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Ann Bednarz

Ann Bednarz

Associate Online News Editor

Network World, Inc.

Responsibilities: Write feature stories for Network World, aimed at enterprise IT and networking professionals. I’m particularly interested in career-related subjects, including hiring trends, compensation information, in-demand skills and staffing strategies. I can’t resist stories about buildings and design (like this one), and I’m also interested in hearing about unusual or offbeat IT experiences.

Past experience:
Worked for Architecture magazine, a design journal associated with the American Institute of Architects.

How to reach: Best to reach by email.

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Recent articles by Ann Bednarz

Free data science courses from Johns Hopkins, Duke, Stanford

March 26, 2014

If you've thought about trying to boost your data skills, check out Coursera's catalog of free classes. In particular, Johns Hopkins is about to start a nine-class specialization in data science.

Big data funding spree continues

March 20, 2014

Venture capital firms continue to funnel big sums of money to big data startups. Hadoop player Cloudera announced $160 million in new financing, and analytics startup Platfora raised $38 million.

Who's hiring? Marketing lures more tech pros

February 28, 2014

The hiring scene is changing for tech pros. Marketing departments are bolstering their technical ranks to help with big data, cloud, SEO, and mobile development initiatives.

Big Data skills pay top dollar

February 07, 2014

If you're in tech, it pays to be in big data. Nine of the top 10 highest paying IT salaries are for languages, databases and skills related to big data.

How today's enterprises use Big Data

February 05, 2014

Big data tactics and budgets vary, but IT pros agree data analytics will play an increasingly vital role in business operations.

Big Data startup MemSQL raises $35 million

January 22, 2014

MemSQL, a database startup founded by former Facebook engineers, has raised $35 million in a series B round of venture funding.

12 toughest U.S. cities for tech recruiting

January 16, 2014

San Francisco isn't the toughest place to hire tech pros these days. The talent crunch is worse in New York City than in the renowned tech stronghold on the West Coast, according to IT staffing specialist Dice.com. Recruiting challenges are also hitting other U.S. cities, including Chicago, Detroit, Boston and Tampa.

Google boosts patents in 2013 but IBM still dominates

January 14, 2014

IBM retained its patent crown in 2013, snaring more U.S. patents than any other company for the 21st year in a row. But the big news is Google, which quickened its patent pace and climbed to No. 11 in the rankings.

IT job growth slows

January 10, 2014

The tech industry is often touted as a bright spot on an otherwise lackluster hiring scene, but one firm's analysis of recent employment data finds it's not as vibrant as it has been.

MIT debuts online Big Data course for tech pros

January 09, 2014

Want to learn more about Big Data? MIT is taking on the buzzy topic in an online course designed for tech pros. Tackling the Challenges of Big Data runs from March 4 to April 1 and costs $495.