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.

10 reasons to look for a new job

Microsoft Teams takes on Slack with enterprise bots, Office 365 tie-ins

Microsoft Teams takes on Slack with enterprise bots, Office 365 tie-ins

Microsoft Teams is now live – and on by default – for Office 365 subscribers with Business Essentials, Business Premium, and Enterprise plans.

How to manage introverts and extroverts

How to manage introverts and extroverts

The tech world can be a haven for people who enjoy solitary, focused work, and it often attracts people who gravitate toward the quiet end of the introvert-extrovert spectrum. For managers, the challenge is how to make the most of...

Fave Raves 2017 call for submissions

Fave Raves 2017 call for submissions

What's your favorite enterprise IT product? Send us your submission for Fave Raves, our annual roundup of the best products, as chosen by readers.

10 happiest cities for CIOs

10 happiest cities for CIOs

Robert Half Technology surveyed 2,500 CIOs in 25 metropolitan areas. Respondents from 10 cities reported above-average happiness, with Miami hosting the most content IT chiefs.

How San Diego fights off 500,000 cyberattacks a day

How San Diego fights off 500,000 cyberattacks a day

San Diego has a huge range of technologies to support and secure, from legacy apps to smart city devices. Learn how the city’s security team is eliminating blind spots, prioritizing threats, and reducing exposure and loss.

13 tech jobs that pay $200k salaries

13 tech jobs that pay $200k salaries

Which IT roles earn the biggest salaries? Thirteen tech jobs can pull in salaries of $200,000 or more, according to new data from IT staffing firm Mondo.

25 Valentine's Day gifts inspired by tech, science and math

25 Valentine's Day gifts inspired by tech, science and math

Valentine's Day gifts offer a techie alternative to the usual flowers, jewelry and candy.

Meet me in the parking lot: Walking meetings hit their stride

Meet me in the parking lot: Walking meetings hit their stride

Prolonged sitting is part of the job for many people in the tech world. Walking meetings can help energize people and spark creativity.

4 reasons Microsoft Teams will kill Slack… and 4 reasons it won’t

4 reasons Microsoft Teams will kill Slack… and 4 reasons it won’t

Microsoft built Teams on the strength of its Office 365 productivity suite, a known and trusted entity for IT departments, and now it's set to go up against fan favorite Slack in the group communication and collaboration market.

IBM scores most patents in 2016, Apple just misses top 10

IBM scores most patents in 2016, Apple just misses top 10

The five companies that earned the most U.S. patents last year are the same five companies that dominated the 2015 ranking of top patent recipients: IBM, Samsung, Canon, Qualcomm and Google.

8 big data predictions for 2017

8 big data predictions for 2017

Research firm Ovum estimates the big data market will grow from $1.7 billion in 2016 to $9.4 billion by 2020. As the market grows, enterprise challenges will shift, skills requirements will change, and the vendor landscape will morph...

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