DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — JM Family Enterprises has been ranked at No. 7 on IDG's Computerworld list of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT 2008." JM Family was ranked No. 5 among mid-sized companies. It is also the highest-ranked company headquartered in Florida and the leading automotive company on the list.

The honor is part of the publication's 15th annual "Best Places to Work in IT" survey, which is being published in the June 30 issue of Computerworld and online at This is the first time JM Family applied to be on the prestigious list.

"Being named among the top 10 is a major credit to our entire IT team who made this distinguished recognition possible," said Colin Brown, president/CEO, JM Family Enterprises. "It is certainly a tribute to our late founder Jim Moran, who left an extraordinary legacy for us to continue."

The profile article accompanying the list touted JM Family's "Associates Helping Associates" program, which provides immediate financial assistance to associates facing hardship resulting from, for example, loss of home due to fire. It also highlighted the JM Family Associate Hotline, which allows associates to report in that they are safe or need assistance via phone, text message or Website following a hurricane or other emergency.

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. In addition, this year Computerworld surveyed more than 31,000 IT workers for the list, and their responses factored heavily in determining the rankings.

"Being among the Best Places to Work in IT means crafting a blend of employee advantages that includes the potential for flexible hours, competitive pay, excellent benefits, a supportive leadership environment, opportunities for ongoing training and advancement, and ultimately, the feeling that you'd like to stay with the company a long, long time," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld.