Ann Bednarz

Assistant Managing Editor, Features

I write feature stories aimed at enterprise IT pros. I’m particularly interested in career-related subjects, such as hiring trends, salary data, in-demand skills and staffing strategies. I can’t resist stories about buildings and architectural design.

Not your father's computer science building

Maker spaces boost student tech innovation

Maker spaces boost student tech innovation

Colleges and universities are making room for students to be inventive and entrepreneurial.

Computer science surge sparks campus building boom

Computer science surge sparks campus building boom

College campuses across the U.S. are building new computer science facilities that encourage hands-on education and interdisciplinary research.

Akamai CSO takes a creative approach to finding security pros

Akamai CSO takes a creative approach to finding security pros

Andy Ellis, chief security officer at Akamai, doesn't try to hire perfect candidates. Here’s why.

Shortage of security pros worsens

Shortage of security pros worsens

Companies are struggling to hire security pros, which means job options are plentiful for veteran candidates. Cisco estimates a million unfilled security jobs worldwide.

Backyard ice bar gets cooler with 3D printing

Backyard ice bar gets cooler with 3D printing

We upped the tech quotient of our backyard ice bar with coasters made from 3D-printed forms.

Fave Raves 2015: What's your favorite enterprise IT product?

Send us your submission for Fave Raves, our annual call for the best products, as chosen by readers.

25 Valentine’s Day gifts for geek gals (and guys)

25 Valentine’s Day gifts for geek gals (and guys)

Geeks at heart, these 25 Valentine’s Day gifts are for you and yours.

5 team-building tips for IT

5 team-building tips for IT

Team dynamics can mean the difference between a healthy work environment and a toxic one.

Cooler than cubicles: 18 new designs for the office

Cooler than cubicles: 18 new designs for the office

Sit, stand, lean, curl up – today’s commercial furniture designs let users choose how they want to work.

Google surges into top 10 in patent race; IBM retains huge lead

Google surges into top 10 in patent race; IBM retains huge lead

IBM ranks first in the U.S. patent race, as it has for 22 years, while Google climbs to No. 8 and Apple lands at No. 11.

Recruiting challenges spur higher salaries, better perks

Recruiting challenges spur higher salaries, better perks

Climbing salaries, more voluntary departures, and flexible work options are signs of a challenging IT hiring environment that favors job seekers.

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