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.

IT pros in retail are sold on these 6 products

Security pros name their must-have tools

Security pros name their must-have tools

Trusted IT security gear fights bots, protects data, and monitors systems for suspicious behaviors.

Go-to storage and disaster recovery products

Go-to storage and disaster recovery products

IT pros find peace of mind through hybrid cloud storage and enterprise backup and disaster recovery technologies.

Tech pros' favorite tools increase IT efficiency

Tech pros' favorite tools increase IT efficiency

Each year we ask IT pros what they love, and this year several management tools ranked among the favorites.

Fave Raves: 34 tech pros share favorite IT products

Fave Raves: 34 tech pros share favorite IT products

It takes many tools to keep IT systems running smoothly, and tech pros have their personal favorites.

Not your father's computer science building

Not your father's computer science building

Computer science programs across the U.S. are designing new buildings to foster collaboration, hand-on instruction, and interdisciplinary learning.

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.

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