Stories by Ann Bednarz

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

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 work for them.

By Ann Bednarz | 07 December, 2015 20:22

Tags: corporate responsibility, dimension data

Windows-centric IBM changes its tune on Mac deployments

Four months into new program, IBM dispels cost assumptions about Macs, raves about ease of support

By Ann Bednarz | 16 October, 2015 22:36

Tags: Apple, ios, Windows, software

iOS 9 release spurs upgrade of JAMF's Apple management suite

Apple is releasing iOS 9 today, and JAMF Software is ready with an updated version of Casper Suite, its management platform for Macs and iOS devices.

By Ann Bednarz | 16 September, 2015 20:45

Tags: Apple

In Pictures: How much do CIOs really make?

Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed

By Ann Bednarz | 28 July, 2015 09:13

Tags: management, pay packages, Fortune 500, CIOs, slideshow

In Pictures: Top 10 botnet targets in the US and worldwide

Level 3ā€™s research report analyses botnet activity around the world

By Ann Bednarz | 19 June, 2015 09:22

Tags: spam, slideshow, security, botnet

Rackspace creates career path for tech execs who don't want to manage people

Egle Sigler started at Rackspace as a junior programmer and later moved to a DevOps architect position before advancing to her current role: principal architect of private cloud solutions at Rackspace.

By Ann Bednarz | 16 June, 2015 04:32

Tags: Devops, careers, IT management, rackspace

In Pictures: 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.

By Ann Bednarz | 17 April, 2015 08:57

Tags: IT products, Fave Raves, tech pros. slideshow

Tech pros' favorite tools increase IT efficiency

Content is core to the work of Densho, an organization whose mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were held in internment camps during World War II.

By Ann Bednarz | 17 April, 2015 01:04

Tags: management, Densho, storage, Networking, infrastructure management

Go-to storage and disaster recovery products

LEAF Commercial Capital used to wrestle with tape backups for disaster recovery. Now the equipment leasing and finance company is using a software-based service from Evolve IP for disaster recovery.

By Ann Bednarz | 17 April, 2015 01:02

Tags: network storage, disaster recovery, applications, storage, software, cloud computing, Capita, internet

Security pros name their must-have tools

Secure file sharing is imperative for Lawyers Without Borders, a group that works with volunteer lawyers to advance human rights law in conflict-ridden regions. The nonprofit organization, headquartered in Hartford, Conn., uses Intralinks VIA to protect confidential legal documents and court papers from unsanctioned access.

By Ann Bednarz | 17 April, 2015 00:57

Tags: security, Lawyers Without Borders

In Pictures: 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.

Computer science surge sparks campus building boom

Space is tight for computer science students at the University of Washington. The program can accommodate only onethird of UW students who fulfill prerequisites and apply to the major. With lobbying <a href="">support</a> from a number of big-name tech neighbors Microsoft, Amazon and Zillow, to name a few -- the university is soliciting state funds to help pay for a second building for its Computer Science &amp; Engineering department in Seattle. With a new building, UW expects to double its compsci enrollment.

By Ann Bednarz | 24 March, 2015 04:36

Tags: University of Washington, education, Microsoft, industry verticals, Cornell University

Shortage of security pros worsens

Companies are struggling to hire security pros, which means job options are plentiful for veteran candidates. Cisco estimates a million unfilled security jobs worldwide.

By Ann Bednarz | 10 March, 2015 02:50

Tags: security, SSP

In Pictures: Backyard ice bar gets cooler with 3D printing

We upped the tech quotient of our backyard ice bar with coasters made from 3D-printed forms.

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