Stories by Ann Bednarz

Free data science courses from Johns Hopkins, Duke, Stanford

If you've thought about trying to boost your data skills, check out Coursera's catalog of free classes. In particular, Johns Hopkins is about to start a nine-class specialization in data science.

By Ann Bednarz | 26 March, 2014 11:12

Tags: applications, Johns Hopkins University, EE, Networking, Microsoft, infrastructure management, big data, software, data mining, management

Big data funding spree continues

Venture capital firms continue to funnel big sums of money to big data startups. Hadoop player Cloudera announced $160 million in new financing, and analytics startup Platfora raised $38 million.

By Ann Bednarz | 20 March, 2014 20:27

Tags: The Washington Post, applications, Networking, hadoop, infrastructure management, big data, washington post, data mining, Capita, Venture capital, DirecTV, Hilton, management, Google, software, cloudera

In Pictures: The fascinating 50

Get to know 50 of the most interesting people in the world of technology

By Ann Bednarz | 12 March, 2014 08:52

Tags: technology leaders

Who's hiring? Marketing lures more tech pros

The hiring scene is changing for tech pros. Marketing departments are bolstering their technical ranks to help with big data, cloud, SEO, and mobile development initiatives.

By Ann Bednarz | 28 February, 2014 17:37

Tags: management, Networking, marketing technology, marketing careers, infrastructure management, CIO

Big Data skills pay top dollar

If you're in tech, it pays to be in big data. Nine of the top 10 highest paying IT salaries are for languages, databases and skills related to big data.

By Ann Bednarz | 07 February, 2014 17:24

Tags: applications, big data, software, data mining, CIO, MapR

In Pictures: 25 Valentine’s Day gifts for geeks at heart

Treat your sweetheart to a Valentine's Day gift with a techie vibe

By Ann Bednarz | 05 February, 2014 09:03

Tags: PC, slideshow, mobility, Valentine's Day, geeks, Components

Big Data startup MemSQL raises US$35 million

MemSQL, a database startup founded by former Facebook engineers, has raised US$35 million in a series B round of venture funding.

By Ann Bednarz | 22 January, 2014 17:07

Tags: applications, big data, software, data mining, Capita, CIO, Facebook

12 toughest U.S. cities for tech recruiting

San Francisco isn't the toughest place to hire tech pros these days. The talent crunch is worse in New York City than in the renowned tech stronghold on the West Coast, according to IT staffing specialist Recruiting challenges are also hitting other U.S. cities, including Chicago, Detroit, Boston and Tampa.

By Ann Bednarz | 16 January, 2014 19:12

Tags:, management, Networking, infrastructure management, CIO

In Pictures: 2014 by the numbers - Predictions and projections

Cloud, mobility, Big Data, SDN, wearables -- see what’s in store for 2014

By Ann Bednarz | 15 January, 2014 09:26

Tags: SDN, mobility, Cloud, Networking, big data, software, Wearables

Google boosts patents in 2013 but IBM still dominates

IBM retained its patent crown in 2013, snaring more U.S. patents than any other company for the 21st year in a row. But the big news is Google, which quickened its patent pace and climbed to No. 11 in the rankings.

By Ann Bednarz | 14 January, 2014 16:03

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, LG Electronics, IBM, IFI CLAIMS, qualcomm, infrastructure management, CIO, management, Apple, Google, intellectual property, Canon, Microsoft, Panasonic, patent, Samsung Electronics, legal, sony, patents, Networking, hardware systems, toshiba, Data Center

IT job growth slows

The tech industry is often touted as a bright spot on an otherwise lackluster hiring scene, but one firm's analysis of recent employment data finds it's not as vibrant as it has been.

By Ann Bednarz | 10 January, 2014 19:55

Tags: management, Janco Associates, Networking, infrastructure management, CIO

MIT debuts online Big Data course for tech pros

Want to learn more about Big Data? MIT is taking on the buzzy topic in an online course designed for tech pros. Tackling the Challenges of Big Data runs from March 4 to April 1 and costs $495.

By Ann Bednarz | 09 January, 2014 21:07

Tags: applications, education, big data, software, data mining, CIO, industry verticals

When Boomers say bye-bye

A lousy economy led many Baby Boomers to put off retiring, but companies shouldn't count on such delays to anchor their IT workforce planning initiatives. Now's the time to plan for the retirement of key talent -- and the legacy systems they built -- before those pros leave the workforce.

By Ann Bednarz | 06 January, 2014 21:22

Tags: management, Networking, infrastructure management

2014 outlook: Innovation agenda makes shadow IT OK

A rise in operational spending bodes well for hiring, which remains a bright spot in the tech industry. The biggest drivers of IT spending growth are cloud computing, mobility, big data and social networking technologies.

By Ann Bednarz | 02 January, 2014 11:55

Tags: outlook 2014, Configuration / maintenance, Networking, Microsoft, hardware systems, infrastructure management, Computer Economics, Data Center, management

Bah humbug. IT pros expect to work over holiday break

This year, 46% of IT pros will be on-call over the holidays to troubleshoot network, security and application problems, according to net management vendor Ipswitch.

By Ann Bednarz | 23 December, 2013 14:13

Tags: application management, Application Performance, Networking, Ipswitch, Network management, infrastructure management, software, CIO, system management, management

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