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.

STEM fields dominate ranking of college majors

Top 25 computer science colleges, ranked by alumni earnings

Top 25 computer science colleges, ranked by alumni earnings

Payscale uses alumni post-grad pay to rank 187 colleges and universities with computer science programs.

Design first: Slick tech products win international design awards

Design first: Slick tech products win international design awards

Tech products stand out at the Red Dot design competition, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

It pays to be CIO: Median pay for 25 Fortune 500 CIOs tops $2.4M

It pays to be CIO: Median pay for 25 Fortune 500 CIOs tops $2.4M

How much do CIOs really make? To find out, we scoured the proxy statements of the 500 largest U.S. companies and found 25 that disclosed CIO pay.

How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed

How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed

Compensation for CIOs includes cash, equity, perks.

12 fun, free summer classes for techies

12 fun, free summer classes for techies

MOOCs from EdX, Coursera and newcomer Kadenze tackle superheroes, science of cooking, alien worlds and more.

Top 10 botnet targets in the U.S. and worldwide

Top 10 botnet targets in the U.S. and worldwide

Level 3’s research report analyzes botnet activity around the world

Tired of sitting all day? Tech pros take a stand

Tired of sitting all day? Tech pros take a stand

Tech pros find ways to be active during the workday and break the sitting habit

Rackspace creates career path for tech execs who don’t want to manage people

Rackspace creates career path for tech execs who don’t want to manage people

Technical career path rewards people who’d rather manage technology than manage people

After breaches, higher-ed schools adopt two-factor authentication

After breaches, higher-ed schools adopt two-factor authentication

Boston University and University of Iowa tighten protection of user credentials with two-factor authentication

Inside CEO paychecks

Inside CEO paychecks

Who got raises, who took cuts, and who knocked Larry Ellison off his perch as highest paid tech CEO.

Tech's highest paid CEOs

Tech's highest paid CEOs

Analysis of 50 tech CEO pay packages shows Apple chief Tim Cook getting one of the biggest raises and newcomers John Chen of Blackberry and Satya Nadella of Microsoft earning the most.

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