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.

Inside CEO paychecks

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.

25 geeky Mother's Day gifts

25 geeky Mother's Day gifts

Especially for mom: 25 gifts inspired by tech, science and math.

IT pros in retail are sold on these 6 products

IT pros in retail are sold on these 6 products

When we asked IT pros to name their favorite products, six respondents from the retail industry described their go-to tools.

Security pros name their must-have tools

Security pros name their must-have tools

Trusted IT security gear fights bots, protects data, and monitors systems for suspicious behaviors.

Go-to storage and disaster recovery products

Go-to storage and disaster recovery products

IT pros find peace of mind through hybrid cloud storage and enterprise backup and disaster recovery technologies.

Tech pros' favorite tools increase IT efficiency

Tech pros' favorite tools increase IT efficiency

Each year we ask IT pros what they love, and this year several management tools ranked among the favorites.

Fave Raves: 34 tech pros share favorite IT products

Fave Raves: 34 tech pros share favorite IT products

It takes many tools to keep IT systems running smoothly, and tech pros have their personal favorites.

Not your father's computer science building

Not your father's computer science building

Computer science programs across the U.S. are designing new buildings to foster collaboration, hand-on instruction, and interdisciplinary learning.

Maker spaces boost student tech innovation

Maker spaces boost student tech innovation

Colleges and universities are making room for students to be inventive and entrepreneurial.

Computer science surge sparks campus building boom

Computer science surge sparks campus building boom

College campuses across the U.S. are building new computer science facilities that encourage hands-on education and interdisciplinary research.

Akamai CSO takes a creative approach to finding security pros

Akamai CSO takes a creative approach to finding security pros

Andy Ellis, chief security officer at Akamai, doesn't try to hire perfect candidates. Here’s why.

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