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.


Top reasons for network downtime

Top reasons for network downtime

New research paints a fairly bleak picture of network performance. Outages are frequent. Hours typically pass before an issue is reported and resolved. Protective measures are manual and error prone.

37% of IT pros to look for new jobs in 2017

37% of IT pros to look for new jobs in 2017

More than half of IT pros believe they’re underpaid, yet only 24% expect a salary increase greater than 5% in 2017, and only 12% expect a promotion, according to Spiceworks’ 2017 Tech Career Outlook.

Skills deficit hampers IoT growth in 2017

Skills deficit hampers IoT growth in 2017

IoT technology uses new network protocols, hardware and specialized software, and successful deployments will require expertise in cybersecurity, wireless networking, data science and industrial automation.

Speed to drive CIO agenda in 2017

Speed to drive CIO agenda in 2017

CIOs will be under pressure to deliver new products and services at a fast pace. Tech spending will increase a modest 2.9% in 2017.

IBM, LEGO offer Macs as recruiting tool

IBM, LEGO offer Macs as recruiting tool

In a tight labor market, employers aim to differentiate themselves on multiple fronts, including tech.

LEGO builds on its Mac project

LEGO builds on its Mac project

Increasing Mac numbers inspired LEGO to streamline device management

iPads and Apple TV aimed at transforming patient care

iPads and Apple TV aimed at transforming patient care

Apple TVs and iPads give patients more control at Jacobs Medical Center. Behind the scenes, UCSD Health Sciences relies on Jamf technology to manage and secure its interactive patient care system.

STEM majors dominate salary-based college ranking

STEM majors dominate salary-based college ranking

Petroleum engineering majors earn the highest salaries, followed by systems engineering majors, according to a new ranking from PayScale

Top U.S. colleges for computer science

Top U.S. colleges for computer science

College ranking is based on the median pay of computer science graduates

Seattle substation is cool enough to draw a crowd

Seattle substation is cool enough to draw a crowd

Most substations are eyesores. This one won't be.

Tech jobs that will get you the biggest raise next year

Tech jobs that will get you the biggest raise next year

Starting salaries for newly hired IT workers are forecast to climb 3.8% in 2017

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