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.

Security tops CIO worries; IT budgets, turnover on the rise

CIOs rack up millions in incentives

A six-figure salary is just the beginning for CIOs. Cash bonuses, stock awards and executive perks can propel pay packages into the millions.

Job solicitations multiply for tech talent

Job solicitations multiply for tech talent

Even happily employed IT workers consider jumping ship. Tech pros receive, on average, 34 solicitations per week, according to IT staffing provider TEKsystems.

Never stop learning, CIOs advise new IT grads

Never stop learning, CIOs advise new IT grads

Keeping skills sharp is critical if new graduates want to find success in the volatile world of tech.

Midyear jobs outlook: What to know about IT hiring, skills, benefits

Midyear jobs outlook: What to know about IT hiring, skills, benefits

Companies in hiring mode say there’s a shortage of tech talent, while IT pros are upping their expectations for pay and benefits. Overall, the midyear jobs outlook is positive for IT pros.

Highs and lows of CEO pay

Highs and lows of CEO pay

A roundup of the tech industry’s biggest earners, over-the-top perks, and most drastic pay cuts.

Tech companies pick up tab for pricey CEO perks

CEO pay packages include perks such as access to the corporate jet, home security, and financial planning advice.

10 CEOs who took drastic pay cuts

Median CEO pay climbed 9% to $13.9 million last year, but some tech leaders saw their pay slashed.

Top 20 colleges for computer science majors, based on earning potential

Among computer science grads, alumni from University of California, Berkeley, led the pack with a median mid-career salary of $141,400, PayScale says.

Top 5 cities for big data jobs

The big data deluge is creating a hiring boom across North America. Modis, an IT staffing firm, identified five cities in particular where big data is driving job growth.

10 biggest CEO pay raises

Which tech leaders received the most generous pay hikes in 2013?

Tech's top-paid CEOs

Fifteen tech leaders made more than $14 million apiece in 2013.

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