IDG’s Computerworld Names FireHost to 2013 List of 100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology

June 19, 2013

Dallas, TX – June 19, 2013 — FireHost, the secure cloud hosting company, today announces it has been selected by IDG’s Computerworld as a 2013 Best Place to Work in Information Technology (IT) honoree. The annual award recognizes organizations that provide IT employees with a stimulating work environment as well as great benefits and compensation. The recognition is part of the publication’s 20th annual Best Places to Work in IT survey, which was published in the June 17 issue and online at

The Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

“This prestigious honor demonstrates that FireHost employees see the company as a leader and an influencer in its space and a quality company to work for and invest their time,” said Chris Drake, FireHost CEO. “We employ the top talent in the industry, and we are committed to fostering a workplace culture of ingenuity, growth and empowerment. Our employees have a passion to achieve, and we encourage them to grow professionally and contribute to the industry by embracing technical innovation.”

A market leader in security for the cloud industry, FireHost was recently ranked by a third party benchmarking study as the top performer in an assessment of cloud hosting competitors. Through a unique focus on providing security, compliance, performance and managed services, FireHost specializes in protecting customers’ most sensitive assets while ensuring that data is there exactly when they need it. The company is recognized as a transformative influence on the industry due to innovations such as FluidScale™, a unique scaling technology that provides uptime assurance to businesses with high continuity demands, and its quarterly release of “Superfecta,” a report of what FireHost considers to be the most dangerous attack types.

“We applaud the organizations on the Best Places to Work in IT list for creating and sustaining dynamic IT work environments,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “This year, several new names have joined the stalwarts that make the list year after year. It’s clear that the best IT workplaces are constantly raising the bar with great benefits, new learning opportunities, access to cutting-edge technologies and challenging business-critical projects.”

About FireHost
FireHost offers the most secure cloud hosting available, protecting sensitive data and brand reputations of some of the largest companies in the world. With infrastructure built for security, compliance, performance and scalability, responsible businesses choose FireHost to reduce risk and improve the collection, storage and transmission of their most confidential data. Secure cloud servers, available in Dallas, Phoenix, London and Amsterdam, offer robust, geographically redundant business continuity options across all sites. Based in Dallas, and funded by The Stephens Group, FireHost is the chosen secure cloud service provider for brands that won’t compromise on the security of their payment card and healthcare data.

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning website (, publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.8 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, November 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at