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.

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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 built Teams on the strength of its Office 365 productivity suite, a known and trusted entity for IT departments, and now it's set to go up against fan favorite Slack in the group communication and collaboration market.

8 big data predictions for 2017

8 big data predictions for 2017

Research firm Ovum estimates the big data market will grow from $1.7 billion in 2016 to $9.4 billion by 2020. As the market grows, enterprise challenges will shift, skills requirements will change, and the vendor landscape will morph...

7 hiring trends for 2017

7 hiring trends for 2017

Hiring is a challenge for CIOs, and it won’t get much easier in the coming year, particularly for IT departments that are trying to fill key security and networking roles.

What’s in store for tech in 2017

What’s in store for tech in 2017

It's the time of year for tech predictions. We've rounded up a slew of ideas from industry watchers who track IT budgets, cybersecurity, hiring, infrastructure management, IoT, virtual reality and more. Here are their predictions,...

The top reasons for network downtime

The top reasons for network downtime

New research paints a fairly bleak picture of network performance. Outages are frequent. Hours typically pass before an issue is reported and resolved. Protective measures are manual and error prone.

37% of IT pros to look for new jobs in 2017

37% of IT pros to look for new jobs in 2017

More than half of IT pros believe they’re underpaid, yet only 24% expect a salary increase greater than 5% in 2017, and only 12% expect a promotion, according to Spiceworks’ 2017 Tech Career Outlook.

New Seattle substation is cool enough to draw a crowd

New Seattle substation is cool enough to draw a crowd

Most substations are eyesores. This one won't be.

Tech jobs that will get you the biggest raise next year

Tech jobs that will get you the biggest raise next year

Starting salaries for newly hired IT workers are forecast to climb 3.8% in 2017

25 CIO pay packages revealed

25 CIO pay packages revealed

Familiar companies pay healthy bonuses, stock awards and executive perks to their top tech leaders.

Bonuses, stocks, perks lift CIO compensation

Bonuses, stocks, perks lift CIO compensation

Top CIOs bank millions in cash, equity, extras

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.

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