attracting, retaining and developing our IT talent continue to be critical drivers of Principals success.

Principal was again named to Computerworlds list because of the exceptional development opportunities, close business/IT alignment, outstanding benefits and a progressive work environment emphasizing flexibility and achievement of meaningful work/life balance.

?As technology moves to the strategic center of every business, the ability of the enterprise to attract and retain skilled IT talent has become critically important, says Ken Mingis, executive editor of Computerworld. ?The 100 organizations on our 2017 Best Places to Work in IT list keep their tech employees happy and engaged by offering generous salaries, top-notch benefits, continuous training, and access to cutting-edge technologies. In empowering their tech workforce, these firms gain competitive advantage, and we applaud them for their achievements.

About the Best Places to Work in IT list
The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDGs 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, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

About Computerworld
Computerworld from IDG is the leading technology media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworlds award-winning website (, focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the worlds largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.2 million monthly page views (Omniture, January 2016 March 2016 average) and was recognized in BtoBs 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary IDG. Company information is available at

About Principal®
Principal helps people and companies around the world build, protect and advance their financial well-being through retirement, insurance and asset management solutions that fit their lives. Our employees are passionate about helping clients of all income and portfolio sizes achieve their goals offering innovative ideas, investment expertise and real-life solutions to make financial progress possible. To find out more, visit us at

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