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.

16 tips for thriving as an IT contractor

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...

CIOs Share Must-Have Cloud Skills

Cloud computing prompts IT organizations to rethink how they acquire talent and develop skills.

How giant companies see the cloud

How giant companies see the cloud

16 large enterprises talk about their use of the cloud, their plans, challenges they've run into and how they're approaching the skills issues.

13 Tips to Achieve Cloud Success

Sixteen CIOs and IT leaders shared lesson learned on cloud deployment, use, skills and more.

CIOs Face Cloud Computing Challenges, Pitfalls

What’s the hardest part about migrating to the cloud? Giants talk security, vendor lock-in, shadow IT and other common challenges.

What giant companies WON’T put in the cloud

What giant companies WON’T put in the cloud

Legacy investments and a reluctance to expose certain assets keep some enterprises from moving more to the public cloud.

CIOs adopt down-to-earth cloud strategy

CIOs adopt down-to-earth cloud strategy

For CIOs at these large companies, being selective is the key to cloud success.

A closer look at CIO salaries, bonuses and perks

Median pay among 26 IT leaders is $2.2 million, according to our analysis of CIO compensation.

Life as an IT contractor: What’s it really like?

What's the best/worst part of being a contract IT employee?

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

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

Enterprises' five largest IT investments are analytics and business intelligence, data center infrastructure, ERP, software development, and cloud computing.

CIOs rack up millions in incentives

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.

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