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.

Pros' picks: 5 must-have security tools

10 reasons to look for a new job

10 reasons to look for a new job

Underpaid? Unchallenged? Unhappy with the culture at work? It might be time to look for a new job

How San Diego fights off 500,000 cyberattacks a day

How San Diego fights off 500,000 cyberattacks a day

What it takes to protect San Diego’s complex network of smart city and legacy technology

4 reasons Microsoft Teams will kill Slack … and 4 reasons it won’t

4 reasons Microsoft Teams will kill Slack … and 4 reasons it won’t

Microsoft Teams is going up against fan favorite Slack in the group communication and collaboration market

IBM scores most patents in 2016, Apple doesn’t crack Top 10

IBM scores most patents in 2016, Apple doesn’t crack Top 10

Top 5 patent recipients unchanged in 2016 patent race

8 big data predictions for 2017

8 big data predictions for 2017

Skills requirements will shift and M&A activity will increase

7 hiring trends for 2017

7 hiring trends for 2017

Tech hiring is stable, but wages are becoming stagnant

Now that's a perk: Seattle tech startup offers new parents the miracle of sleep

Now that's a perk: Seattle tech startup offers new parents the miracle of sleep

Parental perks are aimed at attracting more diverse workforce

37 percent of IT pros plan to look for new jobs in 2017

37 percent of IT pros plan to look for new jobs in 2017

IT pros are hoping to boost cybersecurity, networking, and virtualization skills in coming year

STEM majors dominate salary-based college ranking

STEM majors dominate salary-based college ranking

Petroleum engineering majors earn the highest salaries, followed by systems engineering majors, according to a new ranking from PayScale

Big data salaries set to rise in 2017

Big data salaries set to rise in 2017

Data scientists are in line for the biggest pay hikes among data/data administration pros

Tech CEOs rake in the big bucks

Tech CEOs rake in the big bucks

Among 61 tech companies, Oracle awarded the biggest CEO pay package last year -- twice

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