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.

Tech cos dominate ranking of top 20 employee benefits and perks

25 Valentine's Day gifts for your favorite geeks

25 Valentine's Day gifts for your favorite geeks

Check out Valentine's Day gift ideas inspired by tech, science and math

Shift to digital business disrupts traditional IT

Shift to digital business disrupts traditional IT

Ready for a change? IT pros should be prepared to rethink traditional IT roles and responsibilities this year.

U.S. patent numbers decline; IBM retains top spot in IFI ranking

U.S. patent numbers decline; IBM retains top spot in IFI ranking

Tech companies made a strong showing among the top U.S. patent recipients for 2015, but ranking questions emerge

IT pros brace for lost devices, access problems, on-call holidays

IT pros brace for lost devices, access problems, on-call holidays

Holiday celebrations at work can lead to missing laptops and phones, email gaffes and security vulnerabilities.

Tech companies give it up for charity

Tech companies give it up for charity

Social and charitable endeavors wind up helping tech companies, which benefit from happier, more engaged employees.

IT hiring to increase while recruiting challenges remain in 2016

IT hiring to increase while recruiting challenges remain in 2016

To keep up with the competition, hiring managers are sweetening the deals for tech candidates.

10 cool ways tech companies give it up for charity

10 cool ways tech companies give it up for charity

The philanthropic landscape is vast, and finding the right charitable fit for a company takes time. We heard from tech companies of all sizes that have found ways to build social and charitable programs. Here are some approaches that...

The many faces of tech volunteerism

The many faces of tech volunteerism

Tech companies are as creative in their social and charitable works as they are in their businesses. While the events may be different, the outcome is universal: Giving back benefits not only the designated recipients but also the...

IT pros average 52-hour workweek

IT pros average 52-hour workweek

Employees in small IT departments tend to work more hours than those in large IT departments

MacBook ‘vending machine’ dispenses loaners at London School of Economics

MacBook ‘vending machine’ dispenses loaners at London School of Economics

LSE’s iRoam laptop service lets students borrow Apple laptops from the library

Network jobs are hot; salaries expected to rise in 2016

Network jobs are hot; salaries expected to rise in 2016

Wireless network engineers, network admins, and network security pros can expect above-average pay gains.

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