Stories by Ann Bednarz

IN PICTURES: 25 Valentine’s Day gifts for geek gals (and guys)

Geeks at heart, these 25 Valentine’s Day gifts are for you and yours.

By Ann Bednarz | 11 February, 2015 08:19

Tags: hardware, Valentine's Day, slideshow, gifts

Google surges into top 10 in patent race; IBM retains huge lead

Tech companies made a strong showing among the top U.S. patent recipients for 2014, with IBM dominating the rankings as it has for more than two decades.

By Ann Bednarz | 13 January, 2015 01:10

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, Apple, patents, Google, IBM, Microsoft, hardware systems, qualcomm, Data Center

15 job titles getting big salary boosts in 2015

Competition for technical talent is on the rise and so are salaries.

By Ann Bednarz | 05 January, 2015 22:07

Tags: careers, Look ahead 2015, IT management

Google tops Glassdoor's best places to work; F5 outranks Facebook, Qualcomm, Apple

Google is No. 1 among employees, according to Glassdoor's seventh annual Employees' Choice Awards.

By Ann Bednarz | 11 December, 2014 00:48

Tags: Glassdoor, LinkedIn, qualcomm, zscaler, careers, IT management, Arista Networks, Facebook, Apple, Gartner, choice, Google, Spiceworks, MongoDB, nvidia, MuleSoft, intel, Sense, Nestle, MobileIron

Air Force veteran to IT: ‘Live your dreams'

Retired Air Force Major Brian Shul isn't an IT expert, but his story of survival and recovery captivated the IT audience at a national management conference.

By Ann Bednarz | 12 November, 2014 01:29

Tags: careers, Society for Information Management, IT management

Apple admins convene in The Mini Apple

At JAMF Software's annual user conference, the venue and the attendees made an impression on me. The venue was the Guthrie Theater, a striking building in downtown Minneapolis on the banks of the Mississippi River. The attendees (1,300 people registered for the event) were Apple admins and users of JAMF's software for managing Apple devices in corporations, schools and government agencies.

By Ann Bednarz | 25 October, 2014 07:41

Tags: Apple, hardware systems, mobile apps

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 environments.

By Ann Bednarz | 17 October, 2014 06:16

Tags: TEKsystems, careers, IT management

In Pictures: 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.

By Ann Bednarz | 15 October, 2014 09:47

Tags: slideshow, cloud computing, The Cloud

What giant companies WON'T put in the Cloud

In our interviews with CIOs at large enterprises, we found that adoption levels vary from simple experimentation to heavy use of Cloud apps and infrastructure in public and private settings.

By Ann Bednarz | 14 October, 2014 22:07

Tags: cloud computing, internet

CIOs adopt down-to-earth Cloud strategy

CIOs are taking a pragmatic approach to Cloud computing, selectively launching SaaS applications and shifting infrastructure resources to IaaS platforms while building their own private Clouds.

By Ann Bednarz | 14 October, 2014 22:07

Tags: computerworld, Brando, cloud computing, internet

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

CIOs are spending more on IT, worrying most about security and privacy, and staying on the job a little longer, according to the latest data from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

By Ann Bednarz | 12 September, 2014 01:21

Tags: Configuration / maintenance, IT spending, hardware systems, Society for Information Management, Data Center

Job solicitations multiply for tech talent

Most happily employed IT pros would consider a new job opportunity -- and there are plenty more to consider these days as recruiters struggle to fill in-demand positions.

By Ann Bednarz | 27 August, 2014 03:26

Tags: TEKsystems, careers, IT management

Never stop learning, CIOs advise new IT grads

While the job market is healthy for IT pros, certain talents are more valuable than others, and it's wise to keep adding to your skills arsenal.

By Ann Bednarz | 25 July, 2014 02:01

Tags: robert half technology, STEM, careers, IT management

Highs and lows of CEO pay

This year's proxy season has come to a close, and after digging through regulatory filings, 10 highlights stand out in our analysis of 62 tech CEOs' compensation.

By Ann Bednarz | 17 July, 2014 23:32

Tags: Motorola, IBM, at&t, careers, IT management, CEO pay, emc

In Pictures: Tech companies pick up tab for pricey CEO perks

CEO pay packages include perks such as access to the corporate jet, home security, and financial planning advice.

By Ann Bednarz | 08 July, 2014 08:27

Tags: management, CEO, slideshow, Chief Executive Office, CEO perks

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