Boston Business Journal Honors Ipswitch, Inc. as a 2012 "Best Places to Work" Winner

April 25, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 – BOSTON, Mass. – The Boston Business Journal has named Ipswitch, Inc. one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in its ninth annual regional awards program. The honor recognizes Ipswitch’s achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture. Ipswitch was one of over 400 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of employee-satisfaction surveys taken throughout March & April.

“I learned a long time ago that a few of the most important influencers of employee satisfaction are the work environment, having interesting and challenging assignments and receiving feedback,” said Roger Greene, chief executive officer of Ipswitch, Inc. “Across Ipswitch’s three divisions – Network Management, File Transfer and Messaging – we strive to provide these, and in doing so create a healthy and productive environment where people feel good about being at work. Being honored by the Boston Business Journal is a testament to the culture that we have created. As we approach our 20th anniversary, I could not be more proud of what Ipswitch employees have achieved for the company, as well as what we give back to the community through our iCare program.”

“Our Best Places to Work event will again recognize the importance of cultivating a great workplace culture as a competitive advantage," said Chris McIntosh, publisher of the Boston Business Journal. "Companies on our list can be justifiably proud of creating a high level of workplace satisfaction during an economy where traditional rewards like big raises and bonuses aren't as easy to give. In good times and in bad, our results validate how the creation of the right corporate culture can create powerful business advantages. Employees are proud to work for companies that are about more than just business.”

The survey project was launched in January by the Boston Business Journal in conjunction with market research firm Quantum Workplace of Omaha, NE. Companies were evaluated on the results of more than 18,000 employee-satisfaction surveys. Employees answered questionnaires that addressed such factors as their pride in the company, company encouragement, support and recognition of achievement and relationships with co-workers and supervisors. The results were analyzed and scored by assigning points to each question.

The top 25 companies in three size categories — small (20-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees) and large (more than 500 employees) — will be awarded during a lively breakfast on June 1st at the BCEC and profiled in a special supplement of the Boston Business Journal.

For more event details, please visit http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/event/63481

About the Boston Business Journal:
The Boston Business Journal is Greater Boston’s leading source of business news, information and events, reaching readers through the weekly print publication, the website bostonbusinessjournal.com and e-mail products. The BBJ also prints the annual Book of Lists — the region’s top resource for business decision-makers seeking information about potential clients, suppliers and partners.

The Boston Business Journal is published by American City Business Journals, the nation’s largest publisher of metropolitan business news.

About Ipswitch, Inc:
Ipswitch was founded in 1991 on a simple premise: to produce IT software that takes what is possible and makes it practical. Initially, our goal was to bring high quality IT software to small businesses that lacked the time and resources to learn the overly complex enterprise software that was all that was available at that time.

Today, Ipswitch makes software for businesses of all sizes to manage networks, securely transfer files and communicate via e-mail. Our products are designed to increase productivity for people and organizations. They save time and money by being easy to learn, use, support and maintain. Focusing on these priorities has helped us meet the needs of millions of customers around the world since 1991.

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