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.

Top storage certifications for IT pros

What is hyperconvergence?

What is hyperconvergence?

Hyperconvergence aims to simplify data center operations by combining compute, storage and networking in a software-driven appliance.

Housing developer builds resiliency with DRaaS

Housing developer builds resiliency with DRaaS

Milhaus turned to provider Online Tech for its disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering. Support for cross-hypervisor failover is a priority for Milhaus, which is standardized on Hyper-V.

Life as an IT contractor

Life as an IT contractor

The upside of life as an IT contractor is alluring. You get to be your own boss, accept only the jobs you want, and work flexible hours. With each assignment comes the opportunity to learn new skills and gain exposure to different...

Tools that increase IT efficiency pave the way for digital transformations

Tools that increase IT efficiency pave the way for digital transformations

Inflexible IT architectures can be a barrier to organizational change. As companies embark on digital transformations aimed at improving their business, the pressure is on IT to reduce complexity and increase the efficiency of...

Video storage leads to hyperconvergence for law enforcement agency

Video storage leads to hyperconvergence for law enforcement agency

The Bergen County Sheriff's Office first chose Pivot3's converged server and SAN solutions to handle video workloads. Today, Pivot3’s HCI appliance clusters allow BCSO to combine VDI, long-term storage, and video storage arrays within...

7 must-have network tools

7 must-have network tools

IT pros who have used these SD-WAN, management, monitoring and analyzing tools rave about them.

Most acute storage pain points, letdowns

Most acute storage pain points, letdowns

Things don’t always go as planned with new technologies. Two new research reports document the struggles, disappointments and false starts that enterprise storage pros wrestle with as they modernize their infrastructure for digital...

Go-to storage and disaster recovery products

Go-to storage and disaster recovery products

Enterprise storage, backup and disaster recovery products win over IT pros.

Top storage skills to boost your salary

Top storage skills to boost your salary

Tech pros with storage and networking skills garnered higher-than-average pay increases, according to the 2017 Dice Salary Survey.

25 geek-inspired gifts for Mother's Day

25 geek-inspired gifts for Mother's Day

Mother's Day gift ideas with a hint of tech, science and math

Mobile, security tools among education tech favorites

Mobile, security tools among education tech favorites

IT pros from the education industry share their must-have tools for data security, mobile device management and network monitoring.

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